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Turkey limits transport, opposition calls for ‘stay at home’ order over virus

Reuters Istanbul governor urges residents to stay home for next 48 hours Turkey halted intercity trains and limited domestic flights on March 28, as the main opposition called for a stay-at-home order after coronavirus cases surged to more than 7,000. … Continue reading

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Turkey’s coronavirus deaths up to 131, with 1,815 new cases

Duvar English Turkey’s deaths from the coronavirus increased by 23 to 131 on March 29, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,815 to 9,217, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Some 105 patients have recovered so far. The minister … Continue reading

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What awaits Turkish economy amid coronavirus outbreak?

Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Selin Sayek Böke  We are on the brink of a global crisis. It seems that when it is all over nothing will be the same. What it will look like, however, very much depends on how we … Continue reading

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Proposals to lift immunity of 28 opposition lawmakers submitted to Turkish Parliament

Duvar English Turkey’s Justice Ministry has submitted to the Parliament a total of 55 summary of proceedings seeking to have legislative immunity lifted for 28 opposition lawmakers from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and … Continue reading

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Yalova municipality replaces dismissed CHP mayor with AKP councilor

Duvar English The city council of the eastern Marmara province of Yalova elected a councilor from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in lieu of the previously elected mayor from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) who was dismissed in … Continue reading

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Former EP Turkey rapporteur criticizes EU for failing to uphold 2016 migrant deal

Duvar English The European Parliament’s former Turkey rapporteur, Kati Piri, has criticized the European Union for failing to comply by a migrant deal it reached with Turkey in 2016. In a statement on Twitter on March 2, Piri indicated that the EU did … Continue reading

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EU foreign policy chief to visit Turkey for talks on Idlib, refugees

Duvar English The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, along with the EU commissioner for crisis management, Janez Lenarcic will pay a two-day visit to Turkey, Turkish Foreign Ministry said on March 3. In a statement, the ministry said the … Continue reading

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Four Turkish parties condemn Idlib attack in joint declaration

Duvar English Four Turkish political parties have signed a joint declaration condemning an attack which killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Feb. 27. Chronology of one of the deadliest attacks on Turkish soldiers … Continue reading

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Turkey’s opposition parties call for emergency parliament session on Idlib

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chairman Özgür Özel will present a motion on Feb. 28 calling for an emergency meeting at the Turkish Parliament on Feb. 29. Özel’s motion will suggest the holding of an … Continue reading

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NATO to meet under Article 4 to discuss Syria at Turkey’s request

Duvar English – Reuters NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at Turkey’s request on Feb. 28 to hold consultations about developments in Syria, the alliance said after the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a Syrian air strike in the Idlib … Continue reading

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