Posts Tagged ‘turkiye’

Turkiye president to break fast with earthquake survivors

In a sign of solidarity, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will today break his fast with the survivors of the double earthquakes that devastated the country in February. Erdogan will visit the governorate of Kahramanmaras, the epicentre of the devastating earthquakes, to inspect the progress of the reconstruction process there, according to the Anadolu Agency. During […]

The Kurdish Party in Turkiye not fielding a candidate in the election

Turkiye's main pro-Kurdish Party said, Wednesday, it would not field a presidential candidate in May elections, giving tacit support to Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rival in the crucial vote, AP reports. According to the report, Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) reduces the possibility of a damaging split of the anti-Erdogan vote, boosting the chances of the opposition alliance's […]

Malaysia PM: Turkiye, Malaysia to jointly highlight Islamophobia

Turkiye and Malaysia will jointly highlight the issue of Islamophobia, said Malaysian Prime Minister on Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Anwar Ibrahim met with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General, Hussein Brahim Taha, during his visit to Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim said on Twitter. "We talked about various issues including the issue of Palestine, Afghanistan, […]

Turkiye announces repatriation of 12 antiquities from the US

Twelve antiquities smuggled out of Turkiye are coming back home, Turkiye's Consul General in New York announced Wednesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. "The momentum of the cooperation is not only encouraging deeper cooperation between Turkiye and the US, but is also inspiring for the global community combating cultural property smuggling," Reyhan Ozgur said at a […]

What is at stake in Turkiye upcoming elections?

President Tayyip Erdogan faces the biggest test of his 20-year rule in the May elections that will decide not only who leads Turkiye but how it is governed, where its economy is headed and what role it may play to ease conflict in Ukraine and the Middle East. The presidential and parliamentary votes are set […]

Turkiye fines TikTok $93,000 for weak data protection measures

Turkish authorities have fined TikTok 1.75 million liras ($93,000) for not taking sufficient measures to protect users from unlawful processing of their data, the Personal Data Protection Board (KVKK) said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The fine comes amid growing international concern over the Chinese short video-sharing app and who accesses its user data. Government institutions […]

Turkiye NATO talks with Sweden and Finland to resume on 9 March

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said on Monday talks with Sweden and Finland over their NATO membership bids would resume on 9 March, although he said Sweden had still not fulfilled its obligations under a memorandum signed last year, Reuters reports. Turkiye, in January, cancelled talks with Sweden and Finland on their applications after a Danish far-right politician […]

Egypt FM visits Syria, Turkiye for first time in decade

Egypt's Foreign Minister has visited Syria and Turkiye today in the first of such visits in a decade, signalling greater chances of normalisation and the resumption of diplomatic relations. Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, today met with his Syrian counterpart, Faisal Mekdad, and President Bashar Al-Assad in the capital, Damascus, reportedly in order to discuss […]

1 killed after magnitude 5.6 quake hits Turkiye eastern Malatya province

At least one person was killed after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Turkiye's eastern Malatya province on Monday, weeks after two massive tremors shook the region, according to the country's Disaster Management Agency, Anadolu News Agency reports. Some 69 others were also injured, Yunus Sezer, head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) told […]

Indonesia field hospital treats over 2,000 people in quake-hit Turkiye

Physicians and paramedical staff from Indonesia have treated over 2,000 people in earthquake-hit Turkiye, an official from the country said on Monday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Dr. Corona Rintawan, deputy Head of Indonesian Field Hospital, said in a written statement that around 70 per cent of patients, who were treated by the Indonesian emergency medical […]

‘How can that be?’ – Man sticks to vigil after hunt for relatives in Turkiye quake ruins called off

More than two weeks after huge earthquakes devastated Turkiye's Antakya, Mustafa Kazzaz was camped near the rubble of his family's building, refusing to move even after the search for the bodies of his father, brother and sister had ended. "They worked and worked. They dug out the whole building," he said, sitting alone in darkness […]

Jordan to accelerate aid delivery to quake victims in Turkiye, Syria

Jordan plans to accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the victims of two deadly earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria. “The Jordan Hashemite charity organization is preparing 14 aid trucks to be sent to Syria,” the organization’s secretary-general, Hussein al-Shebli, said on Saturday. “A plane loaded with humanitarian aid will also be flown to Turkiye […]

Palestinians launch new donation campaign for quake victims in Turkiye, Syria

Palestinians staged a new donation campaign on Saturday for the victims of two deadly earthquakes that killed thousands in Turkiye and Syria, Anadolu reports. The campaign “is a humanitarian message to our people in Syria and Turkiye,” Abdo Idris, the head of the Hebron Chamber of Commerce, told Anadolu. He said the chamber, an organizer […]

Hopeful waiting continues in quake-hit Turkiye

READ: Turkiye police detains 12 over poor quality of housing collapsed in earthquake Source

Greek Foreign Minister visits quake-hit Turkiye

READ: Turkiye police detains 12 over poor quality of housing collapsed in earthquake Source

Palestine artist ‘corrects’ Charlie Hebdo cartoon on Turkiye’s quake crisis

Palestinian artist, Abrar Sabbah, who received appreciation for her drawing against the provocative cartoon of the French Charlie Hebdo magazine mocking the earthquake disaster in Turkiye, stated she wanted to convey a message of support for Turkiye. French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has sparked outrage with a cartoon it published mocking Turkiye after two deadly earthquakes […]

Turkiye quake and other major natural disasters this century

Reuters On Monday, two massive earthquakes, just hours apart, which devastated cities and towns across a huge swathe of southern Turkiye and north-west Syria, are rapidly becoming one of the worst disasters this century, with the death toll already more than 16,000. Below is a list of some of the biggest natural disasters in the 21st century: Indian Ocean […]

Turkiye quakes not just one of country’s largest but also world’s, says seismologist

The recent earthquakes that rocked southern Turkiye earlier this week were not just the largest in the country, but also among the largest in the world, an expert said, Anadolu News Agency reports. Speaking to Anadolu, seismologist Harold Tobin said the two earthquakes centred in the province of Kahramanmaras were “really very large”, not only […]

‘Impact area of earthquakes in Turkiye is twice total area of Lebanon’: Geologist

The impact area of the earthquakes that hit southern Turkiye on Monday was equivalent to twice the total area of neighbouring Lebanon, according to a Lebanese geologist, Anadolu News Agency reports. “The fault line that broke in Turkiye is nearly 350 kilometres (217.5 miles) long. It is a very long fault line covering a large […]

73-member Palestine team heads to Turkiye, Syria for quake relief

A 73-member Palestinian team departed for Turkiye and Syria on Thursday to help out in the ongoing quake relief efforts, Anadolu News Agency reports. The team, which includes rescuers, doctors and first-aid providers from the Palestine Red Crescent Society, will split into two groups, with one heading to Turkiye and the other to Syria. “Palestine […]

DM: Fire at Turkiye’s Iskenderun Port extinguished

A fire that engulfed hundreds of shipping containers at Turkiye's Iskenderun Port, after massive earthquakes in the region, have been extinguished, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, but it was not clear when operations would resume at the port, Reuters reports. Turkiye's maritime authority said on Monday that the port, located on the Mediterranean coast in […]

Outrage over France magazine Charlie Hebdo mocking Turkiye after 2 deadly earthquakes

French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has sparked outrage with a new cartoon mocking Turkiye after the country was hit on Monday by two deadly earthquakes, Anadolu News Agency reports. The cartoon, posted on Twitter under the heading "cartoon of the day", shows buildings near collapse and lying in rubble, a flipped-over car, and piles of debris […]

Russians bringing flowers to Turkiye, Syria embassies in Moscow

Russians, Tuesday, are bringing flowers to the Turkish and Syrian embassies in Moscow and lighting candles in memory of people killed in powerful earthquakes that struck Turkiye and Syria on Monday. People offer condolences and ask diplomats to convey words of support to relatives of people killed and injured in the earthquake, Anadolu News Agency […]

Far-right politician Paludan burns Quran in front of Turkiye Embassy in Denmark

Far-right Danish politician, Rasmus Paludan, committed another provocative act on Friday, burning a second copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, this time in front of the Turkish Embassy in Denmark, Anadolu News Agency reports. Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right party, Stram Kurs (Hard Line), sought to make a statement to journalists […]

Turkiye’s 7th aid train reaches Afghanistan

The seventh "Kindness Train" that departed from Ankara with the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reached Afghanistan's Herat province on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports. According to the report, Sinan Ilhan, Turkiye's Consulate-General to Herat, welcomed the train with AFAD and Turkish Red Crescent (Kızılay) officials. The train carried over 500 tons […]

Turkiye calls for Sweden to fight PKK provocations

The Turkish Parliament speaker, foreign minister and other senior Turkish officials slammed Sweden on Friday over allowing a PKK/YPG provocative show in Stockholm. "We saw another provocation by the PKK/YPG terrorist group in Sweden. In fact, this is an act that includes both racism and a hate crime. Therefore, it is an act that Sweden […]

Turkiye did not agree to withdraw military from Syria and no deals were made, sources say

Turkish sources have refuted reports that Turkiye has agreed to withdraw its military from northern Syria, calling them misleading and as propaganda. Following a meeting between the defence ministers of Turkiye, Russia and Syria last month – the first such talks since 2011 – it was reported by the Syrian newspaper, Al-Watan, that Ankara agreed […]

Turkiye FM, Syria opposition officials discuss latest developments in war-torn country

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Tuesday hosted officials from the Syrian opposition in the capital, Ankara, for talks, Anadolu News Agency reports. Cavusoglu met with Salem Al-Meslet, president of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, Badr Jamous, head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, and Abdulrahman Mustafa, prime minister of the provisional government. "Addressed the recent developments […]

At least 33 terror suspects arrested in southeastern Turkiye

At least 33 PKK/KCK and Daesh/ISIS terror suspects were arrested in southeastern Turkiye's Hatay province, local authorities said on Sunday, Anadolu reports. According to the provincial governor's office, local police carried out an anti-terror operation across the city to nab the suspects whose were earlier identified. During the operation, police arrested 16 PKK/KCK and 17 […]

Irit Lillian officially assumes duties as Israeli ambassador in Turkiye

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday received the credentials of new ambassadors from four countries, including Israel. At the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, Erdogan welcomed Israeli Ambassador Irit Lillian, marking the first appointment by Tel Aviv since 2018. Senior diplomat Lillian, whose appointment was announced on Sept. 19, had served as Israel's […]

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