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Bulant Turan, the parliamentary leader of Erdogan's AKP party, said a motion will be presented to the parliament speaker's officer 'to establish a friendship group' between Turkey and Egypt.

Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in Turkey enter free fall, writes Deniz Yuksel.

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul Convention, aimed at combating violence against women.

French government denounces Turkish group which rejected controversial charter

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French government denounces Turkish group which rejected controversial charter

The French government says the Turkish Muslim Milli Gorus group has 'no place' in the country after it opposed Macron's controversial ...

Turkey's Erdogan to make cabinet changes 'in coming days'

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Turkey's Erdogan to make cabinet changes 'in coming days'

AKP deputy head Mahir Unal said there will be a 'new adjustment to the team' working with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkish journalist briefly detained over cartoon tweet

A journalist from Cumhuriyet was arrested for a cartoon which was said to be insulting to a religious cleric.

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Cyprus peace group condemns arrests over 'Love Erdogan' sign

Turkish Cypriot activists were arrested in breakaway northern Cyprus, after the local youth wing of Turkey's ruling AKP party ...

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Nine Turkish soldiers killed in helicopter crash

A senior commander was reportedly among those killed when a military helicopter crashed in Turkey's southeast Bitlis province.

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Moroccan MP criticises his party over Israel normalisation

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Moroccan MP criticises his party over Israel normalisation

El Idrissi criticised Prime Minister Saad Eddine Al-Othmani's stance on what he called “normalisation with the occupation”.

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Twitter restricts 'hateful' LGBTQ posts by Turkish interior minister

Two of Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu's tweets have now been restricted for 'violating the Twitter rules around hateful conduct'.

The geopolitics of vaccine diplomacy in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitics of vaccine diplomacy in the Middle East

Analysis: The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the Middle East is being driven by diplomatic considerations, with China, Russia and the United ...

Senior Turkish adviser lashes out at 'absurd' UAE conditions

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Senior Turkish adviser lashes out at 'absurd' UAE conditions

Yassin Aktay, an adviser for the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), slammed recent comments by the UAE's Minister of ...

Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

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Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP ...

Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

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Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

Turkish security forces 'beat' and 'strip-searched' students detained over anti-government protests, their lawyer alleged.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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Students protest rector appointed to head Istanbul university

Students see the appointment of Melih Bulu, a member of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, as a move to ...

Fuad Shahbazov

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkish academic 'burned to death by ex-partner'

Aylin Sozer was reportedly stabbed and burned to death by her ex-boyfriend, who is now in police custody.

Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

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Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

Turkey is debating a new law that critics say could limit the freedom of NGOs and other civil society organisations.

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German MPs urge review of Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves

German MPs urged the government to consider banning the Grey Wolves, a Turkish ultra-nationalist group.

Turkey's Erdogan stays silent as world leaders congratulate Biden

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Turkey's Erdogan stays silent as world leaders congratulate Biden

The Turkish president has yet to follow suit with other world leaders by congratulating Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

Ankara vows response to French ban on Turkish group

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Ankara vows response to French ban on Turkish group

Turkey has vowed to respond to France's ban of Erdogan-linked Grey Wolves group.

France disbands Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves

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France disbands Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves

France has disbanded the Turkish ultra-nationalist group Grey Wolves.

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