Turkey orders arrest of 101 over alleged Kurdistan Workers' Party links

The Diyarbakir bar association condemned the latest arrests, which targeted 17 of its members. 

published on : 20th November 2020

Turkey President Recip Tayyip Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt

Erdogan affirmed repeated calls from his subordinates as well as the new, Ankara-backed leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Ersin Tatar, to pursue a two-state accord with rival Greek Cypriots.

published on : 15th November 2020

Turkish lira rallies after Erdogan's son-in-law resigns

During Berat Albayrak's two years as finance minister, Turkey suffered a currency crisis in 2018, before hitting multiple record lows against the dollar this year.

published on : 9th November 2020

Turkish finance minister and Erdogan's son-in-law, resigns post citing 'health reasons'

Berat Albayrak, 42, was appointed minister of finance and treasury in July 2018, having previously been energy minister for nearly three years.

published on : 9th November 2020

Turkey violated critic's free speech, rules European Court of Human Rights

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who for years has been one of the Turkish president's fiercest rivals, was found guilty in 2012 of slander during two parliament speeches.

published on : 27th October 2020

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods as European leaders support Macron

French goods have already been pulled from supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait, among other Gulf states, in Syria people have burned pictures of Macron.

published on : 26th October 2020

'Resist the blackmail': French companies brace for Arab boycott

Several suspected Islamic radicals have been arrested in dozens of raids since the murder of teacher in Paris.

published on : 26th October 2020

France recalls ambassador from Turkey after Erdogan's comments on Macron's mental health

Erdogan questioned his French counterpart's mental condition while criticizing Macron’s attitude toward Islam and Muslims.

published on : 25th October 2020

Turkey trying to 'whip up hate' against France: French Foreign Minister

He also reiterated France's disappointment at Turkey's failure to condemn the gruesome killing of teacher Samuel Paty or to express solidarity with France.

published on : 25th October 2020

Turkish President Erdogan's remarks on J&K at UNGA 'completely unacceptable': India

The Turkish President, a close ally of Pakistan, had last year also raised the issue of Kashmir in his address to the high-level General Debate in the General Assembly Hall.

published on : 23rd September 2020

Erdogan lashes out at 'incapable' Macron

Macron enraged Ankara last week by suggesting that Turkey "deserved something else" to the way Erdogan's government was approaching foreign affairs.

published on : 17th September 2020

When Aamir Khan's meeting with Turkish First Lady Emin Erdogan became talk of the town

The reaction to most celebrity actions also calls for the individual’s worldview.

published on : 30th August 2020

Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan during shoot for upcoming 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

According to the official website of Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, the first lady received the actor at the presidential residence at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul on August 15.

published on : 17th August 2020

Turkey condemns Biden's criticism of 'autocrat' Erdogan

Biden made the comments in an interview filmed by the New York Times in December but a video of the remarks only appeared on Saturday before going viral on social media.

published on : 16th August 2020

Explainer: Hagia Sophia's history of conflict and faith

The 6th century monument, which remains the main feature of the Istanbul skyline, has a history rich with symbolism. 

published on : 23rd July 2020
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