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Turkey in touch with 92 countries to restart flights, says minister

Turkey has completed discussions with 92 countries for resumption of flights, the country's transportation and infrastructure minister said on Aug. 14.  

Turkey continues to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights with 48 countries as of Aug. 13, Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a press release.

Turkey delivers medical aid to Bangladesh

Turkey's state-run aid agency on June 7 delivered medical supplies to Bangladesh in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

"TİKA [Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency] provided one thousand N95 masks, one thousand PPE suits, two ventilators and five thousand medical masks to support Bangladesh in fighting COVID-19," the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka said in a statement.

Turkey evacuates 4 COVID-19 patients from Bangladesh

Turkey on May 24 evacuated four COVID-19 patients including an expatriate from Bangladesh, officials said. 

"Tuba Ahsan, a Turkish citizen, her Bangladeshi husband Mossaddique Ahsan, and their 3-year-old twins Huma and Ziyad were evacuated in an air ambulance," a statement by the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka read. 

A Huge Population is Likely to be Affected by a Strong Tropical Cyclon

Tropical Cyclone Amphan has developed in the Bay of Bengal and is heading north towards eastern Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal before bearing down on western Bangladesh.

This enormous and slow-moving cyclone has a cloud band which is about 2,200km (1367 miles) wide and a well-defined 15km (9 miles) round eye. It continues to strengthen.

India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone in the midst of pandemic

A strong cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on May 19 as authorities were trying to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning, and forecasters warned of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

Turkey sent aid to at least 57 countries to fight virus: Minister

Turkey has so far delivered aid to at least 57 countries around the globe to help their fight against the coronavirus outbreak, the country's top diplomat has said.

"We provided medical equipment support to 57 countries," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on April 27.

Bernard-Henri Levy: ‘How shall we avoid an epidemic of despair?’

It's been a year since one of Europe's most renowned intellectuals, Bernard-Henri Levy, came to Athens and performed his monologue "Looking for Europe" at the Pallas Theater. The iconoclastic French philosopher enlivens speech by charging it with the refreshing power of competing ideas.

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