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Turkey's exports rose by 5.6 percent to reach $17.33 billion in October, on a yearly basis, the country's statistical authority announced on Nov. 30.
The country's imports also posted an increase of 8.4 percent to reach $19.7 billion in the same month versus October 2019.
Meanwhile, the foreign trade deficit was at $2.37 billion, up 34.4 percent annually.
The Turkish economy registered growth of 6.7% in 2020's third quarter despite the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to data the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) released on Nov. 30.
The country's gross domestic product (GDP) at current prices stood at 1.4 trillion Turkish liras ($197.4 billion) in July-September, TÜİK said.
As Turkey's Oruc Reis research vessel was scheduled to end its activities on Saturday in areas within the Greek continental shelf, Athens is determined not to accept any proposal from Ankara for exploratory contacts before the December 10-11 European Council, which will discuss the possibility of imposing tough sanctions on Turkey over its recent stance.
The graves of significant and historical figures buried in the Turkish cemetery in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, have been commemorated in an event conducted by Turkish embassy.
Turkish civil society representatives gathered at the Tama Cemetery in Tokyo's Fuçu district at an event hosted by Turkish embassy to pay their respects.
Volunteers for trials of the coronavirus vaccine in Turkey are being closely monitored at every stage, according to authorities.
The phase-3 trials of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine which began on Sept. 15 are ongoing in two stages.
They include high-risk health care workers and medium-risk volunteers, according to information received by Anadolu Agency.
For four years now a pair of enthusiastic young travelers has been exploring lesser-known sites in Turkey, a country they call "one of the historically and culturally richest lands in the world."
Ayesha Bilal and Argun Konuk's story is a unique one, as they like to seek out places that are far from the beaten path.