Day: June 2, 2020

Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – June 2, 2020

June 2, 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. – Coronavirus in Turkey Turkey reported Monday that 974 more novel coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals over the past day, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to […]

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Trump visits St. John’s church after protestors cleared

June 2, 2020

US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC on Monday which was vandalized during overnight protests over the death of George Floyd. His visit came shortly after he said he would be “going to pay my respects to a very very special place” during his press briefing […]

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US capital’s mayor slams police response to protestors

June 2, 2020

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser knocked police Monday for firing tear gas on protestors to pave the way for President Donald Trump to visit a church. “I imposed a curfew at 7pm. A full 25 minutes before the curfew & w/o provocation, federal police used munitions on peaceful protestors in front of the White House, an […]

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George Floyd protests rage for seventh day in US

June 2, 2020

The US marked a seventh day of protests over the death of George Floyd on Monday as parts of the country saw both peaceful demonstrations and fierce clashes between police and demonstrators. In the nation’s capital, Lafayette Park became the scene of a gathering to protest the death of Floyd and police violence, during which […]

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Landmine blast kills 7 laborers in Afghanistan

June 2, 2020

 A landmine blast in Afghanistan’s restive northern Kunduz province killed at least seven farm laborers, an official confirmed on Tuesday. The governor’s spokesman Esmatullah Muradi told Anadolu Agency the incident took place in the Jungle Bashi area of Khan Abad district last evening where an improvised explosive device planted by the Taliban hit a convoy […]

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Growing cycling events earned more professionals to Turkey

June 2, 2020

Many more cyclists have joined the circle of professional bicyclists in Turkey as initiatives were taken for further events in recent years, according to the Turkish cycling body head. Erol Kucukbakirci, the president of Turkish Cycling Federation, told Anadolu Agency that the number of Turkish cyclists has increased from 85 in 2016 to 4,470 in […]

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COVID-19 prompts more Turks to take to the pedals

June 2, 2020

 More people are choosing bicycles as a mode of transportation in Turkey since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a domestic bicycle producer.  Bayram Akgul, deputy chairman of Turkey Bicycle Federation, said sales have spiked. People are afraid to use mass transportation due to fast contagion of the virus. “The virus has increased […]

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As annexation looms, will Palestinian Authority diminish?

June 2, 2020

 As Israel plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, analysts rule out that the annexation will lead to the dissolution of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA). Israel seeks to annex parts of the West Bank in the upcoming month, as agreed between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival-turned-partner Benny Gantz of the Blue […]

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