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Istanbul: man behind Reina New Year massacre given 40 life sentences

A Turkish court has sentenced a gunman to life in prison without parole for carrying out a deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub in 2017 that left 39 people dead and dozens injured. Istanbul’s Heavy Penal Court No. 27 handed Abdulkadir Masharipov forty aggravated life sentences on Monday, 7 September. Masharipov, an Uzbek national, was […]

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Zahid Younis found guilty of murdering Canan Mustafa and Henriett Szucs

Zahid Younis, 36, has been found guilty of murdering Henriett Szucs and Mihrican “Canan” Mustafa, whose bodies were found inside a freezer in the killer’s flat in Canning Town, East London, in April 2019. The verdict was given this afternoon at Southwark Crown Court, on the third of the jury’s deliberations. He was sentenced to life […]

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Grim details emerge in trial of man accused of murdering Canan ‘Mary Jane’ Mustafa

The man accused of killing Mihrican Mustafa and Hungarian national Henriett Szucs is “manipulative and controlling”, who inflicted “very significant violence” on his victims, a court has heard. The remains of mother-of-two Mihrican Mustafa (known as Canan to her Turkish Cypriot family and Mary Jane to friends) and Henriett Szucs were discovered by police in […]

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Fury across Turkey after gruesome murder details of Pınar Gültekin emerge

There has been public uproar and protests following the brutal killing of Pınar Gültekin, a 27-year-old university student whose body was found in the Aegean district of Muğla on Tuesday, 21 July. She had been missing since 16 July after stepping out of her flat in Muğla. Police were able to track her movements by […]

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Six men convicted over sophisticated UK-North Cyprus car smuggling racket

Six men have been sentenced to a total of 20 years for their part in supplying and exporting stolen vehicles to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The City of London Police, which led the investigation, identified in excess of 120 stolen vehicles linked to the organised crime group. The theft of the high […]

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Turkish court indicts 20 Saudis over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A Turkish court has accepted charges against twenty suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The decision from Istanbul’s Heavy Penal Court, on April 11, came after Turkish prosecutors presented 117-page indictment accusing 20 Saudi nationals of involvement in the gruesome murder. Among those accused are […]

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At least 8 dead as gunmen target Turkish shisha bars in Germany

Eight people have been killed and at least five people injured following two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau. An unknown number of gunmen opened fire at the first shisha bar, Midnight, located in the city centre about 10pm local time on Wednesday evening. It’s thought the same gunmen then […]

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Deadly shooting outside Turkish comedy night in Berlin

One person has been killed and four others seriously injured following a shooting late on Friday evening outside a Berlin music venue, German authorities have said. Unknown people opened fire around 11pm local time outside the Tempodrom, a multi-purpose venue near the city centre. The Tempodrom had been hosting a stage performance of Güldür Güldür […]