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Death toll set to rise after devastating earthquake hits eastern Turkey

An earthquake that struck Elazığ province on Friday evening has killed at least 22 people and injured over 1,000. The death toll is expected to rise as many people are feared trapped under collapsed buildings following the 6.8 magnitude quake that occurred at around 20:55 local time (17:55 GMT). There have also been fatalities in […]

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Justice, finally, for the family of hate crime victim Sevag Şahin Balıkçı

A Turkish court has sentenced Kıvanç Ağaoğlu to 16 years and 8 months in prison for killing Sevag Şahin Balıkçı. Ağaoğlu was found guilty of ‘voluntary manslaughter with eventual intent’. Balıkçı, 25, a Turkish-Armenian citizen, was shot dead by Ağaoğlu on April 24, 2011 when they were both doing their compulsory military service in Batman […]

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Egyptian authorities slammed following raid on Anadolu Agency Cairo office

The international community has joined the Turkish government in condemning the Egyptian authorities after four staff members from the Anadolu Agency (AA) were arrested and taken to an unknown location by Egyptian police in a raid on the news agency’s Cairo office on Tuesday night. AA said police officers stormed the office, cutting off security […]

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Aysın Yılmaz funeral: Order of Service

Further details about the funeral of Aysın Yılmaz, which is taking place in North London on Thursday 16 January, have been released by her family.  A number of people will be offering short tributes to Turkish Cypriot community leader Aysın Yılmaz ahead of prayers at Palmers Green Mosque. The talks will start just after midday, […]