Monday, 8 March 2021

Tag Archives: Turkey

Mesut Ozil quits Germany over ‘racism and disrespect’

BERLIN: Mesut Ozil was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting “racism” over criticism for the side’s World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots but was born in Germany, had been under fire since posing ...

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Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency

AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images ISTANBUL: Turkey’s state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup came to an end on Thursday, but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the state of emergency on ...

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24 killed, 70 injured in Turkey train derailment

ISTANBUL: 24 people were killed and dozens of others injured after a passenger train derailed in northwestern Tekirdag province of Turkey on Sunday due to ground erosion after heavy rains. The train, carrying 362 passengers and six train staff, was traveling from Edirne province to Istanbul when five of its ...

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Erdogan leads partial count in pivotal Turkey poll

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was leading a tightly-contested presidential election in a partial count as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised opposition and weakening economy. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap polls, ...

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Netherlands withdraw envoy to Turkey as ties sour

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THE HAGUE: The Netherlands announced it was withdrawing its ambassador from Turkey , and will refuse to allow Ankara to post one in the country as diplomatic ties plunge to new lows. Relations have deteriorated in the past months, after Dutch officials barred a Turkish minister from attending a rally ...

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Turkey rejects EU partnership proposal

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected proposals of a partnership with the EU, insisting full membership to the bloc is the only option, in an interview published Sunday. Hosting Erdogan on a visit to Paris in January, French President Emmanuel Macron said it was “hypocrisy” to say progress ...

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Apple invests in Malala’s education fund

LONDON: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The ...

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Pakistan tops list of world’s best travel destination for 2018

LONDON: British Backpacker Society describes it as ‘one of the friendliest countries on earth’ Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”. ...

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Turkish ‘coup’ officer granted asylum in Greece

ATHENS: The co-pilot of a helicopter, who flew seven other Turkish military officers to Greece a day after last year s failed coup in Turkey, has been granted asylum, a Greek judicial source said on Saturday. The co-pilot landed in the Greek city of Alexandroupoli, not far from the Turkish border, ...

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