Alliance picks main opposition leader to run against Erdogan
A six-party alliance has nominated the leader of Turkey's main opposition party as its common candidate to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in elections in May, ending months of uncertainty and bickering that had frustrated their supporters.
Turkey quake revives debate over nuclear plant being built
A devastating earthquake that toppled buildings across parts of Turkey and neighboring Syria has revived a longstanding debate locally and in neighboring Cyprus about a large nuclear power station being built on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coastline.
Newborn saved from rubble in quake-hit Syria in good health
The baby girl born under the rubble of her family's home in northern Syria in the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake is in good health and being breast-fed by the wife of the director of the hospital where she is being cared for, her doctor says.
Istanbul Center in Jacksonville working to connect people with loved ones, raise funds for Turkey & Syria
Rescuers in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria searched through the frigid night into Tuesday, hoping to pull more survivors from the rubble after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and toppled thousands of buildings across a wide region.
UN fails to extend aid deliveries to Syrian rebel-held area
The U.N. Security Council has failed to extend humanitarian aid deliveries to 4.1 million Syrians in the rebel-held northwest from Turkey after Russia vetoed a resolution for a year-long extension and got insufficient support for its resolution for a six-month extension.
World Bank dims outlook for global economy amid Russia war
The World Bank has sharply downgraded its outlook for the global economy, pointing to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the prospect of widespread food shortages and concerns about the potential return of “stagflation” — a toxic mix of high inflation and sluggish growth unseen for more than four decades.
Ukraine war stokes concerns over Turkey's nuclear plant
Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot activists say uncertainty over the safety of war-wracked Ukraine’s nuclear power plants has reignited concerns over a Russian-owned nuclear power station being built in a quake-prone area on Turkey’s southern coast.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine leaves global trade in tatters
Sanctions on Russia are starting to wreak havoc on global trade, with potentially devastating consequences for energy and grain importers while also generating ripple effects across a world still struggling to overcome pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions.