Turkey sells cheap vegetables before elections

Grocery shoppers in Turkey looking for a bargain are now able to buy vegetables at unbeatable prices from an unexpected source: the local government. Turkish authorities have started setting up their own vegetable stands in a bid to force markets to lower food prices as the country struggles with persistently high inflation. But the country’s opposition accuses the government of attempting to curry favour ahead of local elections next month.

Turkish police blocks pro-Kurdish protest in Istanbul

Turkish authorities prevent pro-Kurdish opposition deputies from marching in Istanbul in solidarity with a colleague on hunger strike to denounce the detention conditions of the leader of a Kurdish guerrilla group. Several dozen police officers equipped with riot shields surround some 40 elected officials and activists of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP, pro-Kurdish) to prevent them from going down Istiklal Avenue, in the heart of Istanbul.

Greek PM Tsipras meets Greek Oxthodox Patriarch in Istanbul

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Greek Oxthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constaninople in Istanbul. Tsipras earlier met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday for talks to ease tensions over bilateral disputes and the long-running Cyprus problem. Tsipras is the first Greek premier to visit Turkey in six years. IMAGES of Tsipras arriving and meeting with Greek Oxthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constaninople, and of the religious service

Greek PM meets Turkish President for talks to ease tensions

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks to ease tensions over bilateral disputes and the long-running Cyprus problem. IMAGES of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

UN rights expert in Turkey over Khashoggi murder

UN special rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard meets Turkish foreign Affairs ministry Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. IMAGES