Coronavirus death toll reaches 5,097 as daily cases increase by 1,356

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,356 in the past 24 hours, and 15 more people have died, taking the death toll to 5,097, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on June 28. Turkey's total confirmed cases stood at 197,239 according...

Coronavirus death toll reaches 9,513 as daily patients increase by 2,013

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 2,013 in the past 24 hours, and 68 more people have died, taking the death toll to 9,513, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Oct. 21. Turkey's total confirmed cases stood at 353,426,...

Armenia lodges request to ECHR for applying interim measure against Turkey

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 4, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian government has applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) requesting to apply an interim measure against Turkey, the Armenian Representation at the ECHR told Armenpress. “In  particular,...

CHP leader raises shopkeepers’ problems due to pandemic

The government has done nothing concrete in order to resolve the economic problems of almost two million shopkeepers and craftsmen due to the pandemic, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, criticizing what...

Insiders speculate Netflix could leave Turkey over increasing gov’t censorship: report

After Netflix was forced to end a Turkish drama series because it had a gay leading character, industry insiders are speculating the world-dominating streaming service might completely withdraw from Turkey, according to the Reclaim...

Turkey commemorates 27th anniversary of Sivas massacre

The Sivas Massacre, an arson attack staged against mostly Alevi guests attending an event at Madımak Hotel that killed 33 intellectuals and two hotel personnel, was commemorated on its 27th anniversary on July 2 in the Central Anatolian...

Armenian foreign minister off to Artsakh

YEREVAN, January 5. /ARKA/. Armenia's Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian has left today for Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported. It said in Nagorno-Karabakh Minister Aivazian is set to have a series of meetings with...

Turkish parliament condemns Macron over remarks on Islam

In a joint declaration on Oct. 27, the Turkish parliament condemned the French president's remarks against Islam. "The representatives of political parties in the Turkish Grand National Assembly strongly condemn provocative, disrespectful and dangerous remarks of French...

Thousands March In Minsk In Latest Opposition Effort To Pressure Lukashenka

https://www.rferl.org-Protesters rally in Minsk on September 6 MINSK -- Tens of thousands of Belarusians have marched through central Minsk as part of the continuing opposition-led effort to pressure President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to resign. Scenes from the...

Tourism activity robust in Aegean

Tourism activity remained robust in September, which is usually not part of the high tourism season, in the Aegean region, one of Turkey’s major holiday destinations. “Domestic tourism activity was pretty strong in July and August. Holidaymakers extended their...

Oxford college wants to remove Rhodes statue

By Sean Coughlan BBC News family and education correspondent – BBC.COM Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have been calling for an Oxford college's statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed Oriel College in Oxford has...

Turkey to continue exploration in east Med until June 15

Turkey has issued another navigational telex, or Navtex, for the area in the Eastern Mediterranean where it will conduct seismic research activities. According to Dec. 22’s announcement, the mission, which will be carried out by the Oruç Reis seismic...

Revoking deputy seats a coup against democracy, Turkey’s opposition says

Three members of Turkey’s parliament had their seats revoked and were subsequently arrested late on Thursday, kicking off protests and condemnations. Two members of pro-Kurdish left-wing opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Leyla Güven and Musa Farisoğulları,...

Letter From Baroness Cox to The Ambassador of Azerbaijan in UK

THE BARONESS COX HOUSE OF LORDS LONDON SW1A 0PW Tahir Taghizade Ambassador of Azerbaijan in the UK Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan 4 Kensington Court London W8 5DL10September2020 Dear Ambassador,Your letter of 7 September refers to...

Turks may be forced to stay home in new COVID-19 restrictions

Turkey is expected to impose further COVID-19 restrictions following Tuesday’s cabinet meeting at the presidential complex in Ankara as the outbreak across the country worsens, the Hürriyet newspaper reported on Monday. The Turkish government may extend...

Armenia asks IAEA to help raise safety level of Metsamor nuclear power plant

YEREVAN, September 23. /ARKA/. Armenia's Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Suren Papikyan and the Deputy Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Juan Carlos Lentijo discussed in Vienna, Austria, prospects for expanding...

‘Moment for Extension Has Passed’: UK Minister Gove Rules Out Prolonging Brexit Transition Period

The post-Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020. Great Britain will not extend the transition period with the EU beyond the year-end deadline, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Friday. He took to Twitter...

Reopening Varosha to gain ground after virus: Turkish Cypriot PM

The premier of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) announced on June 6 that work on the reopening of Varosha (Maraş) will gain momentum after the coronavirus pandemic is finished. Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said in a statement there is...

Russian tourists lead return to Turkish resort hub of Antalya

Russian tourists led a charge in arrivals to Turkey's holiday destination of Antalya after flights between the countries resumed on Aug. 10, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday. Antalya has hosted some 325,000 tourists from...

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict killed 5,000 soldiers

BBC.COM-image copyright Reuters image captionRussian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. File image For more than six weeks, Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a bloody war, but few details emerged of the true scale of military casualties. Azerbaijan made significant territorial...