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İYİ Party leader criticizes gov't over blast in Amasra mine

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener said there were indications for a possible accident in the coal mine in the Amasra district of the northern province of Bartın, "as with many mining disasters before," but necessary precautions were not taken.

Enthusiasm for armament to increase tension: Minister

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has warned Greece, which makes various military deals, highlighting that the "enthusiasm for armament will increase tension."

Answering questions by journalists at a military exercise on Oct. 18, Akar stressed that the only solution to solve problems with Greece would be with dialogue.

Greece will conclude an Arms Deal with Germany worth 4 Billion Euros

In the framework of the process of arming the Greek government, which began in the Eastern Mediterranean after the crisis with Turkey in 2020, Greece's new address is Germany, after France and the United States, writes Hurriyet.

External assets reach $296 billion

Türkiye's external assets exhibited an increase of 2.7 percent from the end of 2021 to reach $296.1 billion as of the end of August, data from the Central Bank have shown.

Editorial: The Turkish puzzle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks last week in Astana, Kazakhstan.

They jointly announced the projected completion in six months of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

Global stability, prosperity under threat: Çavuşoğlu

The world is shaken by the effects of the war in Ukraine and tested by war, although the wounds of the Covid-19 pandemic were not healed yet, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said emphasizing that global stability and prosperity were under threat, and that rising energy and food prices threatened the whole world.

Gov’t doing everything to prevent mine accidents: Erdoğan

The government is doing everything to put an end to mine accidents, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said as he inspected and coordinated the rescue operation at the coal mine in Bartın province that claimed the lives of 41 workers and injured several dozens.

The Death Toll from the Mine Explosion in Northern Turkey is Rising

The death toll from the explosion in a Turkish mine in northern Turkey has risen to 28. Dozens of miners have been rescued so far, said Turkish authorities. However, others remain buried underground after the blast, the agencies reported. 11 wounded are being treated in hospitals in Istanbul, with several of them in serious condition.

Putin: The end in two weeks

As he stated, the President of Turkey played a significant role in a number of issues and Russia is grateful to him for that.

Türkiye, Russia to study Putin’s gas hub proposal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 14 Türkiye and Russia have instructed their respective energy authorities to immediately begin technical studies on a Russian proposal that would turn Türkiye into a gas hub for Europe.

Türkiye condemns US national emergency on Turkish operation in Syria

Türkiye has condemned a national emergency that was declared by U.S. President Joe Biden in the context of Syria in October 2019 and was renewed again on Oct. 12.

The decree contains "baseless allegations and accusations about our country," said the Foreign Ministry on Oct. 13.

Ankara slams EU’s Türkiye report as 'biased, visionless'

Ankara has criticized the EU's 2022 Türkiye report as another example of Brussels' biased stance against the candidate country, rejecting its findings on backsliding of fundamental rights as well as its pro-Greek approach on the eastern Mediterranean dispute.