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Turkey's annual inflation rate is projected to rise to 15.45% in February, an Anadolu Agency survey found on Feb. 26.
Turkey's annual inflation rate in January was 14.97%, up 0.37 percentage points from the previous month.
The Turkish Statistical Institute will announce February's consumer prices index on March 3 Wednesday.
Turkey opposes all types of coup attempts, said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding the attempted military takeover in Armenia against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.
"We are against all types of coups. We simply cannot accept coup attempts," Erdoğan told reporters in a brief news conference following Friday prayers in Istanbul.
Turkey's foreign trade deficit dropped 32.8% year-on-year in January, the country's statistical authority said on Feb. 26.
The figure fell to $3.34 billion from $4.51 billion in the same month last year, according to TurkStat.
Exports rose 2.3% on an annual basis to reach $15.45 billion last month, while imports slipped 5.9% to $18.79 billion, latest data showed.
President Joe Biden held a long-delayed first phone call on Feb. 25 with Saudi King Salman ahead of an imminent U.S. intelligence report expected to link the Arab kingdom's powerful crown prince to the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Biden kept the king waiting in his long list of calls to U.S. allies after being sworn in five weeks ago.
Turkey on Feb. 25 slammed a decision by the Dutch House of Representatives to recognize the 1915 events as "genocide" against Armenians.
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy said the decision and calling on the government to recognize the events of 1915 as genocide is a null attempt to rewrite history with political motives.
Fewer people in Turkey got married and divorced in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Feb. 25.
"The number of people who got married was 542,314 in 2019. It was 487,270 in 2020, a 10.1 percent decrease [since the year before]," TÜİK said in its latest statistics on marriage and divorce rates.
Dust clouds blowing from Europe will cover Turkey's sky until the next week, a Turkish academic has said.
An Istanbul-based meteorologist, Hüseyin Toros, told state-run Anadolu Agency that desert dust storms that hit Europe and have been active throughout the week are now heading toward Turkey starting from today.