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Russians charged after ‘aggressive’ behavior forces emergency landing in Thessaloniki

Two Russian nationals were arrested and charged in Thessaloniki early Sunday morning for disrupting the safety of a flight from Manchester, England to Dalaman, Turkey, after their plane was forced to land at Thessaloniki's international airport. 

Blinken opens second day of talks in Beijing to ease soaring US-China tensions

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a second and final day of critical meetings with senior Chinese officials Monday, as the two sides expressed willingness to talk but showed little inclination to bend on hardened positions that have sent tensions soaring.

Seven children test positive for strep A infection

Seven children from the same northern city as a boy who died after contracting strep A have tested positive for the infection, according to the president of the public hospital staff union POEDIN.

A prosecutor has already ordered an inquiry into the death of the 7-year-old boy from Naoussa, which occurred in a Thessaloniki hospital.

Türkiye has 551 Blue Flag beaches

The number of Blue Flag beaches in Türkiye has risen to 551, the Culture Ministry has said.

The Blue Flag awards for 2023 have been announced, and 551 beaches, 23 marinas, 14 tourism boats and 10 private yachts have been awarded with a Blue Flag, according to a statement of the ministry.

Rate of tourist arrivals in Antalya limps in May

Foreign tourist arrivals in Antalya slowed in the first half of May, Recep Yavuz from the Antalya City Council Tourism Working Group has said, adding that this was due to fewer visits by Russian holidaymakers.

Antalya saw a record number of foreign tourist arrivals in January, February, March and April this year. However, tourism activity appeared to have lost some momentum in May.

Thessaloniki: Retired teacher arrested for lewd acts on minor

A retired teacher in Thessaloniki is expected to appear before a prosecutor on charges of performing a lewd act on a minor to whom he was giving private lessons.

Police in the Thermi district of the northern city arrested the 72-year-old male after his student, a 14-year-old girl, and her mother filed a complaint.