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U.N. Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura will be in Ankara on March 23 to hold talks with the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s undersecretary.
FAREWELL SPIT - Agence France-Presse
Whale rescuers were cautiously optimistic on Feb. 12 that the current wave of mass beachings in New Zealand was over, after hundreds of the creatures died after being stranded ashore.
Gizem Karakış - ANKARA
Turkey will host the United Nations’ new secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, and his special envoy on Cyprus this week to discuss ongoing efforts to resolve the decades-old divide on the eastern Mediterranean island and review the refugee problem stemming from Syria’s civil war.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Feb. 10 once again urged the world to do its fair share to help solve problems in the region.
Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations held a technical meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian cease-fire agreement, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said Feb. 6.
The United Nations appealed Feb. 8 for $2.1 billion to provide desperately needed aid to millions of people in war-ravaged Yemen this year, warning the country could soon face famine.
Sevil Erkuş – ANKARA
Russia, Iran and Turkey are expected to discuss the modalities of a cease-fire they brokered in Syria at a meeting in Astana on Feb. 6 amid Turkey’s mounting concerns that Syrian regime forces and its Shiite militia allies have violated the truce in opposition-held Wadi Barada and Eastern Ghouta
United Nations special envoy for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide was in Ankara on Feb. 7 to hold talks with Turkish officials over the ongoing peace talks to bring a lasting solution to the eastern Mediterranean island.
One migrant was killed and 45 others were rescued off a coast on Turkey’s northern Aegean Sea en route to Greece’s Lesbos Island early Feb. 5.
ANKARA - Agence France-Presse
The United Nations on Feb. 6 called on donor countries to supply $3.5 billion in the next two years to help improve education and living standards for the almost three million Syrian refugees hosted by Turkey.
EDIRNE – Doğan News Agency
Turkey stated on Feb. 3 that Greece had “forcefully” sent thousands of migrants back to Turkey via the River Maritza in recent months.