Eastern Europe

Istanbul metro project gets 110 million euro financing from Deutsche Bank

Istanbul metro project gets 110 million euro financing from Deutsche Bank

Published 24/11/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul has secured 110 million euros ($121 million) of financing from Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) for an underground transport project, the mayor of [more…]

Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants

Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants

Published 11/11/2019

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it had deported two Islamic State militants — a German and an American — beginning a programme to [more…]

Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

Published 11/11/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany does not yet know the identity of seven people Turkey plans to deport on the grounds that they have fought for [more…]

Key Syrian White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul: diplomat

Key Syrian White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul: diplomat

Published 11/11/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The founder of an organization that trained the Syrian “White Helmets” emergency response group has died in Istanbul, his neighbor and a [more…]

EU hopes to endorse Brexit delay to January 31 with earlier departure possible: sources

EU hopes to endorse Brexit delay to January 31 with earlier departure possible: sources

Published 28/10/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The 27 European Union countries that will remain after Brexit hope to agree on Monday to delay Britain’s divorce until Jan.31 with [more…]

Second Turkish soldier dead after YPG militia attack: ministry

Second Turkish soldier dead after YPG militia attack: ministry

Published 28/10/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier died in hospital after an attack by the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria’s Ras Al Ain region, Turkey’s Defense [more…]

Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

Published 21/10/2019

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a [more…]

Erdogan says he will never allow vaping, will block e-cigarettes in Turkey

Erdogan says he will never allow vaping, will block e-cigarettes in Turkey

Published 20/10/2019

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he will never allow electronic cigarette companies to produce their products in Turkey, urging Turks [more…]

House Speaker Pelosi holds talks in Jordan with King Abdullah

House Speaker Pelosi holds talks in Jordan with King Abdullah

Published 20/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and [more…]

Bosnia’s lady in red plans for the afterlife

Bosnia’s lady in red plans for the afterlife

Published 18/10/2019

BREZE, Bosnia (Reuters) - Zorica Rebernik has spent her life in red and plans to stay that way — even after she dies. After four [more…]