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

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.

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.

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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 AKP.

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey amends laws to allow multiple lawyer associations

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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.

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 negotiations.

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 ...

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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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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

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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.

Former Erdogan ally launches much-anticipated rival party

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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.

Turkey to abolish visas for UK tourists

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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.

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