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Adnan Oktar preached creationism and conservative values while women in revealing outfits danced around him to upbeat music in the TV studio.

Osman Kavala denies accusations of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government.

Iraq, Turkey agree to cooperate on extremist groups

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Iraq, Turkey agree to cooperate on extremist groups

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that he had agreed with his Iraqi counterpart to continue "our struggle against our common enemies", including IS and the PKK.

Turkey hopes for 'good start' with Biden

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Turkey hopes for 'good start' with Biden

Turkey has had a turbulent relationship with incumbent US President Donald Trump's administration but is hoping for better relations during the ...

Turkey detains nearly 200 over <em>Gulen</em> links

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Turkey detains nearly 200 over Gulen links

Government critics say Ankara is using the crackdown to target dissenters, but Turkish officials argue the raids are necessary to remove Gulen's ...

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Turkey pursuing 'Gulen-linked schools' via US courts: report

Ankara alleges that the schools are being used to fund Gulen, the man accused of being behind Turkey's failed 2016 coup attempt.

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Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

Several people were given life sentences for their part in the failed coup of 2016.

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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.

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Turkey jails US consulate staffer for 'aiding terror group'

Nazmi Mete Canturk, a Turkish citizen who worked at the Istanbul consulate as a security officer, was jailed for five years for aiding a 'terror ...

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

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Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the government ...

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US senators call for sanctions over Turkey's S-400 test

The Republican and Democratic senators have called for the Trump administration to impose sanctions amid reports Turkey will test the Russian ...

Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

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Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

Ankara requested the streaming giant take down 'Cuties', a French film accused of sexualising young girls.

The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

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The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

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US urges Turkey to release detained philanthropist

Ankara accused Washington of failing to respect the 'rule of law' over the statement urging Osman Kavala's release.

Turkey orders German newspaper reporter jailed for 'PKK propaganda'

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Turkey orders German newspaper reporter jailed for 'PKK propaganda'

A Turkish court sentenced well-known Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel to almost three years in jail.

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Turkey's Erdogan lays wreath on anniversary of failed coup

Turkey marks the fourth anniversary of a failed coup attempt in the country.

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Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

The trial of 11 human rights activists became a symbol of the crackdown on critics after the 2016 failed attempt to overthrow President Recep ...

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Turkey sentences 121 people to life imprisonment over coup

Turkey has sentenced 121 people to life imprisonment or “aggravated life imprisonment” for participating in a 2016 attempt to overthrow ...

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Turkey jails US consul employee for aiding 'terror group'

An Istanbul court has sentenced Metin Topuz to almost nine years behind bars for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, despite US ...

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

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Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

An arrest warrant was issued for 118 military personnel over suspected links to the 2016 coup attempt.

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

Turkey's political prisoners remain jailed despite thousands released

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Turkey's political prisoners remain jailed despite thousands released

Turkey is keeping the lock on dissidents despite thousands of prisoners being released due to fears that prison conditions could encourage the ...

Turkey releases mob boss as political prisoners remain jailed

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Turkey releases mob boss as political prisoners remain jailed

An organised crime boss is among thousands of prisoners released by Turkey to ease overcrowding in prisons.

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.

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