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A Turkish court sentenced four men to life in jail over a 2016 suicide bombing in the heart of Istanbul that killed 12 German tourists.

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu has been detained by Turkish police, following his expulsion for parliament.

Turkish court delays putting pro-<em>Kurdish</em> party on trial

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Turkish court delays putting pro-Kurdish party on trial

Turkey's top court delayed putting the country's main pro-Kurdish party on trial over its alleged links to militants.

Turkey's top court refuses to hear expelled MP's appeal

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Turkey's top court refuses to hear expelled MP's appeal

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu’s appeal will not be heard by Turkey top court, following his expulsion from parliament.

Turkey's case against pro-<em>Kurdish</em> party hits legal snag

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Turkey's case against pro-Kurdish party hits legal snag

Turkey's attempt to ban the country's main pro-Kurdish party hit a legal snag.

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Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force after Recep Tayyip Erdogan survived a coup bid in 2016.

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Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

Kurdish forces arrested Islamic State group's militants' family members in an operation in Al-Hol camp in Syria.

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European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

Belgian director of the association Child Focus Heidi De Pauw said that it was needed to bring back the children of foreign jihadists in Syria ...

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Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

Kurdish people in Turkey celebrated the Newroz, associated with protests against the repression of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' ...

Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

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Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

Iran's FM Javad Zarif met Turkish officials in Istanbul on Friday as the two regional powers tried to move past tensions.

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Turkey detains dozens of pro-Kurdish party officials

Turkish police on Friday detained dozens of party officials belonging to leftist opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) over alleged links ...

Turkey rebuffs criticism of crackdown on pro-<em>Kurdish</em> party

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Turkey rebuffs criticism of crackdown on pro-Kurdish party

Turkey has told foreign countries not to interfere in its domestic affairs after criticism over an attempt to ban the pro-Kurdish HDP ...

Turkey's pro-<em>Kurdish</em> party calls ban threat 'political coup'

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Turkey's pro-Kurdish party calls ban threat 'political coup'

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party denounced the public prosecutor's request to ban it as a "political coup".

Turkish prosecutor asks court to ban pro-<em>Kurdish</em> HDP party

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Turkish prosecutor asks court to ban pro-Kurdish HDP party

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party is facing disbandment, following calls from a Turkish prosecutor.

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey captures top Syrian Kurdish militia figure: report

Ibrahim Babat from Syrian Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) has been captured by Turkish intelligence agents.

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

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Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

Pope Francis is visiting Iraq and has five heritage sites on his list of visits, including some damaged in the war on IS.

Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

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Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

Iran and Turkey are rivals in several parts of the Middle East and Central Asia but both have carried out operations against Kurdish ...

US Capitol attack leaders 'linked to YPG', says Erdogan

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US Capitol attack leaders 'linked to YPG', says Erdogan

The Turkish president claimed that the leaders of the US Capitol attack had YPG links.

Turkey's Erdogan seeks 'win-win' relationship with US

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Turkey's Erdogan seeks 'win-win' relationship with US

After years of fractious ties between the NATO allies, Turkey's president said he wants to establish a "win-win" relationship with the United ...

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