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Supporters of American pastor jailed in Turkey say he is scapegoat, push for his return to U.S.

Added: 23.02.2017 1:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Supporters of an American pastor who has been sitting in jail since October say they have been struggling to put together his defense because the Turkish government has given them little information about why he is being held.

Erdoğan fans an Islamic nationalism in bid to build Ottoman-style influence

Added: 22.02.2017 22:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

They portray themselves as the “average Joes” of Turkish politics: a builder-handyman and his fiancée, a cleaner, who both work for the same small Istanbul company that has been going through tough times.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves in the military

Added: 22.02.2017 22:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

Turkey will allow female military officers and cadets to wear headscarves with their uniforms, provided that they don’t cover the face or have patterns. Other military forces, including the US Army, are also adjusting dress and grooming standards to accommodate religious personnel. In a country where 99 percent of the population is officially Muslim, the Turkish military’s decision to allow Islamic headgear might appear to be common sense.

Here's why Turkish soaps are a cultural force to reckon with!

Added: 22.02.2017 9:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Turkish TV drama wave hit Asia starting with Pakistan and Indonesia when, a few years ago, the leading channel suddenly aired 3 to 4 Turkish series back-to-back in prime time.

Iran summons Turkish envoy over comments by president, foreign minister

Added: 22.02.2017 1:56 | 0 views | 0 comments

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilizing the region. Tehran and Ankara support opposite sides in the conflict in Syria with mostly Shi’ite Iran backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad while Turkey, which is majority Sunni, has backed elements of the Syrian opposition.

Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial

Added: 20.02.2017 10:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - The trial of more than 40 Turkish soldiers accused of attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup started on Monday, with prosecutors seeking life sentences, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters.

Turkish PM, U.S. vice president discuss improving ties: sources

Added: 19.02.2017 10:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that Washington was keen for a new start in relations between the two countries, sources in Yildirim's office said, after ties soured during the Obama administration.

Turkish Airlines flight to Toronto evacuated after note seen

Added: 18.02.2017 14:47 | 1 views | 0 comments

A Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul has been evacuated after a suspicious note was discovered in one of its bathrooms.


Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

Added: 18.02.2017 8:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor's office said on Saturday.

Car bomb in Turkey's southeast kills three-year-old, wounds 15: Anadolu

Added: 17.02.2017 19:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A three-year-old was killed and fifteen people were wounded on Friday by a car bomb in a southeastern Turkish town, provincial governor Gungor Azim Tuna was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu news agency.

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