Canada cancels export permits for drone technology to Turkey – National

Canada on Monday scrapped export permits for drone technology to Turkey after concluding the equipment had been used by Azeri forces fighting Armenia in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, said Foreign Minister Marc Garneau. “This use was not consistent with Canadian foreign policy, nor end-use assurances given by Turkey,” Garneau said in a statement, adding […]

Whatever happened to… Alan Kurdi and the Syrian refugee crisis – Toronto

On this episode of the Global News podcast Whatever Happened To…?, journalist Erica Vella revisits the story of Alan Kurdi and the Syrian refugee crisis. In early September in 2015, a photo of a young boy lying lifeless on a beach in the Mediterranean captured the world’s attention. The picture showed two-year-old Alan Kurdi […]

5 killed, 14 injured in suicide bombing in Somalia: officials – National

A suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a post by its Shahada News Agency. The Somalia-based group often targets Mogadishu with suicide bombings and other attacks, and it has […]

‘Carrots refused to concede’: Trump haunted by 2018 turkey pardon – National

U.S. President Donald Trump and a turkey named Carrots appear to have at least one thing in common: They both refuse to concede after losing a fair and open election. Millions of social media users have watched and recirculated an old clip of Trump pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving in 2018, amid his ongoing […]

‘Keep your promises’: Erdogan says Turkey sees itself as part of Europe before EU summit – National

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he called on the European Union to “keep your promises” on issues such as the country’s membership bid and refugees. He spoke before an EU summit due to be held next month. In recent weeks, EU members […]

U.S. should ‘look in the mirror’ before preaching on religious freedoms: Turkey – National

Turkey took offence at a U.S. statement that said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would promote religious freedom during an upcoming visit to Istanbul and called Wednesday on Washington to focus on racism and hate crimes in the United States instead. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Pompeo would travel to […]

Armenia must negotiate Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan, Erdogan tells Putin – National

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Saturday that Armenia must be convinced to negotiate in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan and called for a peaceful resolution, the Turkish Presidency said. At least 1,000 people have died in nearly six weeks of fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous enclave internationally […]

Death toll from earthquake between Turkey, Greece now 100 as rescue effort continues – National

The death toll from Friday’s earthquake in the Aegean Sea has reached 100, with the deaths of 98 people in Turkey’s western city of Izmir, disaster authorities said. Two teenagers also died on the Greek island of Samos, authorities said. It was the deadliest quake to hit Turkey in nearly a decade. Read more: […]

Rescuers find 2 young girls alive in collapsed building after Turkey earthquake – National

In scenes that captured Turkey’s emotional roller-coaster after a deadly earthquake, rescue workers dug two girls out alive Monday from the rubble of collapsed apartment buildings three days after the region was jolted by quake that killed scores of people. Onlookers applauded in joy and wept with relief as ambulances carrying the girls rushed […]

Death toll from Turkey-Greece earthquake now 26 as rescuers comb through rubble – National

Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 26 people. More than 800 others were injured. The quake hit Friday afternoon, toppling buildings in […]