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Turkish main opposition leader picked to run against Erdogan

A six-party alliance on Monday nominated main opposition party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu as its common candidate to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in elections in May, ending months of uncertainty and bickering that had frustrated their supporters.

Nearly 1 Million Euros have been Collected in Bulgaria for the Victims of the Earthquakes in Turkey

Nearly 1 million euros is the amount collected in Bulgaria from donations on the account opened to help the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey last month, reported the Turkish TV channel CNN-Turk, quoted by BTA.

The TV channel presents a report on the financial aid collected in various European countries for the areas of Turkey destroyed by the February 6 earthquakes.

Vucic: We have not sold arms to either Ukraine or Russia

DOHA - Serbia has not sold a single piece of arms or ammunition to either Ukraine or Russia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday, announcing further investments in the national defence industry.

Speaking to reporters during a visit to Qatar, Vucic said Serbia had sold no arms or ammunition whatsoever to either side in the Ukraine conflict.

A Dog Rescued 12-year-old Owner from the Ruins of the Earthquakes in Turkey

A dog rescued its 12-year-old owner from under the ruins of the earthquakes in Turkey, "Hurriyet Daily News" reported, quoted by BTA.

The dog bit the boy's clothes and pulled him out from under the debris of their home in their village in Kahramanmaraş district.

Vucic claims: Serbia has not Sold a Single Weapon or Ammunition either to Ukraine or to Russia

Serbia has not sold a single weapon or ammunition to both Ukraine and Russia, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic yesterday at an international conference in Doha, quoted by Hina.

On allegations that Serbian-made munitions end up in Ukraine via Turkey and other countries, the Serbian president told reporters on Sunday:

Greek inmate in Turkish prison seeks permission to attend funeral of son killed in train crash

A Greek inmate in a Turkish prison has applied for a temporary absence to attend the funeral of his son who was killed in a head-on train collision in central Greece earlier this week.

Greek media have identified the victim as 28-year-old Nikos Nalbantis. There was no information about the identity of the father or the jail where he is imprisoned.

Discrimination Forces Transgender Albanians to Self-Medicate, or Go Abroad

Neither gender-affirming hormone therapy nor sex reassignment surgery is available in Albania, meaning transgender Albanians like Fiona face having to self-medicate or travel to North Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey. The costs, financial and psychological, can be huge.

Vucic signs book of condolences at Turkish embassy

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic signed a book of condolences at the Turkish embassy in Belgrade on Thursday following a devastating earthquake that has caused great loss of life in Turkey, noting that Serbian citizens symphatised with Turkish friends in these times of pain and sadness.

Serbia to send rescue teams to quake-stricken Turkey

BELGRADE - Serbia will send rescue teams to quake-stricken Turkey, a source in the Serbian Interior Ministry has confirmed to Tanjug.

The Ministry's Emergencies Sector will send 21 rescue specialists and three liaison officers, the source said.