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The Latest: Russian COVID-19 cases spike 47% in a week

Jun. 12, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW — Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce reports the country’s tally of daily new infections has risen by almost half over the past week and more than doubled in Moscow. It says there were 13,510 infections recorded in the previous day, sharply higher than...

Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union’s “positive” agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries. Greek Prime Minister...

Turkish parliament to probe mucilage threatening Marmara Sea

Jun. 10, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament agreed on Thursday to set up an all-party committee to investigate a slimy, floating mass of yellowish-white sea mucilage that is threatening marine life in the Sea of Marmara. The so-called “sea snot” — a thick...

A year late, Italy and Turkey play opening game at Euro 2020

Jun. 10, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Somehow it seems appropriate that Italy, the first country in Europe that was overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, is hosting the opening game of the European Championship. Even if Euro 2020 is kicking off in 2021. The biggest crowd...

Biden opens overseas trip declaring 'United States is back'

Jun. 09, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor. ...

Turkish mafia boss dishes dirt, becomes YouTube phenomenon

Jun. 07, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — From alleged drug trafficking and a murder cover-up to weapons transfers to Islamic militants, a convicted crime ringleader has been dishing the dirt on members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party through a series of tell-all videos that have...

Turkey's leader vows to cure Marmara of 'sea snot' flare-ups

Jun. 05, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president promised Saturday to rescue the Marmara Sea from an outbreak of “sea snot” that is alarming marine biologists and environmentalists. A huge mass of marine mucilage, a thick, slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine...

Turkey says it's made a new natural gas find in Black Sea

Jun. 04, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that a 135-billion cubic meter natural gas reserve has been discovered in Black Sea waters, which could help the energy-dependent country cover its needs in the years to come. The announcement...

US envoy: Syrians face 'senseless cruelty' if border is shut

Jun. 04, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The closure of a final humanitarian border crossing into Syrian could cause “senseless cruelty” to millions of Syrians, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday, renewing a call for the U.N. Security Council to extend authorization for the delivery of...

US envoy announces new Syria aid, seeks delivery access

Jun. 03, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations announced on Thursday nearly $240 million in humanitarian funding to support the people of Syria, Syrian refugees and countries hosting them, and called for access through international crossings to allow the delivery of aid. ...