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Consumer confidence in Turkish economy slightly rises

Consumer confidence in the Turkish economy slightly nudged up in January, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Jan. 23.

January figure rose 0.1 percent month-on-month to 58.82, TÜİK said in a statement.

The financial situation expectation of household reading showed the highest rise, up 2.3 percent during the same period.

Ankara slams Greece for 'illegally arming' 16 islands in Aegean

Greece, arming 16 out of 23 islands with non-military status, in violation of agreements in the Aegean sea, should act in accordance with international law, Turkey's defense minister has said.

Speaking in his visit to Turkey's missile producer Roketsan on Jan. 23, Hulusi Akar said: "We expect Greece to act according to international law, agreements and good neighborly relations."

Akar reiterates calls on Greece to demilitarize 16 Greek islands

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar called on Greece to demilitarize 16 Greek islands near its coast, which he claimed have a "non-military status."

Arming 16 out of 23 islands with non-military status is in violation of agreements in the Aegean sea, he said during a visit to Turkey's missile producer Roketsan on Wednesday, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.

Turkish scholar's murder suspect remains under house arrest in Ukraine

A fugitive suspect in the murder of a Turkish scholar researching the FETÖ terror group will remain under house arrest, a Ukrainian court said on Jan. 22.

The Kiev Court of Appeals was evaluating the prosecutor's office's objection against keeping Nuri Gökhan Bozkır under house arrest.

Two earthquakes strike western, central Turkey

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's western Manisa province on Jan. 22, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).       

Ahmet Deniz, the governor of the province, said there are reports that some buildings were damaged but no casualties have been reported so far.       

Only four people were reportedly injured.       

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