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  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns of ‘massacre’ in Syria’s Idlib

    Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that dropping bombs and missiles on Syria’s last rebel-held province of Idlib could cause a “massacre,” in remarks published Wednesday. “God forbid, a serious massacre could take place if there is a rain of missiles there,” Erdogan told journalists on his plane after an official visit to the Central Asian state of Kyrgystan, Hurriyet daily reported.

  • Donald Trump hell-bent on isolating the US

    The world may not be against the United States but three countries – Turkey, Russia and Iran – have good reason to be. Add Donald Trump’s $717 billion defence bill aimed at China, bickering over trade with the European Union, and the grim challenge of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and one gets some idea of the formidable isolation in which the Lone Superpower finds itself.

  • US rejects Turkey offer to free pastor

    Washington : President Donald Trump’s administration has rejected Turkey’s offer to condition the release of an American pastor on clearing a top Turkish bank of billions of dollars in US fines, media reported on Monday.

  • Where is Great Wall of China? Game show contestant uses 2 lifelines, and gives the most bizarre explanation for it!

    In the Turkish version of the popular game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? aka Kaun Banega Crorepati? in India a contestant used up two of her lifelines to answer where the Great Wall of China is located. According to Hurriyet Daily News, 26-year-old Su Ayhan, an economics graduate from Istanbul was stumped when given four choices: China, India, South Korea, and Japan.

  • Lindsay Lohan plans to adopt first child

    Los Angeles: After bonding with Syrian refugees in Turkey, actress Lindsay Lohan has developed a desire to adopt her first child. The 32-year-old actress discussed her wish to have a family someday, which has been fuelled by trips to Turkey where she spent time with Syrian refugees, reports

  • Dipa creates history, becomes first Indian to win gold in global event

    New Delhi : Dipa Karmakar on Sunday scripted history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to clinch a gold medal at a global event, announcing in style her comeback from a career-threatening injury, at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey.

  • A democrat-dictator in Turkey’s Erdogan

    Voters love strong leaders everywhere. Though the victory of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish parliamentary poll was widely expected, the actual results are bound to prove disheartening for the opposition. For, after the indiscriminate crackdown on Erdogan’s critics following the failed coup in 2016, Turkey has been under an emergency, with more than 50,000 people languishing in jails without trial, more than 1,00,000 dismissed from service, a number of journalists sacked

  • FIFA 2018: Russia’s weaknesses on display in 1-1 draw with Turkey

    Moscow: Russia was held 1-1 by Turkey in the hosts’ final friendly before their June 14 FIFA World Cup opener here against Saudi Arabia. Against a Turkish side that failed to qualify for the quadrennial tournament, the Russians on Tuesday delivered a performance unlikely to reassure coach Stanislav Cherchesov or their supporters, reports Efe.

  • Turkey down Iran 2-1 in pre-World Cup friendly

    Istanbul: The Iranian team, Spain’s opponents in the World Cup in Russia, suffered their first defeat on their way to the tournament, losing 1-2 to Turkey in a friendly match here. Turkey’s striker Cenk Tosun, who plays for Everton in England, took the opportunity to score in the sixth minute of the game after a quality pass from Mehmet Topal, reposrt Efe.

  • Centre approves MoU between India, Turkey on trade in poppy seeds

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Turkey on the trade in poppy seeds to ensure quick and transparent processing for import of poppy seeds from Turkey.

  • Turkey sentences 14 journalists over terror charges

    Istanbul: An Istanbul court sentenced at least 14 journalists from Cumhuriyet (Republic) daily, Turkey’s oldest national newspaper to different prison terms over charges of terrorism on Wednesday.

  • Turkey not in India’s e-visa list of 160 countries says Ambassador

    New Delhi: Turkey remains excluded from India’s liberalised visa regime designed to boost people-to-people contact whereby the latter has already granted e-visa facilities to 160 countries, Turkish Ambassador Sakit Ozlan Torunlar said on Friday.

  • Turkey hails strikes as appropriate: FM

    Ankara : Turkey on Saturday welcomed Western strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as an “appropriate response” in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead.

  • 17 migrants died in minibus crash in Turkey

    Ankara: At least 17 people were killed and 36 injured when a minibus crashed and caught fire in Turkey’s Igdir province, authorities said on Friday.

  • Pak takes defence attaches of 6 nations on LoC tour

    Islamabad : Pakistan on Friday said it had arranged a visit of defence attaches of six countries, including from four permanent members of the UN, to the Line of Control to brief them about “Indian atrocities”.

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    Turkey detains 29 suspected militants ahead of New Year’s

    Ankara: Turkey’s state-run news agency says police in the capital Ankara have detained 29 suspected Islamic State group militants, some of whom were allegedly preparing to carry out attacks during New Year celebrations.

  • ‘Kashmir issue needs peaceful resolution in accordance withc’

    Islamabad: The Kashmir issue needs a peaceful resolution in accordance with the UN Security Council to ensure global and regional peace and stability, according to a joint declaration signed here by six countries, including Russia and China.