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Germany, Turkey summon envoys in row over Kavala verdict

BERLIN — Germany and Turkey on Friday summoned each other’s ambassadors over a row sparked by a Turkish court’s decision to sentence a prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist to life in prison. Western governments and rights groups strongly criticized this week’s ruling which found Osman Kavala guilty of attempting to overthrow the government […]

Turkey’s inflation hits a 19-year high of 36%

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s yearly inflation climbed by the fastest pace in 19 years, jumping to 36.08% in December, official data showed on Monday. The Turkish Statistical Institute said the consumer price index increased by 13.58% in December from the previous month, further eroding peoples’ purchasing power. The yearly increase in food prices was 43.8%, […]
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Turkey Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai marks its official opening with ‎folk dancers and musicians

DUBAI – A lively mix of Turkish folk performances at Expo’s Earth Stage marked the opening of the Turkey Pavilion on Tuesday (November 23) evening. Turkish artists performed horon, the popular folk dance involving traditional string and woodwind instruments, bagpipes and percussion, with the rhythmic, high-tempo dancing featuring amazing choreography and rich cultural