Sudden curfew announcement in Turkey sparks shopping panic

Turkey has announced a two-day curfew in its most populated areas in an attempt to try and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. People rushed to grocery and convenience stores after the announcement. Thirty-one provinces are included in this curfew – including Istanbul and Ankara. Bakeries, hospitals, pharmacies and medical equipment manufacturers are exempt. … Read more Sudden curfew announcement in Turkey sparks shopping panic

Russian-Turkish troops start Syria patrols, change route along Idlib de-escalation zone

The joint missions were agreed by Moscow and Ankara as part of a package of various de-escalation measures in Idlib, after a Syrian Army offensive in the area targeting various extremist and militant groups infuriated Turkey and put the two nations on a brink of a full-blown war with each other. Russian MoD announced yesterday … Read more Russian-Turkish troops start Syria patrols, change route along Idlib de-escalation zone

‘Greece is not a bulwark’: Tensions with Turkey play out in the papers

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, March 3: We bring you reactions from the Greek, Turkish and European papers over tensions between Athens and Ankara over the migrant crisis. Also, ahead of Super Tuesday, how did Joe Biden engineer his extraordinary comeback in the Democratic primaries? In other news, a woman running her first marathon qualifies … Read more ‘Greece is not a bulwark’: Tensions with Turkey play out in the papers

Several Syrian soldiers killed in Turkish drone strikes, war monitor says

Turkish drone strikes in Syria’s Idlib province killed 19 regime soldiers on Sunday, a war monitor reported, as tensions soared between Damascus and Ankara.   Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: … Read more Several Syrian soldiers killed in Turkish drone strikes, war monitor says

Russia and NATO Co-operate for “Vigilant Skies 2011” Exercise

Russia and NATO  are scheduled to co-operate on a counter terrorism exercise from 6th – 10th June 2011. “Vigilant Skies 2011” will practice the response to a terrorist hijacking of civilian aircraft such as that which took place in New York on 11th September 2001. Polish and Turkish aircraft will take part in mock hijackings … Read more Russia and NATO Co-operate for “Vigilant Skies 2011” Exercise