Turkey, El Salvador leaders meet to boost ties

Turkey has welcomed El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele over a state visit upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss ways to improve the bilateral political, economic and social ties.

Erdoğan and Bukele met bilaterally in the Turkish capital late on Jan. 20 and later chaired a meeting with the participation of their respective delegations.

Erdoğan hails Turkish defense sector


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 2 stated that the national naval artillery is equipped with a digital fire control system developed with domestic and national means and that the Turkish Naval Forces will have much stronger and more effective mobility once this weapon system is included in the inventory.

Turkey replaces finance minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan replaced the country's finance minister on Dec. 2.

According to a presidential decree issued near midnight, Erdoğan accepted the resignation of Lütfi Elvan and appointed his deputy Nureddin Nebati as the new finance minister.

Elvan had been in the role since November 2020.

We will support production, exports with lower rates: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 30 again rejected the idea of raising interest rates.

"With the new economic model, we reject out of hand the policy of attracting hot money with high interest rates," Erdoğan said in an interview on state TV.

"We will support production and exports with lower rates," Erdoğan stated. 

Turkey hands over homes, shops to İzmir quake victims

Turkey delivers the first phase residences and shops to the earthquake victims in the western province of İzmir, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Nov. 26.

"After the İzmir earthquake, we decided to build a total of 5,074 residences and 353 shops. We promised to start delivering them within a year," Erdoğan said, attending the earthquake housing delivery ceremony in İzmir.

Maarif Foundation plays key role in ensuring equal educational opportunities: Erdoğan

The Turkish Maarif Foundation plays an important role not only in eliminating the destruction caused by the FETÖ group but also in ensuring equal opportunities in education in the countries where it is located, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Nov. 25.

Erdoğan sent a video message to the "Istanbul Education Summit" organized by the Turkish Maarif Foundation in Istanbul.