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Turkey Logs Record 93,586 New COVID Cases

Turkey Logs Record 93,586 New COVID Cases

Turkey has recorded 93,586 new COVID-19 cases in the space of 24 hours, its highest daily figure of the pandemic, health ministry data showed on Friday. Daily cases have surged to record high levels in recent weeks with the spread of the Omicron variant but Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said

Putin Says West Has Not Addressed Key Concerns in Ukraine Standoff

Putin Says West Has Not Addressed Key Concerns in Ukraine Standoff

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the United States and NATO had not addressed Moscow's main security demands in their standoff over Ukraine but that it was ready to keep talking. Putin offered his first reaction to the US and NATO responses to Russia's demands in a phone call with

German Woman Allegedly Took 6yo Daughter to Watch ISIS Stoning in Syria

A German who allegedly took her young daughter to watch a woman being stoned while in ISIS-held territory in Syria has been charged with membership in the extremist group and other offenses, federal prosecutors said Friday. The woman, identified only as Romiena S.

Tajikistan Says Two Dead after Clashes with Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan Says Two Dead after Clashes with Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan said Friday that two of its citizens were killed and 10 injured during overnight clashes at its contested border with Kyrgyzstan, where a ceasefire is now in place. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan said they had reached a ceasefire early Friday following the latest lethal flare up at the pair

Two Killed in Turkey Avalanche

Two Killed in Turkey Avalanche

Two people were killed in an avalanche in Turkey's eastern city of Erzurum, the Disaster and Emergency Authority (AFAD) said on Thursday, as the country grapples with harsh winter conditions. Turkey halted flights at Istanbul Airport for nearly 24 hours earlier this week due to a severe snowstorm

Russia: US Response on Ukraine Offers Little Optimism

Russia: US Response on Ukraine Offers Little Optimism

The US rejection of Russia’s main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine leaves little ground for optimism, the Kremlin spokesman said Thursday, while adding that dialogue was still possible. Tensions have soared in recent weeks, as the United States and its NATO allies expressed fear that a

Israel’s President to Visit Turkey in February, Says Erdogan

Israel’s President to Visit Turkey in February, Says Erdogan

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay an official visit to Turkey in February, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday, hailing it as a chance to mend frayed relations with Israel. “This visit could open a new chapter in relations between Turkey and Israel,” Erdogan said in a

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