ISTANBUL A traditional camel wrestling festival in western Turkey that attracts thousands of people every year is drawing criticism from animal rights activists who say the big ruminants are abused and injured during the event. | Video
ISTANBUL Five Turkish healthcare unions representing more than 250,000 health workers, doctors and other medical personnel went on a one-day strike on Wednesday, protesting poor wages and harsh working conditions amid a currency meltdown.
ISTANBUL Greek restorer Venizelos Gavrilakis uses microscopes, cotton swabs and a delicate touch to bring artefacts back to life in churches in Istanbul, where concerns have grown about the preservation of its Byzantine history.
ISTANBUL Turkey began administering COVID-19 shots developed by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd to health workers on Thursday, as it vaccinated more than 285,000 people as part of a nationwide programme against the virus.
ISTANBUL/LONDON China is stealing a march on Western drugmakers in the COVID-19 vaccine race in developing nations, with Indonesia and Turkey rolling out huge campaigns with a Chinese shot this week, Brazil due to follow soon, and even EU member Hungary signing up.
ISTANBUL, Jan 14 Turkey began administering the
COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac to health
workers on Thursday, as it rolls out a nationwide vaccination
programme against the disease that has killed more than 23,000
people in the country.
IZMIR A mother and three of her children were pulled to safety on Saturday after being trapped for almost 18 hours under a building in the western Turkish city of Izmir that was flattened in a powerful earthquake. | Video
IZMIR, Turkey Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands. | Video