Press reports described the actions that took place when Turkish player Hatayspor, a Ghanaian named Christian Atsu, was rescued from the ruins. Christian Atsu was discovered alive beneath the debris, according to the English daily “The Sun,” which noted that he was residing on the ninth floor and that his home had fallen as a […] Read more
Significant damage to historical castles and ancient buildings in Turkey and Syria as a result of the earthquake.
The terrible earthquake that slammed southern Turkey and northern Syria on Monday morning, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured, badly destroyed historical castles and ancient structures in both countries. According to Reuters and Turkish media, the old Gaziantep Castle was damaged by the earthquake that rocked Turkey and some of it was demolished. The ancient […] Read more
Turkey’s Monetary Policy Committee on Thursday chose to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 19%, in a move widely anticipated by markets. While unsurprising to investors watching the central bank, the dovish signal nonetheless risks more volatility for the country’s currency as it all but eviscerates the likelihood of higher rates in the future […] Read more
Sanctions against Turkey over Mediterranean gas drilling wouldn’t achieve much, former EU ambassador says
The European Union will not go as far as to impose sanctions on Turkey, one regional expert, despite Ankara’s controversial activity in the Mediterranean Sea. Turkey, Greece and Cyprus have been at odds over the former’s exploration of energy resources in parts of Eastern Mediterranean waters that both Athens and Nicosia claim are part of their own […] Read more
EU tells Turkey to ‘honour commitments’ to curb migration as hundreds of refugees head to the border
The EU called on Turkey to “honour its commitments” on Friday after Ankara said it would no longer impede the passage of migrants to Europe, prompting hundreds of refugees to head to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Turkey’s action came as it triggered an emergency NATO meeting following a deadly airstrike in Idlib, Syria […] Read more