Dead and Injured in Attack on Bus with Guards in Turkey

Delegations from Russia and Ukraine have resumed negotiations to end the war in Ukraine. However, there were no shaking hands in Istanbul; it was reported on Ukrainian television.   Ukrainian negotiator and presidential adviser Mikhailo Podoljak said on Twitter that the basics of the negotiation process are the main talking […]

President Erdogan Reports Possible Moscow-Kyiv Agreements

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fired his trade minister after reports of alleged cronyism in the tendering of government contracts.   The expelled minister Ruhsar Pekcan has favoured companies from her husband in the purchase of disinfectants worth hundreds of thousands of euros by her ministry. She denied having […]

Earthquake With Magnitude of 6.4 Hits California

The death toll after the massive earthquake in the western Turkish region of Izmir last Friday rose from 79 to 98.   According to Turkish authorities, 847 of the 994 injured have now been released from the hospital. 106 people have been rescued since the quake on Friday afternoon. There […]

Austria Back in Full Lockdown from Monday

Confrontations between Kurds and ultra-nationalist Turks at demonstrations in Vienna put pressure on relations between Austria and Turkey.   Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday accused Turkey of “sowing dissatisfaction.” He said there should be an end to Turkish efforts to “influence the people here in Austria and also use […]