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An opposition politician in Turkey has been detained by authorities for sharing a video that showed the moment mosques blared an Italian anti-fascist song, reports confirmed.

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

Turkey police shoot Syrian refugee dead during coronavirus curfew

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Turkey police shoot Syrian refugee dead during coronavirus curfew

Local authorities in Turkey's Adana have described the fatal shooting of a Syrian refugee as an 'accident'.

Coronavirus has cost 'two million jobs', Turkish opposition says

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Coronavirus has cost 'two million jobs', Turkish opposition says

Coronavirus is making a dent in the Turkish economy, as two million people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

Istanbul becomes 'epicentre' of coronavirus outbreak in Turkey

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Istanbul becomes 'epicentre' of coronavirus outbreak in Turkey

As Istanbul becomes the 'epicentre' of coronavirus cases in Turkey, the city's mayor is urging government to fully lock the city down, following ...

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Turkey sends coronavirus medical equipment to Italy and Spain

Turkey sent medical equipment to Italy and Spain in crates displaying the words of 13th century Sufi Poet Jalaluddin Rumi: "There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness."

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More than 200 detained in Turkey over Gulen links

Over 200 people have been detained in Turkey over links to Fethullah Gulen.

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Turkey's women MPs perform Chilean anti-rape song in parliament

Several women have been detained in Turkey for performing 'A Rapist in Your Path', an anti-violence song created by Chilean feminists.

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Istanbul mayor slams sacking of pro-Kurdish deputies by Ankara

Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party, who won in the June re-run of the Istanbul vote, called Ankara's move an act of ...

Hundreds detained in wake of Turkey mayor dismissals

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Hundreds detained in wake of Turkey mayor dismissals

More than 1,000 arrests have followed the dismissal of three pro-Kurdish opposition mayors last week, a Turkish rights organisation has said.

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Turkey to take back Syrians after deporting them

Ankara has allowed a small group of Syrians who were forcibly deported to Syria to return back to Turkey.

Time for a peace initiative between Turkey and PKK

Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel

Time for a peace initiative between Turkey and PKK

Comment: If the Kurds in northern Syria and Turkey want real stability on both sides of the border, they must explore opportunities for a ...

Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors for second time

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Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors for second time

Mayors and other members of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) have previously been removed from their posts and jailed in Turkey.

Syria Weekly: Deal or no deal between Turkey-US?

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Syria Weekly: Deal or no deal between Turkey-US?

Turkey and the US announced a 'safe zone' agreement for Syria this week, adding further uncertainty for millions of Syrians.

Refugees flee to Greece after clampdown in Turkey

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Refugees flee to Greece after clampdown in Turkey

A monitoring organisation has reported a dramatic rise in the number of people arriving by boat in Greece, as refugees in Turkey face growing ...

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Turkey deports Syrians to war-torn Idlib amid rising racism

An 18-year-old Syrian man and a number of Syrian youth were deported from Istanbul to Syria by Turkish police, despite possessing a temporary protection card issued by Turkish authorities.

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Turkish opposition figure stands trial over 'critical' Erdogan tweets

A Turkish opposition figure is standing trial for a number of tweets deemed critical of the government.

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Turkish police arrest five for anti-Syrian incitement following riots

Turkish police have arrested five people for inciting hatred against Syrians on social media following riots in Istanbul sparked by a false ...

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Turkish opposition politician faces 17 years for 'insulting' Erdogan

Canan Kaftancioglu, who heads the secular Republican People's Party (CHP)'s Istanbul branch faces 17 years in prison for insulting ...

Turkey's Ekrem Imamoglu formally takes Istanbul mayor post

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Turkey's Ekrem Imamoglu formally takes Istanbul mayor post

Turkey's opposition politician Ekrem Imamoglu has taken up the post of Istanbul mayor.

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Istanbul election rerun sends wake-up call to Erdogan's AKP

Comment: The AKP's loss in Istanbul will serve as a warning for the party, but with the right response, they can address the opposition's ...

Turkey's Erdogan pledges 'adjustments' following Istanbul election defeat

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Turkey's Erdogan pledges 'adjustments' following Istanbul election defeat

Turkey's ruling AKP was defeated in a controversial re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election on Sunday.

Racist anti-Syrian hashtags spread following Turkish opposition's Istanbul victory

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Racist anti-Syrian hashtags spread following Turkish opposition's Istanbul victory

The racist hashtag 'Syrians **** Off' has gone viral on Twitter following the victory of CHP candidate Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul’s ...

Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-government protests

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Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-government protests

Human rights groups have criticised a trial of 16 people in Turkey accused of attempting to overthrow the governments.

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