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Turkey's largest defense company Aselsan signed an export agreement worth €42.59 million ($50.7 million), according to a statement on June 22.
The agreement was signed with an international client, the defense firm said through the country's Public Disclosure Platform.
"Under the contract, the deliveries will be made in 2023-2024," it noted.
The first group of Russian tourists arrived in Turkey's southern province of Antalya, as Moscow resumed full-scale air traffic with Turkey on June 22.
On April 15, Russia had temporarily suspended regular and charter flights with Turkey due to COVID-19 concerns. After a two-month break, Russian tourists started to come to Turkey again.
Turkey's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita index based on purchasing power parity (PPP) last year was 64, while the average for EU countries was 100, Turkey's statistical authority announced on June 21.
Despite the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the country's index rose 3 points from the previous year.
Turkey sent 50,000 additional doses of a coronavirus vaccine to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on June 21.
A Health Ministry plane carrying the doses landed at Ercan International Airport in Lefkosa, where officials from the TRNC's Health Ministry received the shipment.
With the latest delivery, Turkey has provided the TRNC with 290,000 vaccine doses to date.
A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck Turkey's southwestern province of Muğla, the country's disaster agency said early on June 22.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck 11.4 kilometers (7.08 miles) below the surface of the Aegean Sea, 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) off the coast of Datca district.
Foreign artists living in Turkey came together in Istanbul to hold a concert to mark World Refugee Day on June 20.
The concert organized by the International Refugee Rights Association was at the Cemil Candaş Şişli Municipality City Cultural Center.
Murat Polat, the concert's music and art director, said the show was broadcast live on the Refugee TV YouTube channel.
An official working at a cable car facility in Fethiye's Mount Babadağ flies his way to his house in his wingsuit every day after work.
Cengiz Koçak began parachuting in 1991 by jumping off from airplanes when he was a cadet and became a free-type paratrooper while serving as a non-commissioned officer in the Kayseri 1st Commando Brigade.
The İzmir Natural Life Park has announced the arrival of a new baby animal whose species is at risk in its respective natural habitat: A healthy Asian elephant.
Begümcan, a 25-year-old elephant, gave birth to a female calf in the zoo's protected facility and delighted zookeepers, zoo officials told reporters.
No name has been given to the baby elephant yet.
After receiving its treatment in the western province of Muğla, a green sea turtle, which is under the threat of extinction, was released to the sea three days ago with a satellite tracking device installed on it.
The turtle traveled approximately 30 kilometers in three days and reached Marmaris' Aksaz area.
Ankara has already initiated the process for the extradition of businessman Sezgin Baran Korkmaz from Austria, Turkish ambassador to Austria Ozan Ceyhun has said.
Korkmaz, who had been sought by Turkey and the U.S. over money laundering allegations, was arrested in Austria on June 19 at the request of the U.S.