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Turkish, Algerian leaders discuss defense of Palestinian cause

The Turkish and Algerian presidents over the phone on Wednesday discussed strengthening cooperation in defense of the Palestinian cause, said Turkey’s Communications Directorate in a statement. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune spoke about Turkey-Algeria relations and regional issues, as well as Israeli attacks on Palestinians. Erdogan stressed that Turkey continues […]

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Turkey: House sales to foreigners rise 5-fold in April

Property sales to foreigners in Turkey rose five-fold on an annual basis in April, the country’s statistical authority announced Wednesday. Foreigners bought 4,077 properties in the month, up 416% year-on-year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said in a statement. This April figure was also up from 3,720 in April 2019 before the pandemic. Total residential […]

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Amazon’s $300M EU fine canceled

The European Court of Justice annulled on Wednesday the European Commission’s decision on ordering the e-commerce company Amazon to pay back €250 million ($303 million) plus interest to Luxembourg. The European Commission concluded in 2017 that the firm benefited from sweetheart tax deals in Luxemburg, evading to pay taxes on almost three-quarters of its profit. […]

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Turkish, Uzbek leaders speak over phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke over the phone on Wednesday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, and exchanged good wishes on the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, which is marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Thursday, said Turkey’s Communications Directorate in a statement. Sourc:e: Anadolu […]

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EU top official speaks with Israeli president amid tensions

European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday held a telephone call with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in which he expressed concerns over the upsurge of violence and called for de-escalation. The European Union is “very worried by the recent upsurge of violence and indiscriminate targeting,” Michel summarized their conversation in a Twitter post. “Priority should […]

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Hamas chief discusses developments with Lebanon, Iran

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke by phone Tuesday with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and the head of the Iranian Shura Council, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, on developments in the occupied Palestinian territories. Haniyeh and Aoun discussed the latest developments across Palestine, including “plans of the occupation to displace citizens in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, attacks on […]