Tag: Turkey
Macedonia 19.07.23 | 21:32

Turkish woman attacked by a shopkeeper in Skopje’s Bit Pazar

A 41 year old Turkish citizen was attacked at the Bit Pazar market by a shopkeeper. The incident was reported earlier this week, when the Turkish woman had a “misunderstanding” with a 29 year old man, who then attacked her. The police is preparing charges against the attacker.

Macedonia 10.04.23 | 18:30

Young man from Skopje leaves for Turkey to seek treatment for bone cancer

19 year old Nikola Gjorgjiev from Skopje, who suffers from bone cancer, left for treatment in Turkey this morning. gjGjorgjiev was sent off by Gazi Baba Mayor Boris Stefkovski, who helped organize the trip. The visit is an exploratory, and Turish doctors will assess his situation and devise a plan of...

Macedonia 08.03.23 | 12:31

Kovacevski mocked for his social media spending

A poster attacking Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski for his lavish spending on social media campaigns were put on an overpass in Skopje. Kovacevski spends 260 EUR a day for social media ads, which generate few likes and interactions. The BESA party called Kovacevski out, insisting that at a time of...

World 21.02.23 | 09:48

At least three dead and hundreds more injured as new earthquake rocks Turkey and Syria

A new 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Monday killed at least three people and injured more than 200 in parts of Turkey laid waste two weeks ago by a massive quake that killed tens of thousands, authorities said. More buildings collapsed, trapping some people, while scores of injuries were recorded in neighbouring...

World 15.02.23 | 08:45

Turkey, Syria earthquake death toll surpasses 40,000

The combined death toll following the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria on 6 February has passed 41,000 and continues to rise. The figure comes over a week after the deadly earthquake which the World Health Organisation described as the worst natural disaster in 100 years. Despite passing the ‘golden...

World 14.02.23 | 13:02

Russia sends 36 tons of humanitarian aid to Turkey

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has sent 36 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Turkey for earthquake victims, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, TASS reported. “The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Il-76 aircraft carrying humanitarian aid has departed for Turkey. As many as 36 metric...

Macedonia 14.02.23 | 10:53

There is no greater reward than a saved life, say Strumica firefighters who rescued a woman after five days under the ruins

The eight firefighters-rescuers from the Strumica fire department returned last night after midnight from the rescue mission in the area affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey. They were welcomed last night by the mayor of Strumica, Kostadin Kostadinov, who received them in his office and rewarded...

Macedonia 12.02.23 | 09:07

Defense Ministry, Army send truck with humanitarian aid to Turkey

The Ministry of Defense and the Army sent Saturday a truck with humanitarian aid to Turkey, comprised of 5,000 blankets and 200 first aid stretchers. The packaging and transport of the humanitarian aid has been supported by the Macedonian-Turkish Chamber of Commerce, said the Ministry of Defense. The...

World 11.02.23 | 11:47

Earthquake death toll nears 25,000 after five days of searching

The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria have claimed the lives of nearly 25,000 people as fewer and fewer victims were being found alive under the rubble five days after the disaster struck. In Türkiye alone, at least 20,665 people were killed and 80,088 others injured by the two strong quakes that jolted...

World 09.02.23 | 09:20

Numbers keep increasing: Death toll rises to over 16,000 In Turkey, Syria quake

The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria has risen to more than 16,000, while rescue teams are still searching for survivors trapped under the rubble. Officials and medics said 12,873 people had died in Turkey and 3,162 in Syria since Monday’s 7.8-magnitude quake,...

World 06.02.23 | 14:04

Second massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Turkey

A second earthquake has struck Turkey just hours after a massive 7.8 magnitude tremor struck the same region, killing at least 1,500 people, Telegraph reported. The epicentre of the first quake was in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, with much of the devastation centred along the border region, where...

Macedonia 06.02.23 | 12:35

VMRO-DPMNE extends condolences to friendly Turkish people over earthquake victims

VMRO-DPMNE and party leader Hristijan Mickoski extended Monday condolences to the friendly Turkish people and to the Republic of Turkey over the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the area of the city of Gaziantep. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, hoping the...

Macedonia 06.02.23 | 11:22

Hotlines available for assistance to Macedonian nationals in Turkey after devastating earthquake

Following the devastating earthquake in the southeastern part of Turkey, the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted the Embassy of Macedonia in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul, which are in constant communication with the competent institutions of Turkey. Our diplomatic and consular...

World 06.02.23 | 08:56

7.8 magnitude earthquake kills more than 500 people in Turkey, Syria

A powerful earthquake has hit a wide area in south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, killing more than 500 people and trapping many others, BBC reports. The US Geological Survey said the 7.8 magnitude tremor struck at 04:17 local time (01:17 GMT) at a depth of 17.9km (11 miles) near the city of...

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...