Posts Tagged Turkey

Three killed, 179 injured after plane skids off runway in Istanbul

UNTV News   •   February 6, 2020

Morning light on Thursday (February 6) showed the extent of damage to a Pegasus Airlines plane that skidded off a runway and broke into three pieces after landing at Istanbul’s...

Turkey created a ‘very terrible’ situation in Syria – Pentagon chief

Robie de Guzman   •   October 24, 2019

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday (October 24) criticised Turkey for its military incursion into Syria, saying it had put the U.S. and its allies in a “very terrible...

Turkey Pres. Erdogan vows to resume Syria assault if U.S. promises not met

Robie de Guzman   •   October 22, 2019

Kurdish forces are continuing to withdraw in northeast Syria but Turkey will resume its military assault there once a U.S.-brokered ceasefire expires if promises given by Washington are not kept,...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo in Ankara for talks on Turkey’s Syria offensive

Robie de Guzman   •   October 17, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Ankara on Thursday (October 17) as part of Washington’s efforts to convince Turkey to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast...

Jaime Lim bags gold medal at karate tourney in Turkey

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 17, 2019

Jaime Lim bagged the gold medal at the 2019 Amatör Spor Haftasi Karate Championship in Sakarya, Turkey last Sunday (October 13). Lim had an 8-0 finish against her opponent from...

Italy to block weapon exports to Turkey

Robie de Guzman   •   October 15, 2019

Italy will ban arms export to Turkey, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday (October 15) after Ankara launched a military attack in the Northern part of Syria...

Eight hurt, mosques damaged in Turkey quake

Robie de Guzman   •   September 27, 2019

A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook buildings and damaged two mosques in Istanbul on Thursday (September 26), slightly injuring eight people and causing residents to rush from buildings. The top...

Pentagon removing Turkey from F-35 program after its purchase of Russian missile defense

Robie de Guzman   •   July 19, 2019

The United States said on Wednesday (July 17) that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara...

Algerian man saves baby falling from 2nd-floor window in Turkey

Robie de Guzman   •   June 27, 2019

Dramatic CCTV footage shows the moment a two-year-old girl was caught as she fell from an apartment window in Turkey. The Syrian toddler Doha Muhammed was caught by 17-year-old Algerian...

Turkey to re-run Istanbul election lost by Erdogan’s AKP

Robie de Guzman   •   May 7, 2019

Turkish authorities on Monday (May 6) scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan’s candidate, responding to calls by his AK Party for a...


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