Turkey

Turkey President Recip Tayyip Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt

Erdogan affirmed repeated calls from his subordinates as well as the new, Ankara-backed leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Ersin Tatar, to pursue a two-state accord with rival Greek Cypriots.

published on : 15th November 2020

Turkey fines Google USD 25.5 million for abusing market dominance

Google will have to present compliance measures and annual reports for five years.

published on : 13th November 2020

Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread

In a statement late Wednesday, the ministry said smoking would be banned in busy streets, bus stops and public squares when necessary.

published on : 12th November 2020

Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek vessel; five missing

The cause of the incident, which occurred around dawn, wasn't immediately known.

published on : 11th November 2020

Turkish lira rallies after Erdogan's son-in-law resigns

During Berat Albayrak's two years as finance minister, Turkey suffered a currency crisis in 2018, before hitting multiple record lows against the dollar this year.

published on : 9th November 2020

Turkish finance minister and Erdogan's son-in-law, resigns post citing 'health reasons'

Berat Albayrak, 42, was appointed minister of finance and treasury in July 2018, having previously been energy minister for nearly three years.

published on : 9th November 2020

Turkey fines Facebook, others over new social media law

The new law was adopted after Erdogan's anger over online insults of Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and his wife Esra, the president's daughter, following their fourth child's birth in June.

published on : 4th November 2020

Aegean quake toll rises, Turkish rescuers make final search

All but two of the victims were killed in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city. Two teenagers died on the Greek island of Samos, which lies to the south of the epicenter of last Friday’s earthquake.

published on : 4th November 2020

Death toll from earthquake in Turkey reaches 109, many people still in hospital

The quake also reached the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea, killing two teenagers and injuring 20 people.

published on : 3rd November 2020

Three-year-old girl trapped under rubble rescued after nearly 3 days in earthquake-hit Turkey

It was the second dramatic rescue Monday after a 14-year-old was also pulled out alive. Onlookers applauded with joy and wept with relief at both scenes in Izmir, which was the worst affected.

published on : 3rd November 2020

70-year-old pulled alive as Turkey quake death toll hits 51

Ahmet Citim, 70, was pulled out from the rubble shortly after midnight Sunday and was hospitalized.

published on : 1st November 2020

At least 27 dead, over 800 injured as Turkey, Greece reel from earthquake aftermath

A small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district south of Izmir, the city in western Turkey that was the worst affected by the quake.

published on : 31st October 2020

Six dead, buildings collapse as major earthquake hits Turkey, Greece

Greek public television said the quake also caused a mini-tsunami on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Samos, damaged homes and injured at least four people.

published on : 30th October 2020

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods as European leaders support Macron

French goods have already been pulled from supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait, among other Gulf states, in Syria people have burned pictures of Macron.

published on : 26th October 2020

'Resist the blackmail': French companies brace for Arab boycott

Several suspected Islamic radicals have been arrested in dozens of raids since the murder of teacher in Paris.

published on : 26th October 2020
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