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Six migrants including two babies die at sea after Greek pushback: Türkiye

Six migrants including two babies have died at sea after Greece pushed them back to Turkish waters in the Aegean, the Turkish coastguard said on Sept. 13. 

Another 73 migrants were also rescued off Muğla province in the southwest, the coastguard said.

Lecturer sues coffee shop for tripping over sleeping dog

In a first of its kind incident, a lecturer has sued the owners of a coffee shop, where he tripped over a dog sleeping at the entrance and broke his arm.

Mahmut Şenol, who is also a journalist, filed a lawsuit for compensation of 31,000 Turkish Liras ($1,700).

Parliamentary session on Kosovo-Metohija ended after 10 hours

The session, as the President of Parliament said, will be continued tomorrow at 10.00 a.m.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic informed Serbian Parliament that he will send a letter to the presidents of Russia and China asking them to veto Kosovo's membership in the United Nations (UN).

Op-ed: The difficult diplomacy toward a Greek-Turkish dialogue

By Panagiotis Ioakeimidis*

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and the entire international community urge that there be a Greek-Turkish dialogue in order to defuse ongoing tensions.

Defense minister accuses Greece of ‘hypocrisy’

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has accused Greece of conducting a "hypocritical policy" and continuing provocations, although Türkiye has been aiming for dialogue to settle the bilateral problems.

Escalating Greek-Turkish tensions raise heightened concerns, fuel war scenarios

The escalation of tensions between Turkey and Greece has reached a point that goes far beyond longstanding fears of a Greek-Turkish military accident, and the prospect of a full-fledged war between the two NATO countries is now being discussed in the Turkish, Greek, and international press - and is brought up in the statements of the two countries' leaders.

Editorial: Message of deterrence to Turkey

Turkey's political leadership - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and top officials of his ruling party as well as the opposition - on a daily basis unleash rhetorical attacks against Greece, provoking our country and underestimating our people.

Greek PM says he is open to meeting Erdoğan

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he was always open to meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as tensions between the two historical rivals mount.

The two uneasy neighbors have for years feuded over maritime borders and energy exploration rights in disputed parts of the Aegean and in the eastern Mediterranean.

Europeans booking hotels, apartments for winter in Türkiye

Europeans faced with the prospects of a difficult winter due to a looming energy crisis are booking hotels and apartments in Türkiye to spend the cold months here.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent electricity and gas prices skyrocketing while governments are imposing rules to lower energy consumption.

The US and NATO are calling on Greece and Turkey to Start a Dialogue

"Greece and Turkey should start a dialogue to reduce tensions between them", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Stoltenberg pointed out that a so-called deconfliction mechanism has been created in NATO, in which Turkey and Greece can join.

US, PKK hold joint military exercise in Syria

U.S. soldiers have taken part in a joint military exercise with PKK/YPG terrorists in the countryside in Syria's northeast.

Photos from the exercise conducted by the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the ISIL were shared on the coalition's Twitter account, saying, "stronger together."

Ukrainian grain exports reach 2.5 million tons

The sum of food exports from Ukraine to the world markets has reached 2.5 million tons since the establishment of the grain corridor through the Black Sea.