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US jury convicts business partner of ex-Trump adviser of secretly lobbying for Turkey

Rafiekian was indicted in December, along with Ekim Alptekin, a Turkish-Dutch businessman, and was charged on two counts - conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government and making false statements to the Justice Department, and acting as a foreign agent.

Explained: The missile system and treaty at the heart of US anger with Turkey

The INF Treaty was signed between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, in which both powers agreed to destroy two categories of lethal missile systems from their own stocks as a means to decelerate the nuclear arms race.


The novel is one of our last democratic spaces: Turkish writer Elif Shafak

The 47-year-old Turkish writer Elif Shafak on her new novel, the questions literature must raise and the muzzling of writers and artists in her country.

Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in operation in Iraq's north

Turkey has frequently launched air strikes in the region but the latest campaign has included artillery fire and ground operations.

EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus

Turkey doesn't recognize Cyprus as a state and claims 44% of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone as its own, according to Cyprus government officials. Turkish Cypriots in the east Mediterranean island nation's breakaway north claim another 25%.

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to US and NATO

The first parts of the S-400 air defence system were flown to the Murted military air base northwest of Ankara, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, sealing Turkey's deal with Russia.


Turkey continues receiving Russian S-400 air defense parts

The United States has repeatedly warned it will impose economic sanctions and kick Turkey out of the F-35 stealth fighter jet program if Ankara does not drop its S-400 purchase.

Explained: Why Istanbul Mayor poll result is a blow to President Erdogan

The poll outcome ends 25 years of AKP rule in Istanbul. Imamoglu garnered around 55% of the votes, one of the highest opposition records in recent elections.

Explained: Turkey's President Erdogan suffers setback in Istanbul Mayor's elections

While this is a ray of hope for the beleaguered opposition, it is too early to write an epitaph for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has positioned himself as the most powerful leader since Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic.

Turkey sends second ship to drill near Cyprus, EU warns of action

European Union leaders warned Turkey on Thursday to end its gas drilling in disputed waters or face action from the bloc, after Greece and Cyprus pressed other EU states to speak out.

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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 […]