Published: Aug 03, 2021
ISTANBUL - Amid a sixth day of raging wildfires in southern Turkey, the European Union and neighboring countries sent planes to assist in bringing the blazes under control Monday, as residents and local officials implored the government to provide more firefighting resources.
Published: Jul 25, 2021
Turkeys COVID-19 cases have surged while hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers flock to resorts to spend the holiday of Eid al-Adha. Health experts warn that the Delta variant, spreading in Turkey, could cause a new wave of infections in August.
Published: Jun 26, 2021
ISTANBUL - Riot police in Istanbul used tear gas and rubber bullets to disrupt the annual Pride parade, intensifying a crackdown on the march at a time of rising government hostility toward LGBTQ individuals in Turkey, advocacy groups say. At least 20 people were detained, local media reported.
Published: Oct 31, 2020
ISTANBUL - The death toll from a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea rose to 28 Saturday as rescue workers in the Turkish city of Izmir raced to save more dozens of people thought to be trapped under the rubble of at least eight collapsed buildings, Turkish officials said.