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An ailing American explorer trapped 3,000 feet deep in Turkish cave awaits difficult rescue

Rescuers from across Europe rushed to a cave in Turkey on Thursday, launching an operation to save an American researcher who became trapped almost 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) below the cave's entrance after suffering stomach bleeding.

Athens not concerned by Turkish drillship mission

Turkish Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar has announced a new mission in the Mediterranean of the Abdulhamid Han drillship, which is the latest addition to the Turkish Petroleum Company's (TPAO) exploration fleet.

Given that it will operate within an area of Turkish jurisdiction, Athens is not concerned, and it will not affect the Greek-Turkish rapprochement. 

Turkey Urged to Release Journalist Detained for Comments on TV

A rally marking the third anniversary of the failed coup attempt in Istanbul, Turkey, 15 July 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

"We invite the authorities to adhere to national and universal legal regulations and to comply with human rights rules in their investigations and prosecutions," MAZLUMDER said in a statement.

Turkey’s F-16 deal with Washington hangs in the balance over Ukraine transfer demand, report says

Washington is considering granting approval for the transfer of F-16 upgrade kits and the sale of 40 new F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, conditional on Turkey agreeing to transfer its existing fleet of older F-16s to Ukraine, broadcaster Haberturk has reported.

Turkish Protesters Urge Release of Jailed Opposition MP

The Workers' Party of Turkey, TIP, holds a protest in Istanbul. Photo: Workers' Party of Turkey

"We demand respect for the will of the people of Hatay," the TIP said in a statement.

"What is happening is against the constitution in every way. End this illegality and enforce the laws from which you derive your authority," it added.