Turkish minister slams despicable Greek news headline

20 September 2020 0

The Turkish defense minister on Sunday slammed a despicable headline in a Greek newspaper about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “The shameful record will remain a black mark in Greek press history,” Hulusi Akar was quoted in a statement by National Defense Ministry on Twitter. He condemned the “extremely worthless statement” that appeared in Demokratia’s Friday edition, saying it was “not even related to journalism.” The minister said anyone with common sense, including the clear-headed Greek Read More

Turkey: Recoveries rise, number of ICU patients drops

6 May 2020 0

Turkey’s number of ICU and ventilator patients drop, and a total of 73,285 people have recovered so far from the novel coronavirus in Turkey, including 5,119 registered on Tuesday, the country’s health minister said. The death toll from the pandemic rose to 3,520 as Turkey saw 59 more deaths in the past 24 hours, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. The country recorded 1,832 new cases, bringing the tally to 129,491, he added. Also, over 33,283 Read More

Turkish jets hit PKK terror targets in northern Iraq

3 May 2019 0

Turkish airstrikes on Friday hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, according to the National Defense Ministry The Turkish jets destroyed weapon positions, shelters, and ammunition depots used by PKK terrorists in the Metina region, the ministry said in a statement. In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 Read More

Turkish police seize ancient manuscript from smugglers

12 March 2019 0

Turkish police recovered an ancient leather manuscript from suspected antiquities traffickers in a central province, security sources said on Tuesday. The manuscript — thought to be stolen from a Syrian museum — were seized in Kirsehir. Acting on a tip, police squads stopped a suspected car with an Istanbul license plate on Ankara-Kayseri highway near Kaman district of Kirsehir. They found the manuscript hidden in a rug near the car seat, said the sources, who Read More

Young techies spurred to enter Istanbul fest contests

20 February 2019 0

Applications now accepted at www.teknofestistanbul.org through end of February This year Teknofest Istanbul, Turkey’s largest aerospace and technology festival, is set to honor tech-minded young people in its exciting competitions, but hopefuls should apply now. In its second edition this year, the festival will give away over 2 million Turkish liras ($376,000) in prize money for young technology talents. Winning teams will be awarded in a number of categories such as artificial intelligence, robotics, rocket Read More

Turkish Airlines carried over 50M passengers in Jan-Aug

14 September 2018 0

Number of passengers carried by national flag carrier up 13.1 pct year-on-year in first 8 months of 2018, says airline Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines carried 50.7 million passengers from January to August, the company announced Friday. The total number of passengers carried by the airline rose 13.1 percent year-on-year in the eight-month period, the airline said in a statement. Turkish Airlines noted that the increase in number of domestic and international passengers is Read More

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