Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish targets in various regions of northern Iraq on Sunday night in response to an increase in attacks on Turkish army bases, the defence ministry said. “The Claw-Eagle Operation has started. Our planes are bringing the caves down on the terrorists’ heads,” the Turkish defence ministry said[…]
Tensions between Egypt and Turkey are showing no sign of abating as Cairo’s religious authority, Dar al-Ifta, referred to the Ottoman seizure of the city of Constantinople in 1453 as an “occupation”. The statement was issued on Sunday by Dar al-Ifta on its Facebook page in an attack on President[…]
Turkish researchers have sequenced the genome of the novel coronavirus isolated from four patients, the head of the project said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. Dr. Sadrettin Pence, the vice-rector of Istanbul Medeniyet University, told Anadolu Agency the genomes were sequenced using the latest sequencing platforms. The novel coronavirus gene[…]
Turkey accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, allegations which are likely to inflame tensions between the regional rivals. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was responding to criticism of Turkey’s role in the Libyan conflict, where it[…]
Turkey, at the personal behest of their president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has sent a container load of medical supplies to counter the current Covid-19 pandemic as local fatalities edge past 100. Earlier this week, the Turkish Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency (TIKA) distributed 10,000 N95 medical masks to the Kalafong Hospital[…]
Turkish mobile hospital provider SDI Global LLC has won a €13.2 million ($14.25 million) tender for building a field hospital in Romania to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The firm will sign more agreements worth €61 million ($65.9 million) to build temporary hospitals in two EU countries and three Middle Eastern[…]
Following a presidential decree made yesterday, treatment for coronavirus in Turkey’s public hospitals will be completely free of charge. Patients will be provided protective gear and testing, in addition to medicine, even if they failed to pay state insurance. Citing an anonymous Turkish official, Middle East Eye reported that the[…]
Turkey confirmed that 76 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 725, Anadolu Agency reports. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 34,109 as 3,892 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has imposed additional nationwide restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. While stopping short of declaring a lockdown, Erdogan on Friday announced the suspension of all international flights to and from Turkey as well as strict monitoring of domestic travel. As of[…]
Turkey has announced its first death related to the novel coronavirus, as the country also reports 51 new cases of the disease, reaching a current total of 98. The victim was an 89-year-old who had been an employee of a man who had connections to China, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin[…]
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