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Ankara condemns firing at Turkish fishing boat by Syrian security forces

Türkiye has condemned the firing on a Turkish fishing boat called Mahmutcan-1, which sailed from Adana Karataş port, by two ships belonging to the Syrian regime security forces on May 28, while sailing in international waters.

The incident caused minor injuries to the two fishermen and material damage to the boat, said the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç on May 28.

Four lawmakers become first female deputies of 3 provinces

Four female lawmakers have been elected as the first female deputies of three provinces that had never been represented by a woman before, marking another step in female representation in the country's legislative body.

In the 28th term of the 600-member parliament elected in the May 14 elections, 121 women will serve.

Home textile exports hit $5 billion

The Turkish home textile industry's export revenues stood at $5 billion last year, according to Hasan Hüseyin Bayram, head of the Home Textile Association (TETSİAD).

Local and international home textile companies met at the HOMETEX fair, which is being held between May 16 and 20.

This fair is expected to boost exports by 20 to 25 percent, said Bayram.

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