Turkey Current Affairs, GK & News

FATF adds Turkey to Grey List; Pak retained

Global terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), retained Pakistan on the ‘Grey List of countries’. Key Points This time, the watchdog had added three new countries namely Turkey, Jordan & Mali, to the Grey List. As per FATF, there was no question of blacklisting Pakistan for now as Pakistan is cooperating and only ..

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Israel Greece sign Defence Deal

Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal. The agreement amounted to 1.65 billion USD. It will strengthen economic and political ties between the countries. Also, the countries launched a joint exercise. What is the agreement? Under the agreement, a training centre for the operation of Hellenic Air Force (the Air Force ..

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Turkey bans Crypto Currency payments

The Bitcoin currency tumbled more than 4% after the Central Bank of Turkey banned the use of Crypto currencies and crypto assets for purchases. The bank cited possible irreparable damages and transaction risks as the reason for the ban. The ban followed actions of Morocco in banning the currency and is expected to be implemented ..

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Why is Turkey’s Salda Lake called ‘Mars on Earth’?

The scientists are looking for the signs of ancient life on the Red Planet with the help of data gathered by the NASA’s rover Perseverance which is exploring the surface of Mars. Scientists find that the data collected on the mission is much closer to home at the Salda lake located in southwest Turkey. Highlights ..

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Turkey’s New bill to monitor civil society groups

The Turkish Parliament recently passed the act called “Preventing Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction”. The bill would increase the monitoring of civil society groups. About the Bill The bill was passed following the 2019 report on Turkey prepared by the Intergovernmental body Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF fights money laundering ..

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