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‘Kebab King’ Ibrahim Dogus is Labour’s candidate for West Bromwich East

Restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus will contest the seat vacated by former Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson. The founder of the British Kebab Awards is Labour’s candidate for West Bromwich East. Labour has a majority of 7,713 from the 2017 General Election, receiving 58% of all votes cast. Mr Watson had held the seat since 2001, […]

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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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Turkish opposition calls for parliamentary probe after mob attacks leader

Turkey’s main opposition party has called on Parliament to launch an inquiry after its leader was attacked by a mob during a funeral for a fallen soldier, Turkish media have reported. An angry crowd set upon Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in the Çubuk province of Ankara on Sunday as he […]

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Eight soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Batman, terror group PKK the prime suspects

Turkey was plunged into mourning after authorities confirmed that eight soldiers had been killed and one seriously injured in Batman province, in the southeast of the country. The soldiers were targeted by an explosive roadside device early on Thursday morning. A statement from the Governor of Batman’s office said: “the terrorists detonated an improvised explosive […]

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Police fail to arrest UK supporters of banned PKK
 

Last Friday, tensions boiled over outside the Walthamstow Assembly Hall where pro-AKP government supporters had gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of the attempted coup in Turkey. An assortment of anti-AKP protestors had gathered at the top of the driveway leading to the civic centre in Walthamstow. A few held signs demanding justice for sacked […]

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Promising young music teacher killed by PKK in Batman

  Music teacher Şenay Aybüke Yalçın was fatally injured after being caught in the crossfire of an attack by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Kozluk, Batman district, in southeast Turkey. She was travelling as a passenger in the back seat of a car along with three others at the time. It is thought the […]

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No breakthrough in Washington after Trump and Erdoğan meet for just 23 minutes

  The Turkish President’s visit to Washington to meet with his American counterpart has seemingly failed to yield any results. After strained relations with Donald Trump’s predecessor, President Erdoğan was hopeful yesterday’s meeting at the White House would be a “turning point” in the relationship between the two NATO allies. Erdoğan was buoyed by the […]

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Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]