The Mermaid carrying mainly South Korean tourists collided on Wednesday with a much larger Viking cruise ship on a busy stretch of the Danube in the heart of Budapest.
Guitarist EnverIzmaylov’s trademark is his meticulously arranged renditions of folk music, ranging from Tatar and Armenian to Turkish, Ukrainian and Russian.
Circassians, a Muslim people indigenous to Caucasia, had long been persecuted by the Russian Empire. Their last remnants of resistance against the Russians ended around today's Black Sea port city of Sochi on May 21, 1864.
The Circassians, who are predominantly Muslim, suffered greatly under the Russian Empire and were banished from their homelands in 1864.
Turkish Naval Forces is carrying out the strategic and operational exercise with scenarios similar to crisis-tension situations and wartime.
Sea Wolf or Denizkurdu 2019 exercise, supervised by the Turkish navy, will run through May 25 in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea with 131 warships, 57 warplanes and 33 helicopters.
Arab visitors to Turkey, especially from Gulf nations, have steadily increased in recent years as have tensions between Turkey and some Gulf countries. So far it hasn't bled into the tourist scene, but there have been attempts to link the two.
The exercise was part of Turkey's national naval war games called Blue Motherland-2019.
The Blue Homeland 2019 drill is Turkey's largest navy drill in its history, involving 103 vessels in all three seas surrounding the country, military sources say.
Russian news Agency RIA said Putin, 66, injured a finger during the training session of the country's national judo team in Sochi, but that did not prevent him from completing the drill.
It is in everyone’s interest that Ukraine remains independent and sovereign and maintains the ability to choose its destiny without outside interference.
Presidents of three countries will meet to continue discussions on how to resolve the conflict in Syria as Daesh makes a last stand in the east of the country and Washington prepares to withdraw troops.
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