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Unemployment in Turkey at 13.9% in April

Unemployment in Turkey came in at 13.9% this April, up 0.9 percentage points from the previous month, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on June 10.

The number of unemployed age 15 and over rose 275,000 month-on-month to 4.5 million in April, TÜİK said in a statement.

NATO at the center of Turkey’s security, says defense minister

Turkey is putting NATO at the center of its security while sharing all of its values and burden, the Turkish defense minister has said just a few days before the NATO leaders' summit, recalling that the Turkish army ranks atop in terms of force contribution to the alliance's missions.

Erdoğan, academics discuss solutions for mucilage in Marmara Sea

Turkey's president chaired a meeting late on June 10 at the Presidential Complex in the capital discussing solutions to the mucilage problem in the Sea of Marmara. 

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said authorities have intensified inspections at all sewage and solid waste facilities while examining developments at sea.

Macron says talks vital with Erdoğan despite differences

French President Emmanuel Macron said on June 10 that despite disagreements with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the two leaders have decided to meet and talk.  

Russians look forward to restarting flights to Turkey

Russian holidaymakers are looking forward to traveling to Turkey as authorities from both sides intensify negotiations on resuming flights that have been suspended due to rising coronavirus cases in Turkey, according to tourism professionals and officials.

Factory discharging untreated wastewater into Marmara Sea sparks debate

While Turkey launched its "largest and most comprehensive sea cleaning mobilization" ever to save the Marmara Sea from a plague of excessive algae, the discharge of toxic wastewater from a fertilizer factory into the sea without treatment has caused public outrage.

Half of Twitter trending topics in Turkey fake: Report

At least 47 percent of the Twitter trends in Turkey are fake, and 20 percent of those trends make up worldwide trends, according to a study by researchers in Switzerland.

Ottoman pasha’s heirs eyeing another historical castle

After gaining the legal rights over the lands of a castle upon a court's ruling, a family who claims to be the descendants of an Ottoman pasha has initiated a new legal action to determine the ownership of another castle in the neighboring province of Gümüşhane.

Authorities using more drones to fight forest fires

Units from the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry's Directorate General of Forestry have added more drones to their fleet to fight forest fires more effectively.

Envoys expect good performances from their countries in EURO 2020

Foreign envoys in Turkey expect good performances from their national teams in EURO 2020, which is set to begin on June 11.

Ambassadors of nations participating in the tournament came together for the 2020 European Football Championship Media Day at the Turkish Sports Writers Association's (TSYD) Ankara chapter.

Several regions and countries removed from red list, including Croatian Adriatic

Ljubljana – The government has changed the list of countries and territories placed in the red zone in terms of the Covid-19 epidemic to exclude, among others, the Croatian Adriatic area, Germany and the Czech Republic. The relevant decree adopted on Thursday will enter into force on Saturday and be valid until 20 June