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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 opposition parties.

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.

Turkey passes controversial bill granting increased powers to 'nightwatchmen'

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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 releases pro-Kurdish lawmaker detained amid ongoing opposition crackdown

Three opposition lawmakers were stripped of their MP status and detained last week.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Erdogan attacks opposition mayors over coronavirus aid

Erdogan accused his opposition of creating 'a state within a state' after mayors took their initiative to ease the social and financial impact ...

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'.

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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 ...

Turkey sends coronavirus medical equipment to Italy and Spain

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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 ...

More than 200 detained in Turkey over Gulen links

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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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