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Turkey raises gross minimum wage by more than 21% in 2021 – Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will raise its minimum wage by 21.56% gross and about 16% net in 2021, for a monthly net wage of 2,825 Turkish lira ($376.71), the labour minister said on Monday. Zehra Zumrut Selcuk made the announcement, broadcast on TV, and said the wage rise was seven percentage points higher than the …

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Turkey says U.S. needs to return to neutral stance on Cyprus – Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said early on Monday that the United States needed to return to a neutral stance on Cyprus, after Washington and Nicosia signed a memorandum of understanding to create a training centre. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier this month that the United States would lift a 33-year arms embargo on …

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Greek PM welcomes return of Turkish vessel to base, calls it ‘positive first step’ – Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday the return of Turkish survey vessel Oruc Reis back to its southern province of Atntalya was a positive first step to ease tensions with Turkey over offshore natural resources. “The return of Oruc Reis is a positive first step, I hope there will be …

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