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'Queer Olympix' banned in Istanbul

Ankara - Authorities in Istanbul have banned the "Queer Olympix", organisers said Saturday, becoming the latest pro-LGBT event to be cancelled in Turkey.

Syria Kurds say will help implement US-Turkey 'safe zone'

Tanriverdi - Syria's Kurds said on Saturday they would support the implementation of a US-Turkey deal to set up a buffer zone in their areas along the Turkish border.

US-Turkey Syria operations centre at full capacity: minister

Ankara - A US-Turkey operations centre aimed at creating a safe zone in northern Syria is operating at "full capacity", Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Saturday.

'Mum, don't die': Murder of Turkish woman ignites anger

Ankara - The murder of a Turkish woman by her ex-husband in front of her daughter sparked outrage Friday after a video of the attack was published online."I don't want to die," Emine Bulut, covered in blood, is heard screaming to her 10-year-old child.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy hit in Syria

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Moscow on Tuesday for a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the presidency said in a statement, days after a Turkish convoy was hit by an air strike in Syria.

Turkish police block protests over sacking of pro-Kurdish mayors

Diyarbakir - Turkish police on Wednesday blocked protests over the government's sacking of three mayors in the southeast accused of having links to Kurdish militants, an AFP correspondent said.

Op-Ed: Airstrikes hit lead vehicle of Turkish convoy in Idlib Syria

Turkish officials are angry at reports that one of their military convoys had been attacked in northern Syria while advancing on a town to make a delivery. The town was held by an al-Qaeda affiliated group. The attack was by a military airstrike.

Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors

Diyarbakir - The Turkish government removed three mayors from office on Monday over alleged links to Kurdish militants as Ankara deepened its crackdown on the opposition.

Turkish lawyers threaten boycott of Erdogan's courts ceremony

Istanbul - Dozens of Turkish bar associations are threatening to boycott President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's planned ceremony to open the judicial year at the presidential palace, saying it would be another violation of the judiciary's independence.

Chinese Uighur refugee fears deportation from Turkey

Istanbul - A Chinese Muslim refugee has told AFP he is terrified he may be sent back to China after being detained in a deportation centre near Istanbul for more than two months.

Turkey lifts shutdown order on Bianet news site: lawyer

Istanbul - Turkish authorities have lifted a closure order against independent news site Bianet after an outcry against a move the company's lawyer said Wednesday had been made "by mistake".

Erdogan says will launch Syria operation east of Euphrates

Ankara - Turkey will launch an operation in northern Syria to remove a Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday.

Erdogan lays stone for modern Turkey's first new church

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the first new church in Turkey since it became a modern republic in 1923.

Turkey's Erdogan faces new threat: former allies

Ankara - Following losses in key cities this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now risks losing more voters as former allies stick their head above the parapet and appear to be on the verge of creating new parties.

Trump undecided what to do after Turkey buys Russian missiles

Trump appears uncertain about what to do in response to Turkey's purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia. Trump said earlier in the week that the US was not even looking at sanctions as they would be unfair to US weapons makers and also to Turkey.

Minibus with migrants overturns in Turkey killing 17

Ankara - Seventeen people were killed and 50 wounded after a minibus carrying migrants overturned in eastern Turkey on Thursday, the private news agency DHA reported.

Trial resumes of Turkey opposition politician

Istanbul - An opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday rejected the charges against her during a trial described by her defenders as "revenge" for the opposition's success in Istanbul.

Turkey clears RSF representative of 'terror propaganda'

Istanbul - The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) was acquitted on Wednesday of the charge of making "terror propaganda" for Kurdish militants, in a case which triggered international alarm over press freedom in the country.

Turkey court acquits RSF representative of 'terror propaganda'

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other campaigners on charges of making "terror propaganda" for Kurdish militants, an AFP correspondent said.

Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey marks 2016 coup bid anniversary

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hailed the controversial delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, as Turkey marked the third anniversary of a bloody coup attempt.
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