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Ceyda Caglayan

Turkey hopes 'healthy tourism' scheme will conquer coronavirus slump

May 22 2020

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.

Turkey aims to reopen economy starting late May: senior official

Apr 28 2020

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.

Turkish fruit, vegetable farmers wary as closed borders slice prices

Apr 16 2020

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.

Shops close across Turkey, dimming hopes of a boom year

Mar 20 2020

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.

UPDATE 3-Turkey says 140 on flight from Iran have no sign of coronavirus infection

Feb 25 2020

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.

Turkey says 132 on flight from Iran to be quarantined

Feb 25 2020

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.

UPDATE 1-Buoyant Turkish tourism wary of slowdown due to Iran, coronavirus worries

Feb 24 2020

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 coronavirus.

Turkish ceramic producer sees orders shifting from coronavirus-hit China

Feb 14 2020

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. tariffs.

Turkish clothes makers see orders shifting from coronavirus-hit China

Feb 07 2020

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.

Turkish credit card payments' cap could hit travel sales - travel agents

Jan 17 2020

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 agents said.

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