Film exhibition to bring authentic Xinjiang to global audience

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Film exhibition to bring authentic Xinjiang to global audience” – below is their description. For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-05-13/Film-exhibition-to-bring-authentic-Xinjiang-to-global-audience-10eyjZF0bXq/index.html From May to July, media organizations from a dozen countries, including Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria and Kenya, will join the China Media Group in holding a film exhibition centered on … Read more Film exhibition to bring authentic Xinjiang to global audience

Sinovac CEO Yin Responds to Controversies Surrounding CoronaVac

Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Sinovac CEO Yin Responds to Controversies Surrounding CoronaVac” – below is their description. May.12 — CoronaVac, which was developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd., has turned into one of the world’s most used Covid-19 vaccines, but questions about it’s efficiency have lingered. It posted lower efficacy … Read more Sinovac CEO Yin Responds to Controversies Surrounding CoronaVac

World reacts after Israeli forces wound hundreds in Al-Aqsa raid

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “World reacts after Israeli forces wound hundreds in Al-Aqsa raid” – below is their description. There has been widespread international condemnation of the continuing fighting and there are calls for de-escalation. The US and the EU say the violence must stop immediately. Pro-Palestinian protests erupted in Turkey, … Read more World reacts after Israeli forces wound hundreds in Al-Aqsa raid

Accused Islamic State supporter arrives in Australia after being deported from Turkey | ABC News

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Accused Islamic State supporter arrives in Australia after being deported from Turkey | ABC News” – below is their description. An accused Islamic State facilitator wanted here and in the US for his alleged role with the terrorist group has been returned to Australia eight years after … Read more Accused Islamic State supporter arrives in Australia after being deported from Turkey | ABC News

Mohamed Zuhbi deported to Australia from Turkey accused of recruiting for Islamic State | 7NEWS

7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Mohamed Zuhbi deported to Australia from Turkey accused of recruiting for Islamic State | 7NEWS” – below is their description. A Sydney man accused of recruiting for Islamic State has arrived home to face terrorism charges. In dramatic scenes, Mohamed Zuhbi was marched off a plane after being … Read more Mohamed Zuhbi deported to Australia from Turkey accused of recruiting for Islamic State | 7NEWS

‘Foreign agents and extremists’: Russia’s attack on critics | The Listening Post

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “‘Foreign agents and extremists’: Russia’s attack on critics | The Listening Post” – below is their description. In Russia, the political stakes are rising in the run up to election season – journalists are being branded as “foreign agents” and an opposition figure is labelled an “extremist”. … Read more ‘Foreign agents and extremists’: Russia’s attack on critics | The Listening Post

Covid travel rules: ‘green list’ of destinations announced for England

Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Covid travel rules: ‘green list’ of destinations announced for England” – below is their description. Turkey, Maldives and Nepal are expected to be added to a red list while Israel will be among the green list countries, the UK transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced. Popular travel destinations France … Read more Covid travel rules: ‘green list’ of destinations announced for England

Why Demand For Armed-Drones Is Surging

CNBC published this video item, entitled “Why Demand For Armed-Drones Is Surging” – below is their description. Armed drones are growing in military importance as conflicts around the world have proven the utility of these effective tools of war. Companies in China, Turkey, and Russia, among others, have developed advanced remotely piloted aircraft that can … Read more Why Demand For Armed-Drones Is Surging

Violent Scenes in France As Police and Protests Clash Over May Day Rallies | NBC News

NBC News published this video item, entitled “Violent Scenes in France As Police and Protests Clash Over May Day Rallies | NBC News” – below is their description. Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Paris, who responded with tear gas, during annual May Day rallies. Demonstrations also took place in other cities around the … Read more Violent Scenes in France As Police and Protests Clash Over May Day Rallies | NBC News

Turkey enters strict lockdown as COVID cases soar | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Turkey enters strict lockdown as COVID cases soar | DW News” – below is their description. As coronavirus cases and deaths soar, Turkey has entered a full lockdown: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed people to stay home for nearly three weeks, from 28.04. 7 p.m. until May 17 5 a.m., and shut down all non-essential businesses as part of the country’s strictest COVID-19 measures yet. Residents will only be allowed to go outside for grocery shopping and other essential needs, while intercity travel will be restricted. With currently about 40,000 new cases per day Turkey is among the worst affected countries in the world.  DW correspondent Julia Hahn reports from Istanbul. Shortly before the new lockdown came into effect, the streets and shops were full again.  Above all, alcohol was in great demand, because from now on there is a ban on sales. It is not the first coronavirus curfew in Turkey, but the strictest one so far.  Most of public life is supposed to come to a standstill for two and a half weeks. But many people are wondering how they will get through this time as they cannot hope for any financial aid. Especially in the poorer neighborhoods of Istanbul, many are worried. For example, only a few have permanent jobs in Tarlabası. Most of them make a living as day laborers or trash collectors. Critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan say he hesitated too long, which made the situation worse. Although Turkey has the highest number of daily new infections in Europe,  Erdogan held several party congresses with thousands of members of his ruling AKP in March.  A few days ago, he pulled the emergency brake. A small sacrifice - says the President - for a greater goal: In about two weeks, at the end of Ramadan, Turkey will emerge from its lockdown - hoping that its latest crisis is under control. DW News YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments … Read more Turkey enters strict lockdown as COVID cases soar | DW News

Live: Istanbul on the first day of Turkey’s full lockdown

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Istanbul on the first day of Turkey’s full lockdown” – below is their description. Turkey goes into a three-week full lockdown until May 17 to curb COVID-19. Join CGTN to check out how the city of Istanbul looks under the country’s longest lockdown in response to the pandemic. … Read more Live: Istanbul on the first day of Turkey’s full lockdown

Turks fear piety lies behind lockdown alcohol ban

Reuters published this video item, entitled “Turks fear piety lies behind lockdown alcohol ban” – below is their description. Turkey’s government has banned alcohol sales during a lockdown that starts on Thursday. But secular Turks fear it has nothing to do with coronavirus, and everything to do with creeping religious encroachment on their lifestyles. #News … Read more Turks fear piety lies behind lockdown alcohol ban

LIVE: A view of Istanbul as lockdown comes into effect

Reuters published this video item, entitled “LIVE: A view of Istanbul as lockdown comes into effect” – below is their description. A view of Istanbul from the ground and from a drone as a nationwide lockdown begins in Turkey that includes intercity travel bans and closure of businesses. Reuters YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave … Read more LIVE: A view of Istanbul as lockdown comes into effect

Turkey set for three-week lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Turkey set for three-week lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases” – below is their description. People in Turkey stocked up on groceries, filled markets and left cities for their hometowns or the southern coast Thursday as the country prepared to enter its strictest lockdown of the pandemic. FRANCE … Read more Turkey set for three-week lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases

Huge gridlock queues in Turkey as people flee cities ahead of first three-week national lockdown

The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Huge gridlock queues in Turkey as people flee cities ahead of first three-week national lockdown” – below is their description. Drone footage captured gridlocked traffic in Istanbul on Thursday as thousands of Turks planned last minute travel to their holiday homes ahead of a 17-day lockdown. Under the … Read more Huge gridlock queues in Turkey as people flee cities ahead of first three-week national lockdown

Turkey is bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; southeast by Iraq; south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and west by the Aegean Sea.

Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country’s citizens identify as Turkish, while Kurds are the largest minority, at between 15 to 20 percent of the population.