Friday, April 3, 2020

Turkey

Turkey’s Babacan applies to start new party, calls for a lot more democracy

By Daren ButlerISTANBUL (Reuters) - A former close ally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan applied on Monday to register a new political party to challenge his ruling AK Party, saying Turkey needed a "fresh start" and calling for reforms to strengthen the rule of law and democracy.Ali Babacan, a 52-year-old former deputy prime minister, announced…

Pompeo’s Turkish Gambit Fails in Syria

ceasefire along the existing front lines in northwest Syria, which cements Assad’s post-2018 military gains.The agreement ended Pompeo’s latest attempt to forge a U.S.-Turkish alliance against Assad, who is backed by Iran and Russia.The Trump administration has sought to expel all Iranian forces from Syria since former National Security Advisor John Bolton declared it a…

Investigation-Turkey’s economic climate seemed safer from virus than most. Then outbreak hit home

* Depleted reserves, hot domestic demand drove last recovery* Fallout from surge in infections a direct hit to both* Ankara could ramp up initial $15-bln support packageBy Jonathan SpicerISTANBUL, March 23 (Reuters) - Only a few weeks ago, Turkey seemed a better bet than many other emerging markets to withstand a global economic slowdown over…

Turkey in White Wine Sauce

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Turkey to cease migrants crossing to Greece by sea

Image copyright Reuters A fire has ripped through a refugee shelter on the Greek island of Lesbos as tensions over a surge in migration from Turkey continue to rise.Flames engulfed the One Happy Family centre, near the island's capital Mitilini, on Saturday. It is not clear how the fire started. No casualties have been reported.In…

Turkey Is Sending Exclusive Forces to Support Power Refugees Into Europe

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here.Migrants trying to enter Europe are about to be trapped between feuding security forces, after Turkey said Thursday it would send 1,000 police to the border to stop Greece from pushing them back. Since Turkey opened its border last week, Greek forces have…

Turkish Prosecutors File Indictment In excess of the Killing of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

(ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkish prosecutors have filed an indictment against 20 Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish media reports said Wednesday. The private DHA news agency said the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office completed its investigation into the killing and charged 18 Saudi nationals with “deliberate murder” and two…

Cell Networks in Numerous Nations Screen ‘Stay Home’ Concept When Buyers Switch Off WiFi

iPhone users in several countries who disconnect from WiFi on their devices will see a "Stay Home" message at the top of the Control Center where cellular network information is displayed. Image via Matt NavarraAccording to reports on Twitter, the status bar messages are showing up in countries that include Germany, Belgium, United Arab Emirates,…

IOC referred to as ‘irresponsible’ about qualifier in London soon after boxers examination favourable for virus

The qualifying event was taking place at London's 2012 Olympics venue the Copper BoxSix members of boxing teams who attended an Olympic qualifying event in London in March are said to have contracted coronavirus. The Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach tested positive since returning from the event.Marko Marovic of the Croatian…

Coronavirus: The phony Monthly bill Gates article and other statements to dismiss

Whether it's a post on your uncle's account or an image your friend forwarded, fake coronavirus stories seem to be everywhere. To help, BBC teams are verifying and fact-checking the latest and most widely-seen examples of fake and misleading information. A fake Bill Gates messageA long message attributed to Bill Gates, the Microsoft billionaire, encouraging…

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Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound households – Fox Company

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost.Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months earlier than expected. In some countries,…

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus conditions, death charge slows – Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. A Spanish National Police officer is seen wearing two protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern…

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

(CNN)The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March alone,…

Enigmatic circles of mammoth bones in eastern Europe date to Ice Age

No bones about it — New dating reveals that people survived in Russia as the last Ice Age closed in. Kiona N. Smith - Mar 23, 2020 2:44 pm UTC Alexander PryorAs the last Ice Age tightened its hold on Europe, a group of people living near the Don River piled dozens of mammoth bones…