Turkish lira rebounds from historic lows amid rate controversy
26 November 2021 | 4:56 pm
After hitting historic lows on Tuesday, Turkey's currency has recovered slightly. The lira has lost 40% of its value against the US dollar since the start of the year, amid a series of controversial interest rate cuts and double-digit inflation.
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A cluster of COVID-19 cases broke out Wolfgangsee, a popular holiday destination for German and Austrian holidaymakers. Concerns are growing over outbreaks at holiday spots across Europe.
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The Turkish currency has hit record lows against the euro and US dollar, despite efforts by its central bank to stop the rot. The fall comes as the effects of the global pandemic and poor economic policy converge.
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Greece welcomed the vessel's departure, saying it would ease tensions over energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey has been threatened with EU sanctions for its exploration in the contested waters.
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The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board.
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The assassination of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink in 2007 shocked Turkey and the world. Dozens have since been charged with being involved. The verdict is due on Friday but the family has few expectations.
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The suspension of Twitter in Nigeria has begun to take its toll on the country's economy. Already, small businesses that rely on Twitter to reach their audience are feeling the pinch. Banks, fintechs, and other businesses have also suspended Twitter customer care support. NetBlocks, a global internet monitor, said each hour of Twitter clampdown costs Nigeria about $250,000 (N102.5 million), bringing the daily loss to N2.5 billion. GuardianTV takes a look at the highs and lows of Twitter ban on Nigeria's economy.
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Visitors are trickling back to the Turkish resort of Bodrum, a lavish holiday destination for celebrities, jetsetters and sun-seeking foreigners, but the number of visitors still pales in comparison to the resort's pre-coronavirus glory.
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Five years after the attempted coup in Turkey, artists and culture creators are being increasingly targeted by the government.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine lay a wreath at a memorial for the victims of the July 15th, 2016 failed coup against him. That night, a rogue faction in the military tried to take over the country, using warplanes and tanks to attack government buildings. Some 250 people, in addition to at least 24 plotters, died and more than 2,000 were injured in the ensuing chaos as Erdogan rallied his supporters out on the street.
Turkey is home to millions of immigrants, but economic instability brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is fueling mistrust of migrants.
Facing a labor shortage after World War II, Germany designed a program to bring in so-called guest workers. It was a move that had a lasting impact, said President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a commemoration on Tuesday.
Beekeepers Mustafa Alti and his son Fehmi were kept busy tending to their hives before wildfires tore through a bucolic region of Turkey that makes most of the world's prized pine honey. Now the Altis and generations of other honey farmers in Turkey's Aegean province of Mugla are scrambling to find additional work and wondering how many decades it might take to get their old lives back on track.
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We begin in Kazakhstan, where the country's president has given the green light to security forces to shoot to kill those taking part in the unrest that's been sweeping the Central Asian nation this week. Dozens of people have been killed in the violence which erupted after a sharp increase in fuel prices, reflecting wider discontent with authoritarian rule. In response to a call from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Russian-led troops have already begun arriving in Kazakhstan.
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The United Nations is launching talks between "all key civilian and military stakeholders" in a bid to solve a political crisis triggered by the October military coup.
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Nationalists in the UK are hunting down people who have fled across the Channel to England in small boats and claim the government is not doing enough to prevent illegal immigration. The number of migrants arriving this way has reached a new high.
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This week, we head to the Polish city of Poznan, where Breton culture is thriving. That's thanks to a strong bond created when people in the French region of Brittany set up humanitarian convoys to Poland during the dying days of Communism. Friendships and cultural exchanges continue to this day. In central Poznan, Dom Bretanii or the "House of Brittany" allows Polish people to discover and appreciate Breton dance, music and Celtic legends. FRANCE 24's Luke Brown and Isabelle Romero report.