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Turkey To Host Afghanistan Peace Talks From April 24

Turkey is hosting a crucial meeting this month to be attended by the United Nations and Qatar as part of a United States-backed push to see a peace agreement between Afghanistan’s warring sides finalised. The Taliban has said it will not attend the meeting on the Afghan peace process in Turkey if it took place […]

Turkey Detains 10 Former Admirals Over Statement On Straits Treaty

Turkish authorities has detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired senior Navy Officers issued a statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups. It was gathered that the retired admirals were detained as part of an investigation into their open letter, which was launched by the chief […]

Turkey Slams German Arms Embargo Search of Ship in the

Berlin/Istanbul (dpa) – Turkey has condemned a search operation by German marines that took place on a cargo ship in the Mediterranean as part of a wider EU mission to enforce the Libya arms embargo. “We protest this action, which was conducted without authority and with the use of force,” the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said. German marines […]

COVID-19: Turkey Extends Travel Ban In 15 Major Cities

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has announced to extend a travel ban in 15 major cities for another 15 days due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry said in a statement that the travel ban will continue from May 20, 2020, to June 3, 2020, as defaulters will be fined. It added that air, land, and […]

No Regrets In The Journey So Far – Nigerian International,

Nigerian International Emem Eduok has described his professional journey so far as one without regrets as he has spent it improving himself in all ramifications. The forward made this assertion during a chat with journalists on the Nigerian Sports media channel. He defined his journey as one with its fair share of bumps but also […]

Coronavirus: Turkey To Shut Iran Border

Turkey has announced that it would “temporarily” close its border with neighboring Iran as alarm grows over a spike in new coronavirus infections there. According to AFP, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca disclosed this to reporters on Sunday. He said: “We have decided to shut the land border temporarily after an increase in the number of […]

Plane Splits Into Two After Landing In Turkey

A passenger plane with 177 persons on board has split into two after it  skidded off the runway while landing at an Istanbul airport Turkey. According to AFP, the aircraft had on Wednesday flown into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport from the Aegean city of Izmir in very wet weather. The state broadcaster TRT reported that […]

Turkey Quake Death Toll Rises To 31

As rescue efforts continue, the death toll from the powerful earthquake which struck eastern Turkey has risen to 31. Officials disclosed this on Sunday, January 26, 2020, revealing that the magnitude 6.8 quake hit on Friday evening, January 24, 2020, with its epicentre in the small Lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province but also […]

Libya Warlords Meet In Moscow To Sign Ceasefire Deal

The heads of Libya’s warring sides met in Moscow to sign a ceasefire deal ending nine months of heavy fighting. The meeting follows a diplomatic push by Turkey and Russia, which is keen to bolster its status as a powerbroker in the Middle East and step into a diplomatic void left by what observers see […]

Turkey Arrests 70 Suspected IS Members

Turkey has arrested 100 suspected members of the Islamic State group (IS) in raids across the country. The State News Agency Anadolu reported this on Monday, December 30, 2019.  More than 40 Iraqis, around 20 Syrians and a Moroccan were among those detained across six provinces in recent days, including Ankara, Bursa and Batman, Anadolu […]