Tag: Turkey
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...

Balkans 21.11.19 | 17:11

Greece urges Turkey to stop using migrants to pressure EU

Greece called on Turkey to fully implement the EU-Turkey statement on curbing migration and stop using refugees and migrants to pressure the European Union and Greece for more concessions, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, Kathimerini reports. “As a democratic country based on the...

World 17.10.19 | 12:11

Orban: If Turkey opens gates for regufees, we would have to use force at border with Serbia

Hungary would have to use force at its southern border with Serbia to protect the European Union’s frontier if Turkey delivers on a threat to open the gates for refugees through the Balkans towards Europe, Hungary’s Prime Minister Victor Orban said. Orban said currently there were about 90,000...

Balkans 08.10.19 | 12:44

Greek Government expects 25.000 migrants to arrive at its exposed islands by the end of the year, V4 reports

If predictions by the Greek Immigration Ministry are to be believed, the refugee centers on the Aegean Islands may experience catastrophic conditions as another 25,000 migrants are set to arrive from Turkey by year-end, the V4 news agency reports. While the holding camps set up on the five most affected...

World 07.10.19 | 21:35

Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ Turkey’s economy if it goes ‘off limits’

US President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey” if Ankara does anything he would consider to be “off limits” in Syria, after previously announcing he would not stop a Turkish invasion of the area. “As I have stated strongly before, and just...

Balkans 28.09.19 | 11:39

Five children among the latest casualties of the Aegean sea route, the victims were Turkish citizens

Five children were among the seven people killed when a small boat capsized near the Greek island of Chios. The people on the boat were Turkish citizens, who were likely trying to reach Greece. One baby died, four children, and two women. A total of 19 people were on the boat which was sailing in relatively...

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