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Turkey is jolted by a strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake

ISTANBUL: A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake has jolted central Turkey early Monday and was followed by another strong temblor. Turkish President Erdogan conveys get well wishes to all citizens affected by earthquake, adding country’s disaster agency AFAD and other units ‘on alert’. The quake centered about 20 miles from Gaziantep, a major city and provincial […]Read More

Desecration of Quran: Erdogan warns Sweden on NATO

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sweden on Monday that it should not expect his backing to join NATO following the desecration of the Quran outside Ankara’s embassy in Stockholm. Erdogan’s furious comments further distanced the prospects of Sweden and Finland joining the Western defence alliance before Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary polls in May. Also Read: President Alvi […]Read More

Turkey: Tayyip Erdogan announces elections for May 14

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey elections will be held on May 14 — a month earlier than scheduled — as the opposition still searches for a unified candidate to stand against him. This could prove to be the most challenging election in Erdogan’s two-decade rule; which has seen economic booms, giant […]Read More

Video: Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Turkey

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck an area of western Turkey near the town of Duzce, about 210km (130 miles) east of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul. The tremors were strong enough to be felt in Istanbul and the capital Ankara. At least 35 people were injured, Turkey’s disaster agency says. Also Read: 162 die as […]Read More

More people are arrested in Turkey in link with the

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have apprehended more suspects in connection with the tragic bombing of a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul that killed six people and wounded several dozen others, bringing the number of people in custody to 50, Turkey’s justice minister said Tuesday. Sunday’s explosion targeted Istiklal Avenue — a popular thoroughfare lined with shops […]Read More

Video: A Blast on a major road in Istanbul left

ISTANBUL: Six people were killed and 38 others were wounded on Sunday when an bomb blast a busy pedestrian street in central Istanbul, sending people running from the fiery blast, according to the local governor and witnesses. Ambulances rushed to the scene on the packed Istiklal Avenue, which police quickly cordoned off. The area, in […]Read More

Blast in Coal mine claims at least 25 live in

Istanbul: Rescuers desperately searched for signs of life on Saturday after a methane blast at a coal mine in northern Turkey killed at least 25 people and trapped dozens of others hundreds of metres underground. Updating the death toll, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca also tweeted that 11 others pulled out alive treated in hospital after […]Read More

Turkey braces to hand Jamal Khashoggi trial to Saudis

Turkey holds the final stage of the trial of Jamal Khashoggi before transferring the case to Riyadh, a decision that has angered rights groups.   The 59-year-old journalist killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018 in a gruesome murder that shocked the world. A Turkish court began the trial in 2020 with relations tense between the two […]Read More

Istanbul airport shuts down due to snow

ISTANBUL: Istanbul Airport, which was Europe’s busiest last year, suspended all flights on Monday because of a heavy snowstorm blanketing Turkey’s biggest city. The airport opened in 2019, replacing the old Ataturk Airport as the new hub for Turkish Airlines. It provides an important connection route for destination across Africa and the Middle East, as […]Read More

Turkish police fire tear gas at women’s march

ISTANBUL, 26 November: Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Thursday to push back thousands of people in women’s march. Many of them women, who took to the streets to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women. The protests, part of a week of nationwide mobilisation, came amid calls for […]Read More