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Turkey defends military campaign in Syria in face of international outcry 

TURKEY has launched a staunch defence of its military campaign in north-eastern Syria following an international backlash. The country began a large-scale military incursion, which it has called Operation Peace Spring, on Wednesday, 9 October, with the aim of creating a “safe zone” on the other side of its border with Syria. The operation went […]

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Turks ‘throw away 26m tonnes of food a year’

PEOPLE in Turkey throw away 26 million tonnes of food every year, the head of an anti-waste lobby group has said. The startling figure was revealed by Aziz Akgül, chairman of the Turkey Waste Reduction Foundation [Türkiye İsrafı Önleme Vakfı], in a story published by the Anadolu news agency. The amount lost or wasted every […]

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Pegasus Airlines in final of European Business Awards after winning national competition

Pegasus Airlines has been named the ‘National Winner’ for ‘Digital Technology’ at this year’s European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious business competitions. Turkey’s second largest carrier was one of 363 businesses from 33 countries to win at the national level, and now goes through to the final phase, hoping to […]

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Public urged not to panic after back-to-back earthquakes in Istanbul

A POWERFUL earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale shook Istanbul on Thursday lunchtime,  causing people to rush on to the streets in panic. It was the city’s second major earthquake in as many days. About a dozen people were injured, but there were no known casualties. However, some structural damage has been reported, including […]

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Tributes paid to brave Neslican, 21, after losing 4th fight against cancer  

TRIBUTES were paid over the weekend to a young Turkish woman who documented her fight against cancer on social media. Neslican Tay, 21, died on Friday, September 20, at a private hospital in Istanbul where she was being treated since September 15. She was a student at the city’s Bahçeşehir University, and had won hearts […]

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Turkey to host major Cyprus conference
 

Senior ministers from Turkey and North Cyprus, as well as expert speakers from the UK and elsewhere are to take part in a major conference on the Cyprus issue in Ankara this week. The event in the Turkish capital, hosted by the Turkish Bar Association (TBB) and called the “Last Word from Cyprus”, will take […]

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Turkey top of table after back-to-back wins at Euro 2020 qualifiers

Wins over Andorra on Saturday and Moldova on Tuesday evening saw Turkey rise to the top of Group H in their Euro 2020 campaign. Turkey turned in a lacklustre performance against the group’s weakest opponents Andorra at home in Istanbul at the weekend. Although dominating for large spells, the Turks could not find a way […]