Latest News from Turkey

Long Series of Aftershocks Registered in Aegean Sea

Almost 30 aftershocks have been registered in the northern part of the Aegean Sea after the powerful earthquake which rattled parts of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, Saturday.

Most of these were of magnitude 2.5-3.0 on the Richter scale, however some have reached a magnitude of 4.0. The aftershocks occur every 5-10 minutes.

Cheapest water, most expensive coffee in Greece

According to a survey conducted by Omnibus for Britain’s Royal Mail comparing a number of holiday destinations, tourists in Greece pay the least for bottled still water but the most for a cup of coffee.

The survey concerns the prices tourists pay for certain services and products at popular holiday destinations.

Turkey supports donor conference for Bosnia

Turkey supports donor conference for Bosnia

ANKARA -- Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has signed a book of condolences opened at the embassy of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Ankara.

Davutogu did so "on the occasion of the tragic balance of the floods in this, for Turkey, brotherly state," said reports.

Rogan wine wins silver in France

BELGRADE - Rogan, a family winery based in Lipovac, near Oplenac, central Serbia, has won a silver medal at an international competition in France for its Shiraz wine, the Belgrade-based Centre for Wine Culture said in a statement on Friday.

Romania can and must become region justice expertise provider (JusMin Cazanciuc)

Romania can and must become a provider of expertise on justice matters in the region, since it has proved it is capable of building extremely efficient institutions and implementing an entirely new legislative system, Justice Minister Robert Cazanciuc said during a visit paid to Turkey on Thursday and Friday.

Bulgaria Exported BGN 2B of Automotive Parts in Five Years

Bulgaria's trade in automotive parts has marked considerable success since 2009, with its exported production valued at roughly BGN 400 M (EUR 200 M) a year.

The number of factories producing parts is also on the rise across Bulgaria, with a total of 50 companies from the field operating here, according to the governments' InvestBulgaria agency as cited by the daily 24 Chasa.

Croatia sets aside funds for neighboring countries

Croatia sets aside funds for neighboring countries

ZAGREB -- Croatia has decided to send humanitarian aid worth EUR 100,000 to Serbia and Bosnia each, and thus help the neighboring countries cope with the floods.

Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić explained that her ministry has a sum allocated each year for humanitarian aid to those affected by disasters abroad.

Biden in Cyprus for talks on peace, Russia

US Vice President Joe Biden gives a statement to the media in front of Air Force Two, after he arrives in Larnaca international airport, Cyprus, on Wednesday.

US Vice President Joe Biden flew in to Cyprus on Wednesday for talks on the divided island’s peace process and on Western sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.

Biden visits Cyprus as natural-gas find fuels reunification push

Nikos Chrysoloras & Georgios Georgiou

Vice President Joe Biden will become on Wednesday the most senior U.S. official in more than half a century to visit Cyprus as the search for alternative gas-supply routes into Europe draws international attention to the divided island.

Cyprus Hopes to Elect First Turkish MEP

The Republic of Cyprus could be on the road to send its first ever MEP from the northern Turkish-occupied region.

The northern part of the island has been occupied by Turkey since 1974, while the country joined the EU in 2004.