News archive of July 2020

At least 9 ISIL suspects detained in Diyarbakır

At least nine suspected ISIL terrorists were detained in simultaneous operations in southeastern Turkey on July 30.

In a statement, the Diyarbakır Governorship said the suspects were planning to carry out an attack during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Orange Code for Hot Weather in 7 Districts in Bulgaria

Today the weather will be dangerously hot. An orange code for heat has been announced in seven districts in Bulgaria. Doctors advise people, especially the elderly, not to go out at noon.

It is also recommended to drink plenty of water, avoid greasy foods, dress in light rather than dark clothes, wear hats and walk in shady places.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 265 Newly Registered Cases on July 31, 11420 Total

For the last 24 hours, 265 new coronavirus infections have been registered in Bulgaria with 6,639 PCR tests. This is shown by the data from the Unified Information Portal.

Six more people lost the battle with the disease, and 202 people were cured in the last 24 hours. There are 34 patients in intensive care units. Most new cases of the infection were registered in Sofia - 51 people.

Turkish leader, Qatari emir exchange Eid al-Adha greetings

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 30 spoke to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani over the phone.

The two exchanged greetings for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, Turkey's Communications Directorate said in a statement.

Fatih Karagümrük moves to Turkish Süper Lig

Istanbul club Fatih Karagümrük was promoted to Turkish Süper Lig next season after defeating Adana Demirspor on July 30 in Ankara.

Karagümrük received entry into Turkey's top football league Lig after winning 6-5 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in the second-tier TFF First league playoff final.

NASA's Perseverance bound for Mars

NASA's latest Mars rover Perseverance launched on July 30 on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet - and to fly a helicopter-drone on another world for the first time.

Previous trips to Mars have discovered it was far warmer and wetter three billion years ago than it is today, creating the conditions necessary for carbon-based life.

More measures mulled amid rise in cases

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis convened an emergency teleconference with health authorities Thursday to review all the recent data on the Covid-19 pandemic, amid a steady rise in cases in the country. 

Health authorities Thursday confirmed 65 new cases - a fifth consecutive day of increase - which is similar to levels leading up to the lockdown earlier in the year. 

Turkey, Greece to discuss thorny issues in Ankara: Defense minister

Turkish and Greek officials will meet in the capital Ankara in the coming days to address issues that have led to rising
tensions, Turkey's defense minister said on July 30. 

"We try to solve problems with these [kinds of] meetings. Our work continues in this direction," Hulusi Akar said after prayers for a Muslim holiday in Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, northwestern Turkey.