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Turkey wins a second silver medal at Rio

Turkish wrestler Rıza Kayaalp had to settle for second place after losing his bout with reigning Olympic champion Mijain Lopez of Cuba. Lopez dominated yesterday’s Greco-Roman 130-kilo wrestling final, winning 6-0. Kayaalp had gone into the Olympics with high hopes of winning a gold medal having beaten Lopez in last year’s World Championships. Turkey’s strongman […]

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Turkey wins first medal at the Rio Games

A weightlifter has taken Turkey’s first Olympic medal in Rio. Daniyar İsmayilov won silver in the men’s 69kg competition after lifting a combined weight of 351 kilos. He was beaten to the gold medal by China’s Shi Zhiyong, whose total was one kilo heavier. Kyrgyzstan’s Izzat Artykov took the bronze with a combined total of […]

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Turkish Airlines Europe’s best for sixth year running

Passengers have again crowned Turkish Airlines the leading airline in Europe. Chairman İlker Aycı was presented with the award for Europe’s Best Airline at the 2016 Skytrax World Airlines Awards in Farnborough on Tuesday. The airline has won the award for six consecutive years*. Described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, Skytrax is the […]

Makers of ‘Filinta’ team up with Hollywood producer for new Rumi biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio

A Turkish production company is working with Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Franzoni and Hollywood producer Stephen Joel Brown to create a new biopic about Mevlana Rumi. Es Film, the makers of Filinta, a hit TV series about an Ottoman detective, will co-produce the new movie with Brown’s Y Film Production. The details were revealed in […]

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Security stepped up after German Turkish MPs receive threats for backing ‘genocide’ motion

Eleven German MPs of Turkish heritage have been given police protection after they received death threats for supporting a Parliamentary resolution calling the deaths of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as “genocide”. The motion was passed in the Bundestag on June 2. The German Parliament’s decision has outraged the Turkish government and public, who reject the term […]

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England, Turkey in action this weekend as Euro 2016 gets under way

The UEFA Euro 2016 Championship kicked off in Paris last night. Hosts France beat Romania 2.1 in the opening game, played at the State de Paris St Denis. A total of 24 teams are competing at this year’s tournament, with Spain the reigning champions. England and Wales will play their first games of the tournament […]

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TRNC flag among those banned from this weekend’s Eurovision song contest

Flags for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Wales, Kosovo and Palestine are among those that can’t be displayed at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The event is taking place in the Swedish capital Stockholm this weekend. New rules introduced by the competition’s ruling body have limited the flags to just the 42 participating […]

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How we celebrated 23 Nisan Children’s Day around the world

Last weekend, Turks around the world celebrated 23 Nisan (April) – Children’s Day. The day was initially established in 1923 as National Sovereignty Day to commemorate the country’s move from Sultanate rule to Parliamentary governance in the newly created Republic of Turkey. Four years later, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gifted this public holiday to children around the world. […]

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Turkish President on TIME’s 2016 list of 100 Most Influential People

  Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been named as one of the world’s most influential people, according to TIME magazine. The annual list of movers and shakers, viewed through an American lens, includes political, business and religious leaders, alongside artists, athletes, activists and scientists. Each year for the past 13 years, TIME magazine has […]