Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Turkey"

    Erdogan suffers setback as opposition party takes Istanbul

Erdogan suffers setback as opposition party takes Istanbul

Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) has emerged the mayor of Istanbul, a major city in Turkey.After polling 775,000 votes (54 percent) in the ballot, Imamoglu put an end to the ruling AK party's 25-year rule in Istanbul.The result is described as a big loss for President Recep Erdogan, leader of the AK party, who had said, [...]

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    Free visa processing for companies attending Turkey/Nigeria bilateral meetings

Free visa processing for companies attending Turkey/Nigeria bilateral meetings

Ridwan Bello, CEO Turkria, has promised free visa processing and 50 percent discount on flight tickets for any company attending the Turkey-Nigeria bilateral trade meetings in Konya, Turkey.Konya (pictured), one of the largest industrialized city in Turkey, through its Konya Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Turkey Ministry of Trade and Turkria International Limited is organizing the 5-Day bilateral trade [...]

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    Turkish officials foil ‘attempt to steal’ 1,200-year-old Bible

Turkish officials foil ‘attempt to steal’ 1,200-year-old Bible

Three suspects were apprehended while trying to sell a 1,200-year-old Bible in the Diyarbakir province of south-eastern Turkey.The Bible is said to contain 34 pages with gold lettering on leather.According to a statement from the Diyarbakir governor’s office, the suspects were caught during an anti-smuggling operation.The statement said a total of six suspects were taken into custody, although no [...]

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    D’Tigress defeat Turkey to record first ever World Cup win

D’Tigress defeat Turkey to record first ever World Cup win

D’Tigress have won their first ever game at a FIBA Women’s World Cup.Nigeria's women basketball team defeated Turkey 74-68 in the Group B encounter in Tenerife, Spain, on Sunday.The team trailed the Turks 15-7 in the first quarter but bounced back to win the second quarter 22-17.D'Tigress extended their lead from five in the second quarter to 13, winning 23-10 [...]

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    I’ve announced myself to Turkish league, Nwakaeme says after scoring brace

I’ve announced myself to Turkish league, Nwakaeme says after scoring brace

Super Eagles striker Anthony Nwakaeme says he's not yet in his best form despite scoring two goals for Trabzonspor on Saturday.The striker grabbed a brace and provided an assist as Trabzonspor thrashed Galatasaray 4-0.Nwakaeme moved to the Turkish league from Hapoel Beer Sheva during the summer transfer window."There is definitely much more to come from me," he told TheCable after his [...]

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    ALERT: Turkish lira crisis may put the naira at risk

ALERT: Turkish lira crisis may put the naira at risk

The naira may be affected by the ongoing financial turmoil which has seen the Turkish lira lose 40% of its value.The lira has been in turmoil over worries about the country's high debt levels, rising inflation, President Tayyip Erdogan’s refusal to consent to an increase in interest rates and tension between the European country and the US.Erdogan has described his [...]

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    FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

The federal government says the 2,671 seized pump action rifles illegally imported into the country from Turkey could be traced to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The government said this on Tuesday as part of its submissions before the federal high court in Abuja while opposing IPOB’s motion challenging its proscription and declaration as a terrorist [...]

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    Buhari returns from four-day working visit to Turkey

Buhari returns from four-day working visit to Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after his four-day visit to Turkey. Buhari travelled to Turkey on Wednesday for a meeting of the D-8, a group of eight developing nations.While in Turkey, Buhari was hosted by the Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan before the D-8 .In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, the president's spokesman, said Buhari’s objective during the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari relaxes with wife, children en route Turkey

PHOTOS: Buhari relaxes with wife, children en route Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for Turkey after presiding over the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.Aisha, his wife and two of his children -Yusuf and Halima -  were in the delegation alongside some top government officials.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, shared some pictures the first family took mid air and when [...]

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    Buhari leaves for Turkey — after presiding over FEC meeting

Buhari leaves for Turkey — after presiding over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of federal executive council (FEC) in the presidential villa, Abuja.The FEC meeting which started at about 10am, was attended by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Habiba Lawal, acting secretary to the government of the federation and cabinet ministers.The president was scheduled to leave Abuja for Turkey immediately after the council’s meeting.Femi Adesina, [...]

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    Buhari heads to Turkey Wednesday

Buhari heads to Turkey Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday depart for Istanbul, Turkey to attend the ninth summit of the Developing 8 (D-8).Femi Adesina, the president's spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.“In Ankara, the president will have a tete-a-tete with his Turkish counterpart while delegations from both countries will hold discussions in various fields including defence cooperation, security, educational and migration [...]

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    VIDEO: Mesut Özil’s £10m luxury home

VIDEO: Mesut Özil’s £10m luxury home

Arsenal star and German midfielder, Mesut Özil gave a rare access into his luxury £10 million home in north London.Özil's £42.5 million transfer deal wfrom Real Madrid made him the most expensive German player in history.With 3 FA Cup and one FA Community Shield, the soccer star currently earns £140,000 a week at Arsenal.Watch video below as HYPEBEAST takes a tour around Özil's house.Video credit: [...]

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    Turkish president watches as his security detail beat up protesters in Washington

Turkish president watches as his security detail beat up protesters in Washington

A video which surfaced on Thursday shows Turkey president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, looking on as his security team clashed with protesters in Washington DC.The incident happened in front of the Turkish ambassador’s residence.The video emerged after US President Donald Trump had welcomed Erdogan to the White House and praised him as an ally in the battle against Islamic extremism in the middle-east.The [...]

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    Turkey bans Wikipedia ‘for no reason’

Turkey bans Wikipedia ‘for no reason’

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.Officials said “an administrative measure” had been taken, but gave no reason why.Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers “supporting terror”.Turkey has temporarily blocked social media sites including Facebook and Twitter in the past, usually following protests or terror attacks.The Turkey Blocks monitoring [...]

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    ‘And people are shot at when they ask for Biafra’ — reaction to Buhari’s praise of Turkey’s referendum

‘And people are shot at when they ask for Biafra’ — reaction to Buhari’s praise of Turkey’s referendum

Some Nigerians have reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s congratulation of the government of Turkey on the successful conclusion of the country's referendum.On Monday, Turkey concluded a referendum, which was held to determine whether its president should have sweeping or executive powers.The country operates a parliamentary democracy in which presidents are often nominal heads.In a statement posted on Facebook by Femi [...]

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    Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

Andrey Karlov, Russian ambassador to Turkey, was on Monday killed during an art exhibition in Ankara, capital of Turkey.The gunman reportedly stood behind Karlov before he fired his fatal shot.The attacker was said to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” and fired at least eight shots, according to an AP photographer who was present.The attacker also smashed some of the photographs, AP [...]

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July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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