The Dow Jones Industrial Average, a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 30 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States, suffered its worst session since 1987 on March 12, plunging 10 percent as emergency measures by central banks failed to douse mounting recession fears due to the coronavirus.
A car that rammed into a carnival procession in central Germany on Feb. 24 injured 52 people, including 18 children, police said, adding that the perpetrator's motive remains unclear.
"Among the victims are 18 children [while]... at present 35 people are still undergoing treatment in the hospital and 17 were already able to leave," police in Hesse state posted on Twitter on Feb. 25.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Feb. 20 said that Turkey is "keeping a close eye" on developments in Germany, after attacks in two bars in Hanau, Germany that killed nine people, including five Turkish nationals.
"Turkey, and especially the Turkish Embassy in Berlin, is carefully monitoring the process," Erdoğan said.
President Klaus Iohannis strongly condemns the attacks which took place in Hanau. "I strongly condemn the violent attacks against innocent people that took place in Hanau. My condolences to those who have lost family and friends! Romania stands in solidarity with Germany," the head of state wrote on his Twitter page on Thursday.
A German student, who temporarily studied in Turkey under the Erasmus+ program, rescued a stray dog in the Black Sea province of Sinop.
Heidi Peltola, who is studying veterinary in Frankfurt, Germany, came to Sinop last July as part of the Erasmus+, a program by the European Union for young people to live, work and train in foreign countries.