Day: December 7, 2019

“We will pursue our rights arising from international law till the end”

December 7, 2019

Speaking at AK Party’s provincial advisory council meeting in Istanbul, President Erdogan said: “we will defend and pursue our rights arising from international maritime and international law till the end.” President and AK Party Chairman Recep Tayyip …

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‘Doubting Turkey’s NATO membership out of the question’

December 7, 2019

This week’s NATO meeting in London not only showed that Turkey is one of the most powerful countries in the alliance, but also repeatedly underscored that Turkey is a core alliance member, a spokesman for Turkey’s ruling party said on Saturday. Speakin…

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OSCE ‘concerned’ over Anadolu journalist hurt in Paris

December 7, 2019

An Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) official on Saturday expressed concern over an Anadolu Agency photojournalist who was wounded this week covering protests in France. Very concerned by the situation of @aa_french photojourn…

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Turkish spox urges revoke of Nobel Prize for Handke

December 7, 2019

Turkey’s presidential spokesman called on Saturday the Swedish Academy to revert its decision to award Peter Handke with the Nobel Prize for Literature, dubbing it a shameless decision.On Monday Nobel Prize will give the Prize for Literature to Peter H…

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Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen awarded ‘Best airport of year’

December 7, 2019

Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport was selected Best airport of the year Friday by the Asia Pacific Aviation Center (CAPA), one of the world’s leading aviation organizations.Airport CEO Ersel Goral received the award at a ceremony held at t…

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Turkey successfully tests locally-made armed drone

December 7, 2019

Turkey’s latest locally-made armed drone, equipped with the smart technology, was successfully tested in northwestern Turkey, its Istanbul-based manufacturer said Friday.Baykar Makina said its Bayraktar Akinci (Raider) Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle st…

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Turkey’s Turkcell signs deal with Chinese bank

December 7, 2019

Turkey’s leading GSM operator, Turkcell, announced Friday it signed an agreement for an eight-year loan worth Euros 500 ($539) million with the China Development Bank.”Supported by growing demand from corporate and retail customers, the new loan will b…

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Turkey: Ex-soldiers receive life terms for coup attempt

December 7, 2019

A Turkish court handed down life sentences to seven convicts Friday, including five former senior soldiers, for involvement in the 2016 defeated coup, according to judicial sources. Former Lieut. Commander Murat Cetinkaya and Tahsin Islekel; former non…

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