Some 10,771 incidents of violence against healthcare workers were reported in Turkey in 2016, the Health Ministry has announced following an MP’s inquiry, daily Birgün reported on June 19.
Around 200 suspects have been detained after a huge dawn sweep marked as the city’s largest ever anti-drug operation by Ankara’s narcotics police on June 20, police have said, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on June 20 that the Turkish government must pay compensation amounting to 54,000 euros to an Alevi foundation on the grounds of religious discrimination.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to “respect judicial rulings,” as CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s “justice march” from the capital Ankara to Istanbul enters its 6th day.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has stressed the importance of the guarantees system and emphasized that the Turkish side will not accept pre-conditions voiced by Greek Cyprus ahead of the crucial upcoming meeting in Crans-Montana in Switzerland on June 28.
The catering firm, whose contract with a military barrack was recently cancelled after a mass food poisoning incident in the western Turkish province of Manisa, was also accused of another poisoning incident from 2016 which took place at the Finance Ministry.
The mayor of Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district has apologized over a tweet shared on the municipality’s Twitter account celebrating Pride Week
European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who oversees EU membership bids, will pay a visit to Turkey on July 6 as part of a re-engagement decision made by parties during a meeting between EU officials and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 25
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet his Turkish counterpart again next week in Europe, the top U.S. general said on June 19
As yet there is no new military troop deployment from Turkey to Qatar, Turkish military sources have said, amid reports of joint military exercises
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The downing of a Syrian Su-22 jet on June 18 by a U.S. F-18 near the Syrian city of Raqqa triggered an unexpected escalation of tension between the U.S. and Russia
The Turkish government has said the “justice march” of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to Istanbul “supports FETÖ,” referring to what prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), believed to have been behind the July 2016 coup attempt.
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has urged his German counterpart to review the country’s stance on individuals who are suspected of being coup plotters and currently seeking asylum in Germany
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on June 19 stressed “respect for the judicial rulings” regarding the eight Turkish soldiers accused of taking part in last year’s coup attempt, whose extradition to Turkey was previously rejected.
Turkey wants to make a “fresh start” with the European Union under a new vision, in the wake of soured relations over recent months, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım stated on June 19
An Istanbul court on June 19 rejected an objection to arrest filed for jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu
Russia has appointed Alexei Yerkhov as Moscow’s new ambassador to Turkey, under a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on June 19, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to continue “marching for justice for 80 million with determination” on the fifth day of his protest march from the Turkish capital Ankara to Istanbul.
The number of detainees involved in a food poisoning case at a military barracks in the western province of Manisa has increased from 21 to 24, the local governor told private broadcaster CNN Türk on June 19.
Turkish troops have arrived in Qatar for long-planned joint military exercises, Al Jazeera reported on June 19, a deployment made possible by legislation fast-tracked by Ankara following a diplomatic rift between Doha and four other Arab states.
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