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Turkey, Europe relations turn ugly as Dutch deport Families Minister Fatma Sayan Kaya

  Diplomatic relations between Turkey and several European countries continue to deteriorate over their blunt refusal to allow senior members of the ruling AK Party to hold political rallies in their cities. There was uproar after Germany and Switzerland blocked planned AKP rallies. But tensions have boiled over with the Netherlands in the past 24 hours […]

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Football: either Turkey or Germany to host Euro 2024
 

The 2024 European Championship finals will be held in either Germany or Turkey, UEFA has confirmed. The two countries were the only ones to submit a declaration of interest to European football’s governing body before the 3 March deadline. The federations of both countries now have until April 2018 to prepare a dossier detailing their […]

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North Cyprus on the world health tourism map
 

  The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) took part in the inaugural Global Healthcare Travel Forum (GHTF), which ended yesterday, enabling them to promote the country’s world-class health facilities and treatments to new audiences. Held in the Jordanian capital of Amman under the royal patronage of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, the Turkish […]

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Pegasus crowned ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ at World Tourism Awards

  Pegasus Airlines was named ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ at this year’s World Tourism Awards. Onur Dedeköylü, the airline’s marketing director, received the award at a ceremony held at Istanbul’s Çırağan Palace.  Now in their third year, the awards are part of the World Tourism Forum (WTF), a relatively new international body aiming to boost tourism globally. […]

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Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]

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Islamic countries upgrade Turkish Cypriot state to full political title

  A government minister from North Cyprus thanked his peers for allowing him to represent his country using its full official title. Labour and Social Security Minister Hamza Ersan Saner was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, attending the Ministerial Conference about the ‘OIC Approach to Empower the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its […]

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Turkish Airlines drops new advert featuring Morgan Freeman during American Super Bowl

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman supped on Turkish tea before appearing in a comfy aircraft armchair atop stunning scenery in a new 45-second advert for Turkish Airlines. The clip, directed by Matthias Zentner, received its debut airing during yesterday’s Super Bowl. The advert appeared in commercial breaks during the match between the New England Patriots and the […]

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Europe refuses to extradite terror suspects to Turkey

Turkey’s domestic battle against multiple terrorist groups is being thwarted by its Western allies. Since 2007, Ankara has secured the extradition of just 12 of a possible 448 terror suspects currently residing in Europe. According to a report in Turkish daily Sözcü, most of those wanted by Turkey are accused of being members of the […]

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Çağla Büyükakçay set to make her Australian Open debut on Tuesday

Turkey’s leading female tennis player Çağla Büyükakçay has been drawn in the fourth quarter of the Women’s Singles draw at this year’s Australian Open in Melbourne. Büyükakçay, ranked 86th, will play France’s Oceane Dodin, ranked 72nd, in the first round-match on Tuesday 17th January at midnight UK time. It’s the first time the 27-year-old has […]