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Turkey to arrest 249 foreign ministry personnel in post-coup probe: report

The Ankara chief prosecutor's office said it ordered the arrest of 249 members of Turkey's foreign ministry after investigations found that they had committed irregularities in the ministry's past entrance exams, NTV reported.

Turkey denies scrapping Russia S-400 missile deal after US pressure

Turkey has been under pressure from the United States to walk away from a deal with Russia to buy its S-400 air defense system. The US fears that the deal could undermine the NATO military alliance.


In break for Erdogan, Turkey orders new election for Istanbul mayor

Though Erdogan secured another five-year term as president with sweeping new powers in an election last year, he was rendered suddenly vulnerable by his party’s poor showing in the March 31 voting, which took place as the economy has begun to falter.

Turkey says UAE 'spy' committed suicide in prison, family demands investigation

The dead man was one of two suspects charged with international, political and military espionage. The pair were arrested on April 19 and had confessed to spying on Arab nationals, a senior Turkish official said at the time.

Explained: Why everyone's worried about Turkey's Foreign Reserves

Turkey’s central bank won’t explain what’s behind the recent moves in its foreign currency reserves — and that’s making investors nervous.

Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, probe on for Khashoggi link

The arrests were made in Istanbul on Monday as part of a counter-intelligence investigation. Turkish officials seized an encrypted computer located in a hidden compartment at what the official stated was the spy ring's base.


Turkey says S-400 purchase from Russia a 'done deal,' cannot be cancelled

The United States and Turkey have been at loggerheads over Ankara's decision to purchase the S-400s, which are not compatible with NATO systems. Washington has warned that going forward with the deal could result in US sanctions.

Turkey: President Tayyip Erdogan appears to concede Istanbul defeat after Ankara loss

"The people have voted in favour of democracy, they have chosen democracy," opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said

In Istanbul, Erdogan remakes Taksim Square, a symbol of secular Turkey

This popular urban patch has been a symbol of the secular republic for nearly 100 years, but six years after deadly protests there, contentious changes have begun to alter its character in major ways.

New Zealand defends mosque attack response at Muslim meeting in Turkey

Speaking to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters was responding to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who has said Turkey would make the suspected attacker pay if New Zealand did not.

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Turkey blast: Car bomb rips through Ankara killing at least 28, several injured

Assailants exploded a car bomb near vehicles carrying military personnel in the Turkish capital, killing several people and injuring scores of others.


US airstrikes on Kobani killed hundreds of IS fighters: Pentagon

The Pentagon maintained that Kobani remains in danger of falling to the Islamic State fighters, who are intently focused on the city.

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Christmas Recipe - Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

On Christmas day, we bring to you a festive favourite recipe for Roast Turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce created by Radhika Khandelwal, Executive Chef at Fig & Maple.

Killing Kashoggi: How a brutal Saudi hit job unfolded

An autopsy expert. A lookalike. A black van. Our video investigation follows the movements of the 15-man Saudi hit team that killed and dismembered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Saudi agents used Khashoggi's body double to cover-up his murder: officials

The Turkish and Saudi officials on Monday revealed that the team of agents that killed US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi brought his body double to execute their plan.

Turkey rules out unilateral ground intervention in Syria

Turkey is shelling Kurdish militia in Syria, but it has ruled out any unilateral ground intervention there. It comes as Russia asked the UN Security Council on Friday to call for Syria’s sovereignty to be respected – over concerns about a Turkish ground operation. “Turkey will not be going into Syria with the boots on […]

Turkey ‘will boost military response’ after Ankara bombing

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq overnight, hours after a suicide car bomb attack targeting military buses killed 28 soldiers and civilians in the Turkish capital Ankara, security sources said on Thursday. A car laden with explosives detonated next to the military buses as they waited at traffic lights near Turkey’s armed […]

Car bomb blast kills 28 in Ankara

Ankara, Feb 18 (ANI): A car bomb blast killed at least 28 people in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday night. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the explosion, which targeted an army convoy, injured at least 61 people.Noury, a local resident was only 300 meters away from the explosion site when the bomb went off, having driven past just 20 seconds earlier. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack, vowing to take military action against the perpetrators and their supporters. The Turkish army has been shelling Kurdish forces in Syria for days. Turkey sees those forces as an offshoot of its arch foe the Kurdistan Workers' Party.


Turkey threatens to unleash refugees on Europe

As Syrians continue to pour out of the battered city of Aleppo aid agencies are delivering much needed supplies to those fleeing the carnage. Tens of thousands have congregated on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey in the hope they can enter the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants more from the […]

Turkey: Refugees treated at humanitarian aid hospital on Syrian border

Injured Syrian refugees were being treated at the Blue Crescent Humanitarian Aid Foundation hospital at the Turkish-Syria border town of Kilis, Tuesday. The Kilis clinic of the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation was opened in 2013 with 32 beds. The clinic currently has 47 beds, all of which are full with victims from […]

New migrant tragedy claims 27 lives as Greece grapples with refugee crisis

Thousands have died trying to reach Europe. On Monday, at least 27 more migrants and refugees drowned in their attempt. Among the dead were 11 children – all killed when their boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast as they headed for the Greek island of Lesbos. The desperate journey to safety is not doomed for […]

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in camps next to Turkey border

Hundreds more Syrian refugees arrived at the Turkish border, as evening fell on Monday. They joined tens of thousands of people already gathered at the Bab Al-Salam-Oncupinar crossing, although the border gate remained closed. Last week, some 35,000 people fled the escalating Syrian government offensive in the Aleppo area, arriving at Bab-Salam to cross into […]