News archive of December 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent New Year messages to world leaders on Dec. 31, stressing the need for further cooperation in politics and economy.
Turkey and Iraq will discuss all aspects of bilateral relations, as well as regional developments, during Iraqi President Barham Salih's visit to the Turkish capital this week, diplomatic sources have said.
Attacks on the Turkish economy aiming to make it a "fragile economy" in August 2018 have been successfully eliminated, the Turkish president has said, citing the inauguration of the new Istanbul Airport as the greatest achievement of the past year.
A free medical clinic run jointly by the Athens Doctors' Association (ISA) and the Greek Orthodox Church's Apostoli charity has treated more than 70,000 patients and donated over 3 million boxes of medicines in the seven years since it started, the ISA has said.
Opened in 2011, the clinic sees an average of 100 patients and dispenses between 300 and 400 medicines a day.
An Israeli woman walking near ancient ruins noticed a head sticking out of the ground, leading to the uncovering of two Roman-era busts, archaeologists said Dec. 30.