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  • Turkey drought: Istanbul could run out of water in 45 days
    Water at critically low levels across Turkey after lack of rainfall leads to most severe drought in a decadeMajor cities across Turkey face running out of water in the next few months, with warnings Istanbul has less than 45 days of water left.Poor r…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 7:31am -
  • Turkish televangelist sentenced to 1,075 years for sex crimes
    Adnan Oktar was detained in 2018 along with more than 200 other suspects in his groupA Turkish court has sentenced a Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily clad women he called “kittens” to more than 1,000 years in jail for sex…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jan 21, 11:25am -
  • 'Teaching us wonder': Turkey embarks on cultural mission to preserve its fairytales
    Mammoth task to collate magical folklore of Anatolian plateau involves thousands of storiesOnce upon a time, in the old, old days when the mouse was a barber, and the donkey ran errands, and the tortoise baked bread, there was a great mountain called…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Jan 21, 12:00am -
  • Leaders in Moscow, Beijing and Tehran revel in US Capitol chaos
    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani says western democracy is brittle and weakIn much of the world, the scenes that played out in Washington on Wednesday prompted shock, horror and anguish.But in Moscow, Beijing and other capitals where autocratic gover…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 9:12am -
  • Istanbul university students clash with police over rector appointment
    Melih Bulu was assigned post at Boğaziçi University by Turkish president ErdoğanStudents and staff at an Istanbul university have clashed with police in rare protests sparked by the politically charged appointment of a state-approved rector with l…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Jan 21, 11:20am -
  • ‘Global Britain’ is willing to trade away everything. Including scruples
    The UK’s new deal with Turkey ignores appalling human rights abuses and should have been scrutinised by parliament The UK’s new trade agreement with Turkey, signed last week, ignores the Turkish government’s continuing human rights abuses, boos…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 2:00am -
  • Deadly suicide attack in Mogadishu claimed by al-Shabaab
    Motorcycle bomber targets Turkish construction company, killed at least five people and injuring 14A suicide bombing in Mogadishu has killed at least five people, the Turkish health minister has said.The al-Shabaab group, which is linked to al-Qaida,…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Jan 21, 9:23am -
  • UK signs free trade agreement with Turkey
    Deal brings to 62 the number of agreements signed in preparation for UK’s exit from EU single marketThe UK has signed a free trade deal with Turkey, its first since agreeing a Brexit deal to leave the EU – a development that will strengthen ties…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Dec 20, 10:59am -
  • Pressure on Turkey to protect Uighurs as China ratifies extradition treaty
    Ankara has long welcomed Uighur and Turkic Muslims fleeing China but rights groups fear the treaty will endanger themBeijing has ratified an extradition treaty with Turkey that human rights groups warn could endanger Uighur families and activists fle…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Dec 20, 12:56am -
  • Turkey: the rise and fall of the Kurdish party that threatened Erdoğan
    Dissenters are facing persecution, with 16,000 HDP members arrested or detained. But hardcore support keeps the struggle alive It has been a lonely year for Adalet Fidan, the mayor of Silopi in Turkey’s Kurdish south-east – and not just because o…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Dec 20, 3:00am -
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