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Turkey summoned China's ambassador over tweets denouncing two top Turkish politicians over their criticism of Beijing's crackdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang.

103 retired Turkish admirals signed an open letter warning that developing a shipping canal in Istanbul could endanger the 1936 Montreux Convention.

Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

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Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

Protests erupted in Turkey after announcing a decision to withdraw from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.

Turkey pulls out of treaty protecting women from violence

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Turkey pulls out of treaty protecting women from violence

News of President Erdogan's decree to abandon a treaty designed to prevent violence against women has sparked anger among rights groups and ...

Turkish journalist briefly detained over cartoon tweet

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Turkish journalist briefly detained over cartoon tweet

A journalist from Cumhuriyet was arrested for a cartoon which was said to be insulting to a religious cleric.

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Turkey arrests man for beating ex-wife on street

A man was arrested in Turkey on Sunday after a video on social media purportedly showing him beating his ex-wife on a street sparked outrage, state media reported.

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Turkish court clears actors of 'insulting' Erdogan

Famous actors Mujdat Gezen and Metin Akpinar got acquitted by an Istanbul court over 'insulting' Turkish president Erdogan

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Erdogan sues opposition rival in row over Iraq deaths

Turkey’s president has accused his opponents of saying that he was responsible for the deaths of 13 police officers.

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Opposition Turkish MP regains seat after jail

A prominent Turkish opposition lawmaker regained his seat in parliament on Thursday after spending part of the past four years in jail on ...

Erdogan's main election rival to launch party

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Erdogan's main election rival to launch party

Muharrem Ince, a former Republican People's Party (CHP) MP, picked up 30.6 percent of the vote in the last election behind Erdogan ...

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Turkish opposition TV station shuts down over 'government pressure'

The Turkish channel Olay TV has shut down after only 26 days on air, following accusations that it had become too close to pro-Kurdish ...

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.

'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

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'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Some 91 hours after the deadly earthquake struck Turkey's Izmir, a three-year-old girl was pulled from rubble.

Istanbul's opposition mayor tests positive for Covid-19

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Istanbul's opposition mayor tests positive for Covid-19

Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu has received treatment at a hospital and his condition is good, spokesman Murat Ongun tweeted.

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

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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 ...

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Turkey admits it hasn't been reporting all coronavirus cases

Critics have slammed the Turkish government over the revelation it has only published symptomatic cases since late July.

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Turkey condemns Biden's criticism of 'autocrat' Erdogan

Turkey has condemned Joe Biden's remarks in which he described President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an 'autocrat'

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#Don't_Execute: viral campaign to stop Iran protester hangings

A rare viral internet campaign urging Iran not to execute men detained over anti-government protests has halted their executions, but has not ...

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Top Turkey cleric attacked over 'offensive' Hagia Sophia sermon

The head of Turkey's religious body has been slammed for comments he made that were deemed to be offensive to the modern republic's founder ...

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.

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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.

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party vows to continue protests

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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party vows to continue protests

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party, the HDP, has vowed to continue protests after its ‘march for democracy’ rallies, called in response to the barring ...

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

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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 ...

Turkish police fire tear gas on pro-Kurdish rally

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Turkish police fire tear gas on pro-Kurdish rally

At least 10 people were detained protesting the barring of three opposition lawmakers from parliament.

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