Exports rise nearly 4 pct to $20 billion in January

Türkiye's exports increased by 3.6 percent in January from a year ago to more than $20 billion, the data from the Trade Ministry have shown.

Imports were down 22 percent compared to the first month of last year to $26.2 billion.

The country's foreign trade deficit shrank 56.8 percent year-on-year to $6.17 billion.

Biden says he's decided response to Jordan attack

U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday he had decided on a response to a drone strike that killed three American troops in Jordan, while insisting he did not want a wider war in the Middle East.

Facing growing pressure in a U.S. election year, Biden said he held Iran responsible for supplying the weapons to the people who carried out the deadly attack on a military base.

Drone Attack Claims Lives of 3 US Soldiers in Jordan, Dozens Injured

Overnight, a drone attack on a small US outpost in Jordan resulted in the loss of three US Army soldiers' lives, leaving at least two dozen service members injured, as reported by CNN. This marks the first instance of US troops being killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the onset of the Gaza war.

Iran denies links to Jordan drone strike that killed 3 US troops

Iran denied U.S. and British accusations that it supported militant groups behind a drone strike in Jordan that killed three U.S. military personnel, Tehran's official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

"These claims are made with specific political goals to reverse the realities of the region," IRNA quoted foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani as saying.