Tag: Istanbul

  • Turkey’s president says he will support Finland’s NATO bid

    Turkey’s president says he will support Finland’s NATO bid

    ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his government would move forward with ratifying Finland’s NATO application, paving the way for the country to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden. The breakthrough came when Finnish President Sauli Niinisto was in Ankara to meet Erdogan. Both Finland and Sweden applied to become […]

  • NATO hopeful says Ankara ready to ‘fulfill promise’

    NATO hopeful says Ankara ready to ‘fulfill promise’

    Finland expects Trkiye to give the green light to its application later this week, but Sweden’s fate remains uncertain Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Wednesday he expects a positive response on Helsinki’s membership of the US-led military bloc when he meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this week. Niinisto is scheduled to […]

  • NATO hopeful says Ankara is ready to fulfill promise

    NATO hopeful says Ankara is ready to fulfill promise

    Finland expects Trkiye to give the green light to its application later this week, but Sweden’s fate remains uncertain Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Wednesday he expects a positive response on Helsinki’s membership of the US-led military bloc when he meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this week. Niinisto is scheduled to […]

  • NATO pledges to support Ukraine ‘as long as needed’

    NATO pledges to support Ukraine ‘as long as needed’

    ISTANBUL – NATO on Friday reaffirmed its solidarity with Ukraine in the “heroic defense” of its nation as the alliance “solemnly” marks one year of Moscow’s “brutal” war against Kiev. “We pay tribute to the lives lost, and we deplore the tragic human suffering and destruction, including of Ukraine’s residential and civilian and energy infrastructures, […]

  • Foreign embassies in Turkey lower their flags to half-mast

    Foreign embassies in Turkey lower their flags to half-mast

    ANKARA – Many countries’ embassies and foreign missions in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday lowered their flags to half-mast and shared messages of solidarity after Monday’s strong earthquakes in southern Trkiye. The gesture came after Trkiye on Monday declared seven days of national mourning in the wake of the deadly tremors. Flags were flown […]

  • What is the Richter scale and which areas are more prone to earthquakes?

    What is the Richter scale and which areas are more prone to earthquakes?

    Many people do not realize that the Richter scale is logarithmic in nature. This means that each integer increment on the Richter scale represents a tenfold increase in the earthquake’s amplitude, or the size of its seismic waves, so a magnitude 7 Richter earthquake is 10 times stronger than a magnitude 6. It’s worth noting […]

  • Russian UFC fighter weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Russian UFC fighter weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Turkey’s president says no support for Sweden’s NATO bid

    Turkey’s president says no support for Sweden’s NATO bid

    ISTANBUL – Turkey’s president cast serious doubt on NATO expansion on Monday after warning Sweden not to expect support for its bid to join the military alliance following weekend protests in Stockholm by anti-Islam activist and pro-Kurdish groups. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Rasmus Paludan’s protest against the Koran on Saturday, saying it was an […]

  • Russian UFC star weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Russian UFC star weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Sweden’s Prime Minister condemns Koran burning

    Sweden’s Prime Minister condemns Koran burning

    Stockholm – Sweden’s prime minister has condemned this weekend’s burning of a Koran in Stockholm as “deeply disrespectful”, raising tensions with Turkey as the Nordic country courts Ankara over its NATO bid. Far-right politician Rasmus Paludan set fire to a copy of the Muslim holy book in front of the Turkish embassy in the Swedish […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag (VIDEO)

    Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag (VIDEO)

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag

    Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • Curtailment of Kimer: Ukraine puts the brakes on noted Danish journal

    Curtailment of Kimer: Ukraine puts the brakes on noted Danish journal

    Up for the Cavling AwardNiels Kvale, head of DR’s foreign desk, maintains that Kimer’s inability to work in Ukraine will undoubtedly hamper DR’s coverage. “I would be lying if I said it doesn’t matter that our best employee, who has the most experience, speaks the language and has covered Ukraine for 12-14 years, is not […]

  • Business Round-Up: Rough year for car sales … but not the electric kind

    Business Round-Up: Rough year for car sales … but not the electric kind

    Going up and upThe number of electric cars in Denmark has now reached 106,000 – an increase of 75.6 percent from a year ago. So far this year, 38.5 percent of newly registered cars have been electric or plug-in hybrid cars. See all the car sales figures from 2022 here. Organic exports increased significantlyDenmark’s export […]

  • Local Round-Up: Worst streets in Copenhagen for parking fines revealed

    Local Round-Up: Worst streets in Copenhagen for parking fines revealed

    Gothersgade is Copenhagen’s worst street for parking fines. In 2021, 2,743 of the capital’s 277,558 parking fines were issued on the street that runs from Søerne to Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen Municipality figures show. Higher numbers in 2022This year, the total number is expected to be even greater – both for Copenhagen and Gothersgade, which have […]

  • Sweden fulfills the Turkish demand – media

    Sweden fulfills the Turkish demand – media

    Stockholm has handed over a man previously found guilty of membership in a banned Kurdish group, according to the Anadolu news agency Sweden has extradited to Turkey a man convicted in his home country of being a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara considers a terrorist organization, Anadolu news agency reported on […]

  • Sweden fulfills Turkish media demand

    Sweden fulfills Turkish media demand

    Stockholm has handed over a man previously found guilty of membership in a banned Kurdish group, according to the Anadolu news agency Sweden has extradited to Turkey a man convicted in his home country of being a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara considers a terrorist organization, Anadolu news agency reported on […]

  • Turkish attacks on America’s Kurdish allies echo the Ukraine war

    Turkish attacks on America’s Kurdish allies echo the Ukraine war

    Bucharest, Romania – US President Joe Biden’s administration is toughening its language toward NATO ally Turkey as it tries to dissuade Turkish President Recep Erdogan from launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against US-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since November 20, after six people died in a bomb attack in Istanbul a week […]

  • Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey is threatening to send group troops into northeastern Syria in retaliation for a deadly bomb in Istanbul on November 13 that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attributed to the Syrian Kurdish YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Unit). The group has firmly denied responsibility for the attack. But Erdogan now plans to escalate the offensive in the […]

  • Therefore, Erdoğan wants to invade northern Syria

    Therefore, Erdoğan wants to invade northern Syria

    On November 13, a bomb detonated on Istanbul’s main pedestrian street Istiklal and several people were killed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blames the Kurdish YPG militia, which he considers to be an offshoot of the terror-labeled PKK guerrillas. But the Kurdish groups deny any involvement. After the deed, Turkey has begun bombing targets in […]

  • Winter hiatus in Ukraine conflict could last up to 6 months: Report

    Winter hiatus in Ukraine conflict could last up to 6 months: Report

    “You’re already seeing the bad weather in Ukraine slowing things down a little bit. It’s getting really muddy, which makes it difficult to do large-scale attacks,” U.S. Policy Undersecretary of Defense Colin Kahl said the newspaper. Meanwhile, the conflict is expected to enter a new phase due to the enforced pause in troop movements, according […]

  • Turkey blamed the Kurdish PKK for the bombing in Istanbul

    Turkey’s interior minister has accused the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) of being responsible for a bombing on a busy shopping street in Istanbul that killed six people and injured more than 80. On Sunday afternoon, a a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists. A suspect was arrested early Monday. “The person who planted the […]

  • The Finnish authorities express their condolences for the bombing in Istanbul

    The Finnish authorities express their condolences for the bombing in Istanbul

    The Turkish government has blamed Kurdish militants for an explosion that killed six people on a main shopping street in Istanbul on Sunday.

  • Explosion on pedestrian street in Istanbul – several injured

    Explosion on pedestrian street in Istanbul – several injured

    A major explosion rocked central Istanbul on Sunday afternoon. According to the news agency AP, at least eleven people have been injured and several ambulances are said to be at the scene near Taksim Square. Parts of the Istiklal parade street have reportedly been closed. The cause of the explosion is not clear.

  • Copenhagen listed among top 2023 destinations

    Copenhagen listed among top 2023 destinations

    One for the wealthyAmerican Express Travel even prepared a three-day itinerary for visitors who wanted to explore the city – clearly aimed at a high-end clientele. Day one offers check-in at Hotel D’Angleterre, check-out at Nørrebro and dining at Geranium, while day two offers trips to Rundetårn, Rosenborg Castle and a meal at Noma. Finally, […]

  • Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Read our live blog to see how […]

  • Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Follow our live blog for the latest […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Roundup at 2200 GMT, November 3

    RAMALLAH – Two Palestinians were killed and three wounded Thursday afternoon by Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank city of Jenin and its refugee camp, Palestinian doctors and eyewitnesses said. The Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement that Farouq Salameh, 28, died in Jenin’s state hospital from severe wounds after being shot […]

  • Zelensky calls for ‘long-term protection’ of Ukraine grain corridor

    Zelensky calls for ‘long-term protection’ of Ukraine grain corridor

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday that the grain shipping corridor to get food out of his country, part of an agreement Russia has suspended, needs reliable, long-term protection. Lawyers in Britain earlier took the first step towards what they said was “groundbreaking” legal action against Russia’s shadowy Wagner group over allegations it committed “terrorism” […]

  • Live: France accuses Russia of endangering world food supply

    Live: France accuses Russia of endangering world food supply

    French President Emmanuel Macron, during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday, accused Russia of endangering the world’s food supply by suspending its participation in a Ukrainian grain deal. Macron also assured Zelensky that France would help Ukraine get through the winter and help repair water and energy infrastructure damaged by Russian […]

  • NATO expansion in doubt over Turkey’s objections

    NATO expansion in doubt over Turkey’s objections

    Istanbul – Finland and Sweden’s aspirations to join NATO are in doubt as Turkey has renewed its objections to their bid for membership. Finnish diplomats met their Turkish counterparts on Tuesday in Ankara, according to local media. The meeting marked the latest diplomatic effort by Helsinki to persuade Ankara to agree to its bid to […]

  • Erdogan is working to deepen ties with Putin amid allies’ concerns

    Erdogan is working to deepen ties with Putin amid allies’ concerns

    Istanbul – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Friday with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to deepen relations. The talks are seen as likely contributing to growing concerns among some of Turkey’s NATO partners about its relationship with Moscow and where its loyalties lie. The phone call was announced in a press […]

  • America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    The trip came just a day after the country’s president had promised to maintain a ?principled position? on NATO expansion US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has made an unannounced trip to Turkey to meet with his counterpart in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration amid renewed concerns that Ankara could block the pending additions of […]

  • America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    The trip came just a day after the country’s president had pledged to maintain a “principled position” on NATO expansion US national security adviser Jake Sullivan has made an unannounced trip to Turkey, now known as Turkiye, to meet with his counterpart in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration amid renewed concerns that Ankara could block […]

  • America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    The trip came just a day after the country’s president had pledged to maintain a “principled position” on NATO expansion US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has made an unannounced trip to Turkey to meet with his counterpart in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration amid renewed concerns that Ankara could block the pending additions of […]

  • America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    America’s top security official makes a surprise trip to Turkey

    The trip came just a day after the country’s president had promised to maintain a ?principled position? on NATO expansion US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has made an unannounced trip to Turkey to meet with his counterpart in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration amid renewed concerns that Ankara could block the pending additions of […]

  • Erdogan has a “principled position” on NATO expansion

    Erdogan has a “principled position” on NATO expansion

    Trkiye hosted the US National Security Advisor for talks on the accession of Sweden and Finland to the bloc US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has made an unannounced trip to Turkey to meet with his counterpart in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration amid renewed concerns that Ankara could block the pending additions of Sweden […]

  • Erdogan expresses principled position on NATO expansion

    Erdogan expresses principled position on NATO expansion

    The US national security adviser has traveled to Istanbul to discuss Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to the bloc US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has made an unannounced trip to Turkey to meet with his counterpart in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration amid renewed concerns that Ankara could block the pending additions of Sweden and […]

  • Erdogan expresses “principled position” on NATO expansion

    Erdogan expresses “principled position” on NATO expansion

    The US national security adviser has traveled to Istanbul to discuss Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to the bloc US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has made an unannounced trip to Turkey to meet with his counterpart in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration amid renewed concerns that Ankara could block the pending additions of Sweden and […]

  • The panic in Russia after Putin’s mobilization

    The panic in Russia after Putin’s mobilization

    After Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that hundreds of thousands of men will be mobilized to fight in Ukraine, there have been strong protests in several places in Russia. Although there was first talk of 300,000 men and a so-called partial mobilization, it seems that not all of them are […]

  • Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Explosioner vid en rysk militärflygbas på Krim på tisdagen orsakades av en detonation av flygammunition och dödade en person, sade den ryske guvernören på Krim i sociala medier. Fem personer, inklusive ett barn, skadades också i explosionen. Följ våra liveuppdateringar för den senaste utvecklingen kring kriget i Ukraina. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). 18:48: Ryskt […]

  • Erdogan’s diplomacy with Russia alarms West FT

    Erdogan’s diplomacy with Russia alarms West FT

    While Turkey is a member of NATO, its president has taken a middle path towards Ukraine Western officials are “increasingly concerned” that Turkey, a NATO ally and prospective EU member, is deepening its cooperation with Russia, the Financial Times has reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently returned from Sochi and promised to increase trade […]

  • Live: First shipment of Ukrainian grain reaches Turkish waters

    Live: First shipment of Ukrainian grain reaches Turkish waters

    The first shipment of Ukrainian grain since Russia’s invasion reached Turkish territorial waters on Tuesday near the entrance to the Bosphorus. The number of border crossings from Ukraine has exceeded 10 million, the UN refugee agency reported. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 21:30: Fighting in […]

  • Första sändningen av ukrainsk spannmål når turkiska vatten

    Första sändningen av ukrainsk spannmål når turkiska vatten

    Den första transporten av ukrainskt spannmål sedan Rysslands invasion nådde turkiskt territorialvatten på tisdagen nära inloppet till Bosporen. Antalet gränsövergångar från Ukraina har passerat 10 miljoner, rapporterade FN:s flyktingorgan. Läs om dagens händelser när de utvecklades på vår liveblogg. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). Den här livesidan uppdateras inte längre. För mer av våra bevakning […]

  • Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment passes inspection in Turkey

    Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment passes inspection in Turkey

    A Russian and Ukrainian team carried out an inspection in Istanbul on Wednesday of a cargo ship carrying the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion, Turkish officials said. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 18:52: UN launches fact-finding mission in Ukraine’s prison […]

  • Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    Live: First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    A cargo ship carrying the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion is on its way to its final destination in Tripoli, Lebanon, after a Russian and Ukrainian team completed an inspection of the vessel in Istanbul on Wednesday. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris […]

  • First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    First Ukrainian grain shipment heading to Lebanon

    A cargo ship carrying the first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion is on its way to its final destination in Tripoli, Lebanon, after a Russian and Ukrainian team completed an inspection of the vessel in Istanbul on Wednesday. Read about today’s events as they unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). […]

  • Live: Three grain ships planned to leave Ukraine on Friday

    Live: Three grain ships planned to leave Ukraine on Friday

    Plans are in place for three more grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday, Turkey said, following the departure of the Sierra Leone-registered Razoni on Monday. France has taken in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began more than five months ago, authorities said Thursday. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest […]

  • Turkey says three grain ships will leave Ukraine on Friday

    Turkey says three grain ships will leave Ukraine on Friday

    Plans are in place for three more grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday, Turkey said, following the departure of the Sierra Leone-registered Razoni on Monday. France has taken in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began more than five months ago, authorities said Thursday. Read about today’s events as they unfolded. All […]

  • Which cities in the world share latitude with Russia (INFOGRAPHICS)

    Which cities in the world share latitude with Russia (INFOGRAPHICS)

    Geographically, Russia lies between the 41st and 81st parallels of north latitude. Do you know which major cities in the world are further south or further north than, for example, Moscow? Let’s start from the south and go north. So, that one Russia’s southernmost point, in the Republic of Dagestan, located on 41st degree of […]

  • Russia accuses the United States of a direct role in the war in Ukraine

    Russia accuses the United States of a direct role in the war in Ukraine

    He claimed that the United States approved the targets for the American-made Himars artillery used by Ukrainian forces. “It is the Biden administration that is directly responsible for all Kiev-sanctioned rocket attacks against residential areas and civilian infrastructure buildings in settlements in the Donbass and other regions that caused mass civilian deaths,” Konashenkov said. The […]

  • Is the grain agreement between Ukraine and Russia a "a beacon of hope" or an imaginary dream?

    Is the grain agreement between Ukraine and Russia a "a beacon of hope" or an imaginary dream?

    Millions of people in the world’s poorest nations, at imminent risk of starvation, heaved a sigh of relief at the news that these much-needed quantities of grain were reaching the market and grain prices could once again become affordable. Less than 24 hours later, however, Russian missiles hit targets in the port of Odesa, raising […]

  • Xinhua World News Roundup at 0100 GMT, July 24

    TRIPOLI – The death toll from clashes between two rival armed groups in the Libyan capital Tripoli has risen to 16 and injuries to 52, the Libyan health ministry said on Saturday. “All wounded are receiving medical care in public and private hospitals in Tripoli,” the ministry said on its Facebook page. (Libya-Clash-Death toll) – […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, July 21

    ANKARA – An agreement to resume grain shipments from Ukrainian ports through the Black Sea will be signed in Türkiye on Friday in an effort to resolve a global food crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed on Thursday. “Tomorrow we will take the first step in Istanbul towards the solution of the food crisis […]

  • European aviation chaos is crushing confidence in flying

    European aviation chaos is crushing confidence in flying

    The recent disruption in passenger schedules is clearly visible in the rise in partial cancellations and changes to bookings. Between May 30 and July 10, it has nearly tripled from 13 percent before the pandemic (in 2019) to 36 percent this summer. The collapse of last-minute bookings and the increase in cancellations and changes is […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, July 18

    ANKARA – Turkey will suspend Finland’s and Sweden’s accession process to NATO if they do not keep their promises to fight terrorism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. “I would like to remind you that we will freeze the process if they do not take the necessary measures to meet our conditions,” Erdogan […]

  • Are period trackers still safe to use?

    Are period trackers still safe to use?

    However, the criminalization of abortion raises legitimate concerns about the privacy of period trackers to a much higher level. Cybersecurity experts warn that data collected from these apps could potentially be used to punish anyone seeking an abortion if subpoenaed or sold to a third party. This discussion also draws attention to how sensitive data […]

  • Erdogan says Turkey will have the world’s best military

    Erdogan says Turkey will have the world’s best military

    The leader said that his country’s armed forces have created a? Large and powerful? Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to make Ankara’s military “number one” in the world, claiming that it has made “astonishing” achievements and great progress in training in recent years. Speaking of a closing ceremony on Friday at the […]

  • Copenhagen goes green faster than most

    Copenhagen goes green faster than most

    Cleaner air and more trees are neededCopenhagen scored 112 for its air quality level – only Stockholm and Abu Dhabi performed worse in the top 25. And only 15.70 percent of the city’s land is covered by forest, which only did better than Dublin (11.40 percent) and Amsterdam (11) in the top 15. The good […]

  • Turkey continues to threaten to veto Sweden, Finland from joining NATO

    Turkey continues to threaten to veto Sweden, Finland from joining NATO

    Istanbul – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to this week’s NATO summit in Madrid and threatens to veto Finland’s and Sweden’s attempts to join the Atlantic Alliance. Ankara warns that it is not ready to lift its veto threat against their offer of NATO membership ahead of the alliance’s summit in Madrid on Tuesday. […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, June 25

    TEHRAN – Iran and the European Union announced here on Saturday that the indirect negotiations between Iran and the United States will resume in the coming days in order to revive the Iranian nuclear pact. Speaking at a joint televised press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, visiting EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said […]

  • Turkey’s concerns did not ease Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO bid: Erdogan

    Turkey’s concerns did not ease Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO bid: Erdogan

    Istanbul [Turkey]June 25 (ANI / Xinhua): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey’s concerns about Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO were not answered with any significant steps. Erdogan told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation that Finland and Sweden had to take sincere and clear steps to house […]

  • Turkey’s concerns did not ease Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO bid: Erdogan

    ISTANBUL, June 25 (Xinhua) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey’s concerns about Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO were not answered with any significant steps. In a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Erdogan said that Finland and Sweden had to take sincere and tangible steps towards hosting […]

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not be allowed to keep his chair, here’s why

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not be allowed to keep his chair, here’s why

    Istanbul [Turkey]June 24 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dire chances of maintaining his position despite progress in the elections, as soaring inflation and the continuous fall of the Turkish lira have worsened the country’s economy. As the value of the Turkish lira continues to fall against the US dollar, the depreciation has eroded […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, June 15

    KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait health authorities said on Wednesday that despite an increase in covid-19 infections, the health situation in Kuwait remains stable, and taking precautionary measures would reduce the risk of infection. Health Ministry spokesman Abdullah Al-Sanad said the recent increase in covid-19 infections around the world and in the Gulf region including Kuwait […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, 27 May

    ISTANBUL – Turkey expects Sweden and Finland to take concrete steps and stop supporting terrorist organizations in exchange for Ankara raising objections to the two countries’ NATO membership, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. “Both countries must take concrete steps. Our expectations are not impossible. They must stop supporting terrorism if they want […]

  • Xinhua World News Summary at 1530 GMT, May 27

    ISTANBUL – Turkey expects Sweden and Finland to take concrete steps and stop supporting terrorist organizations in exchange for Ankara raising objections to the two countries’ NATO membership, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. “Both countries must take concrete steps. Our expectations are not impossible. They must stop supporting terrorism if they want […]

  • Turkey expects concrete steps from Sweden, Finland for NATO’s bid: FM

    ISTANBUL, May 27 (Xinhua) – Turkey expects Sweden and Finland to take concrete steps and stop supporting terrorist organizations in exchange for Ankara raising objections to the two countries’ NATO membership, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. “Both countries must take concrete steps. Our expectations are not impossible. They must stop supporting terrorism […]

  • Delegations from Sweden, Finland hold NATO talks in Turkey

    Delegations from Sweden, Finland hold NATO talks in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey – Senior officials from Sweden and Finland held about five hours of talks with Turkish counterparts in Ankara on Wednesday in an attempt to overcome Turkey’s strong objections to the Nordic nations’ applications to join NATO. Sweden and Finland submitted their written applications to join NATO last week. The move represents one of […]

  • VMA at Hisingen in Gothenburg municipality

    VMA at Hisingen in Gothenburg municipality

    Since 1984, the Kurdish PKK guerrillas have waged an armed struggle in Turkey for greater autonomy and increased rights for Kurds, a conflict that has led to tens of thousands of deaths. The guerrilla leader Abdullah Öcalan has been imprisoned on the island of Imrali outside Istanbul in Turkey since he was arrested by the […]

  • Erdogan calls on Sweden and Finland to address Turkey’s security problems

    Erdogan calls on Sweden and Finland to address Turkey’s security problems

    Istanbul [Turkey]May 21 (ANI / Xinhua): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with leaders of Sweden and Finland on Saturday, urging the two NATO candidate countries to address Turkey’s security concerns. Erdogan told Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in a telephone conversation that the Nordic country should stop providing political, economic and weapons support to […]

  • Turkey’s Foreign Minister is facing difficult questions in Washington

    Turkey’s Foreign Minister is facing difficult questions in Washington

    Istanbul – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with Foreign Minister Antony Blinken in Washington on Wednesday – the latest step in the process of repairing ties between the two NATO allies. The Turkish diplomat will have difficult questions to answer regarding Turkey’s efforts to veto Finland’s and Sweden’s bid to join the Atlantic […]

  • Erdogan is whining about Swedish, Finnish NATO membership

    Erdogan is whining about Swedish, Finnish NATO membership

    ISTANBUL, Turkey – NATO member with veto power Turkey expresses opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telling reporters on Friday that he does not view the countries’ membership application positively. Analysts warn that the Turkish leader’s stance is likely to raise questions about Ankara’s loyalty given its […]

  • Turkey’s Erdogan says he opposes NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

    Turkey’s Erdogan says he opposes NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

    Istanbul – NATO member Turkey, which has a veto, opposes Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Friday that he did not view the countries’ membership application positively. Analysts warn that the Turkish leader’s stance is likely to raise questions about Ankara’s loyalty given its close ties […]

  • Turkey may oppose Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO, Erdogan says

    Turkey may oppose Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO, Erdogan says

    Turkey would not support the accession of Finland or Sweden to the NATO alliance, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday citing concerns about attendance "terrorists" in both countries. "We are following developments in Sweden and Finland, but we do not have positive views," Erdogan said and added this "The Scandinavian countries are inns […]

  • Finavia’s summer flight list: Lots of new routes – interesting American and Asian destinations included

    Finavia’s summer flight list: Lots of new routes – interesting American and Asian destinations included

    There will be flights to numerous destinations in Europe and the Americas, not to mention Asia. Again, travelers have a lot of choice in resorts, he says Petri VuoriFinavia’s Sales and Route Development Director. Finavia’s airports operate direct flights to more than 130 destinations around the world. According to the mountain, almost 200 flights a […]

  • Ukraine: We have made progress in the peace negotiations

    Ukraine: We have made progress in the peace negotiations

    According to a Ukrainian negotiator, sufficient progress has been made during the peace talks in Istanbul to allow a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyj to be held, Reuters reports. Russia also states that the talks have been meaningful.

  • Then Erdoğan became Turkey’s most powerful man

    Then Erdoğan became Turkey’s most powerful man

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was born in the working-class district of Kasimpasa in Istanbul and began working early on selling goods such as the Turkish sesame pretzel “simit” on the city streets. Later he became a good football player and today the football arena in his upbringing is named “Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stadium”. Erdoğan’s political career […]

  • Spotify censored my Saudi-blasted Rogan look Kyle Kulinski

    Spotify censored my Saudi-blasted Rogan look Kyle Kulinski

    The progressive commentator said that his speech on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and war crimes in Yemen may have caused old episodes to be removed. Spotify seems to have censored an old episode of the Joe Rogan Experience show due to criticism made in it against Saudi Arabia, the guest in the program has claimed. Kyle […]

  • Russia publishes a letter from the Foreign Minister on mutual security to Finland and other EU countries

    Russia publishes a letter from the Foreign Minister on mutual security to Finland and other EU countries

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has published a letter sent by the Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov To Finland and other countries. On Tuesday, Finland confirmed that it had received a message from the Russian Embassy on behalf of the Minister about security guarantees. Relations between Russia and the West have tightened further as the build-up of […]

  • Thin-haired men from Södertälje

    Thin-haired men from Södertälje

    His pocket is called. It is said that he is the one to get in touch with when the hair starts to disappear. Pocket arranges group trips for thin-haired men. If you go with it, you are guaranteed new hair. And there are many who want to go. The pocket has the entire phonebook full […]

  • Did the author of the Viking graffiti in Hagia Sophia lose an invaluable earring on a field in West Jutland?

    Did the author of the Viking graffiti in Hagia Sophia lose an invaluable earring on a field in West Jutland?

    Scandinavian visitors to the famous Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul are always entertained, if not a little proud, to learn that one of the most prized objects is a piece of graffiti left by one of their ancestors. In the 10th century, when the city was known as Constantinople, Halvdan and Are carved their names […]

  • Expats condemn Copenhagen as one of the world’s worst because of local kindness and welcome – review

    Expats condemn Copenhagen as one of the world’s worst because of local kindness and welcome – review

    Copenhagen is the fourth most difficult city in the world to move to as a foreigner from abroad, according to 2021 Expat City Ranking, the latest report from InterNations, which this time evaluates data collected in 57 global cities. Divided into subcategories, it ranked poorly for Local Kindness (54), Feel Welcome (53), and Friends and […]

  • Xinhua World News Summary at 1500 GMT, November 29

    VIENNA – Iran’s nuclear talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal resumed here on Monday after a hiatus of more than five months. The US government under Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018 and unilaterally reintroduced sanctions against Iran. In […]

  • PES women: Europe must become a zero-tolerance zone for gender-based violence

    PES women: Europe must become a zero-tolerance zone for gender-based violence

    PES Women and its national affiliates are committed to fighting for a Europe in which everyone, regardless of gender, can live a non-violent life. That is why PES women are launching their latest campaign around the International Day Against Violence against Women today with the slogan “Crossing the border – zero tolerance for gender-based violence”. […]

  • The Turkish NGO won the Finnish Equality Award

    The Turkish NGO won the Finnish Equality Award

    The Turkish NGO We Will Stop Femicide, which focuses on combating violence against women, was awarded the Finnish International Equality Prize on Monday 2021. The grant, first established by the Finnish state in 2017, is given to a person or organization with "promoted gender equality in a significant way worldwide." The value of this year’s […]

  • The election to Interpol raises concerns about fair police rights

    The election to Interpol raises concerns about fair police rights

    Human rights groups and Western lawmakers are warning that Interpol’s powerful network of global police could end up in the hands of authoritarian governments, when the World Police Department meets in Istanbul this week to elect new leadership. Representatives of countries such as China and the United Arab Emirates are offering top positions in the […]

  • The Human Smugglers – The King of Smugglers in Istanbul

    The Human Smugglers – The King of Smugglers in Istanbul

    In the P1 documentary miniseries, we meet the human trafficker who smuggles refugees and migrants to Europe. “It’s easy to make Swedes believe what you say” – the human trafficker Dilman. He divides his customers into a class system where VIP customers travel comfortably, with false documents and are even offered a short language course […]

  • The President of Turkey appointed the Ambassador of Finland and nine other diplomats "undesirable"

    The President of Turkey appointed the Ambassador of Finland and nine other diplomats "undesirable"

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has instructed its Ministry for Foreign Affairs to declare ten diplomats, including the Finnish Ambassador to the country. "person non grata" or "unwanted persons". The use of the term in international diplomacy is usually the first step towards deportation. "I gave the necessary order to our Foreign Minister and […]

  • Turkey’s Erdogan has ordered the expulsion of envoys from 10 countries, including the United States

    Turkey’s Erdogan has ordered the expulsion of envoys from 10 countries, including the United States

    Ankara [Turkey], October 24 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his State Department to expel ambassadors from the United States and nine other Western countries for calling for the release of human rights activist Osman Kavala. On Tuesday, the embassies in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, […]

  • Turkey rejects prayer from Danish ambassador as rude

    Turkey rejects prayer from Danish ambassador as rude

    It happened under extensive coverage from Turkish media. 10-15 camera crews had turned up to film the Danish ambassador, Danny Annan, and the other ambassadors arriving at the ministry. – It tells me that you have probably stepped over a sore toe. This is not the first time that Turkish people have heard criticism of […]

  • Turkey convenes Danish ambassador after intercession for activist

    Turkey convenes Danish ambassador after intercession for activist

    Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the ambassadors from Denmark and nine other countries for talks following a joint statement on the imprisoned Turkish businessman and activist Osman Kavala. It writes the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, which is considered to be loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This comes after ambassadors from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, […]

  • Bulgaria: Why are women politicians always different?

    No matter how the presidential election ends, the next Bulgarian vice president will be a woman again. Of the 24 candidacies in the presidential election, a total of 13 consist of a male presidential candidate and a female vice presidential candidate. This also applies to the leaders in the race. By comparison, there were only […]

  • 42-year-old was arrested with suitcase full of black millions

    According to the indictment, the man had planned to fly away with the millions from Copenhagen Airport on Wednesday evening at 18.20. The destination was Istanbul in Turkey, but he never managed to leave Danish soil. According to the police, the money was earned illegally, but due to the closed doors, it has not been […]

  • Woman does not appeal verdict for joining Islamic State

    Aya Al-Mansi was just 18 years old when she left for Istanbul in Turkey in June 2016 with a further course to Syria. Here she joined the militant movement Islamic State for a period of up to two years and nine months. During the case, she pleaded not guilty and explained that she has never […]

  • Copenhagen among the most expensive cities to stay in Europe

    Copenhagen among the most expensive cities to stay in Europe

    Affordable in Istanbul At the opposite end of the spectrum, Istanbul offered the most affordable average price of just £ 15, ahead of Riga, Prague, Moscow and Krakow. While it may seem too boring to read for some, there may be some good news for travelers looking for a bargain, as only centrally located hotels […]

  • Another person took evacuation aircraft despite Danish deportation

    Another man who has arrived by evacuation plane from Afghanistan to Denmark has been arrested. He is charged with violating an entry ban. Later Tuesday, he will be produced in constitutional interrogation, Copenhagen Police informs. It will probably happen around 11.30 in the Judge’s Guard at Copenhagen City Court, but the schedule has not been […]

  • Turkish Airlines will launch flights to Dallas, Texas from September 24

    Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more destinations than any other airline in the world, continues to expand its airline network. As of September 24, the airline will operate four direct flights a week from Istanbul to Dallas, Texas – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For flights from Sofia to Dallas, Turkish Airlines […]

  • TurkishAirlines will launch flights to Dallas, Texas from September 24

    Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more destinations than any other airline in the world, continues to expand its airline network. As of September 24, the airline will operate four direct flights a week from Istanbul to Dallas, Texas – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For flights from Sofia to Dallas, Turkish Airlines […]