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The search operation for a missing Chaldean Catholic couple has yielded no result for 12 days, their priesthood holder son said on Jan. 23.
Gendarmerie special forces, crime scene investigators, sniffer dog units, unmanned aerial vehicle operators and volunteers have been carrying out the search operation for Hurmuz and Şimuni Diril around Mount Kato since Jan. 11.
Greece's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected arguments by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar that Athens is allegedly violating international law by not demilitarizing 16 of its islands, saying Ankara's concern on legality is "hypocritical."
Akar said Greece's arming 16 out of 23 islands with "non-military status" is in violation of agreements in the Aegean sea.
The establishment of new political parties is beneficial for Turkey and the voters, the leader of oppositional İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has said.
"It will increase competition during elections. We are rivals with both two parties and also [main opposition Republican People's Party] the CHP and the AKP," Akşener told a group of journalists on Jan. 22.
Kuşadası, one of Turkey's main holiday destinations on the Aegean coast, will host 310 cruise ships to visit the town with some 360,000 people on board this year, Aziz Güngör, the general manager of Ege Port Limanı, has told Anadolu Agency.
Last year 194 cruise ships docked at the resort's ports, bringing in around 180,000 visitors, according to Güngör.
Feridun Altaş is on a trail to find the family of a French mountaineer who died while climbing the Kaçkar Mountains in the Black Sea region 32 years ago.
Altaş, a resident of the Çamlıhemşin district of Rize province, believes bones that he buried in 2000 belong to Philippe Tardieu, whose whereabouts remained unknown for many years after he disappeared.
The announcement this week of the launch of flights between Belgrade and Pristina operated by Lufthansa caused much more attention than a regular announcement regarding the opening of a new airline route. Not surprising given that it took seeming mediation by US diplomats to facilitate the restoration of flights.
Some 300 Turks living in and around the Libyan capital have said that they feel better after a truce between the battling sides in the country.
Turkish citizens living under the siege by Gen. Khalifa Haftar's military forces for nine months are mostly owners of restaurants, furniture shops and auto mechanic shops, according to the Turkish consulate in Tripoli.
Consumer confidence in the Turkish economy slightly nudged up in January, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Jan. 23.
January figure rose 0.1 percent month-on-month to 58.82, TÜİK said in a statement.
The financial situation expectation of household reading showed the highest rise, up 2.3 percent during the same period.
Greece, arming 16 out of 23 islands with non-military status, in violation of agreements in the Aegean sea, should act in accordance with international law, Turkey's defense minister has said.
Speaking in his visit to Turkey's missile producer Roketsan on Jan. 23, Hulusi Akar said: "We expect Greece to act according to international law, agreements and good neighborly relations."