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Thursday, Aug 06, 2020
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Turkey

Jul 31, 2020 15:22
The hashtag #ChallengeAccepted has been around for a while, and has been used to promote cancer awareness, spread positivity and is now being used to raise awareness about femicides and domestic violence in Turkey. But those black and white glamour shots are may just be ‘self promotional’. read more
Jul 31, 2020 01:07
The actor made her Twitter account private as she realised she spent nine hours in a week on it. read more
Jul 30, 2020 19:38
Pakistan’s Imran Khan latched onto Erdogan, Turkey’s president for 17 years, after India developed close ties with Saudi Arabia and UAE, Islamabad’s two key benefactors in West Asia. read more
Jul 24, 2020 07:51
Erdogan issued a decree restoring the iconic sixth-century building as a mosque this month after a Turkish high court ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago. The move was met with dismay in Greece and the United States and from Christian church leaders. read more
Jul 13, 2020 18:44
To push his majoritarian Islamist politics, he is reversing Turkey’s rich history read more
Jul 12, 2020 12:07
The United Nations describes the aid delivered from Turkey as a “lifeline” for Syrians in the country’s northwest. The 15-member council had been deadlocked, with most members pitted against Syrian allies Russia and China, which abstained on Saturday in the council’s fifth vote this week on the issue. read more
Jul 11, 2020 11:09
President Tayyip Erdogan said the nearly 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia would remain open to Muslims, Christians and foreigners. read more
Jul 11, 2020 09:27
Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution backed by the 13 other council members that would have maintained two crossing points from Turkey for six months. read more
Jul 10, 2020 21:15
The United States, Greece and church leaders were among those to express concern about changing the status of the huge 6th Century Hagia Sophia, converted into a museum in the early days of the modern secular Turkish state under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. read more
Jun 25, 2020 09:53
Turkey has witnessed an increase in the daily number of infections after the government authorised cafes, restaurants, gyms, parks, beaches and museums to reopen and eased stay-at-home orders for the elderly and young at the start of June. read more
Jun 20, 2020 20:42
As Turks have poured out into streets, parks, malls and to vacation spots, face masks were made compulsory in major cities on Thursday. read more
Jun 19, 2020 14:23
Russia, which insisted the Iraqi crossing be shut in January, holds the key to future cross-border operations. It contends cross-border aid was meant to be a temporary response to the nine-year Syrian conflict and the situation on the ground has changed. read more
Jun 17, 2020 13:09
The airborne offensive into Iraq’s border region of Haftanin, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Turkey-Iraq border, was launched following intense artillery fire into the area, said the Defense Ministry in Ankara. read more
Jun 15, 2020 13:19
Turkish defence ministry said the jets took maximum care not to harms civilians and returned to their bases safely. There was no immediate statement from the PKK, which has waged a more than three-decade-old insurgency in southeastern Turkey. read more
Jun 03, 2020 15:33
The activists said the strikes on and near Idlib province were the first to be conducted by Russian planes since a truce brought relative calm to the volatile region in early March. read more