Category: News – Turkey

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North Cyprus, Turkey, Azerbaijan part of new 8-state Turkish meteorology forum

An innovative new forum organised by Turkey’s Meteorology Department brought together representatives from eight Turkic states, so they can collaborate better to combat common problems, such as climate change. The inaugural Turkish World Meteorology Forum was hosted in Ankara on 19 Feb. 2021 by Bekir Pakdemirli, the Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister. The event was attended […]

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Turkey in mourning after terror group PKK executes 13 Turkish citizens in Gara

Thirteen Turkish citizens held in captivity by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq were shot dead last week, the Turkish government announced on Sunday. The 13 included six soldiers, two police officers and intelligent officers who had been abducted from different parts of southeast Turkey by the PKK in separate incidents six years […]

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American and Turkish authorities are still failing murdered journalist Halla Barakat, says friend Ertan Karpazli

On 21 September 2017, Halla Barakat, a 23-year-old American journalist, and her 62-year-old mother Orouba Barakat, a Syrian national, were murdered in their own home in Istanbul. Their throats had been cut and their bodies covered with blankets. Nine days later, Turkish police arrested a suspect – Ahmed Barakat – in Bursa and he was […]

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Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet T. Nane elected chair of the IATA Audit Committee

The head of one of Turkey’s leading airlines has taken up a senior role at industry body the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA’s Board of Governors have elected of Pegasus Airline Chief Executive Mehmet T. Nane (pictured above) as Chair of IATA’s Audit Committee. His three-year term officially began on 19 January 2021. Commenting […]

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Striker Cenk Tosun in surprise loan move back to former club Beşiktaş

Everton player Cenk Tosun is being loaned back to his former club Beşiktaş for the rest of the season. The development comes on the eve of the transfer deadline. The 29-year-old striker, who left Beşiktaş for Everton in 2018 for £27 million, has struggled to secure a regular first team place at Goodison Park under […]

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Elveda Arsenal: Mesut Özil boards private jet to Istanbul to complete transfer to Fenerbahçe

Turkish footballing giant Fenerbahçe have tonight released photos of superstar player Mesut Özil with his wife Amine and baby daughter Eda just before they boarded a private jet heading for Istanbul. A brief statement from Fenerbahçe, released along with tonight’s photos, stated that, “Our club is bringing Mesut Özil to Istanbul to continue the transfer […]

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CHP Istanbul head Canan Kaftancıoğlu sues Erdoğan and Soylu for “terrorist” smears

One of the leading lights in Turkey’s main opposition Dr. Canan Kaftancıoğlu is suing Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu for 1 million TL each for defamation. Kaftancıoğlu, who is the Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) regional head for Istanbul, initiated legal proceedings against Erdoğan and Soylu after they branded her […]

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Turkish broadcaster A Haber mocked for absurd Boğaziçi University protest claims

People have taken to Twitter to mock one of Turkey’s popular news channels for its headlines about the recent protests at Boğaziçi University. Hundreds of students and academics at the university have demonstrated against the new university rector, Melih Bulu, who was appointed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the start of the year. […]