Turkey's foreign trade gap at $5 bln in November

Turkey's foreign trade deficit stood at $5 billion in November, said the country's statistical authority on Dec. 31. 

The figure posted a 153.5% rise compared to the same month last year, according to TÜİK.

Turkish exports fell slightly 0.9% on an annual basis to hit $16.1 billion in the month, while imports jumped 15.9% to $21.1 billion during the same period.

North Rhine-Westphalia Requires Mandatory COVID-19 Test for Those Coming from Bulgaria

The German province of North Rhine-Westphalia requires a mandatory coronavirus test for those arriving from Bulgaria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

Testing should be performed by rapid test or PCR test up to 24 hours before entering the territory of the federal state or immediately thereafter, but not later than 24 hours after arrival.