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

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP party-linked rector, who is a fan of the group.

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.

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

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.

Students protest rector appointed to head Istanbul university

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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 geopolitical reality.

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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.

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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.

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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.

France to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves: minister

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France to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves: minister

The dissolution of the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves will be put to the French cabinet on Wednesday.

Former Turkey premier Yilmaz dies at 73

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Former Turkey premier Yilmaz dies at 73

Mesut Yilmaz led the Motherland Party during the turbulent '90s, overseeing three governments before an election defeat to Turkey's ruling ...

Erdogan sues Dutch far-right MP Wilders over 'terrorist' cartoon

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Erdogan sues Dutch far-right MP Wilders over 'terrorist' cartoon

Dutch far-right politician and former MP Geert Wilders, known for his anti-Islam stance, shared a cartoon of Erdogan with the caption ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

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

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Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

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

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 ...

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

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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.

Erdogan shuts down university linked to rival

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Erdogan shuts down university linked to rival

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

Turkish court upholds Istanbul opposition leader's conviction

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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.

Hints of rapprochement between rivals Egypt and Turkey, explained

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 ...

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