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Turkey's ailing theatres fear politics at play in virus funding

Istanbul - Asmali Sahne, an independent theatre in Istanbul, applied for desperately needed state funds as it tries to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but its request was turned down.

US condemns Turkey over reported test of Russian system

Istanbul - The United States on Friday condemned NATO ally Turkey after it reportedly carried out its first test of a highly advanced Russian air defence system in defiance of US warnings.

Turkey restarts hunt for Mediterranean gas, reigniting Greek row

Ankara - Turkey will redeploy the research ship at the centre of an energy row with Greece to the eastern Mediterranean on Monday, a decision slammed by Athens as a "direct threat to peace".

North Cyprus to open disputed 'ghost town' with Turkish backing

Ankara - Authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus are to open the coastal section of the long-fenced-off disputed town of Varosha, a Turkish Cypriot leader announced Tuesday ahead of elections at the weekend.

North Cyprus to open disputed 'ghost town' with Erdogan backing

Ankara - Authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus are to open the coastal section of the long-fenced-off disputed town of Varosha, a Turkish Cypriot leader announced Tuesday ahead of elections at the weekend.

Karabakh tests 'competitive cooperation' of Putin, Erdogan

Istanbul - The marriage of convenience between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confounded sceptics by withstanding Russian and Turkish rivalries in Syria and Libya.

International probe sought on Khashoggi death anniversary

Istanbul - Global rights groups called Friday for an international enquiry to establish the truth behind the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul's Saudi consulate two years ago.

Turkey begins life under strict social media rules

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday entered a new era of tight social media restrictions which threaten to erase the local presence of Facebook and Twitter should they fail to take down contentious posts.

Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

- Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew in global tourists.

Turkey issues 82 arrest warrants over deadly protests

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 82 people, including a mayor and several former lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish HDP party, who are accused of involvement in 2014 protests that left 37 dead.

Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Ankara - Turkey and Greece have agreed to talks over disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, both sides said on Tuesday, after German-led efforts to defuse a crisis that has raised fears of conflict.

Behind the Lens: Mine Kasapoglu finds her calling in photography Special

Acclaimed photographer Mine Kasapoglu has found her calling in sports photography. She chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her journey and capturing life and sports through her photographic lens.

Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM over east Med tensions

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey was ready to meet with Greece's leader to resolve the standoff over energy exploration in contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean.

Catching up with Ian Finnerty: World-class American swimmer Special

World-class breaststroker Ian Finnerty chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while he is training in Turkey with Energy Standard. He will be competing for DC Trident in the International Swimming League (ISL) for the second consecutive year.

Protest in Istanbul against Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Istanbul - Around 200 people in Istanbul demonstrated on Sunday against a French magazine's decision to republish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Turkey debates dropping landmark women's treaty

Istanbul - Just as Turkey began debating leaving the world's first treaty prosecuting femicide and domestic abuse, a jealous killer set a woman's body on fire and covered it in cement.

Turkey frees reporters convicted in state secrets trial

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday handed multiple prison sentences to five reporters convicted of violating the law on coverage of Turkey's spy agency but ordered their release pending appeals.

Europe's rights chief urges Turkey's Erdogan to respect law

Istanbul - Europe's top human rights judge urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to respect the rule of law and comply with court rulings covering political opponents and jailed figures.

Turkey extends Mediterranean gas exploration mission

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday played up Turkey's military might after extending a Mediterranean gas exploration mission that has pitted it against Greece and the rest of the EU.

In Turkey, lake turns into graveyard for migrants

Van - Gravestones scribbled with identity numbers are all that remain of dozens of migrants aboard a boat that sank in a Turkish lake as they struggled to make it to Europe.
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