Turkish government

Batman’s Mor Kiryakus Monastery to serve tourism with renovation

The Mor Kiryakus Monastery, built on a 2,500 square meter area in Batman in the 5th century, is planned to be restored in three stages.

The first phase of the restoration works at the Mor Kiryakus Monastery in Beşiri district of the southeastern province of Batman has ended.

Social media debate stirred after university admission exams brought forward amid COVID-19

The Turkish government has decided to bring forward the nationwide university admission exams of this year to an earlier date in late June than scheduled as part of COVID-19 measures, drawing reaction on social media, as youngsters launched the hashtag #SandiktaGorusuruz (We'll see you at the ballot box) late May 4 on Twitter.

Turkish Central Bank has adequate reserves: Minister  


The Turkish Central Bank's reserves are adequate to meet short-term needs, the treasury and finance minister has said, highlighting that its gross reserves stood at $53 billion as of April 24.

"Our country has kept its current account balance [stable] and it is not in financial need from any channel," Berat Albayrak told daily Sabah on May 4.

Turkey lifts ban on export of medical equipment to fight virus

Turkey on May 2 lifted restrictions on the export of medical supplies, a move that should facilitate the sale of equipment to western countries where there have been shortages.    

The Trade Ministry lifted the restrictions on the sale abroad of respirators, intubators, and disinfectants such as ethanol, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette.