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Turkey, Pakistan announce strengthening partnership at UN General Assembly

The “Pakistan-Turkey relationship has transformed into a strategic partnership” the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in New York last week according to national broadcaster Radio Pakistan. The comments came amid side-line talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who also reaffirmed Ankara’s commitment to a continued mutually beneficial partnership at the United Nations […]

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Suspected neo-Nazi continues to deny role in murder of eight Turks in Germany

  At the close of a four-year case, the prime suspect in a neo-Nazi ring accused of murdering ten people, including eight Turkish immigrants, continues to deny her role in the killings. Beate Zschaepe is charged with being a “co-founder, member and accomplice” of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a terrorist organisation which targeted immigrants […]

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Turkey, Kazakhstan sign new investment deal worth $590 million

  Turkey’s President Erdoğan has led another successful political and trade delegation abroad, this time to Kazakhstan. On Saturday, Turkish and Kazakh companies signed new agreements encompassing a broad range of sectors including construction, machine production, energy, and chemical manufacturing, collectively worth $590 million. Details of the new deal were announced in a statement issued […]

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TRNC’s Eastern Mediterranean University ranked among “best 5% universities in the world”

  After making its debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings last year, the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), based in the politically unrecognised Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, returns to feature on this year’s list. Details of the highly respected league table, which has been running for 14 years, were released last […]

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Turkey, the US and the Middle East: a damning divergence?

  Late last month, Trump Administration Secretary of Defense James Mattis touched down in Ankara on a tour of Middle Eastern and Black Sea capitals. The Secretary’s Turkey visit, part of a trip that also included stops in Amman, Baghdad, Erbil and Kiev came as an effort to smooth out feathers already ruffled in the […]

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North Cyprus qualifies for 2018 CONIFA World Cup finals in London

  On Sunday, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) announced details about its next major tournament: the 2018 CONIFA World Cup. The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) is among the 16 nations to have qualified for the finals, which will be played in the British capital next year. The 2018 World Football Cup […]

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Celebrating Kurban Bayramı / the Feast of Sacrifice
 

  Today, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Kurban Bayramı as we say in Turkish. It is an important religious holiday, which in Muslim-majority states such as Turkey will mean a public holiday that runs until 4 September. Eid al-Adha is a time when many will undertake a holy pilgrimage (hajj or ‘hac’ […]

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Turkey, Indonesia deepen ties through increased military and defence co-operation

  Turkey is continuing to extend its relations with Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country and biggest economy in Southeast Asia. Details emerged a few days ago of new bilateral projects that will enhance the defence strategies of both nations. According to a news report in Daily Sabah, military collaboration between Turkey and Indonesia is […]

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Warnings issued about Isaac-Solomou Cyprus border protests this weekend

This weekend, Greek Cypriots are planning multiple demonstrations to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the deaths of Tassos Isaac and Solomos Solomou. Protestors on motorbikes are aiming to cause disruption at the border, prompting local Cypriot authorities and some foreign embassies to warn their citizens and staff to avoid these areas. Earlier today, some 60 […]