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Seven people charged by Turkey over Ghosn escape

ISTANBUL (Middle East) – Turkish prosecutors have prepared an indictment charging seven people, including four pilots, over former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s escape via Istanbul to Lebanon after fleeing Japan, a lawyer for one of the suspects said on Friday. The lawyer said the indictment, accepted by an Istanbul court late on Thursday, formally charged […]
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Turkey’s contact tracers race to contain coronavirus

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Middle East) – Two medics in protective suits jumped out of a car in a deserted street in central Ankara and hurried inside a building – one carrying medical equipment and the other, paperwork. Some 15 minutes later, they sped off to their next appointment, one of nearly 6,000 teams deployed across Turkey to […]
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UK’s protective healthcare equipment’s delivery delayed

LONDON (UK) – A protective equipment’s vital delivery for healthcare workers in Britain which had to arrive on Sunday has been delayed. The source of the delay remains unknown, but the Royal Air Force had been ready to transport equipment. The consignment was from Turkey with 400,000 protective gowns. (Photos syndicated via Reuters)This story has […]
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Coronavirus death toll rises to 1,101 in Turkey

ISTANBUL (Middle East) – The confirmed coronavirus case numbers in Turkey over the last 24 hours rose by 5,138 and 95 more people have died. This takes the nationwide death toll from the pandemic to 1,101, according to the Health Minister Fahrettin Koca. The total confirmed cases in Turkey stood at 52,167. The number of […]