Latest News from Turkey

Bulgarian Border Police: Heavy Truck Traffic at Rousse Checkpoint

As of 6 am, there is heavy truck traffic from Bulgaria on the Danube Bridge border checkpoint, Rousse, Border Police said. On the borders with Serbia, Greece, Turkey and North Macedonia, there is normal traffic on all crossings.

Anarchist group throws flyers outside foreign ministry

Members of self-styled anarchist group Rouvikonas threw flyers outside the Greek foreign ministry on Wednesday afternoon to express solidarity with Palestinians and nine alleged members of the Turkish DHKP-C terrorist group who have been jailed in Greece since 2018.

Turkish economy to recover from recession in 2020: IMF

There will be negative growth in Turkey this year but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are expecting a recovery in 2020 and in fact this recovery is an important part of the element that goes toward the whole global recovery, Gita Gopinath, IMF chief economist, has said.

Bi-partisan US Senate Act to end arms Cyprus embargo, offers aid to Greece

A bi-partisan bill - Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 - tabled in the US Senate by Bob Menendez (Dem. - New Jersey) and Mark Rubio (Rep. - Florida) provides for the lifting of the arms embargo on Cyprus, military aid to Greece, and support for the trilateral Greece-Cyprus-Israel energy and defence cooperation.

Turkey set to invest $11 billion in energy efficiency

Turkey aims to invest roughly $11 billion in energy efficiency over the next five years, cut its primary energy consumption by 14 percent, and reduce 66 million tons of CO2 emissions, Turkey's Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar said on April 9.

Kammenos hints defense minister being sidelined

The leader of the nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL) party, Panos Kammenos, whipped up a storm of sorts on Tuesday, hinting that his successor at the Defense Ministry, Evangelos Apostolakis, was being sidelined by his alternate minister, Panagiotis Rigas, and the chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff (GES), Giorgos Kambas.

Cavusoglu says Turkey may have to look for ‘alternatives’ to US systems

It makes no sense to question Turkey's NATO membership over its decision to purchase Russian S-400 missile defense systems, which has fueled tensions with Washington, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said according to reports, adding that other members of the transatlantic alliance have already installed Russian S-300.

Turkey disappointed over UK court's decision on FETÖ

Turkey is disappointed over a decision by the UK's Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Ankara concerning the extradition of FETÖ members, the Foreign Ministry said on April 9.