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Ankara: ‘Turkey is not a hotel’, Daesh prisoners to be repatriated

DAESH prisoners will be sent back to their countries of origin, Turkey announced on Sunday. The response follows a refusal by several European states to take back their terror suspects. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said the country would not be a “hotel” for foreign militants, who will be returned even if they have been stripped […]

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Minister’s warning to Brits living in North Cyprus

A MINISTER has warned British citizens living in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) about crossing south to the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus if they have reached the island via an “illegal port of entry”, in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. The Greek Cypriot administration does not recognise the TRNC and regards […]

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Calls for restraint as tensions simmer in Germany over Turkey’s Syria operation

Officials in Germany have called for restraint between the country’s Turkish and Kurdish communities after five people were reportedly injured during a protest against Turkey’s military operation in north-eastern Syria. Violence broke out on Monday, 14 October, when a group of around 350 demonstrators marching through the western city of Herne were “provoked” by a […]

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Turkey tops group after drawing with France in Euro qualifiers

WORLD champions France were held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in Paris on Monday night, propelling them to the top of their Euro 2020 group. Both goals came in the second half. The French struck first on 76 minutes through a header by Olivier Giroud. The Chelsea striker had only been on the pitch […]

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Turkish Cypriot MPs warn of Greek Cypriot bid to scrap EU direct trade pledge

GREEK Cypriot political party leaders are trying to “cancel” a pledge made by the European Union to allow North Cyprus to trade directly with the bloc, a cross-party group of Turkish Cypriot MPs has warned. Three MPs from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) were in Brussels recently at the same time as the […]

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Turkey defends military campaign in Syria in face of international outcry 

TURKEY has launched a staunch defence of its military campaign in north-eastern Syria following an international backlash. The country began a large-scale military incursion, which it has called Operation Peace Spring, on Wednesday, 9 October, with the aim of creating a “safe zone” on the other side of its border with Syria. The operation went […]

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Turkish female boxer Busenaz Sürmeneli becomes world champion

Turkey’s Busenaz Sürmeneli has been crowned the World Champion in the 69-kg category after defeating Chinese opponent Liu Yang. Welterweight Sürmeneli, 21, is competing at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. She had beaten Russian boxer Saadat Dalgatova in the semi-final, before proceeding to beat Liu Yang over three rounds in […]

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Cypriot MEP under fire for opening an office in North Cyprus

A CYPRUS MEP has followed through with his plans to open an office in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The decision by Niyazi Kızılyürek, an MEP for the Greek Cypriot communist party Akel, was slammed by South Cyprus parties. The office, located on Muzaffer Paşa Caddesi, near the Ledra Palace crossing, was formally opened […]