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Turkey court upholds convictions of opposition journalists

Istanbul - A Turkish appeals court Tuesday upheld jail sentences against opposition journalists in a long-running case targeting the Cumhuriyet newspaper -- one of the few remaining dailies critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey seeks to detain over 300 for alleged Gulen ties

Ankara - Turkish police on Tuesday launched raids to detain over 300 people, including military personnel, suspected of ties to a group blamed for a 2016 coup bid, state media reported.

Erdogan offers seminary exchange for Greek mosque minarets

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday suggested the mosque in Athens should open with minarets if the Greek premier wants to reopen a seminary in Istanbul.

Turkey has not revealed all about Khashoggi killing: Erdogan

Ankara - Turkey has not yet revealed all the information it has discovered about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

Erdogan dubs Macron a 'political novice' over Armenia issue

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called French counterpart Emmanuel Macron a "political novice" over the announcement that France would hold a national day to commemorate "the Armenian genocide".

Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Diyarbakir - Turkish police on Friday prevented supporters from rallying outside the home of a pro-Kurdish lawmaker on hunger strike for 100 days.

Turkey media publish image of 'local collaborator' in Khashoggi killing

Istanbul - Turkish media on Thursday published images of a so-called "local collaborator" who allegedly helped the Saudi hit squad dispose of the body of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, citing Istanbul police.

Kurdish MP on hunger strike in Turkey leaves hospital: source

Diyarbakir - A pro-Kurdish lawmaker on hunger strike in Turkey for more than three months, was brought to a hospital Wednesday but went home by ambulance after refusing treatment, a hospital source said.

20 years after arrest, Kurdish militant chief remains key figure

Ankara - When Turkish authorities arrested Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan two decades ago, it struck a blow to his outlawed separatist group but experts say his influence remains significant as a key player in any future peace deal.

Imprisoned PKK leader and Turkey's 'nemesis' Ocalan

Ankara - Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed Kurdish militant leader labelled the "nemesis" of the Turkish state, remains a highly influential figure in the Kurdish movement despite being cut off from the outside world.

Op-Ed: NASA — Greenhouse Effect greening China and India

Sydney - One unanticipated but pretty obvious effect of greenhouse gases and heat is to grow a lot of plants. Extra CO2, for example, promotes flowering. The main areas where this is happening turn out to be India and China.

Turkey detains more than 700 over alleged links to 2016 coup bid

Ankara - Turkish authorities detained 729 people in nationwide raids Tuesday over alleged links to a group blamed for a failed coup in 2016, the Ankara public prosecutor's office said.

Police prevent pro-Kurdish protest in Istanbul

Istanbul - Dozens of Turkish police blocked a march by pro-Kurdish opposition lawmakers in Istanbul on Monday that was organised in solidarity with a hunger striking MP who was released from prison last month.

Canadian jihadist says IS foreign fighters 'hung out to dry'

Tanriverdi - A Canadian jihadist detained in Syria told AFP on Sunday he has been "hung out to dry" by the Islamic State group like other foreign fighters and appealed to his government for help.

'Heavy clashes' as US-backed forces make final push against IS

Tanriverdi - US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting Sunday as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria.

China's treatment of Uighurs an 'embarrassment for humanity': Turkey

Ankara - Turkey on Saturday condemned China's treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as "a great embarrassment for humanity," adding to rights groups' recent criticism over mass detentions of the Turkic-speaking minority.

Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 21

Istanbul - The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul rose to 21 Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said authorities have "lessons to learn" from the incident.

'Strong suspicion' Turkey police shot rights lawyer: local bar association

Diyarbakir - The bar association in Diyarbakir, Turkey's biggest Kurdish-majority city, on Friday said three police officers should be treated as suspects in the 2015 murder of a prominent rights lawyer.

Khashoggi fiancee hopes Trump will change mind on killing

Istanbul - The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday she hoped pressure from the US Congress would encourage the Trump adminstration to take a tougher stance on the killing.

Death toll hits 10 in Istanbul apartment block collapse

Istanbul - The death toll from the collapse of an Istanbul apartment block rose to 10 on Thursday as more bodies were pulled from the rubble, Turkish authorities said.
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