Articles tagged 'turkey'

Man attaches Air Namibia plane after being dumped from flight 6 October 2018 HARARE – High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi has dismissed an application by Air Namibia Proprietory Limited to stop the attachment of its plane and office equipment after a damages claim by a local family which was denied travel to Turkey by the airline's officials. Chitapi's order, dated Septem...
Zim confident of Turkey upset 3 February 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe is confident of success over Turkey in their Davis Cup Africa/Euro Group II tie which commences today at Harare Sports Club tennis section. According to the draw conducted yesterday, the first match will pit Zimbabwe's top seed Benjamin Lock against Turkey's second seed Altug...
Putin offers Turkey closer ties 9 August 2016 MOSCOW - Russia is ready to restore economic co-operation and other ties with Turkey, President Vladimir Putin has told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St Petersburg. It is Mr Erdogan's first foreign visit since an attempted coup last month. Mr Erdogan thanked Mr Putin, sayi...
Turkey shuts dozens of media outlets 28 July 2016 ISTANBUL - The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July. Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 45 papers and 15 magazines will be shut. Separately, nearly 1,700 members of the armed forces -...
Turkey coup attempt: Thousands of police officers suspended 18 July 2016 ISTANBUL - Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended, reportedly on suspicion of having links to the failed coup attempt at the weekend. Some 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including generals, have been detained in connection with the coup. Pr...
Massive purge in Turkey after coup attempt 16 July 2016 ISTANBUL - Nearly 3,000 soldiers are arrested and 2,700 judges fired in Turkey, after a coup attempt by a faction of the armed forces which left 161 people dead.
Migrant crisis: EU backs Turkey action plan 16 October 2015 ANKARA - EU states have backed an action plan with Turkey, which it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe. Nearly 600,000 migrants have reached the EU by sea so far this year, many of them travelling from Turkey. The leaders agreed to speed up visa liberalisation talks for Turks...
Turkey in mourning after blasts kill almost 100 11 October 2015 ANKARA - Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Turkey's capital, Ankara, to pay tribute to the victims of bomb blasts which killed at least 95 people. Brief scuffles broke out between the crowd and the police after some mourners tried to lay carnations at the site of the bombings....
NATO slams Russian air violation 6 October 2015 WASHINGTON - The secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization condemned Tuesday in strong terms the violation of Turkish airspace by Russian planes, as he said a second incursion by Russian planes had been confirmed. "Russian combat aircraft have violated Turkish airspace," Secr...
'Millions more could flee Syria' 6 October 2015 DAMASCUS - Turkey has warned the EU that millions more refugees could flee Syria as the civil war intensifies, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. He said Russian and Iranian engagement in Syria was making a victory for President Bashar al-Assad more likely. According to Turkis...
Turkey's AKP faces challenge 8 June 2015 ISTANBUL - Turkey's AK party faces a challenge to form a government after losing its majority at a general election for the first time in 13 years. It secured 41%, a sharp drop from 2011, when it won nearly half of the vote. Under Turkey's proportional representation system, this means the ...
Turkey clamps down on Syria border 22 September 2014 DAMASCUS - Turkey has begun to close some of its border crossings with Syria after about 130,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country over the weekend. On Sunday Turkish security forces clashed with Kurds protesting in solidarity with the refugees. Some protesters were reportedly trying to go ...
Turkey mine explosion: 200 dead, 200 trapped 14 May 2014 ISTANBUL - As a crowd milled around with downcast eyes outside a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, a miner dashed their hopes that his co-workers still stuck inside would make it out alive. There are 200 of them trapped in the shaft about two-thirds of a mile -- or 1 kilometer -- under...