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Beşiktaş retains Süper Lig title after thumping win at Gaziantepspor

  Football club Beşiktaş have been crowned champions of Turkey’s Süper Lig for the fifteenth time in their history. They clinched the title at the penultimate game of the season, beating relegated Gaziantepspor 4.0 away from home, with goals from Ryan Babel (6), Oğuzhan Özyakup (40 & 66) and Anderson Talisca (76 minute). On Saturday, […]

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Unite Cyprus Now to form human chain across the divide to keep Cyprus Talks alive

  News about the prospect of a permanent collapse in the Cyprus Talks has pushed pro-solution civil society organisations into immediate action. Tomorrow, Saturday 27 May, Unite Cyprus Now, a group comprising both Greek and Turkish Cypriots, has announced it will form a human chain across the divided capital in Lefkoşa at the Ledras/Lokmacı buffer zone […]

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Cyprus Talks on brink of collapse
 

  The Cyprus Talks are in danger of total collapse following an admission by Espen Barth Eide the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, that the two Cypriot leaders have been “unable to find common ground.”  A statement issued by the UN in Nicosia earlier today said despite the envoy’s intensive efforts over […]

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Fenerbahçe crowned EuroLeague basketball champions

There were big celebrations in Istanbul last night as one of the country’s leading clubs won the EuroLeague – basketball’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League. Runners-up last year, Fenerbahçe emerged victorious on Sunday night after convincingly beating Greece’s Olympiacos 80-64 on home territory – marking the first time a Turkish team had ever won […]

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UK slams new embargo on TRNC air passengers
 

As from June 1st, all passengers flying to and from the TRNC with Pegasus Airlines – Cyprus’ biggest carrier – will face extra, tiring formalities during their Istanbul or Izmir touchdown. Instead of remaining on the plane, passengers travelling on to London or Lefkoşa must disembark with their luggage, go through a security check in […]

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‘19 Mayıs Youth and Sports Bayramı’ 2017 celebrations in the UK

Today Turkey commemorated Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun, on the Black Sea, on May 19, 1919, which marked the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The war lasted four years, during which time the Turks managed to expel numerous foreign powers that had invaded their territory, among them Britain, France, Italy, Greece, and Armenia. […]

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President Erdoğan’s bodyguards involved in punch-up with Washington protestors

  The Turkish president was hoping that his meeting with new American president Donald Trump would mark a “turning point” in relations between the two states. Instead, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s May 2017 trip to Washington will be remembered for his bodyguards taking part in a violent clash with protestors that left a dozen people bloody […]

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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 […]