Turkey invited Nokia Oyj to bid for a contract to provide 15 million tablet computers to schoolchildren over four years, Haberturk newspaper reported.
Georgian police arrested a man they accuse of involvement in the theft of one million liras ($560,000) in gold from northern Turkey.
The biggest bond rally in emerging markets resumed after a worse-than-forecast slump in Turkish industrial output eased concern about the pace of the economic expansion and inflation.
Bondholders are losing confidence in central bank Governor Erdem Basci’s ability to meet his target of cutting the highest inflation rate among major economies in half.
Turkey’s trade deficit narrowed to $7 billion in January, shrinking for a third consecutive month.
The rebound in the world’s worst- performing currency is diminishing the likelihood that Turkey’s central bank will raise interest rates to stem the highest inflation in 19 major emerging markets, trading in the swaps market shows.
Turkey has potential interest in solar energy investments from BP Solar and Google Inc., Sabah newspaper reported, citing Ilker Ayci, head of the investment promotion agency.
The index of Turkish consumer confidence rose to 97.4 in September, CNBC-e reported, citing a survey it conducted.
Turkey’s population grew by 1 million people to 74.7 million at the end of 2011, the state statistics agency said.
Turkey stands by its forecast of 4 percent growth this year, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said, dismissing International Monetary Fund projections that the economy may barely expand.