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External assets increase in September

Turkey's external assets hit $247.5 billion as of this September, up 8 percent from 2018-end, the Turkish Central Bank revealed on Nov. 19.

Greek PM firm on migration, upbeat on economy in interview with German paper

Turkey is using the migration crisis as a lever to pressure the European Union, but the EU is also failing to do its part in supporting frontline countries like Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper in a wide-ranging interview published on Tuesday.

Arrest warrants out for 133 FETÖ suspects

Turkey issued arrest warrants for 150 FETÖ suspects in military, 92 of whom were on active duty, the İzmir Chief Public Prosecutor's Office said on Nov. 19.

Turkey could be part of East Med cooperation if it changed its behavior

In spite of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's erratic behavior and revisionist posturing, the Americans - among others - argue that the West should not allow Turkey to be "lost." In this context, they would like to see the country become part of energy cooperation plans that are under way in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Nearly 143,000 houses sold in October

Turkey saw 142,810 house sales in October with an annual drop of 2.5 percent, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Nov. 18.

Turkey top nation in helping refugees, least developed countries: Erdoğan

Turkey is hosting around 4 million refugees and has already spent $40 billion on them, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, recalling that his country is the top nation in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and the least developed nations.

18 People Were Killed and Dozens Were Injured in a Bomb Blast in Syrian City

At least 18 civilians were killed and another 27 were injured in a bomb blast in the Syrian city of Al Bab near the border with Turkey, Anadolu news agency reported.

Earlier, the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported 10 dead and 15 injured in the blast.

At least 658 rescued in the Aegean since Friday

At least 658 migrants and refugees were rescued in 20 separate operations in the eastern Aegean between Friday morning and Monday morning, the Greek coast guard said.
In the same period, a total of 730 migrants and refugees landed on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Farmakonisi and Kastellorizo (or Megisti) after crossing from Turkey, the coast guard said.

"NATO is eroding and I can only welcome that"

The United States, along with Turkey, is the "grave digger of NATO", since they have been taking advantage of the alliance exclusively for their own benefit, believes Bundestag deputy and Foreign Policy representative of the parliamentary group Die Linke (The Left) Alexander Neu.

External debt stock at $121.3B in September

Turkey's short-term external debt stock amounted to $121.3 billion as of the end of September, official data showed on Nov. 18.

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