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Saudi crown prince to visit Egypt, Jordan ahead of Türkiye

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins a regional tour today in Egypt that will also take him to Türkiye to bolster regional ties, a Saudi diplomat said.

After Cairo, Prince Mohammed, Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, will travel to Jordan and then on to Türkiye, the diplomat said.

Couple goes for 5-year round-the-world tour

A couple has set sail for a five-year round-the-world tour on their yacht with a special ceremony in the southern province of Antalya.

"This was my childhood dream," Sezgin Tekin, a 63-year-old lawyer, told İhlas News Agency on June 16, just before the departure.

His wife, Betül Tekin, a 59-year-old retired teacher, will accompany him on this journey.

Demand strong for new bonds, says Nebati

Demand has been strong for the newly introduced revenue-indexed domestic bonds, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati has said.

Four tanker planes added to ‘firefighting fleet’ after maintenance

Türkiye's national body on aviation activities, Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK), has made four CL-215 type amphibious tanker planes ready to combat wildfires and added them to the country's "firefighting fleet" after a long maintenance.

New company launches soar 111 percent in May

The number of newly launched companies increased by 110.7 percent in May from a year ago, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) announced on June 17 in a report.

Number of elderly people rises by 24 pct in 5 years: Minister

The number of the elderly people in Türkiye has risen by 24 percent in the last five years, the country's family and social services minister has said.

Derya Yanık made a presentation to the U.N. European Economic Commission's "Ageing Conference," held in Italy's capital Rome, about the latest data on the country's elderly people.

Turkish, Greek defense ministers meet amid renewed tensions

The defense ministers of Greece and Türkiye met on June 16 on the sidelines of a NATO meeting amid renewed tensions between the neighboring countries and allies, Türkiye's defense ministry said.

Ahlat looking for lost book on its history

The local municipality in the district of Ahlat, in the eastern province of Bitlis, is offering a prize of 60,000 Turkish Liras (around $35,000) for a lost book, which sheds light on the town's history.

Ahlat is known as the place where the conquest of Anatolia began from and is home to very distinctive tombstones and other historical structures.

‘Mesopotamia’ exhibition launched in Italy

An exhibition, titled "Mesopotamia," has been launched in Italy to promote the provinces in Türkiye's southeastern region.

The exhibition, which the Italian town of Orvieto hosted first, features underwater photographs from the different sites in the provinces of Gaziantep, Adıyaman and Şanlıurfa.