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Kielce head coach, Talant Dujshebaev, reacts during the EHF Champions League handball match between CS Dinamo Bucharest and Lomza Vive Kielce in the Romanian captial on September 16 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Robert Ghement.
Interim Bulgarian Prime Minister Stefan Yanev during an official ceremony in the capital of Sofia on September 16, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.
Turkey's short-term external debt stock stood at $125.3 billion at the end July, according to data released on Sept. 17.
The debt that must be paid in a year or less climbed 9.7% in July compared to the end of 2020, according to the Turkish Central Bank.
A total of 40.7% of the debt stock is in U.S. dollars, 25.8% in euros, 13.3% Turkish liras, and 20.2% in other currencies.
The Turkish Central Bank's total reserves rose by $944 million to hit $120.1 billion last week, for the first time since November 2016.
According to weekly money and bank statistics published by the bank, the gross foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.6 billion to $79.6 billion on Sept. 10, from $78.5 billion on Sept. 3.
Galatasaray beat Lazio 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League Group E match on Sept. 16.
Lazio's Albanian goalie Thomas Strakosha scored an own goal in the 67th minute at Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex (Turk Telekom Stadium), Istanbul.
Galatasaray took the top spot with three points, while Marseille placed 2nd with one point in Group E.
Fitch Ratings has revised up Turkey's 2021 economic growth forecast to 9.2%, according to the rating agency's Global Economic Outlook for September, released on Sept. 16.
The new figure is a massive upward revision from the agency's previous upgrade made on Aug. 13 when it revised up Turkey's growth forecast to 7.9%, from 6.3%.
The European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal and Turkish minister of environment and urbanization on Sept. 16 held the first EU-Turkey high-level dialogue on climate change.
The officials discussed the necessary steps to fight the devastating effects of climate change and to significantly cut emissions by 2050.
Officials have placed the 67th deck of all 87 decks of the Çanakkale Bridge, aiming to finish joining the bridge road that will connect the European and the Asian sides of the strait by the end of September.
The bridge, nicknamed "neckband of Çanakkale Strait," will be opened to public service on the 107th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory on March 18, 2022.
A medical student is now studying in the very same university's library where he once worked as a construction worker in 2017 in the eastern province of Elazığ.
"I have gained success after real hard work. I am happy, and this is a fantastic feeling," 23-year-old Hasan Coşkun told the Demirören News Agency.