News archive of January 2019

Turkey slams Med7 declaration, accuses group of siding with Greek Cyprus

From left to right Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, French President Emanuel Macron, Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa attend a south EU summit in Nicosia, Cyprus on Jan. 29.

Archaeological Research for Allegedly the Oldest Necropolis in the Balkans will not Start this Year

Archaeological excavations near the village of Topola, allegedly the oldest necropolis in the Balkans, will not start this year, Kavarna Mayor Nina Stavreva told Focus Radio. She explained that at present the municipality was focused on two other historical sites - the Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve and the Prehistoric, Antiquity and Medieval Settlement in the Chirakman area.

Turkish anti-drone technology rolled out against 'aerial threats'

Threats growing from the use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for spying and eavesdropping purposes have rapidly increased the demand for anti-drone jammer systems, with Turkish defense firm ASELSAN commencing research to develop such technology.

November retail sales rise 3.2 pct led higher by books

Greek retail sales by volume rose 3.2 percent in November compared to the same month last year after an upwardly revised 4.1 percent drop in October, statistics service ELSTAT said on Thursday.

Retail sales were led higher by books and stationery.

Union of paramedics to hold work stoppage on Friday

The Panhellenic Association of Paramedics has announced a five-hour work stoppage (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) on Friday to protest over their right to a special 10-day leave, which is granted to other hospital employees.

The national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) said it is supporting the labor action and called for a protest rally outside the Health Ministry at 12.30 p.m. 

Iohannis, Stoltenberg about allocating 2pct of GDP to army endowment

President Klaus Iohannis said Thursday that Romania is committed to spending 2 percent of GDP on defence and is ready to carry out the army's endowment programs, but said that, not having enough the exercise of wide-scale strategic endowment programs, things move somewhat slower.

One dead, Koridor 10 director seriously injured

The car of Koridor 10 company director Zoran Babic was involved, and is among one of the five injured. Babic is receiving help in Nis for open fractures.

None of the injured persons are in danger of dying.

The three cars collided for as of this moment unknown reason near the toll booth on the Nis-Leskovac highway near Doljevac.

CHP leader says in-house tension result of democracy, not chaos

Internal discussions over the selection process of mayoral candidates are just a result of democracy and not a reflection of an in-house chaos, the leader of the main opposition party has said, criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for distancing himself and Turkey away from democracy.

Turkish teen stabbed to death in north London

A 17-year-old Turkish boy living in London was fatally stabbed to death with a "Rambo knife" for refusing to give up his bike in the Islington borough late Jan. 29.