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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 […]

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Turkish cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan killing dozens

A Turkish plane flying from Hong Kong to Turkey via Kyrgyz capital Bishkek has crashed killing all four crew members and at least 33 people on the ground, officials say. The early morning crash occurred as a Boeing 747 aircraft operated by ACT Airlines attempted to land in heavy fog at Manas airport, 25km (15 […]

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Turkey: from out of the game to critical player in Syria

Rewind to the beginning of 2016. Ankara was at odds with many of the key actors in the Syrian conflict, including Washington and Tehran. And, after shooting down a Russian jet in November 2015, the temperature with Moscow was certainly below zero. Turkey became estranged from Iran and Russia because of its insistence on the […]

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Turks are Europe’s biggest talkers on mobile phones
 

A European survey into the average time mobile phone users spend talking on their phones was topped by Turkey. According to figures from 2016’s third quarter, Turks spend an average of seven hours and 16 minutes (436 minutes) per month chatting, compared to four hours and 17 minutes (257 minutes) for the rest of Europe. […]

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Turkish Paralympians return from Rio Games with record gold medals haul

Turkey’s Paralympic squad left Brazil with three gold medals, trebling their tally at the London Games in 2012. The victories came in Goalball, Powerlifting and Table Tennis. Turkey’s Paralympians won a total of nine medals – one less than their total medal haul in London. 49 disabled athletes represented Turkey in eight different sports in […]