Day: June 8, 2020

People cool off in beaches of Turkey’s Aydin

June 8, 2020

A drone photo shows people at a beach of Kusadasi complying social distance rules as a precaution against coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Aydin, Turkey on June 07, 2020. Source: Anadolu Agency

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Istanbul should press ahead with Olympics bid: exec

June 8, 2020

 Istanbul must be a candidate for the 2032 Summer Olympics and the Turkish megacity should not give up until that is accomplished, a sports executive said Sunday. “I believe Turkey shouldn’t give up its ambition for the Olympics. Besides, I think Turkey should be a candidate for the 2032 Summer Olympics,” HasanArat, Deputy Chairman of […]

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George Floyd protests continue for 13th day in US

June 8, 2020

Protests continued over George Floyd’s death for a 13th consecutive day Sunday in several US cities. With the protests mostly peaceful, curfews in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia were lifted. President Donald Trump also ordered the National Guard to withdraw from the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Hundreds of members of the Evangelical Church also attended […]

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Anti-racism demonstrations in London

June 8, 2020

 Demonstrators hold banners during a Black Lives Matter protest near British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister’s Office on June 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. The death of an African-American man, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police has sparked protests across the United States, as well as demonstrations of solidarity […]

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UPDATE – Turkey outraged over Islamophobic act in Greek Cyprus

June 8, 2020

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (AA) – Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Sunday condemned the hanging of a Byzantine flag over a mosque in Greek Cyprus. “The Greek administration should stop encouraging anti-Turkish and anti-Islamic activities that are being fanned by some dark forces in the south of the island […]

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Mexico’s president says no virus symptoms

June 8, 2020

 Mexico’s president said Monday that he is not showing any symptoms of COVID-19. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s remarks came during a press conference hours after one of his close collaborators, Zoe Robledo, confirmed on Twitter that he is infected. Lopez Obrador said he is currently following experts’ recommendations and would be tested for COVID-19 if […]

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Turkey: 290 kg improvised explosive devices destroyed

June 8, 2020

Security forces seized 290 kilograms (639 pounds) of improvised explosive devices, technical materials, and other explosive goods belonging to the PKK terror group in southeastern Turkey on June 08, 2020. In two different operations on Sunday and Monday the provincial gendarmerie command in Bitlis and Tatvan found the explosives buried in the ground, said the […]

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French tennis star chides others for silence on racism

June 8, 2020

One of France’s biggest names in tennis has spoken out about the lack of his white colleagues making their voices heard on the issue of racism. Interviewed on Sunday on France 2 television, Yannick Noah commented on the death of George Floyd in the US, an unarmed black man who died after being detained by […]

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