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Turkish lira plummets after Erdogan fires central bank chief

Turkish lira plummets after Erdogan fires central bank chief The Turkish currency has plummeted against the U.S. dollar after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired the central bank governor over the weekend for hiking interest rates By SUZAN FRASER AND DAVID McHUGH Associated PressMarch 22, 2021, 6:14 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Split Cyprus defends razor wire to halt migrant crossovers

Split Cyprus defends razor wire to halt migrant crossovers The government of ethnically split Cyprus has come under fire over a decision to lay razor wire along a section of a U.N.-controlled buffer zone to stem migrant inflows from the island’s breakaway north By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 6:28 PM• 3 min readThe …

Italy rejects two-state deal for ethnically divided Cyprus

Italy rejects two-state deal for ethnically divided Cyprus Italy’s foreign minister says that his country strongly disapproves of any deal to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus that doesn’t conform to an already agreed-upon federal framework that’s spelled out in United Nations resolutions By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 4:46 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressCypriot …

Turkey jails 5 to life over 2016 Russian envoy’s killing

Turkey jails 5 to life over 2016 Russian envoy’s killing Turkey’s state-run media says a court has sentenced five people to life prison terms over the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in 2016 ByThe Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 4:06 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this …

US presents warring Afghan sides with draft peace agreement

US presents warring Afghan sides with draft peace agreement Afghans involved in peace talks say the Biden administration has presented an eight-page draft peace agreement to the country’s warring sides for review and told them to come to Turkey in coming weeks ready to move on it By KATHY GANNON Associated PressMarch 8, 2021, 7:18 …

Protesters urge end to violence against women in Turkey

Protesters urge end to violence against women in Turkey Thousands of people joined a Women’s Day march in central Istanbul to denounce violence against women in Turkey, where more than 400 women were killed last year ByThe Associated PressMarch 8, 2021, 7:11 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressProtesters chant slogans during a rally to mark …

Aerials show huge blaze after oil facility strike in Syria

Aerials show huge blaze after oil facility strike in Syria Aerial images obtained and analyzed by the Associated Press show the aftermath of a suspected missile strike on an oil-loading facility used by Turkey-backed opposition forces in northern Syria ByThe Associated PressMarch 7, 2021, 2:15 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash

Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash Turkey’s Defense Ministry says a sudden, mid-flight change of weather conditions is likely to have caused a helicopter crash which killed 11 military personnel in eastern Turkey ByThe Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 4:25 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressSoldiers carry the coffin of army general Osman …

11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey Turkey’s Defense Ministry says a military helicopter has crashed in eastern Turkey, killing 11 soldiers on board and injuring two others By SUZAN FRASER Associated PressMarch 4, 2021, 7:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSoldiers and rescue workers stand around …

Turkish Defense Ministry says 9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

Turkish Defense Ministry says 9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey Turkish Defense Ministry says 9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey ByThe Associated PressMarch 4, 2021, 3:27 PM• 1 min read ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish Defense Ministry says 9 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey.

Probe into EU border agency leaves some questions unanswered

Probe into EU border agency leaves some questions unanswered An inquiry into claims that the European Union’s border and coast guard agency was involved in illegal pushbacks of migrants has not been able to link Frontex to any of the alleged incidents By LORNE COOK Associated PressMarch 4, 2021, 1:49 PM• 5 min readShare to …

Strong earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans

Greece: Thousands spend night outdoors after powerful quake Fearful of returning to their homes, thousands of people in central Greece are spending the night outdoors after a powerful earthquake, felt across the region, damaged homes and public buildings By DEREK GATOPOULOS and COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated PressMarch 3, 2021, 7:40 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Muse – Sober Lyrics

Royal Canadian blended The spicy aroma had mended me Matured for years and imported Into my glass you poured it And you’re the only reason That I remain unfrozen Suppose it stands to reason That you would turn on me You’re so solid You’re so solid It burns inside of me Cause you’re so solid …

Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree Lyrics

: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos. Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe Help to make the season bright Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight. They know …

Turkish research ship in port after Mediterranean survey

Turkish research ship in port after Mediterranean surveyThe Turkish research vessel at the heart of an energy dispute between Turkey and Greece is back at port ahead of a European Union summit where potential sanctions will be discussedBy ZEYNEP BILGINSOYNovember 30, 2020, 4:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 18 killed

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 18 killedAn opposition war monitor and a Kurdish news agency say clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed opposition gunmen in northern Syria have left at least 18 fighters deadByThe Associated PressNovember 24, 2020, 4:24 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Clashes between …

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 deadGreece’s coast guard says a speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank before reaching land, leaving one person deadByThe Associated PressNovember 23, 2020, 12:23 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:33NOTIFIED: Nov. 23, …

Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soon

Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soonAfghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah says a UBy SUZAN FRASER Associated PressNovember 21, 2020, 1:27 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ANKARA, Turkey — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah said Saturday that the U.S. decision to begin withdrawing troops …

Turkish, Saudi leaders speak by phone ahead of G20 summit

Turkish, Saudi leaders speak by phone ahead of G20 summitTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman by phone ahead of the G-20 virtual summit hosted by the kingdomByThe Associated PressNovember 21, 2020, 7:17 AM• 1 min read ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Saudi Arabia’s King …

Greece: No police custody for migrant unaccompanied minors

Greece: No police custody for migrant unaccompanied minorsGreece’s migration minister says the country is abolishing the practice of holding asylum seeker children and teenagers who arrive in Greece without parents or guardians in protective police custodyBy ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressNovember 18, 2020, 2:01 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressFILE In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 …

Pompeo meets Orthodox spiritual leader in Istanbul

Pompeo meets Orthodox spiritual leader in IstanbulU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians during a short trip to Turkey that has raised the ire of Turkish officials and includes no meetings with any of themBy MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER Associated PressNovember 17, 2020, …

Turkey fines Google for abusing market dominance

Turkey fines Google for abusing market dominanceTurkish regulators have fined Google 196.7 million Turkish liras ($25.5 million) for allegedly abusing its market dominance in online searchesByThe Associated PressNovember 13, 2020, 3:35 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article1:27US Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against GoogleThe DOJ accuses the tech giant of illegally …

Austria says mistakes made in dealing with Vienna attacker

Austria says mistakes made in dealing with Vienna attackerAustrian authorities say intelligence officials in Slovakia told their Austrian counterparts in July that the man who fatally shot four people in a terror attack in Vienna this week had tried to buy ammunition thereBy PHILIPP JENNE Associated PressNovember 4, 2020, 5:10 PM• 3 min readShare to …

Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online law

Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online lawTurkey has issued fines against global social media companies for failing to appoint a representative to ensure they conform to Turkish lawBy ANDREW WILKSNovember 4, 2020, 12:40 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:10NOTIFIED: Nov. 4, 2020Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The …

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quakeRescuers in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir have pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and GreeceBy MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER Associated PressNovember 3, 2020, 5:48 PM• 4 min …

Turkey’s health minister has tweeted that 4 people were killed in the earthquake that struck Turkey

Turkey’s health minister has tweeted that 4 people were killed in the earthquake that struck TurkeyTurkey’s health minister has tweeted that 4 people were killed in the earthquake that struck TurkeyByThe Associated PressOctober 30, 2020, 1:56 PM• 1 min read ISTANBUL — Turkey’s health minister has tweeted that 4 people were killed in the earthquake …

Bangladesh holds massive protest against French cartoons

Thousands in Bangladesh protest against French cartoonsAround 10,000 people in Bangladesh have rallied in the South Asian nation’s capital to protest France’s presidentBy JULHAS ALAM Associated PressOctober 27, 2020, 4:38 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:08NOTIFIED: Oct. 27, 2020Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.Catch up on the developing stories …

Turkey: US consulate employee receives 5-year jail term

Turkey: US consulate employee receives 5-year jail termA Turkish court has convicted a local employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul of aiding a terrorist organization and sentenced him to five years and two months in prisonByThe Associated PressOctober 27, 2020, 4:10 PM• 2 min read ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Tuesday convicted …

Greece sells 15-year bond to bolster reserves amid pandemic

Greece sells 15-year bond to bolster reserves amid pandemicGreece’s finance minister says the country has raised 2 billion euros in a 15-year bond issue, taking advantage of low interest rates to bolster cash reserves amid the coronavirus pandemic and continuing tension with neighboring TurkeyByThe Associated PressOctober 21, 2020, 3:27 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressA …

Greece asks EU countries to halt military exports to Turkey

Greece asks EU countries to halt military exports to TurkeyGreece’s foreign minister says he has asked fellow European Union members to halt military exports to Turkey, amid a deepening dispute between Greece and its neighbor over maritime boundaries in the eastern MediterraneanBy ELENA BECATOROS and LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressOctober 20, 2020, 2:10 PM• 3 min …