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President Erdoğan opens new Turkish House skyscraper in New York steeped in Turkish symbolism

The Manhattan skyline has a new addition: Turkish House / Türkevi, which was officially opened on Monday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The 36-floor building, located across the street to the United Nations headquarters, will be home to Turkey’s permanent mission to the UN, the Turkish Consulate, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) […]

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World Cup Qualifiers: all 16 fixtures for Azerbaijan, Turkey and the UK Home Nations

On Wednesday, the qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup get underway, with Azerbaijan, Turkey and all four home nations, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all in action. Azerbaijan, Turkey, England, and Scotland face three opponents in the eight day schedule set aside for international games. Northern Ireland and Wales play twice. Highlights include Denmark […]

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Turkish Airlines crew help deliver Afghan baby Havva on evacuation flight

There was drama of a positive kind on a flight taking evacuees from Afghanistan to Birmingham. One of the refugees, 26-year-old Soman Noori, went into labour on a Turkish Airlines flight from Dubai to Birmingham. The Afghan refugee, who had left Kabul with her husband and two young children the previous day, gave birth to […]

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Hundreds feared dead from flash floods in Turkey’s Black Sea region

Locals fear the worst after large swathes of northern Turkey has been left under water following torrential rain. Officially the death toll stands at 38, but that is expected to rise significantly as the waters recede. One local official has claimed there may already be as many as 300 bodies, according to a report in Cumhuriyet […]

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Details emerge about tragic coach accident in Balıkesir that killed 15

Speeding was a factor in a tragic accident that killed fifteen people when a coach veered off a major highway and overturned in western Turkey in the early hours of Sunday morning. Travelling from Balıkesir towards Edremit, investigators believe the vehicle went into a bend at a speed of 95 km (59 mph). The driver […]