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Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to open in Istanbul.

Is Turkey's new gas discovery a game changer?

Ali Bakeer and André Rodrigues Rocha

Is Turkey's new gas discovery a game changer?

While the discovery of Black Sea natural gas is highly significant both economically and politically, it may not reap the rewards that Turkey expects.

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

The New Arab Staff

Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

A spokesman for the ruling party said that Turkey would remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call to resurrect the ...

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Turkey amends laws to allow multiple lawyer associations

Critics say the move could limit the independence of lawyers and reduce the professional associations’ clout.

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Erdogan shuts down university linked to rival

Erdogan has ordered a university co-founded by his rival Ahmet Davutoglu.

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Turkish court upholds Istanbul opposition leader's conviction

A Turkish appeals court confirmed a jail sentence given to the head of the main opposition party in Istanbul.

Mel Plant

Hints of rapprochement between rivals Egypt and Turkey, explained

Behind-the-scenes talks indicate warming ties between longtime rivals Egypt and Turkey but Emirati influence over Cairo looks to hamper ...

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from economic turmoil ...

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Turkey passes controversial bill granting increased powers to 'nightwatchmen'

A new law granting 'nightwatchmen', who patrol neighbourhoods to report crimes and disturbances, almost the same powers as police, with critics ...

Turkey claims healthcare 'transformation' helped vanquish Covid-19

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey claims healthcare 'transformation' helped vanquish Covid-19

Turkey claims a healthcare transformation helped suppress coronavirus cases.

Turkey jails politician over videos of song from mosques

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Turkey jails politician over videos of song from mosques

An opposition politician in Turkey has been detained by authorities for sharing a video that showed the moment mosques blared an Italian ...

Turkey makes arrests after mosques play WWII anti-facist song

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Turkey makes arrests after mosques play WWII anti-facist song

Instead of the call to prayer, mosques in Izmir played the anti-fascist anthem 'Bella Ciao', prompting authorities to launch a probe into ...

Turkish lawmakers approve prisoner release law amid coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish lawmakers approve prisoner release law amid coronavirus pandemic

The new law excludes detainees charged under controversial anti-terrorism laws and journalists, politicians and lawyers in pre-trial detention.

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Former Erdogan ally launches much-anticipated rival party

Former economy czar Ali Babacan will officially launch the party on Wednesday after a months-long wait.

The New Arab

Turkey to abolish visas for UK tourists

Turkey is set to welcome six countries, including the UK and Poland, into its visa-free club as a move to open European borders.

The New Arab

Turkey slams 'unsatisfactory' Russia proposals on Idlib

Turkey and Russia are locked in talks in Moscow, but Ankara has slammed what it called 'unsatisfactory' proposals by the Russians.

The New Arab

Turkey tells Russia it will start Idlib operation

Turkey has massed troops on the Syria border, ready for an operation in Idlib province.

Erdogan ally says Turkey should prepare to invade Damascus

The New Arab

Erdogan ally says Turkey should prepare to invade Damascus

Devlet Bahceli called on Turkey to review its ties with Russia and prepare to take Damascus after the Syrian regime attacked Turkish military ...

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Syrian regime prepares for attack on Idlib city

The Syrian regime has launched attacks on a road from rebel-held Idlib city to a nearby village in what appears to be preparation for an attack ...

Anger as Turkey lawmakers set to introduce 'marry-your-rapist' bill

The New Arab

Anger as Turkey lawmakers set to introduce 'marry-your-rapist' bill

A bill intended to grant amnesties for child rapists if they marry their victim is due to be introduced later this month in Turkey.

Turkey clerics defy tradition to allow interest on loans

The New Arab

Turkey clerics defy tradition to allow interest on loans

Traditional Islamic thought bars lending money with interest rates.

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Jaclynn Ashly

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish language schools has forced students and educators to take their courses underground.

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