Tag: Turkey
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...

Balkans 12.07.19 | 12:30

Turkey receives first batch of the Russian S-400 system, as NATO protests

NATO officially expressed its concern after Turkey began installing parts of the Russian made S-400 missile system today. The rockets are installed as the new US Ambassador David Satterfield arrived in Turkey, and mere days from the anniversary of the 2016 failed coup against President Erdogan. Turkey...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 10:29

Turkey ratifies Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol

Turkey ratified the Macedonian NATO accession protocol yesterday, announced Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska. Of the 10 NATO member states that have not yet ratified the protocol, Turkey was seen as the one possible hold-out, after Macedonia refused to extradite a group of a dozen suspected members...

Sport 12.06.19 | 22:40

Macedonian handball team beats Turkey 24:26

The Macedonian national handball team beat Turkey in an away qualifier, which sets the stage for the final showdown against Greece on Sunday. It was a thrilling game, and Macedonia was done two goals at the half time (13:11).  In the second half, Nikola Mitreski was placed at the goal and this made...

Macedonia 18.04.19 | 15:39

Kathimerini: Ankara putting the squeeze on Skopje

Turkey is reportedly threatening to delay the ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol if the Balkan country does not extradite 15 Turkish nationals Ankara accuses of taking part in a failed coup in 2016, Kathimerini reports. According to the newspaper, Ankara insists that the 15 Turkish...

Macedonia 06.04.19 | 23:02

Sekerinska warns Turkey could delay Macedonia’s entry into NATO if Gulen supporters are not extradited

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska confirmed that Turkey demands steps to counter the Fethullah Gulen supporters in Macedonia , and warned that failure to extradite them could lead to delays in the Turkish ratification of the Macedonian NATO membership. Previously, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski...

Balkans 15.03.19 | 16:27

Erdogan inaugurates Europe’s biggest city hospital

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated Europe’s biggest city hospital in the capital Ankara on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported. Erdogan attended the opening ceremony of Ankara Bilkent City Hospital, the world’s third biggest hospital which was constructed in one-go. “As we did in the...

Balkans 06.02.19 | 21:20

Two dead, six injured in Istanbul building collapse

Two people were killed and six wounded in the collapse of a seven-storey building on Wednesday, the Istanbul governor said in a statement. People remain trapped under the rubble, the governor said, without giving an exact number. The building was located in Kartal, a densely populated district on the...

Balkans 30.01.19 | 21:02

Turkey raids target dozens, including pilots, over ties to 2016 coup

Anti-terror police units in Ankara and elsewhere were seeking to detain 73 people, including pilots, over alleged links to the 2016 failed coup, state news agency Anadolu said on Wednesday. The chief public prosecutor’s office in Ankara issued detention warrants for the 63 suspects, including 46 active-duty...

Balkans 01.01.19 | 18:40

Turkey bans junk food and sweet advertisements that target children

urkey banned the use of promotional gifts included in junk food such as chips, chocolates and candy targeted at children and prohibited them from being advertised during television and radio shows for children, the Trade Ministry announced on Friday. According to the new regulation that aims to stifle...

Balkans 26.12.18 | 13:45

3 killed, 55 injured in 2 bus accidents in Turkey

At least three people died and 55 were injured on Wednesday in two separate bus accidents in central Turkey’s Kırşehir and the capital Ankara. Three people, including a child, died in Kırşehir province, and 35 others were injured after a bus swerved off the road and rolled over due to heavy...

World 22.12.18 | 22:05

Trump’s withdrawal from Syria allows Turkey to remain part of NATO

Last Friday President Trump had another long phone call with the Turkish President Erdogan. Thereafter he overruled all his advisers and decided to remove the U.S. boots from Syria and to also end the air war. It was this decision, and that he stuck to it, which finally made him presidential. Trump’s...

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