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Serbia Jailing Kurdish Politician ‘Unlawfully’, Rights Groups Say

Serbia has delayed until further notice the extradition of Ecevit Piroglu, a Kurdish politician and activist wanted by Turkey for terrorism, but has still kept him locked up after his one-year custody sentence expired on June 24.

Turkish captain saves 95 migrants off Malta

A Turkish captain has saved the lives of some 95 irregular migrants abandoned on the Mediterranean Sea off Malta.

Some 92 Bangladeshi, two Egyptians and a Moroccan were trying to pass from Africa to Italy in a dinghy.

According to local reports, a Maltese Coast Guard aircraft detected the dinghy and made an official Mayday signal.

Demand strong for new bonds, says Nebati

Demand has been strong for the newly introduced revenue-indexed domestic bonds, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati has said.

Number of elderly people rises by 24 pct in 5 years: Minister

The number of the elderly people in Türkiye has risen by 24 percent in the last five years, the country's family and social services minister has said.

Derya Yanık made a presentation to the U.N. European Economic Commission's "Ageing Conference," held in Italy's capital Rome, about the latest data on the country's elderly people.

Average Turk lives 58 out of 80 years life in good health: Expert

The average lifespan of a Turkish citizen has risen to 80, with one living a healthy life until 58 and then struggling with a chronic disease afterwards, an expert has warned the parliamentary commission on elderly health.

Gilead launches domestic products to local market

Gilead Sciences has launched its first domestic products to the local market with support of the Investment Office of the Presidency and in cooperation with Pharmactive.

Turkey has become one of the company's newest production bases in the world for its strategic medicines for Hepatitis and HIV diseases.

Construction of wall along Iran border nearly over, says report

A report presented to the Turkish parliament subcommission on migration has shown that Turkey has so far constructed a 1,079-kilometer-long wall along its borders with Iran to prevent the illegal entry of migrants and that the entire construction is almost complete.

Mostly Afghans and Pakistanis travel on foot along the borders with Iran and enter Turkey.

Fiscal discipline will be maintained, vows minister

Turkey will maintain fiscal discipline while continuing to implement practices to provide support to low-income people, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati has said.

Speaking to businesspeople in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, Nebati dismissed suggestions that the public finances deteriorated.

More neighborhoods to be closed to foreigners, says minister

More neighborhoods in provinces across Turkey will be closed to foreigners due to a quota to be introduced starting next month, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced.

Some 781 locations where the population of foreigners exceeded 25 percent of the local population have already been banned for foreigners, Soylu added.

Unemployment rate at 11.3 percent in April

Turkey's unemployment rate increased slightly by 0.1 percent from March to stand at 11.3 percent in April, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on June 10.

The number of unemployed rose by 65,000 to 3.85 million people, data from TÜİK showed.

The unemployment rate was 9.7 percent for men and 14.5 percent for women in April.

Turkey ups efforts to curb irregular migration

Turkey is facing fresh refugee influx from the regional countries but is taking new measures to stop these new migrant inflows, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said, stressing that migration is a growing humanitarian problem around the world.

Turkish Coast Guard saves 77 migrants pushed back by Greece

Turkish Coast Guard teams have rescued 77 irregular migrants pushed back by Greek authorities in two separate operations conducted off the western province of İzmir's Dikili district on June 8.

The first team patrolled the Dikili coasts upon notifications that some migrants on a dinghy were floating on the sea.