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After a two-month decline, Turkey's consumer confidence index bounced back in September, the country's statistical authority said on Sept. 22.
The index is a vital gauge of the economy's overall, indicating people's sentiments on financial standing and the general economic situation, along with expenditure and saving tendencies.
The long-awaited compulsory quarantine-free travel between Turkey and England resumed on Sept. 22 after Turkey was removed from the COVID-19 travel red list last week.
As of 4 a.m. (0300 GMT), all those arriving from Turkey will no longer need to self-isolate in a designated hotel, which was a mandatory process before.
The mayor of Turkey's metropolitan Istanbul met Greek prime minister in Athens on Sept. 21.
Ekrem Imamoğlu was received by Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Maximos Mansion, the official seat of Greek prime minister.
He also held a meeting with Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of Athens, at the Athens City Hall.
Rumors of a breakthrough in Turkish-Armenian relations have no basis in fact. Turkey and Armenia cannot undertake a normalization of their relations without including Azerbaijan. Stability and security in the South Caucasus require a three-way dialogue between Turkey-Armenia-Azerbaijan and for Armenia to give up its fantasies of a Greater Armenia.
Lake Karataş, one of the most important wetlands in Turkey's southwest, has dried up due to global warming and the misusage of its water for agricultural purposes.
Lack of rainfall and irresponsible agricultural irrigation has turned the freshwater lake of 1,190 hectares in the southwestern province of Burdur's Karamanlı into a desert.