Ankara

Turkey's 2nd aid package arrives in blast-hit Lebanon

A Turkish military plane carrying medical aid arrived in Lebanon's capital Beirut on Aug. 11 following the deadly blast last week that killed at least 171 people and injured thousands.

Hakan Çakıl, Turkey's ambassador to Lebanon, the Turkish embassy staff and Lebanese officials met the plane at the Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut.

Sending out clear signals in a silent manner

In the next three months we must try to avoid a Greek-Turkish "incident." No one can predict what sort of incident that might be, unless it is preempted by some major event. Turkey tends to make good on its public statements, which means we should expect to see Turkish exploratory drilling in an area close to Crete or Kastellorizo by September.

Editorial: Stirring the water

The Greece-Italy agreement delimiting the two countries' Exclusive Economic Zones is undoubtedly a milestone in Greek foreign policy.

The reason is that it not only resolves an issue that has festered for 43 years but also because it sends a resounding message to Ankara that Greece will not only invoke international law but is also prepared and determined to enforce it.

American to be deported soon after ‘suspiciously’ releasing fish into lake

A U.S. citizen has been sent to the capital Ankara for deportation after "suspiciously" releasing fish into a dam lake without permission in the Central Anatolian province of Konya.

Chesterr Juall called a taxi on April 27 and told the driver that he wanted to go to Beyşehir Lake.

When the taxi arrived at Altınapa Dam Lake, Juall asked the driver to stop the vehicle.

Athens reacts to Turkey claiming 24 blocks outlined in map

The publication in the Turkish government's gazette of a map outlining areas of the Greek continental shelf where Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has applied for exploration permits has drawn an angry response from Athens, which warned it is fully prepared to respond in the event that Ankara chooses to conduct exploratory activities in these areas.

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