Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Turkey

Turkey going into full lockdown in bid to halt Covid surge

Turkey has not had a full lockdown before and is now in the top 10 of the world’s highest number of cases.

Turkey condemned for quitting international treaty to prevent violence against women

Turkey now says the treaty was hijacked by a group of people attempting to promote LGBT lifestyles.

Women demonstrate in Istanbul to protest against surging femicide rates

Protesters were not impressed by President Erdogan saying Turkey would establish a parliamentary commission to address issues regarding violence against women.

2 students arrested in Turkey for ‘inciting hatred’ over Mecca LGBT poster

The poster depicted a mythical half-woman and half-snake on the Kaaba with flags of LGBT, lesbian, trans and asexual people.

Turkey says no word on sailors taken by pirates off Nigeria

Last year, pirates kidnapped 130 sailors in 22 incidents in the same waters, accounting for all but five merchant seamen seized worldwide.

Trio arrested for kidnapping turkey to vodka party

One of the suspects was celebrating a birthday and the other two decided to celebrate it this way, police chief says.

Erdogan accused of using ‘band-aid measures’ in fight against Turkey’s new surge

The number of new cases in Turkey is behind only the US, India and Brazil – all countries with much larger populations.

3-year-old rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Reports say she immediately asked for water and ayran, a salty drink made from yoghurt.

Turkey, Egypt condemn proposed French ‘Islamophobic’ laws

The French public want to boost secularism and public security in the face of what President Macron calls 'Islamist separatism'.

Jailed female politician given extra year for calling Erdogan a misogynist

She's already serving 15 years for belonging to a 'terrorist' organisation.

Greece races to boost military after Turkey threats over Med oil

Both Turkey and Greece are flexing their military muscles by deploying their naval and air forces as visible deterrents to any adventurism by the other.

1,000 years in Turkish prison for nightclub massacre, no parole possible

Abdulkadir Masharipov was handed 40 life sentences on Monday and an additional 1,368-year sentence for the attempted murder of 79 people who were injured in the attack.

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