Asia

Turkey’s Haydarlar Lake enthralls visitors with its beauty

Located in the Mediterranean province of Hatay's Hassa district, the Haydarlar Lake has blossomed into a beautiful sight with the arrival of spring.

The lake emerged as a result of a volcanic eruption centuries ago and is surrounded by Amanos Mountains, fascinating those who see it with its untouched nature, mountain view and perfect location.

Turkey summons Chinese envoy over embassy's remarks

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on April 6 summoned the Chinese ambassador to Ankara over the Chinese Embassy's social media posts that caused discomfort.

The discomfort caused by the embassy's Twitter posts was conveyed to Chinese Ambassador Liu Shaobin, said an official on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

More than 75 dead in Indonesia, East Timor floods, dozens missing

More than 75 people have died and dozens are still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said on April 5, turning small communities into wastelands of mud and uprooted trees.

Sparked by torrential rain, the deluge and subsequent landslides sent thousands fleeing into shelters as dams overflowed and their homes were submerged.

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