United Nations

Five states call Turkey to order for illegal drilling in Eastern Mediterranean

The Foreign Affairs ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates called on Turkey to «fully respect the sovereignty and sovereign rights of all states in their marine zones in the East Mediterranean,» during a teleconference on Monday.

Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France, UAE denounce Turkish activities in EastMed

The foreign ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates denounced the "ongoing Turkish illegal activities" in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and its territorial waters, during a teleconference on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as a number of regional crises that threaten peace and stability in this region.

Libya: Attacks give gov’t ‘no choice but to respond’

Attacks by renegade commander Khalifa Haftar's forces left the Libyan government "no choice but to respond," according to a statement from by the prime ministry's press office.

Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj criticized the international community for staying silent in the face of the attacks.

UN chief says coronavirus has sparked ’tsunami of hate and xenophobia’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on May 8 for an "all-out effort" to end the "tsunami of hate and xenophobia" sparked by the novel coronavirus pandemic, without naming specific countries.

"The pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering," Guterres said in a statement.

Turkish celebs help UN get word out about coronavirus

Turkish celebrities are helping the U.N. get the word out about coronavirus with their legions of followers and new audiences, the World Health Organization said on May 7.
The WHO said that live broadcasts with famous Turkish celebrities such as actress Tuba Büyüküstün are being posted across various social media platforms, including Instagram and YouTube.