Day: May 16, 2020

Turkey slams EU declaration on Eastern Mediterranean

May 16, 2020

EU foreign minister’s declaration on the latest developments in the eastern Mediterranean are the “last example of a fruitless discourse,” Turkey’s foreign ministry spokesperson said Saturday. It serves “no purpose,” said Hami Aksoy. He said the approach, encircled by Greece and Greek Cyprus’ illegitimate claims, which ignores Turkey’s well-meaning efforts, has no chance of contributing […]

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Ankara historic landmark awaits storks

May 16, 2020

A stork’s nest was placed atop the Column of Julian, which was known for hosting storks for years, by Ankara Social Studies University (ASBU) to encourage the famous birds to come . The historic landmark was erected in honor of Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate’s visit to Ankara nearly 1,700 years ago and is nearly […]

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US House passes $3T coronavirus relief bill

May 16, 2020

The US House of Representatives passed a sweeping $3 trillion coronavirus relief package Friday that includes funds for state and local governments reeling from COVID-19-related closures and additional direct payments to individuals. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act cleared the Democrat-controlled House by a 208-199 vote. Fourteen Democrats opposed the bill […]

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Mother in Germany protests PKK kidnapping her child

May 16, 2020

A mother in Germany whose child was kidnapped by the PKK terror group, urged her daughter to return home as she continues to demonstrate in front of the federal parliament (Bundestag) building. Maide T. told reporters she did not receive a call from her daughter, Nilufer T, on Mother’s Day and does not expect a […]

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Daesh/ISIS terror attack kills police in Kirkuk, Iraq

May 16, 2020

The Daesh/ISIS terror group attacked a security control point Saturday, killing one policeman in Kirkuk, Iraq, a security official told Anadolu Agency. Terrorists targeted the entrance to Yayci village in southern Kirkuk, according to the city’s head of police Ali Kemal. The terror group captured Mosul, Saladin, Anbar provinces and certain portions of Diyala and […]

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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – May 16, 2020

May 16, 2020

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.       Four-day curfew begins, intensive care patients continue to drop in Turkey   Turkey imposed a four-day curfew in 15 provinces that began midnight Friday in an effort to […]

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Mysterious disease in Yemen claiming lives

May 16, 2020

Yemen’s temporary capital of Aden is trying to figure out Saturday why hundreds people died from a disease of an unknown origin. An Interior Ministry director, Ahmed Nasir, died from the mysterious outbreak that officials believe could possibly by lung plague or “chikungunya fever,” according to information received by Anadolu Agency from an anonymous government […]

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Tunisia reports 3 new COVID-19 infections

May 16, 2020

Tunisia reported three additional coronavirus cases Saturday, after five consecutive days without registering a single infection. The new registrations take the number of infections to 1,035, according to health officials. The number of recoveries stands at 802, while 45 patients died from the virus. More than 4.5 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus […]

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