Day: April 3, 2021

Turkey reports 44,000-plus new COVID-19 cases

April 3, 2021

Turkey on Saturday reported more than 44,000 new coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said, the largest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 44,756 cases, including 1,483 symptomatic patients, were registered across the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases over 3.44 million. The nationwide death […]

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UPDATE – Turkey condemns offensive stamp by S. Cyprus

April 3, 2021

Turkey’s ruling party spokesman on Friday condemned the Greek Cypriot administration stamp commemorating the 65th anniversary of the EOKA terror group. “We condemn the Greek Cypriot administration for printing a stamp commemorating the 65th anniversary of the EOKA terrorist organization,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Justice and Development (AK) Party on Twitter. “EOKA is […]

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Israel, Morocco sign deals to bolster bilateral ties

April 3, 2021

Israeli and Moroccan institutions signed Friday two agreements to increase cooperation in the fields of economy and education, the head of Israel’s diplomatic mission in Morocco said. The first agreement was signed between General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), the largest corporate group in Morocco, and one of the Israel’s top technology companies IBEO, David […]

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Pakistan questions motive for UK travel ban

April 3, 2021

Responding to the UK’s new ban on travelers from Pakistan and three other countries over virus concerns, a Pakistani minister on Saturday questioned whether the decision is “based on science or foreign policy.” Asad Umar, the country’s planning minister who is also leading its pandemic response, said the move has raised some “legitimate” concerns. The […]

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Turkey appoints new envoys to 13 countries

April 3, 2021

Turkey has appointed 13 ambassadors to foreign posts, according to the Official Gazette early Saturday. A decree published with the signature of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Cahit Bagci was appointed envoy to Azerbaijan. Cengiz Kamil Firat was appointed to Poland, Ahmet Sadik Dogan was given the position in Kyrgyzstan, Ali Sait Akin was […]

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Myanmar: 6 cops dead as protesters attack police post

April 3, 2021

Six cops, including one who led the assault, were killed as anti-coup protesters attacked a police post in Myanmar earlier this week, local media reported on Saturday. Thang Hou Gin, a 25-year-old cop who joined the Civil Disobedience Movement against Myanmar’s junta, led protesters in the attack on the police outpost in Tamu, a township […]

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Nigerian forward Iheanacho extends Leicester contract

April 3, 2021

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho extended his contract with Leicester City until 2024, the English football side announced Saturday. “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho said in a statement. “It’s been a great time […]

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Fenerbahce lose to Barcelona 82-73 in EuroLeague

April 3, 2021

Fenerbahce Beko’s three-game winning streak in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague was ended Friday by Spain’s Barcelona 82-73 victory at home. Marko Guduric scored 19 points and Kyle O’Quinn added 17 for the home side at the Ulker Sports and Event Hall in Istanbul. Nando De Colo finished with 12 but Jan Vesely was forced to […]

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