Turkey

Turkey Hunts For Earthquake Survivors As Death Toll Hits 31

Turkish rescue teams are continuing efforts to pull earthquake survivors from collapsed buildings, more than a day and a half after a powerful magnitude 6.8 quake hit the country’s east
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Turkish Leader Slams ‘propaganda’ As Quake Deaths Rise To 29

ANKARA, Turkey — The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 29 on Saturday night as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said. Speaking at a...
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Greek Prime Minister Calls Erdogan To Offer Help To Quake-hit Turkey

ATHENS (Sputnik) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend his condolences to the Turkish people over the deadly earthquake and offer help, Mitsotakis' office said.
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Turkey Moves Toward Passage Of Controversial "marry Your Rapist" Law

Turkey Moves Toward Passage Of Controversial "Marry Your Rapist" Law Authored by Jonathan Turley, We have often discussed the struggle of women in Muslim countries in resisting religious-based requirements for coverings and limitations...
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Powerful Quake Kills At Least 20, Injures More Than 1,000 In Eastern Turkey

ELAZIG, TURKEY — A powerful earthquake has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors Saturday.At least 30 people were missing following...
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14 Dead, Hundreds Injured After Earthquake Hits Eastern Turkey

The earthquake struck Elazig in the eastern part of the country with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8.
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Birth Tourism? Not Anymore, Says State Department

Lora Ries Politics, Americas Was it a good idea? “Birth tourism” has become big business. Today, hundreds of companies advertise to pregnant women—particularly upper-middle-class women from China, Nigeria, Russia, and Turkey—offering...
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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Turkey

Turkey's emergency management agency says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken the country's east.The earthquake struck Friday at 1755 GMT, 8:55 p.m. local time, near the town of Sivrice in eastern Elazig province, the...
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Trump’s Sanctions On Iran Are Helping Fuel A New Refugee Crisis — In Turkey

Iran has long hosted millions of Afghan refugees, but its economic crisis is sending them to the exits.
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Turkey Moves Toward Passage Of Controversial “marry Your Rapist” Law

We have often discussed the struggle of women in Muslim countries in resisting religious-based requirements for coverings and limitations on their movements and interactions. Turkey was once the exception among these countries as a secular, modern...
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Turkey: Supreme Court Of Appeals Upholds Prison Sentence For Armenian Writer For Criticizing...

Turkey’s Court of Cassation, also called Supreme Court of Appeals of Turkey, has recently upheld the 13-and-a-half-month prison sentence imposed by a local court on the prominent Armenian writer Sevan Nişanyan for his “offensive” statements...
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Turkey Demands Greece "demilitarize" 16 Aegean Islands Amid Gas Drilling Dispute

Turkey Demands Greece "Demilitarize" 16 Aegean Islands Amid Gas Drilling Dispute At a moment tensions are soaring over Turkey's expansive East Mediterranean claims, and after starting early last summer it began sending oil and gas...
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‘eu Cannot Stop Turkey In Eastern Mediterranean’ – Northern Cyprus Fm

Foreign Affairs Minister of the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Kudret Ozersay said on Tuesday that some EU countries are attempting to mediate in Cyprus over natural resources.
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Video: The Latest On Impeachment And Turkey

My UnPresidented podcast co-host Cliff Schecter and I discuss the ongoing mess in Turkey, and the latest on impeachment, including Nancy Pelosi deliciously taking Trump down in a key meeting yesterday, Trump’s bizarre letter to Turkish...
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State Department Right To Tackle ‘birth Tourism’

“Birth tourism” has become big business. Today, hundreds of companies advertise to pregnant women—particularly upper-middle-class women from China, Nigeria, Russia, and Turkey—offering assistance to get visas that would allow them to visit...
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Can The Putin-erdogan Partnership Last?

The partnership between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken the West by surprise. The two leaders met no less than six times in 2019, underscoring the close relationship they’ve established, one that seems at...
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Hundreds Of Airstrikes Hit Syria As Assad’s Forces Seek To Take Back Control

Warning: this report contains images some viewers may find distressing. Just eight days after a ceasefire was brokered between Russia and Turkey, the Syrian regime has intensified its bombardment of rebel-held areas in southern Idlib and Aleppo. ...
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The Whistling Bird Language Of The Turkish Mountains

Great Big Story went into the remote mountains of Turkey where the main language isn’t spoken but whistled instead. This language, called kus dili (bird language), was used by farmers working along the Pontic mountainside for centuries until...

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Cavusoglu Says Turkey Won't Send Additional Military Advisers To Libya As Long As Ceasefire Observed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in early January that Turkish troops were already on their way to Libya to support the internationally recognised Government of National Accord at its request. He, however, clarified on Monday that there...
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Ankara Suggests Creating Working Group To Assess Compatibility Of S-400 With Nato's Defenсes

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ankara is proposing to establish a working group to assess the compatibility of Russian S-400 air defence system with US F-35 fighters, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday at the World Economic Forum.
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