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Nearly 16 million foreign tourists visit Türkiye in 5 months

A ferry is moving on the Goldenhorn estuary, surrounded by seagulls as the Suleymaniye Mosque is seen in the background, in Istanbul on June 17, 2024.

Some 15.78 million foreign tourists visited Türkiye in the January-May period, marking a 12.47 percent increase from a year ago, according to data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry released on June 25.

North Macedonia ‘should consider what they gained’ with Prespa Agreement, Nimetz says in interview with Kathimerini

Matthew Nimetz, who acted as mediator in the "name" dispute between Athens and Skopje for 25 years, initially on behalf of the United States and later as a special envoy of the United Nations, highlights the significance of proper implementation of the Prespa Agreement, not only for Greece and North Macedonia, but also for regional stability in an interview with Kathimerini.

Getir announces new investment and restructuring

Turkish grocery delivery app Getir has announced that it has received a new fresh investment of $250 million and that it will split into two groups.

Mubadala Investment Company, which injected the fresh capital, will hold the management and majority stake in the first group that will focus on food and grocery delivery operations in Türkiye.

WikiLeaks says Julian Assange is 'free,' has left UK

This screen shot courtesy of WikiLeaks X page shows Wikileaks founder Julian Assange walking to board a plane from London Stansted Airport on June 24, 2024

Julian Assange was released from prison Monday and has left Britain, WikiLeaks said, as he reached a landmark plea deal with U.S. authorities that brought an end to his years-long legal drama.

Greek FM to meet with US senator on Tuesday

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister George Gerapetritis is due to meet with the US senator for New Jersey, Cory Booker, at 12 noon on Tuesday.

Booker is a member of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, among other committees.
The meeting was originally scheduled for 11 a.m.

Gerapetritis was in Luxembourg on Monday for the EU's Foreign Affairs Council meeting. [AMNA]

Supreme Court deputy prosecutor searches intelligence agency records for phone taps

The Supreme Court deputy prosecutor responsible for investigating allegations of unauthorized phone taps on politicians, journalists and businesspeople conducted a search into the records of the National Intelligence Service (EYP) last week, Kathimerini has learned.  

EU accuses Apple of breaking bloc's digital rules

Apple risks billions of euros in fines after the European Union on Monday accused the iPhone maker of violating the bloc's landmark digital rules by hindering competition on its App Store.

The European Commission informed Apple in a "preliminary view" that the "App Store rules... prevent app developers from freely steering consumers to alternative channels for offers and content".