Tag: Turkey
Balkans 25.07.20 | 15:29

Turkey and Greece row over reconversion of Hagia Sophia to mosque

Turkey and Greece criticized each other on Saturday after the first Muslim prayers were held at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia since its reconversion to a mosque. The Foreign Ministry in Ankara condemned Athens for its “hostility towards Islam and Turkey.” It rebuked Greece’s government and parliament...

World 10.06.20 | 19:35

Greek frigate which tried to intercept a ship sailing to Libya pushed back by Turkish frigates

The Turkish navy forced a Greek frigate to turn away as it was trying to intercept a ship carrying a cargo for Libya. Greece and Turkey support rival factions in the war torn country, and recently the GNA Government, supported by Turkey, was able to push back its rival General Haftar. It is believed...

Balkans 18.05.20 | 21:36

Turkey imposes 4-day curfew in 15 provinces amid virus

Turkey will impose a nationwide curfew during the Eid holiday to curb the spread of coronavirus, the country’s president said Monday, the Anadolu Agency reported. Turkey is successfully winning the battle against this outbreak, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Cabinet meeting. He asked citizens...

Macedonia 08.04.20 | 18:21

Macedonia receives medical aid from Turkey

A Turkish military plane carrying medical equipment to Macedonia, to help in the fight against the coronavirus, arrived at the Skopje airport Wednesday afternoon. In line with the donation agreement between the two countries, the aid from Turkey includes 50,000 medical face masks, 1000 protective bodysuits,...

Macedonia 07.04.20 | 22:03

Turkey will deliver a shipment of medical aid to help Macedonia fight the coronavirus

Turkey will deliver a shipment of 50.000 masks, 1.000 medical protective suits and 1.000 coronavirus tests tomorrow. This is the third significant shipment of aid to be sent to Macedonia in the past several days, after aid was given by Slovenia and Hungary. Macedonia is also trying to purchase respirators...

Macedonia 02.04.20 | 22:00

Macedonia could pay a price for cooling its friendship with Turkey

There is still no official word, either from the Macedonian Government or from Turkey, in explanation to a comment made by European diplomatic chief Josep Borrell. Speaking about the sanctions imposed on the Turkish TPAO oil company, Borrell said that all EU member states will uphold them, but so will...

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 19:50

Macedonia also joins EU sanctions against Turkey?

Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Iceland and Armenia have joined EU sanctions against Turkey’s unauthorised drilling activities in the free trade zone of the Republic of Cyprus, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said in a statement in Brussels. The Candidate Countries Macedonia,...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 11:03

Turkey reports that it deported an Islamist fighter to Macedonia

A Macedonian citizen who was detained in Turkey as an Islamist fighter in Syria has been deported back to Macedonia. According to the Turkish authorities, two Islamists, a Macedonian and a German citizen were deported. It’s not clear whether it’s the same person who was recently reported...

Balkans 08.03.20 | 21:43

Erdogan: Greece should allow migrants through to other EU countries

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Greece should let migrants travel on to other European countries, as tensions continue to rise at their shared border. “Hey Greece, these people aren’t coming to you to stay, they are coming to you and going into other European countries,” said Erdogan...

Balkans 29.02.20 | 19:00

Turkey accuses Greece of violating the human rights of the migrants who seek entry

Turkey accused Greece of violating human rights after Greek border guards used tear gas to disperse migrants attempting to cross the Evros/Marica river. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey has no obligation to stop the migrants any more, but that Greece must treat the coming asylum...

Balkans 28.02.20 | 15:49

Greece shuts down border crossing to Turkey to stop migrants

Greece on Friday closed the Kastanies/Pazarkule border crossing with Turkey amid reports that Turkey is set to open the gates to Europe for refugees and migrants on its soil. Hundreds of migrants gathered in the border area along the Evros River anticipating Turkey‘s move, state broadcaster ERT...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 19:55

Mickoski meets Turkish Ambassador Sekizkok to discuss political relations, EU, the PPO law

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Macedonia Hasan Mehmet Sekizkok, to discuss the political situation in Macedonia and Macedonian – Turkish relations. Mickoski touched on the hot topic issue of the day – the attempt to force a vote...

World 06.02.20 | 22:04

More than 40 dead after two avalanches hit eastern Turkey

Turkish authorities recovered two more bodies buried by snow on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 41 following two avalanches in Turkey‘s eastern province of Van along the border with Iran. The avalanches hit Van’s mountainous district of Bahcesaray on Tuesday and then at noon on Wednesday. The...

Macedonia 25.01.20 | 13:14

Mickoski extends condolences to families of earthquake victims in Turkey: Our thoughts are with you

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski extended heartfelt condolences to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck eastern Turkey on Friday. I would like to express my sincere condolences to Turkey and the friendly Turkish people for the consequences of the devastating earthquake. Condolences to...

Balkans 25.01.20 | 13:05

Earthquake in Turkey claims 21 lives, more than 1,000 injured

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 21 people and injured 1,030, according to the national disaster agency AFAD. At least 17 people were killed in the city of Elazig and four in neighbouring Malatya, AFAD said. The agency reported 274 aftershocks since the quake hit at...

Balkans 24.01.20 | 22:26

Eight dead, hundreds injured after 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey

At least eight people have died after an earthquake struck eastern Turkey, officials told local media, NBC News reports. The tremblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck at around 8:55 p.m. local time (12:55 p.m. ET) in eastern Elazig province, the country’s emergency management agency...

Balkans 23.01.20 | 10:12

Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes Turkey

Turkey’s capital was rattled by a magnitude 4.5 earthquake early Thursday, the country’s disaster agency reported. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said in a statement that the quake’s epicenter was 13 kilometers (8 miles) below the surface in Ankara’s Akyurt district. It...

Balkans 21.01.20 | 22:16

V4: Record numbers of migrants arrive from Turkey

Frontex has revealed that the number of migrants arriving to the EU from Turkey in 2019 increased by 46 percent compared with the previous year , the V4 news agency reported. According to a report published by Frontex, the EU’s Coast and Border Agency, 2019 saw a drastic increase in the number...

Balkans 27.12.19 | 18:59

Erdogan unveils Turkey’s first domestic electric car models

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan introduced Turkey‘s first domestically-developed electric car models on Friday, with production expected to start in 2022 with a total investment of 3.7 billion dollars. “Today we are witnessing a historical day for our country, witnessing Turkey‘s dream for 60...

Balkans 29.11.19 | 20:13

Turkey to build 500 homes for families affected by the Albania earthquake

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday at a press conference that Turkey will help Albania to build 500 homes in Durrës for all of the families which were affected by the earthquake. Although Turkey is assisting special search and rescue teams, Erdogan believes that this assistance...

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