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Turkey showcases health sector advances with five simultaneous liver transplants

Surgeons at a university hospital in Turkey may have set a new world record after performing five simultaneous liver transplants involving live donors, media there have reported. The surgery took place at the İnönü University’s Turgut Özal Medical Centre in the eastern province of Malatya between 8am and 8pm on Wednesday, 12 June, according to […]

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Istanbul mayoral hopeful İmamoğlu slams ethnic ‘smear campaign’

Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition candidate fighting for a second time to become mayor of Istanbul, has hit out at a “smear campaign” targeting his ethnicity. Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his AK party’s candidate Binali Yıldırım have reportedly been suggesting that Mr İmamoğlu is of “secret” Greek heritage, with less than three […]

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Turkey on course for Euro 2020 finals after beating world champions France

Turkey maintained course for qualification to next year’s Euro finals next June with a sublime performance against France, securing a 2-0 win at the Torku Arena in Konya. The result was all the sweeter as it was the first time in Turkish footballing history that they had triumphed over the French in a competitive game. […]

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Russians to teach Turks how to use missile system as US issues sanctions threat

Military personnel from Turkey have travelled to Russia to learn how to use its S-400 missile system, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was reported as saying on Tuesday. Soldiers will be getting to grips with the surface-to-air defence system ahead of its delivery to Turkey in the coming months, the Daily Sabah website reported. The […]

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Galatasaray crowned Turkish Süper Lig champions for record 22nd time

The winner of this year’s Turkish Süper Lig was confirmed after a top of the table clash earlier today. Galatasaray beat Istanbul rival Medipol Başakşehir 2-1 at home in a pulsating game to clinch the title on the penultimate weekend of the season. Both sides went into the match level on 66 points, with Galatasaray […]

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Scientists find Anatolia DNA link to Stonehenge

The ancestors of the Britons who built Stonehenge originated from what is now Turkey, a new study has revealed. Researchers looking into the origins of farming in Britain discovered that the Stonehenge builders were descended from migrants who had travelled west from Anatolia across the Mediterranean. They arrived in Britain, possibly via the Iberian Peninsula […]

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Turkish opposition calls for parliamentary probe after mob attacks leader

Turkey’s main opposition party has called on Parliament to launch an inquiry after its leader was attacked by a mob during a funeral for a fallen soldier, Turkish media have reported. An angry crowd set upon Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in the Çubuk province of Ankara on Sunday as he […]