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Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Explained: Why Hagia Sophia’s return as mosque puts Turkey’s secular credentials on a prayer

July 13, 2020 9:32 am

In a televised address to the country, Erdogan said the conversion would require six months to complete. Throughout his speech, observers noted that the president made no mention of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish republic, perhaps in a deliberate move to remove that association from the Hagia Sophia.

UN fails for 2nd time to agree on Syria aid from Turkey

July 11, 2020 3:04 pm

Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution backed by the 13 other council members that would have maintained two crossing points from Turkey for six months.

Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

July 11, 2020 3:53 pm

In a televised address to the nation, Erdogan said the first prayers inside Hagia Sofia would be held on July 24, and he urged respect for the decision.

Coronavirus global updates, June 13: Greece set to open to tourists after nearly 3-month lockdown; Italy's death toll rises by 78

June 13, 2020 10:59 pm

Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: The number of confirmed global infections stands at 7,629,227, with the highest being reported from US, followed by Brazil and Russia. India stood fourth with 2,97,535 infections.

Turkey unveils new coronavirus restriction easing plans

June 10, 2020 7:45 am

Erdogan's new measures come amid concerns of complacency within the population following last week's loosening of restrictions, including the resumption of domestic flights and the opening of restaurants, cafes, gyms, parks, beaches and museums.

Turkey declares '#MissionAccomplished' against coronavirus

May 21, 2020 7:35 am

Erdogan, who has been governing Turkey for almost two decades, has long prioritized investments in the country’s once-dilapidated health system, dramatically easing access to free health services.

Turkey vows solidarity with US in fighting Covid-19 outbreak

April 29, 2020 4:45 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to stand in solidarity with the United States in its struggle against the coronavirus pandemic and as it recovers from the outbreak.

Bomb blast kills 40 people in Syrian town of Afrin, Turkey says

April 29, 2020 9:46 am

Tuesday's blast was one of the deadliest to hit a region under the control of Turkish-backed forces. Ankara frequently blames the YPG for the attacks, while the militia says it does not target civilians.

India, Pakistan, Turkey are going back to religion. There is a better way

April 18, 2020 9:34 am

Can we roll back the religious state and the utopia of violent suppression of the variant point of view? Pakistan and India can prosper by becoming good trading partners, linking up with China and Iran and Central Asia where India still enjoys a lot of goodwill.

Explained: Why Turkey is relying on cologne to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

April 15, 2020 7:22 am

Eau de Cologne, or simply cologne, is a perfume that originated in the Cologne city in Germany, and has for more than a century been a highly popular accessory in Turkey.


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.