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Erdogan Slams Jailed Kurdish Leader, Fueling Skepticism about Reform Pledge

Erdogan Slams Jailed Kurdish Leader, Fueling Skepticism about Reform Pledge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a jailed Kurdish leader has "blood on his hands", scotching some hopes that a reform plan could lead to wider liberties for the opposition and dissidents. Erdogan promised a slate of judicial and economic reforms two weeks ago, leading to e

Turkey Announces Asymptomatic Coronavirus Case Numbers for First Time since July

Turkey Announces Asymptomatic Coronavirus Case Numbers for First Time since July

Turkey recorded 28,351 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 6,814 with symptoms, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday, the first time since July Ankara has included asymptomatic cases in the total. The total was by far the highest reported by the government since the

Biden to Unveil Economic Team Next Week as Transition Moves ahead

US President-elect Joe Biden will announce his economic team and other key nominees next week, officials for his transition team said on Wednesday, after formal recognition of his election win this week allowed a transition to move forward. Biden communications director Kate Bedingfield told repo

Paris Police Under Fire for Forcing Migrants From Tent Camp

Paris Police Under Fire for Forcing Migrants From Tent Camp

France´s interior minister ordered an internal police investigation Tuesday after officers were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a protest camp in Paris. Aid groups and the government were working to find temporary lodging for hundreds of migrants forcibly removed from the sh

AstraZeneca Must Prove Claim to Cheapest COVID-19 Vaccine, Says MSF

AstraZeneca Must Prove Claim to Cheapest COVID-19 Vaccine, Says MSF

AstraZeneca must prove its claim that its potential COVID-19 vaccine has the lowest price of the main candidates so far, non-governmental organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday, urging the company to make public its supply contracts. The British firm said on Monday its COVID-

UN Alarmed at Military Build-up Around Tigray Capital

UN Alarmed at Military Build-up Around Tigray Capital

The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm on Tuesday at reports of a heavy build-up of tanks and artillery around the Tigrayan regional capital of Mekelle after the Ethiopian government’s ultimatum to surrender before a threatened attack. Some 40,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled to east

Germany, Turkey Trade Accusations over Interception of Turkish Vessel

Germany, Turkey Trade Accusations over Interception of Turkish Vessel

Turkey and Germany traded barbs on Tuesday after German soldiers boarded a Turkish vessel on behalf of an EU military mission in the Mediterranean, with Berlin calling its NATO ally’s protests unjustified and Ankara saying the move was illegal. Turkey protested on Monday after German forces belon

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