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Akin Ipek is the former head of a media conglomerate, which is accused of helping to finance suspected coup mastermind Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey's crackdown on press freedom continues a day after lifting a two-year long state of emergency.

Protesters demand scholar Tariq Ramadan's release ahead of trial

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Protesters demand scholar Tariq Ramadan's release ahead of trial

Protesters have gathered outside French embassies and consulates around the world to express solidarity with detained Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan.

NATO 'ready to welcome' Saudi Arabia and Oman

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NATO 'ready to welcome' Saudi Arabia and Oman

A UAE-based news publication said NATO is ready to welcome in Saudi Arabia and Oman to its Istanbul cooperation initiative.

Israel frees Turkish woman charged with aiding Hamas

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Israel frees Turkish woman charged with aiding Hamas

Israeli authorities released a Turkish women who had been arrested and accused of helping the Palestinian Hamas movement while visiting the ...

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Turkey stops registering newly-arrived Syrian refugees

HRW said that the suspension of registration for refugees is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of health care and education.

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Turkey marks second coup anniversary

Turkey marked the second anniversary of a failed coup attempt.

Charlie Faulkner

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their ...

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Turkey sentences dozens to life over coup deaths

A Turkish court handed the suspects life prison terms over the deaths of 41 people on an Istanbul bridge during the 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

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Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

Adnan Oktar is known for his talk shows that blend theological discussion and dancing.

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Ten killed, 73 injured in Turkey train derailment

Ten people were killed and scores injured after six train carriages derailed in Turkey.

Turkish police launch raids, arrest 350 over Gulen ties

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Turkish police launch raids, arrest 350 over Gulen ties

Authorities have arrested more than 77,000 people as part of an ever-widening crackdown since the failed July 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey investigates actress for 'record rape in Medina' tweet

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Turkey investigates actress for 'record rape in Medina' tweet

A Turkish actress has come under fire for tweeting against the return of death penalty to Turkey alluding to the 'record rape' in Saudi holy ...

Asylum processing centres would merely mask EU migration failings

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Asylum processing centres would merely mask EU migration failings

Comment: So long as the testimonies of people on the move are ignored, the EU will continue to struggle with a crisis of its own making, writes ...

Gay groups defy ban to march in <em>Istanbul</em> pride

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Gay groups defy ban to march in Istanbul pride

Around 1,000 people gathered near the city's famous Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square where organisers had wanted to originally hold the parade.

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Turkey frees jailed journalist after 'anti-Erdogan subliminal messages' conviction

Journalist Mehmet Altan has been freed after being jailed for almost two years.

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Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, vowing in his victory speech to ...

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Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey election

Erdogan was on Sunday leading a tightly-contested presidential election in early counting as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised ...

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Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Hilal Kaplan

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

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Turkey's new airport showcased ahead of elections

Turkish leader Erdogan unveiled Istanbul's new airport which is due to open in October, days ahead of the June 24 elections.

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

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Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

The Turkish rapper has been a vocal critic of Turkey's government and its leaders, which rights groups say is what led to his detention.

Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

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Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

Erdogan in major <em>Istanbul</em> rally ahead of Turkey vote

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Erdogan in major Istanbul rally ahead of Turkey vote

Erdogan held a mega rally ahead of next weekend's elections in Turkey.

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