Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Istanbul to begin virtual pre-school classes amid virus

Education and training will be held virtually in kindergartens, nursery classes and practice classes in Istanbul to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Nov. 28.

Distance learning in pre-schools will start Dec.1 and run until Jan.4, the provincial governor's office said on Twitter, where it shared a statement regarding details of the decision.

Dialogue with strings

It impossible for us to harbor any more illusions about the intentions of Turkey and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Even if Ankara were to express a desire to sit down for talks with Greece, it has lost all credibility, having used the calls for dialogue as nothing more than a tactic in the service of its plans time and again.

Turkish, Saudi foreign ministers hold ‘sincere’ meeting

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Nov. 27 said he held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues.

Çavuşoğlu said in a tweet that the "sincere" meeting with Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud was held on the occasion of the 47th session of Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers.

Greeks in Erdogan’s sights

From the beginning of the year, when Greece blocked Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attempt to blackmail Europe with the mass movement of migrants, Turkey has been trying, with increasing persistence, to "isolate" Greece from its European Union partners.