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Erdogan rival convicted over ‘insulting’ speech

The mayor of Istanbul says the verdict is an attack on popular will. A Turkish court has convicted Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu of insulting a...

Erdogan hints at mending ties with Syria

There should be “no hard feelings” in politics, the Turkish president has said. Ankara could find a path to repairing its damaged relations with Syria...

Missiles strike US base in Syria – Pentagon

The incident comes amid Türkiye’s ongoing military operation against US-allied Kurdish militias. An American military outpost in Syria has come under rocket fire, according to...

Erdogan condemns ‘treacherous’ deadly attack in Istanbul

At least six have been killed and over 50 injured in an explosion in the heart of Türkiye’s largest city, the president said. An explosion...

Erdogan outlines Türkiye’s gas ambitions

Istanbul is poised to become an important international energy hub, the country’s president says. Türkiye is turning into a major natural gas hub upon which...

Watch: Bizarre flag row breaks out between female armwrestlers

Kazakh and Turkish athletes covered up each other's flags during the World Armwrestling Championships. Kazakhstan has attempted to play down scenes in which a pair...

Watch: Tower block catches fire in Istanbul

The blaze ripped through the 24-story residential building. An apartment tower caught fire in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Saturday night, setting all 24...

Watch: Greek coast guard opens fire on Turkish vessel

Ankara claims the ship came under “harassment fire,” while Athens insists only “warning shots” were fired. A Turkish cargo vessel had a run-in with a...

ISIS leader detained – Turkey

The Islamic State figure codenamed Master Zeyd has been captured by Turkish security forces. Master Zeyd or Abu Zeyd, has been captured by Turkish security...

Turkish airstrike kills three Syrian soldiers – media

Damascus reportedly targeted Turkish military sites in response. Turkish airstrikes killed three Syrian soldiers in the countryside near Aleppo on Tuesday, Syria’s SANA news network...

Erdogan’s diplomacy with Russia alarms West – Financial Times

While Turkey is a NATO member, its president has walked a middle path on Ukraine. Western officials are “increasingly alarmed” that Turkey, a NATO ally...

Turkey blocks two major Western news websites

The country’s media watchdog blocked access to VoA and DW after they refused to obtain a broadcasting license. The Turkish Broadcasting Authority (RTUK) has blocked...

Turkey reaches NATO deal with Finland and Sweden

Scandinavian countries will become observers at the upcoming summit. Turkey will support inviting Finland and Sweden into NATO at the bloc’s upcoming summit in Spain,...

Europe is in panic – Erdogan

The Turkish president was critical of how European countries have handled the Ukrainian refugee crisis. Members of the EU and other European countries are in...

Watch: Bystanders Take Selfies of Man on Fire Believing It to Be Street Performance

It is unclear what prompted the man to risk his life, as police are yet to reveal further details. The man was saved by a...

Key NATO member against Sweden and Finland in bloc

Turkey has opposed the alliance intentions of the Scandinavian nations, claiming they are like ‘a guesthouse for terrorists’. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared on...

Turkey launches military offensive in Iraq

Cross-border ground assault is supported by artillery, jets, helicopters, and drones. Turkey has begun a major cross-border military offensive, targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants...

Collapsing currency leads to mass protests

Protesters have taken to the streets of Turkey’s capital, Ankara, as well as the country’s largest city, Istanbul, demanding the resignation of President Recep...

Watch: World famous Muslim musician Omar Souleyman detained in Turkey on terrorism charges

Syrian-born musician Omar Souleyman, who worked with the likes of Bjork and Damon Albarn, has been detained in Turkey over alleged links to the...

Erdogan backtracks on threats to expel US envoy and 9 other ambassadors including NZ

Ankara has backtracked on its threats to declare 10 envoys “personae non gratae” after they called for the release of an opposition figure even...

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