Rybakina sets sights on Roland Garros

Elena Rybakina won the Italian Open on May 20 and promptly turned her attention to Roland Garros and the pursuit of a second career Grand Slam title.

Kazakhstan's Rybakina captured her second WTA 1000 title of the season at Foro Italico when Ukrainian opponent Anhelina Kalinina retired with a thigh injury which she had been carrying all week.

China's Xi hosts Central Asian leaders in 'milestone' summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will host a Central Asian summit on Thursday, seeking to build regional influence as G7 leaders hold a rival gathering in Japan.

Held in the ancient Chinese city of Xi'an, the historic eastern end of the Silk Road that linked China to Europe through Central Asia, this week's summit is of "milestone significance", Beijing has said.

Xi to host first China-Central Asia summit this month

President Xi Jinping will host a two-day summit with the leaders of five Central Asian nations next week, Beijing said on Monday, as China moves to increase its influence in the region.

Leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are expected to attend the China-Central Asia Summit from May 18 to 19, said China's foreign ministry.

Oil imports increase slightly in February

Türkiye's total oil imports inched up 0.58 percent in February from a year ago to 3.25 million tons, data from the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) have shown.

The country reduced its purchase of crude oil by 14 percent year-on-year to 2.02 million tons, while diesel product imports grew more than 26 percent from February 2022 to 848,300 tons.

TAV serves over 14 million passengers in first quarter

Airports operated by TAV Havalimanları have served 14.2 million passengers in the January-March period, pointing to a 42 percent increase from a year earlier.

International passengers grew 74 percent in the first quarter year-on-year to 7.43 million, while the domestic passenger tally increased by 18 percent to 6.75 million, the company said.