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Turkey aims to surpass $20B trade volume with China

Turkey is working intensively to surpass its current trade volume with China -- $20 billion -- focusing on high value-added projects within a win-win framework, the head of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) said on Oct. 18.

Over 7,600 companies founded in September

Turkey saw a nearly 22% annual rise in the number of newly established companies in September, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) announced on Oct. 18.

Ankara issues travel warning for Catalonia

Turkey's Foreign Ministry issued a warning late on Oct. 18 for its citizens traveling to the Spanish region of Catalonia due to security concerns in its capital, Barcelona.

Erdoğan, Trump discuss Syria safe zone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Oct. 18 discussed the to-be established safe zone in the east of Euphrates in northern Syria, in a phone conversation.

Turkey rejects chemical weapons allegations

Turkey on Oct. 18 dismissed media reports that claimed the Turkish military used chemical weapons during its anti-terror operation in northern Syria.

PM: Greece requested drafting of backup plan for migration

Greece called on the European union to prepare a back-up plan in case the number of migrant and refugee arrivals becomes unmanageable by the country, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said after the end of the summit meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Agitators detained after Thessaloniki stunts

Nineteen members of anti-establishment groups faced a prosecutor in Thessaloniki on Friday on charges of disturbing the peace in connection with two raids in the northern port city on Thursday - one on the grounds of the Ataturk Museum, which are shared by the Turkish Consulate, and the second at the check-in desk of Turkish Airlines inside the city's international airport.

Inflation expectations drop to 12.7 percent

End-year inflation expectations in Turkey eased to 12.69 percent in October from 13.96 in the previous month, according to the Central Bank's regular Expectations Survey, released on Oct. 18.