Report: UK Defense Official in Lebanon in Show of ‘Firm’ Support

The UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Senior Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa (DSAME), Air Marshal Martin Sampson, begins his visit to Lebanon with meeting President Michel Aoun on Wednesday in a...

Foreign Firms Vie to Rebuild Ravaged Beirut Port

Eight months after a massive blast ripped through Beirut port and nearby districts of the Lebanese capital, a host of foreign companies with different national interests are competing to rebuild it. "Everyone has their eyes...

Istanbul to host Afghan peace conference on April 24

Turkey announced on April 13 that a keenly awaited international conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4. The high-level and inclusive conference between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban is...

Photograph of Lake Van wins NASA competition

A photograph of Turkey's Lake Van taken from space by an astronaut has been crowned the winner in a weeks-long NASA competition. The photo, which depicts the lake in eastern Turkey with its swirling cerulean and azure waters was one of two...

Underground ancient city to be unearthed

A surface survey will be carried out in collaboration with Pamukkale University (PAU) and the Sarayköy Municipality to unearth the underground ancient city of Attouda in the western province of Denizli’s Sarayköy district. The...

Istanbul to fight mosquitoes via mobile app

The Istanbul Municipality has launched a mobile application that will enable authorities to identify and locate different mosquito species in the city in a bid to check the mosquito-borne diseases in the province. The application aims to identify and...

Miners have Ramadan’s first ‘sahur’ 250 meters underground

The holy fasting month of Ramadan has begun with Muslims from all over the world observing the fast under the shadow of the pandemic. Turkish miners in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak have also marked the start of Ramadan by...

Coronavirus death toll reaches 34,455 as daily cases hit 59,187

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 59,187 as the daily patients increase by 2,723 in the past 24 hours, and 273 more people have died, taking the death toll to 34,455, the...

MHP leader slams Italian PM over remarks against Erdoğan

Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), has slammed Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi for calling President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a dictator, stressing the Turkish history has never created leaders like “Duce” or “Führer.” “Italy’s inept and...

Greek foreign minister to visit Turkey

Greece's foreign minister is scheduled to pay Turkey an official visit on April 15, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. During the visit, Nikos Dendias will meet his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the ministry said on April 13. All aspects of bilateral ties...

CHP leader calls on opposition mayors to increase aid to people during Ramadan

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has said that mayors from his party will intensify their efforts to provide aid to people in need during the month of Ramadan while...

Turkey wants Russia-Ukraine tension to end peacefully: Minister

Turkey is in favor of ending the tension between Russia and Ukraine peacefully by respecting territorial integrity, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on April 13. “As we have always said, we are in favor of a peaceful end of the tension between...

Turkey declares partial lockdown during Ramadan

Turkey on April 13 announced a two-week partial lockdown to help curb a recent rise in the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Speaking to reporters following a cabinet meeting that lasted three hours, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the new measures...

Salameh investigated, Hariri heads to Moscow, Military Tribunal to try protesters: Everything you need...

lorientlejour.com-David Hale, the third-highest ranking US State Department official, will meet party leaders in Lebanon today in an effort to break the cabinet formation deadlock. (Credit: Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images) The Swiss judiciary is investigating Riad...

Ever Given stuck again as Suez Canal Authority pursues salvage costs

Megaship that ran aground now caught in legal row between owners and Egyptian authorities reportedly seeking $900m The Ever Given after it was fully floated in the Suez Canal on 29 March. Photograph: Mohamed Abd...

Araqchi to Press TV: IAEA informed Iran to start 60% enrichment as of Wed.

Abbas Araqchi, political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, leaves the ‘Grand Hotel Wien’ after the closed-door nuclear talks with the EU, China and Russia in Vienna on April 9, 2021....

Turkey fully committed to EU membership, Erdoğan says

https://www.dailysabah.com President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan highlighted Turkey's commitment to EU accession, as he said the country has been taking necessary steps to become a full member. "Turkey's efforts in issues like democracy, human rights, rule of...

The mediators wanted to leave the occupied territories to the Armenians – I. Aliyev

https://www.turan.az-Baku/12.04.21/Turan: For many years, international mediators, negotiating, deceived us. They sought not to resolve the conflict, but to freeze it. International structures wanted to leave the occupied territories to the Armenians, stated on Monday...

Iranian media spreads report of attack on alleged Mossad center in Iraq

Casualties were reported in the alleged attack, Iraqi sources told Iranian media https://www.jpost.com/-By TZVI JOFFRE Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim men from the Iranian-backed group Kataib Hezbollah wave the party's flags as they walk along a street painted...

Turkey’s COVID-19 cases hit new peak at 59,000

Over 59,000 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Turkey on Tuesday, marking the highest single-day figure in the country since the pandemic started last year. A total of 59,187 cases, including 2,723 symptomatic patients, were confirmed...