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Hundreds in Istanbul protest for humanity

Hundreds of people in Istanbul have marched to the Greek consulate to protest the deaths of 19 migrants near Turkey’s border with Greece. The demonstration on Saturday, organised by Turkish humanitarian groups, saw about 300 protesters walk to the consulate behind a banner reading “Close borders to racism, open to humanity.” …

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Migrants freeze to death after Greece pushback

Turkish authorities have recovered 12 bodies believed to be those of asylum seekers who were pushed back by Greece. The bodies were found near the Ipsala border crossing between Turkiye and Greece, Turkiye’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday. They were found frozen to death “without shoes and stripped …

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Istanbul Airport resumes normal operations

Europe’s busiest airport in Istanbul has “gradually” resumed normal operations after a blizzard shut it down for a day, the head of Turkish Airlines said.  “Flights have gradually begun returning to normal,” Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi tweeted on Wednesday.  Istanbul Airport closed on Monday for the first time since …

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Turkey to help build satellite for El Salvador

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has said Turkiye will help the Latin American country build its first satellite while both sides signed a raft of deals during his first visit to Turkiye.  Bukele said on Thursday he is meeting various Turkish defence and technology companies and is keen to send …

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Turkey central bank unchanged interest rate

Turkey’s central bank has kept its one-week repo rate – also known as the policy rate – steady at 14 percent in line with market forecasts. A comprehensive review of the policy framework is being conducted with the aim of prioritising Turkish lira in all policy tools of the central …

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