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Russia and Turkey ditched US currency for S-400 missile system deal

Both facing pressure from Washington, Moscow and Ankara ditched the US dollar when finalizing their landmark S-400 air defense missile systems deal and will do so in the future, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said.
 
“We understand that if we’ll make transactions in [US] dollars, they won’t come through,” Putin told reporters on Wednesday, citing his recent talks with Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “So we thought up another option.”
 
 

'Cryptocurrency can be used among Islamic countries'

A common cryptocurrency system should be formed for use among Islamic states, said Erol Yarar, chairman of the International Business Forum (IBF).
 
He stated that the U.S. keeps down money transfers, imposes sanctions on the international market, and causes crises in countries by using the dollar. 
 
"In IBF, this year, we will discuss the term 'monetary pluralism' to create a fairer and healthier trade environment," he said. 
 
 

Turkey Europe's biggest antibiotics user, Mongolia top consumer in world, WHO survey shows

ntibiotics use is dangerously high in some countries, especially in the southern Mediterranean, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday.
 
The "WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption" looked at antibiotic use in 65 countries and found the Netherlands used 9.78 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people, while Britain used twice as much and Turkey almost twice as much again, at 38.18 DDD per 1,000 inhabitants.
 
 

Moscow hosts '500 years of Russian-Turkish relations in archival documents' exhibition

Moscow's Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) hosted the solemn opening of the exhibition of documents of 16th-20th centuries from Turkey's State Archives titled '500 years of Russian-Turkish relations in archival documents.' The event was timed to the 200th anniversary of Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Oriental Studies.
 
 

Turkish food festival begins in Pakistan's capital

A weeklong Turkish food festival began on Thursday evening in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.
 
The food festival, organized by a local 5-star hotel in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, was inaugurated by Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul.
 
"I would like to thank our chefs and musicians who came all the way from Turkey to promote Turkish culture among our Pakistani brothers," Yurdakul told the inaugural ceremony.
 
 

Half of Turkish people suffer sleeping disorder: Expert

Fifty percent of the Turkish population suffer from sleeping disorders, according to a Turkish professor. 
 
“Half of our population suffers from sleeping disorders,” Fuat Ozgen, the head of Ankara-based Turkish Sleep Medicine Society, told Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the 19th National Sleep Medicine Congress held in Istanbul.
 
 

Turkey's UNESCO heritage sites inadequate: Official​

Turkey is considered the cradle of civilization but has fewer UNESCO World Heritage sites than other nations.
 
In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Professor Ocal Oguz, president of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, said Turkey has 18 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
 
 

Qatar to make direct investment of $15B in Turkey

Qatar will make $15 billion of direct investment in Turkey, Qatar’s leader said on a visit to Ankara on Wednesday, said Turkey’s presidential spokesman. 

 

Turkey to trade in local currencies with China, Russia, EU

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday said that Turkey was preparing to trade with its top trade partners like China, Russia, Iran and Ukraine in local currencies instead of the U.S. dollar, adding that it was also ready to do the same with European countries.

Addressing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) members i,n the Black Sea province of Rize, President Erdoğan also branded interest rates a "tool of exploitation" which should be kept as low as possible.

 

Turkey: A leading destination for Palestinian tourists

Turkey, with its numerous beach resorts and historical affinity with the Arab world, remains a leading destination for Palestinian tourists.

 
 

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