Tag: Ankara

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What’s at stake in Sunday’s local elections in Turkey?
 

On Sunday, 31 March, voters across all 81 provinces in Turkey head to the polls to select their local representatives, from city council leaders to village heads. It will be the country’s first elections since last year’s Presidential Elections that the incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won in the first round. Since then the country has […]

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Ankara dinosaurs go with Gökçek
 

Ankara’s largest and most controversial reptilian resident was removed from public view this week on the instructions of the city’s new mayor Mustafa Tuna. A large dinosaur statue which had stood at a main road intersection in the Turkish capital since 2015 was quietly taken from its usual spot and placed into storage on Monday. […]

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British ambassador’s tweet on road tarmacking in Ankara goes viral

Richard Moore, the UK’s ambassador to Ankara, is a prolific user of Twitter, regularly commenting in English and Turkish about diplomatic developments, as well as posting his observations on lighter cultural issues. One such tweet noting the likely difference between workers laying tarmac on roads in Turkey and Britain went viral. Posting a picture of […]

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Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated in Ankara
 

Ambassador Andrei Karlov has died after being shot as he was making a speech at a photo exhibition in the Turkish capital earlier this evening. The Russian envoy was rushed to hospital in a critical state, but despite desperate attempts it was not possible to save him. The news of his death was confirmed by the […]

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Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Ankara bombing

The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) – a militant youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – have claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing in Ankara, which killed 37 people and injured 125 more. In an online statement, TAK said the attack was in revenge for military operations in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey. […]

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Car bomb in Ankara kills 28, injures over 60
 

A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital this evening, killing at least 28 people and injuring 61 others. According to the Turkish authorities, the blast occurred some 300 metres away from Turkey’s military headquarters in Kızılay, in the heart of the city, during rush hour. It appears the bomb was deliberately detonated as […]