Day: June 27, 2020

Turkish official slams EU proposal on Cyprus

June 27, 2020

The proposals of the EU on the Cyprus issue, “which have never referred to the equal rights of the Turkish Cypriots on the island’s natural resources, are “far from serious”, said Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman on Saturday.   In a written statement, Hami Aksoy responded to the High Representative of the EU Josep Borrell’s proposal, […]

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‘Rohingya issue, not Muslims v/s Buddhist paradigm’

June 27, 2020

Maung Zarni, 56, scholar and activist, known for his opposition to the violence in Myanmar and his support to the Rohingya population said the Burmese military was taking advantage of strategic rivalry between China and India and blamed genocide of Rohingya to an institutional hate campaign.   Born in a Burmese Buddhist family, Zarni said […]

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3 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in SE Turkey

June 27, 2020

Turkish security sources “neutralized” three PKK terrorists in southeastern Hakkari province, the Interior Ministry said Friday.   The terrorists were neutralized in the Kavakli region of Hakkari in a joint air-backed anti-terror operation carried out by Turkish police and gendarmerie forces, according to a statement that said the operation is ongoing.   Turkish authorities often […]

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Doctors use Turkish ray therapy on COVID-19 patient

June 27, 2020

Turkish doctors applied the Turkish ray therapy method (TurkishBeam) for the first time Friday for COVID-19 treatment on a patient in southeastern Turkey.   It was applied to a 46-year-old male patient, cardiovascular surgeon Hikmet Selcuk Gedik at Ankara’s Gazi University said at a news conference that was attended by Diyarbakır Provincial Health Director Cihan […]

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Turkey imposes curfew for university entrance exams

June 27, 2020

Turkey imposed a partial curfew on Saturday as nationwide university entrance exams were held.   The curfew started 9.30 a.m. (0630GMT) and will end on 3.00 p.m. (1200GMT), according to a statement by the Interior Ministry.   However, students will be allowed to use public transport to reach the exam venue. Also, relatives will be […]

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Security forces nab terrorist in SE Turkey

June 27, 2020

Turkish security forces nabbed a terrorist in the southeastern province of Mardin, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.   A Kalashnikov gun, two hand grenades and other ammunitions were seized from him, according to the statement.   The ministry did not mention the affiliation of the terrorist but security forces frequently carry out operations against […]

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Russian envoy praises Turkey’s effort at safe tourism

June 27, 2020

The Russian ambassador to Turkey is impressed with Turkey’s efforts to resume its flow of tourists and ensure their health and security amid the coronavirus pandemic.   Alexei Yerkhov evaluated Turkey’s tourism service and safe tourism certification system, which he articulated to Anadolu Agency at an event in southern Antalya province last week that had […]

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Turkish forces discover 2 PKK winter hideouts

June 27, 2020

A terrorist in the custody of Turkish security forces revealed the location of 2 PKK terror group’s winter hideouts.   The terrorist, identified by the initials M.A. with the codename Mervan, was nabbed on June 20 in the southeastern province of Adiyaman.   In an operation on June 25-26, nine different places were searched.   […]

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