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Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey - with its penchant for period pieces - has dropped a music video to celebrate the 949th anniversary of the Battle of Manzikert.

Pakistan's prime minister has personally requested the broadcast of television series 'Dirilis: Ertugrul', which is known as the Turkish 'Game of Thrones'.

10 Minutes 13 Seconds In This Strange World

Sumaiyya Naseem

10 Minutes 13 Seconds In This Strange World

Book Club: Elif Shafak's latest novel chronicles the life and relationships of a prostitute in Istanbul while celebrating the misfits, especially those who stick together in life and death.

Train travel between Tehran and Ankara resumes this week

The New Arab

Train travel between Tehran and Ankara resumes this week

Train travel between the Turkish capital Ankara and the Iranian capital Tehran has been suspended since 2015, but resumes this week.

Turkish novel 'predicts' Boris' appointment - by the Freemasons

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Turkish novel 'predicts' Boris' appointment - by the Freemasons

The 1969 novel seems to have predicted Boris Johnson's rise to UK prime minister - with a little help from the Freemasons, according to the ...

Austin Bodetti

What will happen to Afghanistan's national languages?

Analysis: What effect might an American peace treaty with the Taliban have on Afghanistan's two official languages, Dari and Pashto?

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Erdogan claims Armenian genocide deportations were 'appropriate'

Turkish President Erdogan slammed France for recognising the Armenian genocide, accusing the country of committing its own genocides in Rwanda ...

The New Arab & agencies

Khashoggi's body may have been burned: Turkish police source

Turkish police believe that the body of Khashoggi may have been cut and burned after he was killed in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.

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Armenian military fly to Syria for 'non-combatant' roles

The Armenian military personnel will provide medical aid and de-mining services for the Syrian regime.

Ancient Hellenistic era temple discovered in Turkey

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Ancient Hellenistic era temple discovered in Turkey

A joint Italian-Turkish archaeological team have unearthed a second Greek temple in central Turkey following a 10-year excavation project.

The New Arab

At least 17 dead in Turkey bus crash

Turkish media said a bus carrying illegal immigrants burst into flames late on Thursday, killing 17 people and wounding 36 others.

Thirteen dead in inferno after Turkey bus crash

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Thirteen dead in inferno after Turkey bus crash

Thirteen people including children were killed and 20 others injured Tuesday when a Turkish passenger bus burst into flames after colliding with ...

Who is losing the Nile?

Alain Gresh

Who is losing the Nile?

Comment: For thousands of years the Nile has been the jugular vein of Egypt. Is Sisi about to lose control of the wealth and resources it ...

Turkish forces target Kurdish-held Syrian city of Afrin

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Turkish forces target Kurdish-held Syrian city of Afrin

Turkish forces targeted Kurdish forces in Afrin, following Erdogan's announced intention to clear the area of "terrorists".

Iraq's vast marshes, reborn after Saddam, in peril again

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Iraq's vast marshes, reborn after Saddam, in peril again

The largest wetlands in the Middle East are imperiled again, by government mismanagement and new upstream projects.

Paul Iddon

Historically contextualizing rising anti-Americanism in Turkey

Analysis: US support for Kurdish groups in Syria is beginning to undermine a 70-year alliance, notes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey moves famed medieval tomb to avoid flooding risk

The tomb of Zeynel Bey is a 15th century memorial to one of the key figures in the Ak Koyunlu tribe who controlled much of eastern ...

The New Arab

Armenian-Lebanese minister's 'racist outburst' reignites traditional tensions with Turkey

Lebanon's tourism minister, Avadis Kadanian, has come under fire for racist comments against Turkey on Lebanese TV.

Martin Armstrong

Germany scoping alternatives to Turkey airbase as spat lingers

In the midst of a diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara Germany is considering alternative military bases to accommodate troops currently ...

Spotlight falls on Raqqa as Tillerson to visit Turkey

The New Arab

Spotlight falls on Raqqa as Tillerson to visit Turkey

Turkey is a key NATO ally to the US. However Washington's faith in Kurdish forces currently marching on IS de facto capital threatens to derail ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey arrests soldiers for 'helping terrorists' in Kayseri attack

Turkish authorities arrest five soldiers in connection with the 17 December deadly suicide attack on a bus carrying off-duty soldiers to a ...

Ankara purges end hopes of an inclusive Kurdish project

Yvo Fitzherbert

Ankara purges end hopes of an inclusive Kurdish project

Comment: Turkey's attempts to flush elected Kurds out of state institutions may have caused irreparable damage to the pro-Kuridsh HDP's projects ...

History repeating: Yazidis find haven once more in Caucasus

Killian Cogan

History repeating: Yazidis find haven once more in Caucasus

In-depth: Georgia and Armenia have welcomed Yazidis who fled the genocidal campaign of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, reports Killian ...

Where does the attempted coup leave Turkey's Kurds?

Yeghia Tashjian

Where does the attempted coup leave Turkey's Kurds?

Comment: While Kurdish leaders carefully distance themselves from the attempted coup, Erdogan is now even less likely to compromise or grant ...

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