Category: News – Turkey

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Fans in London celebrate as Trabzonspor crowned Turkish Süper Lig champions

There were scenes of euphoria in London as well as across Turkiye on Saturday night, after Trabzonspor won its first league championship in 38 years. A point from their game against Antalyaspor was enough to clinch them the title three weeks before the end of the season, sending Trabzonspor fans everywhere into a frenzy. The […]

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Help children with cancer heal with your Ramazan donations

LÖSEV, the Foundation for Children with Leukaemia, has launched its annual Ramazan campaign to raise vital funds for the organisation. The Ankara-based charity is appealing for Turks to make their annual fitre andzekât donations to them. The Ankara-based charity has been supporting leukaemia and cancer patients for 24 years, providing them with everything from medical […]

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Turkiye fourth most popular tourist destination in the world in 2021

Turkiye has leap-frogged Italy and the United States to rank fourth worldwide in the number of tourists visiting the country. The country hosted nearly 30 million tourists in 2021, according to a report by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The UNWTO report shows France holding the top spot after receiving around 40 million tourists last year. […]

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1915 Çanakkale Bridge: Turkiye opens world’s longest suspension bridge

Turkiye’s latest engineering feat, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, has entered the record books as the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. With a span measuring two-kilometres (1.25 mile), or 2,023 metres, between its two distinctive red towers, the suspension bridge is 32 metres longer than the former record holder, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge […]

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Turkiye sets up meeting between Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers at Antalya Diplomacy Forum

Turkiye is set to host high-level talks between Russia and Ukraine, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has announced. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will sit down with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on Thursday, in a meeting to be brokered by the Turkish Foreign Minister. “We will hold this […]

LGBT+ History Month: Five Turkish icons to celebrate

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]

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Turkiye can close straits to Russian warships once it legally declares the conflict in Ukraine a “war”

Turkiye could close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to warships if the Turkish President and Parliament declares the conflict between Russia and Ukraine a “war”, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said. Ukraine has officially requested Turkiye to stop Russian warships from accessing the straits, which the Turkish government has the right to do […]