Tag: Turkey
World 03.06.22 | 20:30

Turkey officially changes name at UN to Türkiye

The United Nations has accepted a formal request from Turkey to change the spelling of the country’s name to Türkiye, a UN spokesperson told dpa on Friday. The change came into effect after the UN received a letter from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. The country also wants to be referred...

Macedonia 14.03.22 | 21:01

Ina’s surgery was a success – six years old girl has a new chance at life

Six years old Ina was successfully operated in Turkey from a brain tumor. The whole of the country was rooting for the little girl and many have helped in collecting the money needed for the surgery. Her family shared post-op pictures and announced that the girl is recovering from the surgery.

Macedonia 04.02.22 | 23:31

Meeting of Macedonian and Turkish representatives in Greece

Representatives from the Turkish and the Macedonian minority in Greece met to discuss their cooperation in securing minority rights. Both ethnic groups face serious discrimination in Greece – the Turks are ordered to name themselves “Muslims”, and the Macedonians are outright denounced...

Balkans 01.09.21 | 16:49

Erdogan vows to wipe out the Balkan branches of the FETO organization

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the country will continue to go after activists of the Fethullah Gulen network in the Balkans. Erdogan sent out a video message at the opening of the Turkish consulate in Novi Pazar in Serbia’s Sandzak district, in which he issued the warning. Turkey...

Macedonia 19.08.21 | 16:55

Greek officials react angrily after Macedonia signs defense cooperation treaty with Turkey

Greek Government reacted after Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska signed an agreement of cooperation with the Turkish Defense Ministry. A Greek spokesman was quoted as saying that this agreement shows assurances given by the previous, SYRIZA led Government, as naive. SYRIZA leader Alexis...

Balkans 29.07.21 | 23:00

Three killed as fires rage on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast

At least three people have died as a result of fires in Turkey‘s coastal Antalya region, while 183 have been injured, Bekir Pakdemirli, minister of agriculture and forestry, said on Thursday. There were further fires reported in the regions of Mersin, Alanya and Mugla, among others. The state broadcaster...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 15:12

Turkey asks Macedonia to hand over 86 members of Gulen’s group

Turkish Ambassador Hasan Sekizkok said that his country expects Macedonia to hand over 86 persons suspected of begin part of the Fethullah Gulen network. Sekizkok said that a large number of Gulen’s operatives reside in Macedonia, under the guise of educational and trade institutions. FETO groups remain...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 13:27

Turkey’s donation of 30,000 Sinovac vaccines arrives in the country

30 thousand Chinese vaccines arrived from the “Sinovac” manufacturer, a donation from Turkey, arrived in the country, Health Minister Venko Filipce announced on Facebook. I would like to once again express my gratitude to the Republic of Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for their...

Macedonia 05.06.21 | 23:07

Filipce: Turkey to donate 30,000 “Sinovac” vaccines to our country

Health Minister Venko Filipce informed Saturday evening that Turkey will donate 30,000 “Sinovac” vaccines to our country. The President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told us that they will donate 30,000 Sinovac vaccines to our country. This gesture of solidarity is another...

Macedonia Balkans 26.05.21 | 16:48

Turkish mobster Sedat Peker is accusing Erdogan and his officials of crimes

Turkish mobster Sedat Peker announced that he is revealing a series of scandals involving President Redzep Tayyip Erdogan and his officials. Through five Youtube messags, he is accusing officials from Erdogan’s party of murder, rapes, drug smuggling and other crimes, but also claims that he was...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 12:37

Turkish police raids Sedat Peker’s criminal empire, arrests dozens of people

Turkish authorities raided over 120 locations linked with the criminal empire of Sedat Peker. Over 50 people were detained as part of the major raid that comes days after it the mobster caused a scandal in Macedonia when it was revealed that the Interior Ministry issued him an identity card. Peker had...

Macedonia Sport 17.01.21 | 11:06

Macedonia goes to the European volleyball championship

The men’s volleyball team qualified to the European volleyball championship after beating Turkey on Saturday evening. With the 3:1 win, Macedonia is the second placed team in its group, all but guaranteeing it the second European championship in a row. Captain Nikola Georgiev and Aleksandar Ljaftov...

Balkans 26.12.20 | 12:31

Turkey to require negative PCR test for all incoming passengers

All passengers to Turkey will be required to produce a negative coronavirus test result taken within the past 72 hours of their travel starting Monday, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Passengers will not be allowed on board planes to Turkey unless they provide a negative PCR test, Koca said on Twitter...

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 13:16

Turkish diplomats in Macedonia spied on Turkish and Macedonian residents

Turkish government documents obtained by Nordic Monitor have confirmed that critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were spied on by Turkish diplomats in Skopje amid an escalating witch hunt by the oppressive regime in Ankara that is bent on increasing spying activities in other countries to punish...

Macedonia 30.10.20 | 21:55

Mickoski expresses condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Turkey

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski expressed his condolences to the families of the citizens of Turkey who were killed in the major earthquake earlier today. At least 17 people were killed and hundreds are injured in Izmir and its surroundings in Turkey, and two deaths were also reported from near-by...

World 30.10.20 | 15:20

Powerful earthquake off Turkey and Greece strikes in the Aegean Sea

At least four people have been killed in western Turkey after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, sending buildings crashing down in coastal areas, CNN reported. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the death toll on Twitter, as people in and around...

Balkans 26.08.20 | 15:38

In an attempt to send a message to Turkey, Greece extends its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Greece is extending its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from 6 to 12 nautical miles. Mitsotakis said that the country reserves the right to do so on its much more troubled eastern sea border with Turkey. Mitsotakis insisted that Greece has...

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...

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