Category: News – Global

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Turkey’s top tennis seeds to compete in qualifiers for Australian Open 2021

Three of Turkey’s highest ranking tennis players are competing in the qualifiers for a place in this year’s 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne, which starts on 8 February. Top female seeds Çağla Büyükakçay and Pemra Özgen are playing in the women’s qualifiers in Dubai, while Turkish men’s no.1 Cem İlkel will be on court in […]

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Paris-Saint German and İstanbul Başakşehir players walk off pitch following alleged racist remark from 4th official

The UEFA Champions League match between Paris-Saint German (PSG) and İstanbul Başakşehir was suspended after players from both teams walked off in the 14thminute following an incident involving one of the match officials. Sporting body UEFA is investigating after the Turkish club accused the fourth official of using a racially demeaning remark during the sending […]

Guest Views
The world must ensure Armenia accounts for its crimes against humanity and environmental terrorism in Karabakh

When Armenia launched an armed assault against Azerbaijan on September 27 2020, it was already occupying 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory. Yerevan’s decision to fire on Azerbaijan’s civilian population in its military offensive prompted an armed response from Baku. Over the next 44 days, Azerbaijan forces set out to end Armenian aggression and liberate the […]

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Rapper Ezhel is Spotify’s most streamed Turkish artist of 2020

This week, music streaming service Spotify released its annual “Wrapped” statistics, providing data about the listening habits of 2020 for individual users, countries, and the platform as a whole. In Turkey, rap, pop and indie music were the most popular genres for streaming in 2020, with Ezhel topping the charts as the most listened to […]

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Turkish parliament approves peace-keeping force deployment to Nagorno-Karabakh 

Turkey’s parliament has approved a motion that allows Turkish troops to be deployed in Azerbaijan for the next 12 months. The troops will join Russian forces as observers in Nagorno-Karabakh, helping to uphold the peace deal brokered by Russia and signed by Armenia and Azerbaijan on 10 November. The motion [‘tezkere’], submitted to Parliament on […]

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French authorities slammed for ‘insane Islamophobia’ after interrogating Turkish children aged 10 over radicalisation  

France’s efforts to clamp down on Islamic extremism continues to target children. Four ten-year-old children were taken for questioning in Albertville, southeast France, last week. Three of the children were of Turkish origin, the fourth from North Africa. The incident, part of a growing trend by the French authorities of targeting the country’s Muslim population over […]