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Turkey runs $14B budget deficit in H1

Turkey's central government budget balance posted a deficit of 78.6 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in the first half of the current year, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on July 16.

PM, Avramopoulos discuss migration, improved living conditions top priority

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set improved living conditions for refugees and migrants and the more effective patrolling of Greek and EU borders as the top priorities for the government in dealing with migration at a meeting in Athens today with European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos.

Athens vows to speed up migrant deportations

Officials from Greece's new conservative government have vowed to speed up the asylum process for migrants and refugees and restart deportations to neighboring Turkey despite renewed tension between the two NATO members.

Over 4,100 irregular migrants held over past week

At least 4,195 irregular migrants were detained across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.

Women hold 16.3 percent of executive positions: Researcher

Women have been holding 16.3 percent of middle-senior level executive positions in Turkey as of 2018, marking an increase of 1.9 percent in six years, a gender analyst has said, basing the figures on a recently released report by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Ankara anxious about attacks on mosques in Germany

Turkey has expressed concern at the recent hoax bomb scares and racist threats targeting Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs' (DITIB) headquarters and mosques in Germany.

Artificial pond by ‘Turkey’s Maldives’ stirs controversy

Activists and the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) are in a disagreement over the fate of an artificial pond established on water resources nourishing the Salda Lake in Turkey's southern province of Burdur's Yeşilova district.

HRW urges new Greek gov’t to take action against abuses of migrants

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Greece's newly-elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to take action to end abuses against unaccompanied migrant children, other asylum seekers and migrants, and children with disabilities.

Bulgaria Allocates BGN 1.9 Million to Refugees in Turkey

BGN 1.9 million for payments to refugees in Turkey will be granted by the government. That was decided on at today's meeting. They will be paid in three instalments. All Member States' financial assistance was agreed in 2016 between the European Union and Turkey.

Turkey has never been expansionist or interventionist: Erdoğan

Despite Turkey's vast contributions to Europe's security, including through helping stem and shelter a wave of migration, the expected help from European countries has failed to materialize, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 9.

Exports to go up, imports down in Q3: Survey

Turkey's Ministry of Trade announced on July 8 the survey results of foreign trade expectations for the third quarter of this year.         

Turkey needs action plan against heat waves: Expert

As Europe has been struggling with an intense heat wave over the last week, Turkey is also among countries to experience more frequent heat waves, said an expert.

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