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UK Court Seizes Moldovan ex-PM's Son's Fortune

A London judge has ordered the forfeiture of three frozen bank accounts belonging to the 22-year-old son of Moldova's former prime minister, Vlad Filat, who was jailed for corruption in 2016.

The Greece-Turkey balancing act after the Tsipras-Erdogan meeting

Greek-Turkish relations have always been a delicate balancing act and this has not been made any easier by the issue of the eight Turkish servicemen wanted by Ankara over their alleged involvement in the 2016 failed coup against Recep Tayyip Erdogan's regime.

Turkey's wealth fund hires banks for first foreign loan

Turkey's sovereign wealth fund (Varlık Fonu) hired Citigroup Inc. and Industrial Commercial Bank of China Ltd. to coordinate a 1 billion-euro ($1.14 billion) syndicated loan, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.

Turkish scholarship program eyes foreign students

The head of Turkey's Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) is calling on international students planning to pursue higher education in Turkey not to miss the deadline for the state-funded Türkiye Scholarships program.

Turkey, US accelerate work on Manbij roadmap: Turkish FM

The implementation of the roadmap for ridding Syrian northern town Manbij of the YPG militants has accelerated as the U.S. changed its attitude towards it, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Feb. 6.

Bulgaria's Electricity Exports Gone up by Nearly 200% for a Year

According to data from the Electricity System Operator, by February 3, Bulgaria's electricity exports to neighbouring countries increased by 199.72% for a year.


The increase is mainly due to an increase in exports to Turkey. The current energy balance report shows growth in electricity generation by 12%t, while consumption has gone up by nearly 5%.


After historic visit, Greek, Turkish defense ministers to meet

In the wake of the visit by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Turkey, contacts between Athens and Ankara will continue next week in the context of Wednesday's NATO summit of defense ministers, where Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar will discuss confidence-building measures.

Bulgarian Energy Minister to Visit Azerbaijan

Bulgaria's Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova will visit Baku in February, Trend learned from a diplomatic source.

Petkova will attend the 5th meeting of the Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor to be held on February 20 in Baku, noted the source.

The source added that Petkova will visit the country with a large delegation from Bulgaria.