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OECD: Global Recovey Prospects Are Unneven but Europe's Outlook Is Rising

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a warning saying that the "uneven" global economic recovery provokes worse forecasts related to global economy. OECD lowered its 2021 growth forecasts for the world, including pessimistic expectations about US. Still the Organisation raised the outlook for Europe, EPA reported.

Internet Freedom Continues to Decline in Turkey: Report

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"More governments arrested users for nonviolent political, social, or religious speech than ever before. Officials suspended internet access in at least 20 countries, and 21 states blocked access to social media platforms," says the report entitled Freedom on the Net 2021.

Anastasiades, Guterres to discuss restart of substantial Cyprus settlement talks

By George Gilson

The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades is to hold talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York today to discuss a restart of substantial Cyprus talks and ways to transcend the huge divide between the Turkish Cypriot and Turkey on the one hand and the Republic of Cyprus and Greece on the other.

Turkey's natural gas futures market to open for trade on Oct 1

The Natural Gas Futures Market (NFM) will enable market participants to predict prices and minimize risks against price fluctuations, Turkey's Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister and Chairman of EXIST Abdullah Tancan, told Anadolu Agency.

Slovenia generated almost 9% less waste last year y/y

Ljubljana – Slovenia generated less waste in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the Statistics Office. Less waste was generated in economic activities, while municipal waste from households and the healthcare sector increased, especially waste that requires special collection and disposal treatment to prevent infection, due to Covid-19.

Turkey’s biggest aero event kicks off in Istanbul

Teknofest, Turkey's largest aerospace and technology gathering and the world's second-biggest aviation event, kicked off on Sept. 21 in Istanbul.

The five-day festival, jointly organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3) and the Industry and Technology Ministry, is going to last until Sept. 26 in Istanbul's Atatürk Airport.

Ankara condemns shooting incident at Russian university

Turkey on Sept. 20 condemned the deadly shooting at a university in Russia.

"We condemn the attack that took place [on Sept. 20] within the premises of the Perm State University which resulted in loss of lives of eight people and left many wounded," a Foreign Ministry statement said.

FM Çavuşoğlu discusses ties with counterparts in New York

Turkey's foreign minister on Sept. 20 held separate meetings with his Colombian, Venezuelan, Bahraini counterparts in New York.

Meeting with Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez, Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that the two countries will finalize agreements to encourage trade and investment.

Russia preparing for Turkish president's visit: Peskov

The groundwork for a working visit to Russia by Turkey's president is being laid, a Kremlin spokesman said on Sept. 20.

"Indeed, a working visit by Turkish President  [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan to the Russian Federation is being prepared," Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Erdoğan meets British premier, UN chief in New York

Turkey's president and Britain's prime minister held a closed-door meeting on Sept. 20 in New York.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Boris Johnson at the Turkevi Center, or Turkish House, in Manhattan across from U.N. headquarters.

Inquiry launched into harassment of female student by professor

Following a series of condemnations by notable women's organizations across the country, Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) has launched an administrative investigation against Celal Şengör, a well-known geology expert who recently admitted to sexually harassing one of his female students.