World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's economy added 545 thousand jobs in July 2012, the country's statistics authority said Monday.
The jobless rate dropped by 0.7 point to 8.4 percent in July 2012 from the same month a year earlier, TurkStat said, adding that the number of the unemployed dropped by 186 thousand y-o-y.
Number of the employed was up to 24,953 thousand to 25,498 thousand.
Non-agricultural unemployment was was down to 10.7 percent in July 2012 from 11.8 percent in July 2011, and youth unemployment dropped to 16.3 percent from 18.3 percent.
Fiirst-ever World Humanitarian Summit organized by the United Nations in Istanbul dominated Tuesday's headlines
Binali Yildirim meets Turkish President Erdogan to submit the new government list
Foreign minister and European Commission VP exchange views over the phone on visa-free travel for Turkish citizens in Schengen
'Turkey is one of the countries - with its open-door policy - from which Europe should take lessons,' says Guy Ryder
'We must do everything that we can to continue to discuss as it is likely that by July 1 certain things will not be put in place, in other words the visa exemption (will not be granted) as some conditions will not have been fulfilled,' German chancellor says
In air operation in northern Iraq early Monday, Turkish Air Forces destroy weapon caches, shelters, camps
Turkish president deems current humanitarian system 'inadequate for solving urgent problems'
Tuesday’s papers cover extraordinary congress where Turkey’s ruling AK Party elects new party chairman
At least 125 United Nations member states gather in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday to address intl humanitarian concerns
Sirnak’s central Geylani Mosque has been bombed by PKK terrorists, leaving several Quran copies burnt and torn
President Erdogan asks new leader of ruling AK Party Binali Yildirim to form government
Binali Yildirim elected as AKP's new chairman, who is now set to replace Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister
Airstrikes in northern Iraq's Qandil and Metina regions Thursday also destroyed terrorist PKK shelters
Security forces seize bomb-laden vehicle in SE Turkey
'A happy Laylat al Bara’at to our honorable nation, to our kin abroad, and to the whole world of Islam,' says Mehmet Gormez
EU has called for changes to Ankara's legislation on terrorism – a demand criticized and rejected by Turkish government