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Turkish aid agency trains Gambia’s health workers on emergency response

Turkish aid agency trains Gambia’s health workers on emergency response

EMERGENCY, Gambia, HEALTH, TURKEY
Training by TIKA comes as Gambia plans to set up first emergency response unit Thirty-eight Gambian health workers concluded a five-day training course on Friday by a Turkish aid agency on emergency response as the small African nation’s health ministry plans to set up its first national emergency service unit. The training, organized by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), concluded in the Gambian capital, Banjul. Three doctors and two paramedics from Turkey conducted the training. The team was led by an official from the Turkish Health Ministry. The training was the second since 2019 as Gambian authorities work to establish a national emergency services unit. The first event trained 28 health workers who learned skills, including basic and advanced ...
Erdogan defends Turkey’s withdrawal from violence against women treaty

Erdogan defends Turkey’s withdrawal from violence against women treaty

ADVOCACY, EUROPE, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TURKEY, UN Women, WOMEN
Turkey officially withdrew on Thursday from an international treaty to prevent violence against women, enacting a decision that drew condemnation from many Turks and Western allies when President Tayyip Erdogan announced it in March. Thousands were set to protest across Turkey, where a court appeal to halt the withdrawal was rejected this week. "We will continue our struggle," Canan Gullu, president of the Federation of Turkish Women's Associations, said on Wednesday. "Turkey is shooting itself in the foot with this decision." She said that since March, women and other vulnerable groups had been more reluctant to ask for help and less likely to receive it, with COVID-19 fuelled economic difficulties causing a dramatic increase in violence against them. The Istanbul Convent...
President Kenyatta advocates for democratization of multilateral organizations

President Kenyatta advocates for democratization of multilateral organizations

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, TURKEY
ANTALYA, Turkey, 18th June 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the democratization of multilateral organizations so as to ensure inclusivity in decision-making. The President, who spoke Friday at an interactive session on governance at the ongoing Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey, said changing how multilateral institutions such as the United Nations are managed will help in quicker resolution of global challenges such as Covid-19. President Uhuru Kenyatta joins Heads of State and Government during the a  leaders' panel Q&A on  "Governance: New Approaches for Global Solution" at the  Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) at the NEST - Antalya, Turkey. “It will really depend on us being able to change the global governance system. The manner in which the UN Security ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the official opening of the Heads of State and Government  Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) at the NEST – Antalya,  Turkey.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the official opening of the Heads of State and Government Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) at the NEST – Antalya, Turkey.

AFRICA, Business, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, PRESIDENT, TURKEY
ANTALYA, Turkey, 18th June 2021 (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday joined other Heads of State and Government at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) in Turkey. The President, who is on two-day Official Visit of the Republic of Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived in the Turkish resort city of Antalya on Thursday evening. ADF has brought together diplomatic actors from across the world among them political leaders, diplomats, opinion shapers and academics to discuss and fashion solutions to identified global challenges as well as identify opportunities for international collaboration. President Kenyatta is scheduled to address the meeting which has been convened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and attended by over ten visiting Heads of State a...
Afrin Hospital Hit in Artillery Attacks

Afrin Hospital Hit in Artillery Attacks

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Middle East, SYRIA, TURKEY, WORLD
The first attack struck a residential area while the second hit a hospital shortly after, civil defence sources said. Idlib, Syria: At least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, local medical sources and Turkey’s government said. The first attack struck a residential area while the second hit a hospital shortly after, civil defence sources said. Video footage on social media showed casualties amid the ruins of the Al Shifa Hospital. Ankara condemned the missile attack that it said was launched by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, though the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the US-backed militi...
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