ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israel said Saturday that it was recalling its diplomats from Turkey over “increasingly harsh statements” coming from the government in Ankara. The announcement came after Turkey’s president told a massive protest crowd in Istanbul that his government was preparing to declare Israel a “war criminal” due to its actions in the Gaza Strip.

ANKARA, Turkey Oct 2 : A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday A second assailant was killed in a shootout with police, the interior minister said.

ANTAKYA, Turkey, Feb 21: Six people were killed in an earthquake which struck the border region of Turkey and Syria, CNN Turk reported on Tuesday, two weeks after a larger quake killed more than 47,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

ANTAKYA, Turkey, Feb 16: The number of fatalities in the earthquakes that devastated parts of southern Turkey and northern Syria is continuing to rise. As chances of finding more survivors have dwindled, some foreign search teams are beginning to leave.

Nepal provides relief materials to Turkey

February 13, 2023 15:02 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The Government of Nepal dispatched the first shipment of over 22 tons of relief materials containing medicines, medical equipment, warm clothing, and other basic essential items for the earthquake affected people of Turkey this afternoon.

KAHRAMANMARAS, Turkey (AP) — A teenager was pulled largely unscathed from beneath the rubble of a collapsed building in the Turkish city of Gaziantep early Friday, in a dramatic rescue that belied the reality that the chances of finding many more survivors four days after a catastrophic earthquake killed tens of thousands are shrinking fast.

Lessons from the Tragedy in Turkey

February 10, 2023 07:40 am

The earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday serves as a sobering reminder of the devastating power of the earthquake and the importance of preparedness. As a highly seismic zone, Nepal is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes, and the memory of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, which killed more than 9,000 people and injured over 25,000 and damaged property worth billions of rupees, is still fresh in the minds of the Nepali people.

KAHRAMANMARAS/ANTAKYA, Turkey, Feb 9: The death toll from earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria this week passed 15,000 on Thursday amid anger from those left destitute and frustrated over the slow arrival of rescue teams.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Nepal has decided to send relief materials and health workers to Turkey, which is devastated by multiple earthquakes.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepal is going to send relief materials and health workers to Turkey, which is devastated by multiple earthquakes.

ANTAKYA, Turkey, Feb 8: The death toll of a devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and Syria jumped to more than 7,800 people on Tuesday as rescuers worked against time in harsh winter conditions to dig survivors out of the rubble of collapsed buildings.

HATAY, Turkey/DAMASCUS, Feb 7: The screams of people still trapped in the rubble filled the night early on Tuesday and relatives wept for their loved ones as the death toll in Turkey and in neighbouring northwest Syria rose to more than 3,700.

BEIRUT, Feb 6: At least 245 people were killed in Syria on Monday as buildings collapsed after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that had its epicentre in neighbouring Turkey, state media and a medical source said.

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey, Feb 6: A major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, killing about 300 people and injuring hundreds as buildings collapsed across the region, triggering searches for survivors in the rubble.

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Feb 6: A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck southern Turkey early on Monday and was felt in Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria, collapsing buildings and sending residents into the snowy streets, witnesses and broadcasters said.

ANKARA, Turkey, August 1: The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set off from the port of Odesa on Monday under an internationally brokered deal that is expected to release large stores of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and ease a growing hunger crisis.

July 22: Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine's Black Sea ports to grain exports, Turkey said, a hopeful sign that an international food crisis caused by Russia's invasion could be eased.

July 5: Ukraine is holding talks with Turkey and the United Nations to secure guarantees for grain exports from Ukrainian ports, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday.

MADRID/HELSINKI, June 29 (Reuters) - NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden's bid to join the Western alliance on Tuesday after the three nations agreed to protect each other's security, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

KARNALI, June 24: Some 1,300 turkeys have been destroyed after bird flu was detected in a turkey farm of Tatopani in Birendranagar Municipality-3, Surkhet.

BERLIN/STOCKHOLM, May 16: NATO and the United States said on Sunday they were confident Turkey would not hold up membership of Finland and Sweden in the Western military alliance, as the two Nordic states took firm steps to join in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Socialist) and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has left for Turkey for a five-day visit.

ISTANBUL/KYIV OUTSKIRTS/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, March 29: Russia promised at peace talks on Tuesday to scale down its military operations around Kyiv and northern Ukraine, while Ukraine proposed adopting a neutral status but with international guarantees that it would be protected from attack.

LVIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, March 29: Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine before dawn on Tuesday as Ukrainian and Russian negotiators prepared to meet in Turkey for face-to-face talks, with Kyiv seeking a ceasefire without compromising on territory or sovereignty.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Narayan Khadka, who is on a visit to Turkey to participate in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, addressed the panel on 'Democratic Governance and Security’ and shared his perspectives on the role of democratic governance in creating a peaceful, stable, and prosperous society.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Narayan Khadka held a bilateral meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Thursday on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka is leaving for Turkey today on a week-long visit to the country. He is leading a three-member delegation at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

From turkey and cranberry sauce straight to potato pancakes in one weekend. Not bad! Hanukkah this year begins Sunday night, Nov. 28, so those who celebrate can move right into the holiday while still contemplating Thanksgiving leftovers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Seven migrants were killed and eight others were injured as the vehicle carrying them lost control near the Turkish border.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The government has decided to allow a regular flight each week to China, Qatar and Turkey starting from June 1.

The media-capture epidemic

March 19, 2021 08:00 am

The epidemic of media capture will continue to spread. As long as it does, no country will be safe from the threat.

ISTANBUL, Feb 15: Militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have executed 13 kidnapped Turks, including military and police personnel, in a cave in northern Iraq, Turkish officials said on Sunday, amid a military operation against the group.

ISTANBUL, Feb 6: Turkey’s president has ordered the establishment of two new departments in the country’s most prestigious university, which has been rocked by weeks of demonstrations protesting his appointment of a new rector with government links.

ISTANBUL, Nov 2: A three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Monday, officials said, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea region which has killed 81 people.

IZMIR, Turkey, Oct 31: Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands.

ISTANBUL, July 27: Four Turkish soldiers and two drivers died and 27 other troops were injured on Monday after a bus carrying them toppled in the southern province of Mersin, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said.

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb 23: Eight people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said.

ELAZIG, Turkey, Jan 26: Rescue teams working through the night in sub-zero temperatures pulled 45 people from collapsed buildings, Turkey’s disaster authority said on Sunday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake in the country’s east rose to 31.

ELAZIG, TurkeyJan 25: A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing at least 20 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the center of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighboring countries.

ANKARA, Dec 26:  Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the north African country’s conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions.

A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday to keep businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala in jail, despite a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) call for his release, as his trial over his involvement in 2013 protests continued.

Turkey warns Europe of new refugee wave

October 14, 2019 00:00 am

Turkey warns Europe of new refugee wave

AKCAKALE, TURKEY, Oct 10: Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.

ISTANBUL, August 3: Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

ISTANBUL, July 25: Turkey celebrated incoming British prime minister Boris Johnson’s Turkish heritage on Wednesday, with politicians and media proclaiming that the “Ottoman grandson” could strengthen ties between two countries on Europe’s fringes.

BRUSSELS, July 16: European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.

ISTANBUL, July 12: Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance.

ANKARA, July 12: Turkey’s Defense Ministry says the first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, a development that could move the country closer to U.S. sanctions.

ISTANBUL, June 24: Turkey’s opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.

PM Oli holds talks with Turkish VP

June 10, 2019 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, currently in Geneva, Switzerland, held bilateral talks with Vice-president of Turkey Fuat Oktay, on Monday.