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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 26 welcomed Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with an official ceremony in the capital Ankara.
Al Thani arrived in Ankara to attend the sixth meeting of the Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee.
He was welcomed by a ceremony at the presidential complex, and the two leaders met one-to-one following the event.
Arrested soldiers who participated in the 2016 attempted coup are accompanied by Turkish soldiers as they arrive at the court in Sincan Prison before trial in Ankara, August 1, 2017. Photo: EPA/TUMAY BERKIN
Akinci Air Base in Ankara was the headquarters of the plotters and the operations of the abortive coup attempt were managed there, including air strikes on civilians.
Turkey's tourism sector will likely shrink 70% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country's culture and tourism minister said on Nov. 26.
"It looks like we will end 2020 with slightly over $11 billion in tourism revenues and over 15 million travelers," Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said in an online session of the 10th International Resort Tourism Congress.
The Turkish Central Bank on Nov. 26 increased its lira swap sale limits from 50% to 60%.
The bank raised the swap auctions limit in the Turkish Lira Swap Market for Foreign Exchange, according to information received by Anadolu Agency.
Previously, the bank had increased the limit from 40% to 50% in May.
The limit has been increasing gradually since last April from 20%.
The Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry on Nov. 25 said its issuance of a dollar-denominated bond due in 2031 finalized with a nominal amount of $2.25 billion, seeing high demand from international capital markets.
As part of the 2020 external financing program, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley were authorized on Nov. 24 to issue the bonds.