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Hero finally laid to rest at spot where he fell half a century ago as Turkish Cypriots mark ‘Bloody Christmas’ anniversary

The remains of a legendary Turkish Cypriot resistance fighter killed while defending his home town were yesterday brought to their final resting place – on the spot where he was shot dead exactly 55 years ago. Hüseyin Ruso – a talented sportsman, footballer and PE teacher – was just 28 when he became a martyr […]

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150 years of Kızılay, also known as the Turkish Red Crescent: top 10 facts

Turkey’s largest humanitarian organisation, the Turkish Red Crescent, or Kızılay, has been celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Established on 11 June 1868, it has been a core part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Headquartered in the Turkish capital Ankara, Kızılay provides first aid, collects blood donations and provides assistance during […]

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Uyghurs in Turkey hopeful, but helpless

“Kardeş kardeşi satmaz,”Rukiye Turdush, a Canada-based advocate for the persecuted Uyghur minority in China said, switching from her local Turkic dialect spoken in China’s western Xinjiang region to the Anatolian dialect spoken in Turkey. A brother does not sell out his brother. “Uyghurs never lose hope in Turkey. They strongly believe that sooner or later […]