ISTANBUL At a luxury hotel in Istanbul, staff in gloves and masks space out and disinfect tables as they prepare for a scheme which Turkey hopes will rescue part of its $35 billion tourism industry from the ravages of coronavirus.
ANKARA Turkey's government aims to begin reviving the economy in late May after a sharp slowdown due to measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, while minimising the risk of a second wave of infections, a senior official said on Tuesday.
ISTANBUL A sharp drop in the price of fruits and vegetables could force Turkish farmers to trim output this spring as the coronavirus pandemic slows exports and reduces the needs of restaurants and shops, food industry executives say.
ISTANBUL/ANKARA Shops closed across Turkey on Thursday to help halt the coronavirus spread, dimming the economy's prospects and raising questions for hundreds of thousands of workers after Ankara pledged $15 billion in support and advised Turks to stay home.
ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Feb 25 None of the Turkish
passengers and crew on a flight from Tehran that landed after
being diverted to Ankara showed evidence of coronavirus
infection, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Tuesday.
ANKARA/ISTANBUL All 132 passengers and crew on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for possible coronavirus infection at a hospital in Ankara, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Tuesday.
ISTANBUL, Feb 24 Turkish tourist arrivals surged
in January but there are signs of a slowdown in the following
months, a hotel association said on Monday, while the closure of
Turkey's border with Iran stoked fears about the impact of the
ISTANBUL, Feb 14 Turkish ceramic exports could
rise by nearly a third this year, one of Turkey's largest
ceramic firms said on Friday, as producers in China struggle
with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on top of U.S.
ISTANBUL Several fashion retailers that manufacture clothing in coronavirus-hit China are in talks with Turkish firms about shifting production to Turkey, two sector officials told Reuters, with one predicting new orders worth up to $2 billion.
ISTANBUL, Jan 17Turkish travel agencies'
international sales could fall after the country's banking
watchdog halved the maximum number of instalments for repayment
of credit card spending abroad, sector representatives and