Turkish government

Foreign envoys praise Turkey's efforts to fight virus

Turkey's Communications Directorate on April 8 posted online interviews on Turkey's fight against coronavirus, with the ambassadors of five different countries praising Turkey's efforts.

All the interviews can be viewed on the directorate's YouTube channel, said Fahrettin Altun, the directorate's head.

Turkish hospital ray of hope in virus-hit Gaza

A Turkish hospital in Gaza is supporting health authorities of the blockaded strip in stemming the coronavirus amid a surge in infections.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Marwan al-Hams, director of the Palestine-Turkey Friendship Hospital, said the hospital has admitted and treated some 3,500 coronavirus patients since April 2020.

Turkey Detains 184 Alleged ‘Gulenists’ as Crackdown Continues

A Turkish flag  in Istanbul, May 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

Prosecutors in the cities of Izmir and Ankara ordered the arrests based on information from the Turkish National Intelligence Agency, alleging that the suspects have links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of mounting a failed coup in 2016.

Turkey responds to reactions against treaty withdrawal

Turkey responded late on March 21 to international reactions following its decision to withdraw from a European treaty aimed at preventing and combating violence against women.

"The Republic of Turkey's withdrawal from the treaty should not be interpreted as compromising on combating violence against women," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Turkey Condemned for Quitting Anti-Violence Treaty

Turkey sparked both domestic and international fury on Saturday after it withdrew from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.

On Saturday, tens of thousands of Turkish women across the country protested President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's midnight decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, a European treaty to stop domestic violence.

EU should support Turkey for hosting over 4 mln refugees: Borrell

The European Union should support Turkey for hosting more than four million refugees, the EU's foreign policy chief said on March 18. 

Josep Borrell made the remarks after visiting the command center of Operation Irini, the EU initiative to implement a UN arms embargo on Libya.

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