Category: News – Turkey

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Turkish man swaps cigarettes for a scratchcard and becomes a millionaire

When your luck is in…A married father-of-two from Tokat, in northern Turkiye, has become an instant millionaire after winning the top scratchcard prize. Retired worker Dursun Koçyiğit had just enough cash in his pocket to buy himself a packet of cigarettes but, at the last minute, he changed his mind and asked the tobacconist for […]

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Presidents of Turkiye, Azerbaijan and TRNC pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, extend condolences to Britain

The Turkish, Azerbaijani, and Turkish Cypriot presidents have joined leaders from around the world in paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday afternoon aged 96. Tweeting in Turkish from his personal account on Thursday evening, Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: “It is with sadness that I learned of Queen Elizabeth II’s […]

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To “live freely in eternal homeland”: Turks celebrate centenary of Victory Day / Zafer Bayramı

On Tuesday, Turks around the world celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the end of the War of Independence, when Anatolians successfully liberated their country from multiple invading forces. From military parades to music concerts, and fashion shows to tennis tournaments, there were joyful scenes in the capital Ankara, and across Turkiye, as well as in […]

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Turkiye, Israel agree to restore full diplomatic relations

Relations between Turkiye and Israel is set to return to normal, with the two countries agreeing to send an ambassador to the other, ending a four year period of frostiness between the former allies. The development was announced on Wednesday, 17 August, following a conversation between the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Israeli Prime […]