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Explained: Why Turkey is wary of Sweden and Finland's NATO bid

May 19, 2022 2:21 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared he cannot allow Sweden and Finland to join NATO due to their alleged support of Kurdish militants and other groups that Ankara says threaten its national security. A look at Turkey’s position, what it could gain and likely repercussions.

Turkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

May 17, 2022 9:47 am

Sweden decided Monday to seek NATO membership a day after the country’s governing Social Democratic party endorsed a plan for the country to join the trans-Atlantic alliance and Finland’s government announced that it would seek to join NATO.

Turkey’s plan to draw refugees back to Syria: Homes for 1 Million

May 05, 2022 10:04 am

As the anger has grown, Turkish social media has lit up with furious posts about foreigners flying their flags in Turkish cities, enjoying themselves while Turks struggle to make ends meet and changing the cultural fabric of Turkish communities.

Explained: Why are foes Turkey and Saudi Arabia fixing ties?

April 29, 2022 3:33 pm

It appears Turkey and Saudi Arabia are attempting to build a bridge. What behind the diplomatic pivot? What happened when ties were strained? What are the broader implications now?

Powerful 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey

April 09, 2022 9:13 pm

The 5.2 magnitude quake struck the town of Puturge in Malatya province at 5:02 p.m. local time (1402 GMT), Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said.

Turkey suspends trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi killing

April 07, 2022 1:27 pm

The decision comes despite warnings from human rights groups that turning the case over to the kingdom would lead to a cover up of the killing which has cast suspicion on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Portugal vs Turkey, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Live Streaming: When and where to watch

March 25, 2022 12:15 am

Portugal vs Turkey, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Live Streaming: Portugal play Turkey in Porto on Thursday.

Erdogan opens huge suspension bridge linking Europe and Asia

March 18, 2022 9:40 pm

Connecting Turkey's European and Asian shores, the 1915 Canakkale Bridge was built by Turkish and South Korean firms with an investment of 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion).

You can now travel to these countries without an RT-PCR test

March 05, 2022 6:59 pm

If you are itching to travel and see the world again, here are some of the countries that are perfect to add to your list

What is the Montreux Convention and can Turkey use it to block Russian warships?

March 01, 2022 2:44 pm

Turkey is activating the Montreux Convention in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. What does this entail, and how could its implementation affect the war?


Bejewelled camels wrestle for victory in Turkey

January 21, 2022 10:04 pm

The Efus Selcuk Camel Wrestling Festival is the biggest and most prestigious festival of its kind. It was held in Turkey on Sunday, January 16, 2022 wherein the camels were competing as part of 80 pairs. This was the festival's 40th run.

In pictures: Whirling dervish ritual honours Rumi, the Sufi mystic poet

December 26, 2021 8:10 pm

Each year, thousands of people travel to the Turkish city of Konya to attend a series of events and ceremonies that mark the death of the 13th-century Islamic poet, scholar and Sufi mystic Rumi.

In Pics: Dozen homes gutted in Greece wildfire; over 100 Turkish blazes brought under control

August 01, 2021 7:08 pm

A heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from Africa, has led to wildfires across the Mediterranean, including in Italy and Greece.

Ten days on the Turkish border with Syria

October 23, 2019 7:07 am

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, 44 civilians were killed and 171 wounded since the attack began on Oct. 9. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human puts the death toll higher, saying 86 people have been killed, including 21 children.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

October 11, 2019 9:44 am

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.

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

February 18, 2016 11:13 am

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

October 16, 2014 3:26 pm

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


Christmas Recipe - Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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.

Car bomb blast kills 28 in Ankara

February 18, 2016 5:13 am

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.