News archive of May 2017

Mourners pay respects to late PM Mitsotakis

Hundreds of mourners gathered in central Athens Wednesday to pay their respects to Constantine Mitsotakis, the former conservative prime minister who died this week aged 98.

Prominent main opposition MP faces terrorism charges

A public prosecutor in Diyarbakır has submitted a summary of proceeding for a main opposition lawmaker on terror charges, further increasing the number of Republican People's Party (CHP) deputies facing legal action.

International Finance Corporation invests in Turkish hospital group's Bulgaria unit

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has invested 15 million euros in equity of Turkish hospital group Acıbadem's Bulgaria unit, Acıbadem City Clinic, to give a further boost to the group's growth in the Middle East and Balkans and to improve healthcare services in Bulgaria, the parties said in a statement on May 30. 

Aleksandar Vucic Sworn in as Serbia's Next President

Aleksandar Vucic has been sworn in as Serbia's president, telling his supporters that he will work on peace and stability in the Balkans, reported Fox News.

Vucic, a former ultranationalist turned self-declared pro-European Union reformer, formally resigned on Wednesday from his prime minister's post after winning presidential election by a landslide in April.

Two workers trapped after coal mine collapse in Turkey's Zonguldak

Two workers are trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak on May 30, Doğan News Agency has reported.

The collapse occurred in a mine run by a private firm in Zonguldak's Kilimli district at 8:30 p.m. on May 30. 

Tayfun Keskin, 34, and Volkan Köroğlu, 32, were trapped after the mine's roof collapsed 600 meters away from the mine's entrance.