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Turkey, Russia to lift time limits on ground shipments

Turkey and Russia agreed to lift mutually some of the time limits on ground shipments, Russia's Transport Ministry announced in a written statement on May 16.

Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Ditrikh had a phone conversation with Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, said the statement.

38 detained over deadly attack on aid workers

Turkish security units on May 15 detained at least 38 suspects over alleged links to May 14's deadly terror attack in the eastern province of Van.

Two social workers delivering aid amid the coronavirus outbreak were killed in a terror attack on May 14.

The victims were in Özalp in the Van province when gunmen opened fire with rifles, also wounding a bystander.

Turkey sends medical virus aid to Balkan countries

A Turkish military plane carrying medical supplies arrived in North Macedonia on May 12 to support the country's battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

"Turkish Armed Forces aircraft carrying medical supplies for use against COVID-19 has arrived at the Republic of North Macedonia," the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Twitter.

YPG/PKK bombing injures 11 civilians in al-Bab, Syria

At least 11 civilians were wounded in a bomb attack carried out by the YPG/PKK terror group in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on May 10.

In a statement, the ministry said the terrorist group targeted an Operation Euphrates Shield area.

At least 11 innocent civilians were injured, one of them critically, in the attack, it added.

ISIL suspect held for attacking Turk shops in Germany

A suspected ISIL member has been arrested in Germany following a series of arson attacks on shops owned by Turkish immigrants, police announced on May 10.

Robert Kopp, police chief for the Upper Bavaria region, told a news conference that the suspect arrested late on Friday confessed that he carried out the attacks in recent weeks in the southeastern town of Waldkraiburg.

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