The unemployment rate in Turkey was 14.7% in January 2019, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on April 15.
Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak held what officials from the ministry described as “very fruitful” talks with international investors and managers of large funds on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank spring meeting held in Washington.
Turkey has invested some 566 million Turkish lira ($103 million) in subsidies to its small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the first three months of 2019, according to official figures released on April 14.
Turkish authorities returned an endangered griffon vulture on April 12 to Serbia after it was found in Turkey.
Turkey will promote a green, sustainable future at the Beijing 2019 EXPO, where the main theme of the event is “Live Green, Live Better,” Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said on April 12 in Istanbul at a press conference where she shared the details of Turkey’s preparations and participation.
Serbia will not accept the European Union's opposition to the TurkStream pipeline extension project as it did when the Union opposed the South Stream project four years ago, the Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antic told Anadolu Agency on April 10.
There will be negative growth in Turkey this year but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are expecting a recovery in 2020 and in fact this recovery is an important part of the element that goes toward the whole global recovery, Gita Gopinath, IMF chief economist, has said.
Turkey will focus on structural reforms to achieve the target of becoming greater and more powerful, the treasury and finance minister said on April 10.
Turkey aims to invest roughly $11 billion in energy efficiency over the next five years, cut its primary energy consumption by 14 percent, and reduce 66 million tons of CO2 emissions, Turkey's Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar said on April 9.