Latest News from Turkey

US urges Turkey to seize all activity in Cyprus’ EEZ

The US State Department on Tuesday called on Turkish authorities to cease immediately any "unlawful activities" in Cyprus' territorial sea and remove its drillship, Yavuz.
Turkey has already established a presence in the region with its Yavuz and Fatih drillships and the Barbaros research vessel.

Turkey sees over 102,000 house sales in July

Turkey recorded 102,236 house sales in July, down 17.5% year-on-year, the country's statistical office announced on Aug. 20.     

Turkey against foreign intervention in Venezuela

Turkey is against foreign intervention to overthrow legitimate governments and constitutional regimes, including in Venezuela, Turkey affirmed on Aug. 19.       

Afghan Embassy marks centenary of independence

The Afghan Embassy in Turkey on Aug. 19 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the country's independence at a reception with the attendance of Turkey's vice president, defense minister, and chief of General Staff, among other top officials.

Migrant arrivals pick up, camps burst at the seams

Migrant arrivals on Greece's northeastern Aegean islands have picked up as hundreds of asylum seekers are attempting to cross the sea from Turkey and reach the European Union on a daily basis.

A Flock of Flamingos Cooled on Lake Atanasovsko in Burgas 

A flock of 159 pink flamingo birds was observed in the northernmost part of Atanasovsko Lake in Burgas. Of these, about 120 are adult specimens, coloured in bright pink.

The census was made during the ornithological monitoring of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BSPB /.

Cavusoglu: Fourth Turkish ship on way to East Med

A fourth Turkish ship, the Oruc Reis, is on its way to the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter on Monday. 

He was responding to comments by the leader of the opposition Turkish Republican People's Party Kemal Kilicdaroglou who had questioned why Turkey did not currently have a presense in the area.  

Turkey's Lake Tuz Turned Pink

Lake Tuz, Turkey's second-largest, has turned pink, turning into an impressive sight for tourists, Turkish private TV NTV reported, quoted by BTA.

Turkish forces hit YPG targets in N Syria

Turkish Armed Forces destroyed PKK terror targets in northwestern Syria, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Aug. 19.           

Turkey's retail turnover rises in June

Turkey's calendar-adjusted retail sales volume with constant prices narrowed by 1.2% on an annual basis in June, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Aug. 19.

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