Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Mediterranean resort of Antalya, Turkey’s leading tomato producer, made $88.3 million from tomato exports to 46 countries in the first 7.5 months of the year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on Aug. 22.
Bayburt, a small province in the Black Sea region, witnessed the highest rate hike between 2000 and 2014, surpassing all other provinces in Turkey, including Istanbul, daily Habertürk reported on Aug. 22.
Turkey and Serbia signed a trade agreement on agriculture on Aug. 22, the first since 2011.
More than a quarter of a century after the Soviet Union collapsed, Russia on Aug. 21 announced it had settled the last foreign debt it had inherited from the Soviet era.
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, reaped a record 499 billion Norwegian crowns ($63 billion) from its investments in the first half of the year on the back of rising stock markets, it said on Aug. 22.
The government and unions have come to an agreement over a salary rise offer for millions of civil servants and retired civil servants in Turkey, covering 2018 and 2019
Brexit minister David Davis called on the European Union on Aug. 20 to relax its position that the two sides must first make progress on a divorce settlement before moving on to discussing future relations.
European Central Bank governors expressed concern over the strength of the euro at their last meeting in July, minutes showed on Aug. 17, complicating their attempts to ease away from stimulus without undermining the recovery.
Turkey’s unemployment rate dropped to 10.2 percent in May, which covered the April-June period, falling further from a seven-year high at the start of the year but up from 9.4 percent in the same month last year, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) showed on Aug. 15
Royal Dutch Shell has raised an alarm over the continuing siege at a Nigerian facility by protesters, saying they could be putting their safety at risk.
Turkey’s embattled tourism sector is pleased with the extension of a public holiday for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) to 10 days, during which around 1 million people travel and create 1 billion Turkish Liras in additional revenue for the sector.