Turkey’s President Fails To Win Elections Outright; Second Round Called

Turkey’s presidential election is going to a runoff after long-time incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to beat the opposition outright. He defeated his chief rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu but without the 50 percent vote threshold needed to avoid a second round within two weeks.

Suffering Churches Help Earthquake Victims

Suffering churches in one of the areas hardest hit by last month’s devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria are still “delivering aid and letting people know they are not forgotten,” a spokesperson said Thursday.

Again Powerful Earthquake In Turkish-Syrian Border Area

A powerful earthquake has hit the Turkish-Syrian border area, where people are still recovering from this month’s tremors that killed at least tens of thousands of people, Worthy News monitored. 

Hungary To Aid Quake-Hit Syrian Church After Death of Priest

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, whose government supports persecuted Christians, says he wants to help to rebuild efforts by Syria’s Melkite Greek Catholics after at least one of its priests died in last week’s earthquakes.

Death Toll Turkey, Syria Quake In Tens of Thousands Amid Unrest

The death toll of last Monday’s massive earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria approached at least 35,000 with tens of thousands unaccounted for, but rescue work was hampered by unrest in Turkey’s southern region, officials and relief groups said.

Israel Rushes Aid To Quakes-Hit Turkey, Syria

As Turkey’s president defended his government’s perceived slow response to massive earthquakes, Israel was rushing to provide aid to Turkey and neighboring Syria.

Turkey, Syria Earthquake Kills Thousands

At least some 4,000 people were killed Monday in southeastern Turkey and neighboring Syria after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, one of the most powerful quakes to hit the region in at least a century.

Senators want to block Turkey F-16 sale until NATO expansion succeeds

More than a quarter of the Senate sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday threatening to tank a $20 billion arms sale that includes 40 Lockheed Martin Block 70 F-16 fighter jets and upgrades to Turkey’s current fleet so long as Ankara continues to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO.

Turkey’s push into Iraq risks deeper conflict

Looming over the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts break the skyline, part of an incursion that forced the residents to flee last year after days of shelling.

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