Sunday, February 23, 2020

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Turkish help teams making properties in Syria for Idlib’s displaced

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish aid groups have begun building more than 10,000 houses in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib to shelter growing numbers of people displaced by fighting, while Turkey seeks to prevent a new influx of migrants fleeing from Syria.The houses are being erected near a Syrian village next to the Turkish border, an…

Greek PM says no EU offer on Libya unless of course Turkey accord scrapped

By Greg RoumeliotisDAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The European Union will not agree to a political solution to Libya's factional conflict unless Turkey and Libya abandon a maritime accord they signed in November, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.Libya's internationally recognized prime minister, Fayez al-Serraj, said this week that his country will face a…

The Turkish Female Who Fled Her Region only To Get Sent Back

Ayşe Erdoğan, a math teacher from Turkey, fled to Greece to apply for asylum. Instead, she was apprehended and returned to the Turkish side of the border. Forensic Architecture For our Global Societies project, reporters around the world will be writing about societal problems, sustainability and development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The…

Germany taking pictures: Investigation into ‘deeply racist’ gunman’s one-way links

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMuhammed spoke from hospital about how he survived the shootingThe investigation into a deadly gun attack in Hanau is focusing on whether others knew about or helped organise it, Germany's federal prosecutor says. The suspect shot dead nine people "of migrant background" at two shisha bars on…

Turkish creator fears for her everyday living if she returns dwelling

Istanbul (AFP) - Exiled Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan expected to be a convicted woman by now with a life sentence hanging over her head.The award-winning author, whose books have been translated into 21 languages, spent four months in jail in 2016 as part of a probe into a newspaper's alleged links to outlawed Kurdish militants.After…

This AI could reunite people just after an earthquake

A new AI prototype could transform how earthquake aftermaths are managed, by predicting the safest routes that families can take to find their loved ones. The idea first emerged in the ImpactHub Istanbul, a social innovation centre in a city where a future earthquake is all but inevitable. The last time a devastating earthquake had struck…

Turkey Follows Landmark Acquittal With Order to Detain Kavala

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Russia accuses Turkey of breaking Syria deals, rejects Erdogan claim

By Andrew OsbornMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Moscow on Syria and of aggravating the situation in Idlib where Syrian forces have made gains in their campaign to eliminate the last insurgent bastion in a nine-year-old war.That offensive has fueled violence in Idlib, in northwest Syria…

Turkey Strengthens Syria Outposts as Russia Talks Proceed

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey is deploying additional military supplies to fortify its outposts in Syria’s Idlib province, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told Hurriyet newspaper, to defend against any bigger confrontation with Russian-backed Syrian fighters in the area.Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by the Russian air force, have launched an offensive to retake Idlib,…

Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…

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Trump calls for probe into leak of intelligence on Russian election interference

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence from a briefing for lawmakers on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

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U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus attends a press briefing by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is “deeply concerned” about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help…