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No interruption in Turkey-US military relations, says Pentagon
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:58:57 +0200
Despite the growing tensions between the United States and Turkey, the Pentagon said the military relationship between Washington and Ankara has not deteriorated.
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Somalis launch ‘buy Turkish products’ campaign
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:48:37 +0200
Somalis who graduated from Turkish universities on Aug. 20 condemned the U.S. sanctions on Turkey and urged their compatriots to help the Turkish nation go through their difficult times.
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Turkish charity to distribute meat among Rohingya
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:29:00 +0200
A Turkish charity will distribute meat among 5,250 Rohingya families in the Rakhine State in Myanmar as part of its efforts during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
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Turkey to chair 2018 disarmament conference session
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:28:50 +0200
Turkey will chair the last session of the ongoing 2018 disarmament conference in Geneva, it was announced on Aug. 20.
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Death toll in accidents rises as people hit roads for long holiday
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:17:00 +0200
The death toll in traffic accidents across Turkey has increased as hundreds of thousands of people hit the roads for the long Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha or the “Feast of Sacrifice.” Click through for the story in photos...
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Australian PM urges unity after surviving leadership challenge
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:11:54 +0200
Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pleaded for unity Tuesday after narrowly surviving a leadership challenge as discontent with his rule boiled over less than a year before national elections.
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Taliban rockets hit near Kabul presidency; no injuries
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:07:28 +0200
The Taliban fired a pair of rockets Tuesday toward the presidential palace in Kabul as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said, prompting a ferocious aerial response with helicopter...
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Turkish lira slightly firmer after Trump vows 'no concessions'
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:53:57 +0200
The Turkish lira firmed slightly against the dollar in holiday trade on Tuesday, shrugging off comments by U.S. President Donald Trump ruling out agreeing to any demands from Turkey to gain the release of a detained American pastor.
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Turkey starts legal process against US tariffs
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:32:00 +0200
Turkey has launched a legal process against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the Trade Ministry said in a written statement on Monday.
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US tariffs to have negative impact on economy: Survey
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:28:55 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs would have a negative impact on American economy, a survey revealed Monday.
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Fenerbahçe midfielder Giuliano moves to Saudi Arabia
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:18:18 +0200
Istanbul-based football giants Fenerbahçe's attacking midfielder Giuliano was transferred to Saudi club Al Nassr on Aug. 20. Al Nassr welcomed him on a Twitter video.
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Trump's Turkey policy self-defeating, Turkish FM says
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:48:00 +0200
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has described President Donald Trump's recent policy targeting Ankara as "self-defeating," while reminding the "critical" role of İncirlik Air Base in Turkey.
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Turkey celebrates Islam’s holy Feast of Sacrifice
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:33:00 +0200
Muslims worldwide, including those in Turkey, are celebrating Islam’s holy Eid al-Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice” with millions of Muslims around the world making a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia this week.
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A heart beating for evil eye beads
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:01:00 +0200
Turkish evil eye bead artist Mahmut Sür, who is listed as a Living Human Treasure (LHT) on the UNESCO List, has been doing his job with great love. ‘I have gotten older but my heart still beats for the evil eye bead,’ he says
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Muslim pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:08:43 +0200
A sea of pilgrims ascended Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Monday to pray and repent, the climax of the annual hajj bringing together more than two million Muslims from around the world.
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Suspect in George Barker murder in Bexley, UK, nabbed in Turkish Cyprus
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:57:00 +0200
The main suspect of the 2016 murder of George Barker at a gym in Bexley, the United Kingdom, has been arrested in Turkish Cyprus.
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‘Drunk’ Russian tourists nabbed at airport after damaging Turkish hotel room
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:42:13 +0200
Two Russian tourists have been detained at the airport in the southern province of Antalya while trying to flee Turkey after damaging their hotel room.
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Turkey should take lessons from deadly Greek wildfires
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:25:00 +0200
Turkey faces similar risks and while it is good at extinguishing forest fires it needs to focus more on preventive measures, according to Professor Doğanay Tolunay, from İstanbul University’s Forestry Faculty.
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CHP blames government’s construction-based economy for lira depreciation
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:14:35 +0200
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has blamed the ruling Justice and Development’s (AKP) construction-based economy for the record-breaking plunge of the Turkish Lira, accusing it of deliberately weakening production capacity of the...
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Turkish TV series actor killed by train on railway man’s restroom break
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:55:34 +0200
An actor known for his role in a popular Turkish TV series has been killed after his car was crushed by an oncoming train at a crossing when a railway officer on duty went away for a restroom break. Click through for the story in photos...
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Istanbul Comic and Art Festival to be on Kadıköy streets
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:23:38 +0200
Organized by Dream Sales Machine, the Third Istanbul Comics and Art Festival (ICAF) will take place between Sept. 7 and Sept. 9, hosting thousands of art lovers in Club Quartier and the Moda All Saints Church.
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Merkel 'sees no need for special German aid for Turkey'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:14:09 +0200
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her Christian Democrats (CDU) at a meeting that she saw no urgent need to offer financial aid for Turkey to ease its currency crisis, the conservative party's general secretary said on Aug. 20.
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German engineer arrested in Turkey for trading ‘skunk’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:08:00 +0200
A German computer engineer who lives in the southwestern Turkish province of Muğla has been arrested after packages of the highly potent drug skunk were found in her home.
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Attack on economy like attack on Turkish flag: Erdoğan
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:18:10 +0200
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called the ongoing currency crisis an attack on the Turkish economy, which he described as an attack on the Turkish flag and call to prayer, indirectly defying the United States administration’s warnings of more sanctions...
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Best restaurants in Istanbul, ranked by Turkey's Pearly Gastronomy Guide
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:02:00 +0200
The Hürriyet newspaper's jury of experts has created the "Pearly Gastronomy Guide" to rank Turkey's best restaurants. Click through for the top 20 restaurants in Istanbul, according to the 2018 guide...
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Turkish court releases two Greek soldiers
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:17:00 +0200
A Turkish court has released two Greek soldiers who were detained in Turkey, pending trial.
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22 dead in Italy motorway bridge collapse ’tragedy’
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:24:50 +0200
At least 22 people were killed on Tuesday when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, with several more feared dead in what Italy’s transport minister described as an "immense tragedy".
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Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:30:58 +0200
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram, where the world's most famous group sought refuge and spirituality in 1968 fell into disuse in the early 2000s but now the site has been reclaimed from the jungle
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Turkish court rules to release Amnesty official
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:21:00 +0200
A Turkish court ruled on Aug. 15 to release the local chair of Amnesty International after more than a year-long detention.
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Dua Lipa takes stage in Antalya
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:13:04 +0200
Dua Lipa takes stage in Antalya
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Dutch man faces prosecution in Holland for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:00:50 +0200
A 64-year-old man from Sittard in the Netherlands will face prosecution for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a series of offensive e-mails he sent to the Turkish Embassy back in 2016.
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Tourists rush to luxury shops in Istanbul to benefit from strong dollar
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:48:00 +0200
Foreign tourists visiting Istanbul have flocked to the city’s shopping malls to buy luxury items as they want to benefit from the stronger United States dollar. Click through for the story in photos...
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European socialists vow solidarity with jailed CHP lawmaker
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:11:08 +0200
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Turkish car mechanic ‘cries’ after selling refurbished classics
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:49:00 +0200
A Turkish car mechanic, who refurbishes classic cars, has said he cries after the renovation process in which he feels a connection to the old machines. Click through for the story in photos...
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Silent resident of Bolkar Mountains
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:32:44 +0200
Known as the “silent frog,” the Taurus frog is a frog species living only in the Karagöl, Çiniligöl and Eğrigöl lakes in the Bolkar mountains in Turkey’s Central Anatolian region.
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Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:27:59 +0200
Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.
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Turkey’s frustration is bigger than US: Foreign minister
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:57:35 +0200
Turkey’s disappointment regarding the Trump administration’s stance is much deeper because it has not taken into account its ally’s national security concerns, the Turkish government has said in response to a statement from a White House official...
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UK inflation erodes wages but boardroom pay spikes
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:47:11 +0200
British inflation accelerated last month on high transport costs, hitting average workers’ purchasing power -- but boardroom pay has surged, data showed Wednesday.
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Turkey’s economy under attack not in crisis: MHP leader
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:27:00 +0200
The recent fall in the value of the Turkish Lira is the result of an attack by the United States, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said.
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Erdoğan, Merkel discussed to improve ties: Turkish presidential source
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:50:11 +0200
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral ties and the situation in Syria during a phone call on Aug. 15, a presidential source said.
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Turkey calls on Syrian regime to end Idlib operation
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:39:00 +0200
Turkey has called on the Syrian regime to terminate its ongoing military operation into the northwestern province of Idlib, the last rebel-held enclave in the country, and has suggested a diplomatic solution to the problems in the war-torn country.
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Turkey wants to register 'Sunken City' to World Heritage list
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:10:00 +0200
Turkey wants to register its historic “Sunken City” in eastern Anatolia to the temporary UNESCO World Heritage list. Click through for the story in photos...
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Cost of flood in Turkey’s Ordu estimated to be at 165 million liras
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:06:34 +0200
The cost of flash floods caused by heavy rains in the Black Sea province of Ordu is estimated to be at 165 million Turkish Liras ($27.1 million), Enver Yılmaz, the mayor of the city, said on Aug. 14.
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Turkey-US Business Council urges dialogue, diplomacy between US, Turkey
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:30:00 +0200
The Turkey-US Business Council (TAİK) urged dialogue and called on Turkey and the United States to return to the negotiation table in a letter on Aug. 14.
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Turkey, Iraq agree to be in full cooperation against PKK
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:16:40 +0200
Turkey and Iraq have agreed on full cooperation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi saying his government has taken new measures to increase border security.
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Turkey to continue taking steps within free market rules
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:10:27 +0200
Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has said Ankara will continue taking steps within the rules of the free market.
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3,000-year-old footprint of Urartian teen discovered in Turkey’s Van
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:25:27 +0200
Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient footprint at the Van Castle in eastern Turkey, believed to have belonged to an Urartian teenager who lived in the area some 3,000 years ago.
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US sanctions hurting its own reputation, Turkish FM says after meeting Russia's Lavrov
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:55:38 +0200
Sanctions imposed by the United States on Turkey are shattering the U.S.’ reputation, warned Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Aug. 14.
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Afghan refugee arrested for selling daughter to cousin
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:38:48 +0200
An Afghan refugee in Istanbul has been arrested for “selling” her daughter to the girl’s cousin for $8,000.
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Turkey's presidential spokesperson slams NYT article on operation targeting PKK chief
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:26:00 +0200
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