News archive of July 2024

Garden Sessions | Athens | July 18-21

Afrikana Jazz & Wine (13 Ierofanton) bids farewell with a four-day Garden Sessions event from July 18 to 21.

Erdoğan condemns assassination attempt on Trump

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned the assassination attempt on former U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, extending his sincerest wishes for a speedy recovery.

"I strongly condemn the assassination attempt against the 45th President of the United States and presidential candidate, Mr. Donald Trump," Erdogan stated.

Norway largest investor in Türkiye in May: Report

Norway took the lead in foreign investments in Türkiye in May, the International Investors' Association (YASED) has said in a report, citing data from the Central Bank.

The Nordic country commanded a 39 percent share, followed by the Netherlands at 18 percent, Chechia at 8 percent, Sweden at 5 percent and Azerbaijan at 4 percent.

Big spenders on tax authorities’ radar

The Finance Ministry's Tax Inspection Board is keeping a close eye on those who spend lavishly but pay little or no tax.

Some 800 people, who spend more than 5 million Turkish Liras a month, spend money on luxury items and own luxury cars, have already been put on the board's radar.

Türkiye needs to utilize its huge potential in renewables: Minister

Türkiye has a huge potential in renewable energy that should be put to use, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar has said.

"We want to increase the installed capacity of 27,000 megawatts in solar and wind with an additional 60,000 megawatts by 2035," Bayraktar told a meeting with businesspeople in the northern province of Trabzon.

Türkiye puts its best foot forward to charm Chinese firms

Türkiye plans to draw on its geographical position and an EU customs deal to entice Chinese investors keen to access European markets tariff-free, as it recently just did with carmaker BYD.

Greek frigate defends commercial ship from drone attack in the Red Sea

The Greek frigate Psara provided protection to a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden early Sunday morning following a drone attack.

During the European operation Aspides in the Red Sea, the frigate successfully intercepted a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) using its antidrone system. At least one drone was shot down, and the others were driven away.

Vucic: I hope madness of hatred will stop, I wish Trump speedy recovery

CAIRO - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic voiced concern over the attempt to assassinate former US President Donald Trump and said he hoped "this madness of hatred that is spreading all around the world" would stop, and wished Trump a speedy recovery.

EU condemns shooting at Donald Trump rally

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European officials expressed shock and condemnation following the shooting at a campaign rally for former President Donald Trump.

Trump was shot in the ear during a campaign event on Saturday after a major security lapse, an attack that will likely reshape this year's presidential race and fuel fears of escalating political violence.