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Erdogan inaugurates major new mosque in heart of Istanbul
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Erdogan inaugurates major new mosque in heart of Istanbul

President Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated an imposing new mosque in Istanbul on Friday, fulfilling a decades-old goal and stamping a religious…
Turkey’s banks shy away from Erdogan’s ‘crazy’ canal – sources
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Turkey’s banks shy away from Erdogan’s ‘crazy’ canal – sources

Some of Turkey’s biggest banks are reluctant to finance President Tayyip Erdogan’s planned Istanbul canal due to environmental concerns and…
Turkish cryptocurrency platform founder vanishes, fraud suspected
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Turkish cryptocurrency platform founder vanishes, fraud suspected

Prosecutors in Istanbul on Thursday launched a probe into Turkish cryptocurrency exchange platform Thodex after its founder shut down its site and…
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party says it will regroup if hit by court ban
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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party says it will regroup if hit by court ban

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday it would keep campaigning under a different banner…
Twitter says Turkish minister’s LGBT comments about protesters “hateful conduct”
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Twitter says Turkish minister’s LGBT comments about protesters “hateful conduct”

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s interior minister on Tuesday condemned protesters at a top Istanbul university as “LGBT deviants” in a…
70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 53
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70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 53

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue workers extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building in western Turkey on Sunday, some…
Death toll reaches 27 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island
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Death toll reaches 27 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings in…
Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek
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Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are investigating the death of an American author and journalist who died while traveling…
Surge in Turkish COVID cases pits doctors against politicians
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Surge in Turkish COVID cases pits doctors against politicians

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Resurgent coronavirus cases in Turkey are fuelling tensions between doctors who say the official figures underplay the…
Istanbul restricts indoor ceremonies as COVID cases, deaths rise
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Istanbul restricts indoor ceremonies as COVID cases, deaths rise

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Authorities in Istanbul announced curbs on weddings and other ceremonies in Turkey’s largest city on Saturday as…
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