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Record-breaking screenwriter still going strong
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:01:00 +0200
One of the world’s most prolific screenwriters, Safa Önal, who broke a Guinness World Record in 2004 for having almost 400 scripts filmed, talks about his new projects.
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So what about al-Assad now?
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:01:00 +0200
Turkey and the U.S. have reached an agreement on anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) struggle and are just about to start conducting joint operations against ISIL targets in northern Syria.
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What do you mean ‘shut up?’ You shut up and listen to us
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:01:00 +0200
It is us who are beaten. It is us who are harassed. Even when we are only children, it is us who are raped by dozens of you, by police officers and “haji” grandfathers…
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Islam and gays: A follow-up
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:01:00 +0200
A recent piece of mine probed the question, “What Does Islam Say About Being Gay?” (The New York Times, July 28). I gave a response which is basically liberal: That Muslims should not attack or stigmatize gay people, assuming that this is what their...
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US-led raids destroy ISIL bridges on Syria-Iraq border: Monitor
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:29:00 +0200
US-led coalition air strikes destroyed two key bridges used by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on Syria's side of the border with Iraq early on July 31, a monitoring group said.
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Court ruling greenlights reconstruction in central Istanbul
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:17:00 +0200
Turkey’s Council of State has annulled a former ruling of an Istanbul administrative court which barred reconstruction projects in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, providing the legal ground for projects such as a plan to construct a mosque, shopping...
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Russia’s Putin, Turkey’s Erdoğan to discuss Turkish Stream this autumn: Kremlin
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:04:00 +0200
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan this autumn and the two will discuss the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on July 31
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Under Western pressure, Kosovo to put war crimes court to new vote
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:51:00 +0200
Kosovo’s government asked parliament on July 31 to reconsider its rejection of an ad hoc court to try ethnic Albanian former guerrillas for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting, responding to intense Western pressure
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Weekend in Istanbul: Greek music, a rock festival and a silent concert
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:46:00 +0200
Istanbul gets set to offer a wide range of events this weekend ranging from Greek music to a silent concert and a rock festival
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Three more 'Game of Thrones' seasons likely, HBO says
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:40:00 +0200
HBO's most-watched series, the medieval fantasy drama "Game of Thrones," will likely continue through three more seasons, a network executive said on July 30, as he defended the show's gritty violence.
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Turkey disappointed by Iraqi PM’s criticism of airstrikes against PKK
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:39:00 +0200
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has expressed its disappointment over the Iraqi prime minister’s reaction to the Turkish military’s aerial operations in northern Iraq
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Underground city reveals traces of civilizations
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0200
Excavation and cleaning works on the largest underground city in the world in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir have unearthed equipment and life spaces belonging to various civilizations.
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‘Confrontation’ avoidable if armed groups leave Turkey: Turkish PM
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:09:00 +0200
‘Confrontation’ can be avoided if all armed groups quit Turkey, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said, vowing to continue security operations until all armed groups leave the country.
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HDP leaders meet US, European envoys amid tension with AKP
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:08:00 +0200
The co-leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have met with foreign ambassadors in Ankara to inform them about recent tension with the government, as clashes between militants and security officials have intensified
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Hundreds protest foul smell from over-polluted Istanbul creek
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:53:00 +0200
Residents of Kadıköy along with members of several rights groups and environmental organizations have protested the foul odor coming from a central creek that has been severely polluted by sewage water and environmental waste in the Kadıköy district...
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‘Breaking Bad’-themed café in Istanbul cooks something special
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:46:00 +0200
Its owners say they opened the world’s first café to be inspired by the hit TV show ‘Breaking Bad' in Istanbul's Asian side.
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Trotsky’s Istanbul house for sale
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0200
The former house of Marxist revolutionary, theorist, Soviet politician and Red Army founder Leon Trotsky on Istanbul’s Büyükada Island is up for sale on a real estate website.
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Turkey’s foreign trade deficit narrows in June due to oil plunge
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:26:00 +0200
Turkey’s foreign trade deficit fell 21.6 percent in June from the same month in 2014 and 16.43 percent in the first half of the year from the same period in 2014, indicating improvement for three months in a row, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute...
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Turkey’s tourism income decreases 14 pct amid security concerns
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:22:00 +0200
Turkey’s tourism income decreased by 13.8 percent in the second quarter of the year, down $7.73 billion compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK)
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Syria air strikes hit Nusra after attack on Western-backed rebels: Monitor
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:06:00 +0200
Warplanes believed to be part of a U.S.-led alliance struck Nusra Front positions in northern Syria on July 31 following an attack by the al Qaeda-linked group on Western-backed rebels in the area, a group tracking the war said.
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Spanish court accepts princess' request to slash bail
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:02:00 +0200
A Spanish court has agreed to slash the 2.7 million-euro ($3 million) bail set for Princess Cristina while she awaits trial for tax fraud.
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Turkey’s Erdoğan says his only concern is Islam, takes jab at atheists
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:55:00 +0200
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said his only concern is Islam, while slamming the defenders of terrorists and atheists in Turkey
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Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:49:00 +0200
The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe paid for an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on July 31
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AKP, CHP agree on the need for structural economic reforms
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:39:00 +0200
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) have agreed on the need for structural economic reforms during lengthy exploratory coalition talks, which are expected to be completed Aug. 5.
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Turkish army says scores of people enlist to fight terror
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:37:00 +0200
The Turkish army has revealed that scores of Turks have applied to the office of the Chief of General Staff to fight against terrorists after recent terror attacks.
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