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President Erdoğan’s bodyguards involved in punch-up with Washington protestors

  The Turkish president was hoping that his meeting with new American president Donald Trump would mark a “turning point” in relations between the two states. Instead, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s May 2017 trip to Washington will be remembered for his bodyguards taking part in a violent clash with protestors that left a dozen people bloody […]

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No breakthrough in Washington after Trump and Erdoğan meet for just 23 minutes

  The Turkish President’s visit to Washington to meet with his American counterpart has seemingly failed to yield any results. After strained relations with Donald Trump’s predecessor, President Erdoğan was hopeful yesterday’s meeting at the White House would be a “turning point” in the relationship between the two NATO allies. Erdoğan was buoyed by the […]

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EU-Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri: “there will always be dialogue”

On Tuesday, 11 April, I visited Brussels to interview the European Parliament Rapporteur for Turkey Kati Piri MEP. Ms Piri is a member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands and part of the parliamentary Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. As the Turkey Rapporteur, she is the parliament’s closest follower of […]

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Turkish Airlines and Istanbul Atatürk Airport served with US cabin laptop ban

Turkey was named among the Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa facing new restrictions on flights to the United States. From tomorrow, 22 March, passengers flying on Turkish Airlines to any USA destination will not be able to carry their laptop, portable DVD players, cameras, and similar electronic devices onto the plane. […]

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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 […]