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Turkey eyes lower interest rates and return to economic growth

Interest rates in Turkey are set to fall further, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has said, as the country aims to return to economic growth after it was tipped into recession by last year’s currency crisis. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, 30 July, the minister said he hoped to see more interest rate reductions […]

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Erdoğan accuses former top minister Babacan of ‘abandoning common cause’

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused one of his former ministers of “abandoning the common cause” after he decided to quit the Justice Development Party (AKP) he helped form. Ankara MP Ali Babacan, one of the founders of the AKP who served as Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister and Economy Minister during a […]

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Turkey makes top 10 of best countries for foreigners to live and work in

Turkey has been named as one of the best places in the world for foreigners to relocate to, according to a new study. It came seventh overall in a league table featuring 33 countries and territories compiled by the HSBC banking group, up from 22ndon last year’s report. The findings of this year’s “Expat Explorer […]

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Stone Age Ҫatalhöyük suffered many of today’s inner-city problems

Ҫatalhöyük, near Konya, in southern Turkey, has been internationally famous as a large Neolithic settlement since its discovery in 1958. The 32-acre site is now thought to date back to at least 7,000 BC, and at its height may have housed as many as 8,000 people. Although it was one of man’s earliest attempts at […]

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Turks up in arms after national team “disrespected” at Reykjavik airport

A diplomatic incident has developed between Iceland and Turkey following the alleged mistreatment of the Turkish national football team at Keflavik International Airport. The squad arrived in the Icelandic capital on Sunday, ahead of Tuesday’s Euro 2020 Group H crunch game against the Nordic side. The Turks accused Iceland of “insulting” treatment after they were […]

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Turkey on course for Euro 2020 finals after beating world champions France

Turkey maintained course for qualification to next year’s Euro finals next June with a sublime performance against France, securing a 2-0 win at the Torku Arena in Konya. The result was all the sweeter as it was the first time in Turkish footballing history that they had triumphed over the French in a competitive game. […]

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Turkish opposition calls for parliamentary probe after mob attacks leader

Turkey’s main opposition party has called on Parliament to launch an inquiry after its leader was attacked by a mob during a funeral for a fallen soldier, Turkish media have reported. An angry crowd set upon Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in the Çubuk province of Ankara on Sunday as he […]