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Diriliş: Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan stars in new TV series about famed Ottoman admiral Barbaros

Engin Altan Düzyatan returns to the small screen on Thursday night in new epic period drama Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı (Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean). Set in the sixteenth century, Düzyatan plays Oruç Reis, the older brother of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, one of the Ottoman Empire’s most colourful and important personalities. The lead role is played by […]

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World Cup Qualifiers: all 16 fixtures for Azerbaijan, Turkey and the UK Home Nations

On Wednesday, the qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup get underway, with Azerbaijan, Turkey and all four home nations, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all in action. Azerbaijan, Turkey, England, and Scotland face three opponents in the eight day schedule set aside for international games. Northern Ireland and Wales play twice. Highlights include Denmark […]

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Hundreds feared dead from flash floods in Turkey’s Black Sea region

Locals fear the worst after large swathes of northern Turkey has been left under water following torrential rain. Officially the death toll stands at 38, but that is expected to rise significantly as the waters recede. One local official has claimed there may already be as many as 300 bodies, according to a report in Cumhuriyet […]

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Details emerge about tragic coach accident in Balıkesir that killed 15

Speeding was a factor in a tragic accident that killed fifteen people when a coach veered off a major highway and overturned in western Turkey in the early hours of Sunday morning. Travelling from Balıkesir towards Edremit, investigators believe the vehicle went into a bend at a speed of 95 km (59 mph). The driver […]

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Turkey’s Trendyol now valued at $16.5 billion after latest round of investment

Online retailer Trendyol has seen its value soar after raising $1.5 billion (£1.09 billion) in investment. Backed by Alibaba, Turkey’s biggest e-commerce platform is now valued at $16.5 billion, making it the first Turkish decacorn (a start-up company worth over $10 billion). The latest round of funding for Trendyol came from high-profile investors, led by US […]

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Main suspect in murder of seven family members from Konya is captured

Police have arrested the main suspect in the killing of seven members of the Dedeoğulları family, four women and three men aged between 30 and 65. Mehmet Altun had gone on the run and was eventually caught in Bozkır district, some 120 km from where the horrific mass shooting had taken place. Emergency services were […]