Istanbul Grand Bazaar reopens as Turkey eases Covid-19 lockdown measures

Turkey has begun to ease some coronavirus restrictions on Monday, with authorities saying that the outbreak is “under control”. Flights and car travels have resumed between big cities, while cafés, restaurants and Istabul’s Grand Bazaar reopen. This has been the market’s longest closure in its 559-year history, as FRANCE 24’s Turkish team reports from what … Read more Istanbul Grand Bazaar reopens as Turkey eases Covid-19 lockdown measures

Pointing the finger: Why are women blamed for everything?

In this edition, we look at why women are consistently blamed for crimes committed against them. We talk to British academic, Dr Jessica Taylor who’s written a book on that very subject. Also how women seeking an abortion in Turkey face considerable risks and many hurdles despite the procedure being legal. Plus a group of … Read more Pointing the finger: Why are women blamed for everything?

US official: Libyan conflict ‘could spin out of control if the Russians choose escalation’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, David Schenker, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, discussed the situation in Libya and the involvement of foreign forces like Turkey and Russia in the conflict there. “We think it’s important that the arms embargo be implemented immediately,” he told FRANCE 24. Schenker warned that the Libyan conflict … Read more US official: Libyan conflict ‘could spin out of control if the Russians choose escalation’

Erdogan spokesman: ‘France and those supporting Haftar are on wrong side of Libyan conflict’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the situation in Libya, where Turkey has sent troops in support of the UN-backed Tripoli-based government. He also talked about Syria and the dispute with the Trump administration over Turkey’s acquisition of Russian S-400 air defence systems. Subscribe to France … Read more Erdogan spokesman: ‘France and those supporting Haftar are on wrong side of Libyan conflict’

Erdogan adviser: ‘France and those supporting Haftar are on wrong side of Libyan conflict’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ibrahim Kalin, a special adviser and spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the situation in Libya, where Turkey has sent troops in support of the UN-backed Tripoli-based government. He also talked about Syria and the dispute with the Trump administration over Turkey’s acquisition of Russia S-400 air defence … Read more Erdogan adviser: ‘France and those supporting Haftar are on wrong side of Libyan conflict’

Shopping bag sanitiser machine developed in Turkey | Coronavirus

Could this be something we all do in the future? A company in Turkey has developed a unit which sprays disinfectant on your shopping bags. It’s been produced to combat coronavirus fears. The unit purportedly sterilises the goods that pass through it The WHO says that there have been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 transmitted … Read more Shopping bag sanitiser machine developed in Turkey | Coronavirus

Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat

The battle for Tripoli has taken another turn as Russian fighters allied with Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have retreated from the front lines. Haftar’s forces have been trying to capture the capital for 13 months, but they have suffered a string of defeats in recent fighting against the UN-recognised government, which is supported by … Read more Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat

Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in India Amid Covid-19 Fears

Muslims in New Delhi, India celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan amid coronavirus fears. Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. … Read more Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in India Amid Covid-19 Fears

Turkey turning coronavirus tide with huge contact tracing effort – BBC News

Turkey, which had one of the fastest growing coronavirus outbreaks in the world, says it is turning the tide. The rate of infection is slowing to its lowest level since the first recorded case back in March. The authorities say a nationwide contact tracing system, involving almost 6,000 teams, has been the key to overcoming … Read more Turkey turning coronavirus tide with huge contact tracing effort – BBC News

Turkish Asia Pacific expert talks about China’s Two Sessions

The Two Sessions offer a closer look into China’s development and plans, but this year’s government work report made the rare move of not issuing a target for GDP growth. An Asia Pacific expert from Turkey shares his thoughts. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our … Read more Turkish Asia Pacific expert talks about China’s Two Sessions

England vs Turkey | Double Header | Euro 2004 Qualifier & 2015 Women’s World Cup Qualifier | England

A back-to-back livestream featuring two England games against Turkey, starting with the Lionesses qualifier in 2013 for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and then the Euro 2004 qualifier in 2003 at the Stadium of Light. David Beckham sealed a win against Turkey after Darius Vassell opened the scoring, whilst Toni Duggan’s hat-trick helped the … Read more England vs Turkey | Double Header | Euro 2004 Qualifier & 2015 Women’s World Cup Qualifier | England

“Even before COVID-19, 80% of Syrians lived below poverty line” – UN humanitarian chief

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock called on the Security Council to renew the authorization for cross-border operations into northwest Syria and stressed that any delay in this decision would “increase suffering and cost lives.” Briefing the Security Council in a virtual meeting today (19 May) on the humanitarian situation in Syria, Lowcock said the economic … Read more “Even before COVID-19, 80% of Syrians lived below poverty line” – UN humanitarian chief

COVID-19: Doctor in Turkey talks about what they face every day

One hospital in Istanbul has treated nearly a quarter of Turkey’s 144,000 coronavirus patients. CGTN spoke with one of its top doctors about what they face every day. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ … Read more COVID-19: Doctor in Turkey talks about what they face every day

With Holidays ‘Likely’ Cancelled Should You Pay Off Your Trip Abroad? | This Morning

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF On Tuesday, Matt Hancock warned that summer is cancelled this year, and international holidays are unlikely. So why are holidaymakers being ‘pressured’ into handing over thousands of pounds for trips that are unlikely to go ahead? Simon Calder joins us with the latest from the travel industry, alongside one of … Read more With Holidays ‘Likely’ Cancelled Should You Pay Off Your Trip Abroad? | This Morning