World Bulletin / News Desk
Some 298,877 houses were sold for the first time from January to June while the rest were second-hand sales, TurkStat reported.
The number of new mortgages slipped in the first half of this year -- down by 18 percent to 210,805 compared to the same period last year.
House sales with mortgages took a 31 percent share of all house sales in Turkey. Currently, the mortgage rate for 120 months is between 1.3 percent and 1.8 percent per month.
The "informed source" in Iran's oil ministry did not give details of the discount, but sought to downplay the move as common industry practice.
Finance Minister Siluanov terms US dollar a 'risky tool' for payments in international trade
3 banks' net profits stand at $1.95 billion in first 6 months of 2018
Two discuss 'issues on common agenda' of Turkey and Iran
BIST 100 index down 1.35 pct at open with 1,300-point drop from Wednesday's close
BIST 100 climbs 0.17 pct, while Turkish lira gains value against foreign currencies
Banks' reserve requirement limit is lowered by Central Bank
BIST 100 index goes down 0.33 pct, falling over 300 points from previous close
Agency will be formed with partnership from BRICS countries who often face sanctions from West, banker says
Industry minister says new project-based incentive system to contribute in reducing current account deficit by $1.2B
Food and Agriculture Organization food price index falls 3.7 pct in July month-on-month
Yearly increase in consumer prices at 15.85 percent in July, up from 15.39 percent in June, according to official data