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Turkey has sentenced four former soldiers to life in prison for their roles in the 2016 coup that sought to remove Erdogan from office.

Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals over claims they are calling for a coup over an open letter criticising the proposed Istanbul canal.

Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

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Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

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

Prophet Mohammed cartoon sparks second day of UK protests

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Prophet Mohammed cartoon sparks second day of UK protests

Demonstrators claimed the images were taken from the controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and said that 'Islamophobia won’t be ...

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

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Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Hrant Dink's death plunged Turkey's Armenian community into mourning and sparked a sprawling trial that lasted over a decade and involved top ...

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Israel refuses entry to Jordanian crown prince

Israeli officials at the King Hussein Bridge which connects Jordan to the Israeli-occupied West Bank reportedly took issue with the size of Prince Hussein's security contingent.

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Israeli army arrests five Palestinian children in West Bank

B'Tselem said the boys, who are aged between 8 and 12, were picking akoub plants when they were arrested by Israeli forces.

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Israeli settlers 'storm religious shrines' in Palestinian village

Israeli settlers stormed ancient sites in a nightly raid began on Wednesday night and continued until dawn in the Palestinian town of Kifl ...

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Israel arrests Al-Aqsa preacher as far-right rabbi storms mosque

Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested Ekrima Sabri, the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as dozens of Jewish extremists stormed the ...

German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

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Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

Emirati <em>preacher</em> called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

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Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

It is not the first time the controversial preacher has been accused of stealing other people's work.

Turkish interior minister blames US for failed 2016 coup

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Turkish interior minister blames US for failed 2016 coup

The US has reacted angrily to comments by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu saying it was behind a failed 2016 coup attempt against ...

Turkish <em>preacher</em> jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

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Turkish preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

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

Erdogan calls US unrest 'disgrace for democracy'

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Erdogan calls US unrest 'disgrace for democracy'

Turkey's leader has criticised the recent pro-Trump riots in the US that led to the storming of Capitol Hill.

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

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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 ...

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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.

Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

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Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

"In our society, which is already very polarised, we don't need people who come to spread hatred."

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With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

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Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global ...

Turkey jails US consulate staffer for 'aiding terror group'

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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 ...

Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: <em>preacher</em>

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Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: preacher

A video of Egyptian preacher Moez Masoud forbidding mixed gender friendships, using Friends as an example, has resurfaced.

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