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Merkel spoke to Erdogan, Mitsotakis on eastern Mediterranean

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis about their dispute over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, a German government spokesman said on Thursday.

Turkish aid group TADD donates solar kits to Uganda

The Association of Friends of All Africa (TADD), a Turkish aid organization, has donated an assortment of humanitarian items to the people of Kamuli District in eastern Uganda.   

The donations include solar kits, which will go a long way in providing lighting to homes. 

Turkey to reopen universities on Oct 1

Turkey will reopen universities on Oct. 1 with measures in place to counter the coronavirus, the country's higher education head said on Aug. 13. 

"As of today, we asked universities to plan their education calendar starting on Oct. 1," Yekta Saraç said.

Turkish universities to reopen in October

Turkey will reopen universities on Oct. 1 with measures in place to counter the coronavirus, the country's higher education board head has said.

"We asked universities to plan their education calendar starting on Oct. 1," Yekta Saraç said, the head of the Higher Education Board (YÖK) wrote on Twitter.

Fenerbahçe football team announce 2 COVID-19 cases

One player and a technical staff member at Fenerbahçe tested positive for COVID-19, the Super Lig club announced on Aug. 13. 

The Turkish club said treatment began for those infected.

The team did not disclose the identities of the infected but said they have been isolated at home.

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No virus in re-tests at Fenerbahçe football club

In a second test for COVID-19, a player and a technical staffer at the Fenerbahce football club who tested positive earlier this week have just returned a negative result, the Turkish Super Lig club said on Aug. 14.

The Istanbul team added that despite the second test finding no infection, the two individuals remain in isolation at home.

Turkish hospital in Lebanon to open soon

Turkey continues its efforts to support the Lebanese people after the last week's blast at the Beirut Port.   

Saida Turkish Hospital, built by Turkey nearly 10 years ago but did not start its services due to some issues caused by the Lebanese government, is planned to be opened upon the instructions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. 

Ankara hosts photo exhibit on Pakistan

Pakistan's Embassy in Turkey is hosting a seven-day photo exhibit in the capital Ankara. 

The exhibit - "Colors of Pakistan Through the Eyes of Turks," done in coordination with Anadolu Agency and the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality - features 52 sheets of photographers, including Anadolu Agency photojournalists Metin Aktas and Ismet Keten.

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