World Bulletin / News Desk
Some 50,701 houses were sold for the first time while the rest were second-hand sales -- TurkStat reported.
"For the house sales of March 2018, Istanbul had the highest share [...] with 16.9 percent and 18,714 units," the agency said, noting that Turkey's largest city was followed by the capital Ankara and the Aegean province of Izmir with 11,269 (10.2 percent) and 6,787 (6.1 percent) sales, respectively.
"House sales with a mortgage had a 29.6 percent share of all house sales in Turkey," it added.
Last year, the overall residential property sales amounted to 1.4 million in Turkey with a 5.1 percent annual hike over 2016.
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His comments came after a joint statement issued in Washington said Beijing had agreed to reduce its trade deficit, "significantly" increasing purchases of American goods.
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European stock markets meanwhile rose as the euro weakened against the dollar, but Wall Street pulled back in early New York trading.
BIST 100 climbs 0.44 pct; foreign currency exchange rates rise against lira
Banks' total assets reach over $42 billion as of March
Industrial output jumps 9.8 percent in Q1 and 7.6 percent in March year-on-year, official figures show
BIST 100 slightly increases by 0.07 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.4680
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Further policy action is needed to more decisively boost domestic investment, which would also support external rebalancing.
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Automotive exports rise to $11.3 billion in first 4 months of 2018