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Calls for restraint as tensions simmer in Germany over Turkey’s Syria operation

Officials in Germany have called for restraint between the country’s Turkish and Kurdish communities after five people were reportedly injured during a protest against Turkey’s military operation in north-eastern Syria. Violence broke out on Monday, 14 October, when a group of around 350 demonstrators marching through the western city of Herne were “provoked” by a […]

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Turkey tops group after drawing with France in Euro qualifiers

WORLD champions France were held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in Paris on Monday night, propelling them to the top of their Euro 2020 group. Both goals came in the second half. The French struck first on 76 minutes through a header by Olivier Giroud. The Chelsea striker had only been on the pitch […]

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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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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 […]

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Twenty years on from Turkey’s devastating 1999 earthquake

Turkey will this weekend mark the 20thanniversary of an earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 17,000 people and caused widespread destruction. Ceremonies are expected to be held and prayers said to remember those who lost their lives when disaster struck in the Marmara region just after 3am on 17 August, 1999. The 45-second […]

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Over 7,000 Turkish “DIY butchers” hospitalised during Kurban Bayramı

The vast majority of those who slaughter animals in Turkey for religious reasons during Eid-al Adha, known as Kurban Bayramı in Turkish, use the services of a professional butcher. Some Turkish citizens, however, insist on doing this themselves and inevitably end up injuring themselves through their inexperience. This year, according to media reports, some 7,364 […]

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55 years on: Remembering Cengiz Topel and the Erenköy Resistance

The struggle to survive has defined much of therecent history of Turkish Cypriots, with the ErenköyResistance of 1964 among their most famous battles. A major milestone that occurred early on in the 11-year Cyprus Conflict, the Battle of Erenköynot only highlighted the bravery and resilience of the island’s minority Turkish community, but also the critical […]

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Ten kidnapped Turkish sailors return home in time for Bayram

Ten men kidnapped while working on the Turkish-flagged ship Paksoy-1 that was sailing from Cameroon to the Ivory Coast have been freed. They were reconciled with their families after flying into Istanbul Airport earlier today, Sunday 11 August – the first day of Kurban Bayramı. The men, who are all in good health according to […]