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Trump: US 'terminating' World Health Organization ties

WASHINGTON The US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization, President Donald Trump announced Friday following a months-long review he ordered. Trump said he is taking the action "because...

US: CNN crew nabbed while covering protests released

ANKARA A CNN reporter and his production team released Friday after they were arrested earlier while covering the protests over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "We can confirm that @OmarJimenez...

ANALYSIS – Joe Biden confronts Turkey in the vast external realm

The writer teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university. ISTANBUL  “By painful experience over the centuries there has...

US: Protestors set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

WASHINGTON A fire broke out at the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct building late Thursday amid protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after...

Turkey’s president condoles with George Floyd's family

ANKARA  Turkey’s president offered condolences Thursday to the family of George Floyd over his death.  “I believe that the perpetrators of this inhumane act shall receive the punishment they deserve. We...

US: Minnesota activates National Guard amid protests

WASHINGTON  The governor of the US state of Minnesota activated the National Guard on Thursday to ensure safety and peace amid protests over the death of George Floyd.  The move came...

US House Speaker: George Floyd 'murdered on TV'

WASHINGTON US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday described the death of George Floyd as "murder" -- a black man who was filmed pinned down by a white police officer. "To...

Protestors burn US flag during George Floyd protests

WASHINGTON A group of demonstrators burned a US flag in Los Angeles, California while protesting the death of a black man who was filmed pinned down by a white police...

US to cancel Chinese grad student visas: reports

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is planning to cut thousands of visas for Chinese graduate students and professors because of allegations they have links to China's military, according to multiple reports...

Over 1M sign petition seeking justice for George Floyd

ANKARA More than 1 million people have signed a petition seeking justice for an unarmed, handcuffed black man killed by four police officers during an arrest in the state of...

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Turkish coast guard rescues 60 asylum seekers

IZMIR, Turkey  The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 60 asylum seekers Friday in the Aegean Sea.    Acting on a tip, rescue teams reached asylum seekers who...

World Health Organization sends 31 tons of aid to Yemen

ADEN, Yemen At least 31 tons of medical supplies and medicine sent by the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Yemen, that country’s official news...

COVID-19: Turkey reaches 14.5M in homes with aid

ANKARA  The Turkish government's Vefa Support Group have reached millions of citizens, proving essential services in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish interior minister...

COVID-19 forecast to decimate Latin American job market

BOGOTA, Colombia Projections by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization indicate the coronavirus pandemic will cost...

Washington: Hundreds protest George Floyd death

WASHINGTON Hundreds of demonstrators rallied here Friday hours after the arrest of a white police officer involved in the death of a black man in...

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