Turkish police on Monday detained 159 people over protests in Istanbul against President Erdogan’s appointment of a new rector at one of the country’s top Universities, the Istanbul Governor’s office said.
President Tayyip Erdogan said he would discuss strained U.S. relations with President-elect Joe Biden if he takes office, playing down the possibility of sanctions over Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defence systems.
A German frigate serving under a Greek-commanded EU naval mission conducted an hours-long and illegal search early on Monday on a Turkish cargo ship carrying humanitarian supplies in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to war-torn Libya.
Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but denounced civilians leaving the area for burning houses and committing what it called “ecological terror.”
A Turkish mother and three of her children were pulled on Saturday from under the rubble of a collapsed building where they had been trapped for almost 18 hours, following a powerful earthquake that killed at least 27 people.
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met international mediators in Geneva on Friday in the latest round of talks to resolve conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, where hundreds have been killed in more than a month of fighting.
The earthquake was felt intensely in Seferihisar as well as in the city center and surrounding districts. It was stated that some buildings in Izmir collapsed and many buildings were damaged. AFAD reported that 17 people lost their lives, including 1 drowning, and 763 people were injured in the earthquake.
Azerbaijan accused Armenia of killing 21 people and wounding dozens in a missile strike near Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 28, the deadliest reported attack on civilians in a month of fighting over the disputed region.
As two countries that place particular emphasis on their defence and security, Poland values and hopes to further cooperation in both fields, Poland’s Ambassador to Turkey Jakub Kumoch said, adding that Warsaw also supports Ankara’s accession to the European Union.
Ankara has accused Charlie Hebdo of promoting hatred after the French satirical magazine published a front-page caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid cultural tensions between France and Muslim countries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after the anti-Islam politician posted a series of tweets against the Turkish leader, including one that described him as a “terrorist.”