Turkish, Belarusian presidents speak over phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday spoke on the phone with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, according to Turkey’s Communication Directorate. In a statement, the directorate said Erdogan and Lukashenko discussed regional issues. In the conversation, the duo also evaluated ways to improve relations between Turkey and Belarus, the

WO chief welcomes US backing for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

The World Trade Organization chief Thursday “warmly” welcomed the US’ readiness to engage in a temporary intellectual property agreements waiver to help in combating COVID-19 and hailed the decision by India and South African to revise a WTO proposal on this. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala issued a statement the day

 ‘Egyptian people, Turkish nation have unity based on history’

On the heels of new exploratory talks between Ankara and Cairo, Turkey’s president Friday stressed the age-old amity between the Turkish and Egyptian peoples. “The Egyptian people and the Turkish nation have a unity based on history,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul. He added: “As

Turkish charity gives food aid to needy Gambian families

Turkey’s state-run aid agency Friday distributed 1,500 food packages among the needy Gambian families as the small West African country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) donated the food items including rice, sugar, and cooking oil to vulnerable people from eight councils — Banjul,

2hospitalized after fire at 19-story tower block in London

At least two people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a 19-story block of flats in London on Friday, the London Fire Brigade said. The fire started at around 9 a.m. this morning, and it was brought under control by around 11.30 a.m. A spokesperson for

UPDATE – Turkish stocks up at Friday close

Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended the week at 1,441.33 points, up 0.95% from the previous close. After starting Friday at 1,434.57 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index gained 13.6 points from Thursday’s close of 1,427.73 points. During Friday’s trading, the BIST 100 hovered between 1,423.39 points and 1,444.79 points, with

Turkish charity gives food aid to needy Namibian families

Turkey’s state-run aid agency Friday distributed food packages to 450 needy Namibian families as part of a special campaign launched during the holy month of Ramadan. The food packages were distributed in the capital Windhoek as well as Okahandja, Groot Aub, Osire Refugee Camp, Keetmanshop and Kunene regions of the