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Turkey enters into first full lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus pandemic

On Thursday, Turkey entered its first full lockdown, with the authorities ordering the closure of all businesses unless they have an exemption from the Ministry of Interior. Since the outbreak of the global pandemic last February, Turkey had managed to avoid a total lockdown, instead imposing regional measures to contain the deadly disease. The health […]

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TOGG: Turkey’s first fully electronic car wins top international design prize

A domestically produced Turkish electronic car has won one of the world’s leading design prizes. TOGG, short for Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu [Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group], was a winner in the Professional Concept category at iF Design Award 2021. Launched in 1954, the iF Design Awards are internationally recognised as ‘the symbol of design excellence’. […]

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Regular flights resume after Turkey ends mandatory quarantine for UK arrivals

Direct passenger flights between Britain and Turkey are to restart after Turkish officials confirmed the  Covid-19 restrictions on Britain have been lifted. The announcement, made on social media earlier this evening by the Turkish Embassy in London, was echoed by Bilal Ekşi, the Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines. In place since December due […]

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Turkey, Azerbaijan deepen ties with new trade deal and passport-free travel

Relations between Turkey and neighbouring Azerbaijan continue to strengthen and deepen. Passport-free travel between the two countries commenced on Thursday, 1 April. The following day, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov (both pictured above) signed an electronic business agreement in Baku, pledging to bring “trade relations to a new level.” […]

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New Covid-19 cases in Turkey hit a record high
 

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in Turkey, with over 42,000 new infections recorded on Friday, up by a third on the 30,000-a-day average reported the previous week. According to the Health Ministry, a total of 42,308 people tested positive for the virus on 2 April – the highest number of new Covid cases recorded in […]