Tag: Turkey
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...

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...

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