Category: News – Turkey

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Huge fire in tourist region of Antalya claims 3 lives, as ash falls on nearby North Cyprus

A rapidly spreading fire by Turkey’s southern coast has killed at least three people and injured dozens more, while destroying acres of forest land, residential buildings, and businesses. Multiple forest fires broke out across Antalya on July 28. Initially they were concentrated in Manavgat, but another blaze was also reported later that day in Antalya’s […]

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Turkish Defence Minister Akar: “You can’t get anywhere by ignoring Turkish Cypriots and Turkey”

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has underlined the role of Turkey in Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean region, telling the international community, “You can’t get anywhere by ignoring Turkish Cypriots, and the Republic of Turkey.” The minister made the comments during a defence press briefing on Wednesday that covered a wide range of […]

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Modanisa slams “regressive” ECJ headscarf ban ruling, claiming it ‘validates intolerance’

The world’s biggest retailer of modest fashion has criticised the European Court of Justice’s decision to uphold an employer’s right to ban religious garments, including headscarves. Modanisa claimed the decision “ will disproportionately impact Muslim women”. The ECJ said that its ruling, made last Thursday, 15 July, was to ensure all employees “dress neutrally”. “A […]

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HMS Defender showcases the best of Global Britain in a successful visit to Istanbul

A Royal Navy air-defence destroyer was put to good use during its recent five day visit to Istanbul, hosting a series of events, including an exclusive reception and ‘Industry Day’ on board the ship for senior Turkish officials and business leaders, to promote Global Britain. Organised together with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), […]

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“Every kurban is a life for children with leukaemia!” – LÖSEV appeals for Kurban donations

Turkey’s leading charity for children with leukaemia has launched its annual Kurban (Eid al-Adha) campaign, appealing for donations that can be used to assist disadvantaged families whose children are undergoing lifesaving treatment for the blood cancer. Founded in 1998, LÖSEV, or the Health and Education Foundation for Children with Leukaemia, provides support and assistance to […]

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President Erdoğan lays foundation for controversial Istanbul Canal project

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan laid the first foundation stone for his latest multi-billion dollar infrastructure project, Kanal Istanbul (Istanbul Canal) on Friday, 26 June. The event marked the official start of the construction of the canal that, when completed, will offer an alternative shipping route to the busy Bosporus Straits. Accompanied by Adil Karaismailoğlu, the […]