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Daily Sabah: Turkey or Bulgaria: VW to Decide on New Plant

Amid many rumors over recent months, it has been reported that German automotive giant Volkswagen (VW) will decide where to build its new plant at the end of November, with Turkey and Bulgaria standing out as the two strongest candidates for the company to invest in.

No genocide, colonialism in Turkey’s history: FM Çavuşoğlu

Turks are proud of their history because they have not committed any genocide or partaken in colonialism, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, vowing the Turkish government will not stay silent against "some countries trying to lecture Turkey on history," in reference to France and Italy's recognition of the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide.

Turkish budget posts $6.5 billion deficit in first quarter

Turkey's central government budget balance posted a deficit of 36.2 billion Turkish Liras ($6.5 billion) in the first quarter of 2019, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on April 15.

Turkey’s trade with Middle East surpasses $40 billion

The figures provided by e-commerce platform Turkeyol indicate that the volume of trade between the Middle Eastern countries and Turkey grew by 25 percent in the last decade to stand at $42.9 billion.

Yüksel to ‘contribute to justice in Europe’

The Turkish scholar Saadet Yüksel who was elected as a judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) aims to pave way for rulings that would contribute to the development of human rights both in Turkey and member countries of the Council of Europe, as well as in the entire Europe. 

Every 10th Person who Moved in Bulgaria Comes from Russia

Every tenth of a total of nearly 30,000 people who moved to Bulgaria from abroad in 2018 came from Russia. This is the data of the National Statistics Institute on Migration.

The highest share of immigrants from Turkey (29.9%), the Russian Federation, 11.0% and Germany 7.2%.

Coast Guard rescues 42 migrants off Samos

A group of 42 undocumented migrants have joined thousands of others on Samos after reaching the eastern Aegean islands on an inflatable dinghy from neighboring Turkey on Sunday.

No details were available about the ethnic origin of the migrants.

Turkey’s oldest tortoise turns 99

Known as Turkey's oldest turtle, Tuki, which lives in the Faruk Yalçın Zoo in the northwestern province of Kocaeli's Darıca district, has turned 99.

Turkey has much to demand back from NATO: Academic

Turkey has much to demand from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an active member that contributes to all missions, according to academic Haldun Yalçınkaya.

Turkey's finance minister holds talks with international investors in US

Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak held what officials from the ministry described as "very fruitful" talks with international investors and managers of large funds on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank spring meeting held in Washington.