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Turkey's Erdogan shows shooting video again, hours after NZ meeting

Mar 22 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's foreign minister met him and said he believed the controversial showings had stopped. | Video

Turkey's Erdogan shows shooting video again, hours after NZ meeting

Mar 22 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's foreign minister met him and said he believed the controversial showings had stopped. | Video

NZ defends mosque attack response at Muslim meeting in Turkey

Mar 22 2019

ISTANBUL New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50 people was "instantaneous" and the perpetrator would spend life in prison.

Turkey conducts largest naval exercise

Feb 28 2019

ON BOARD FRIGATE BARBAROS Turkey's military conducted the second day of its largest naval exercise in its history on Thursday, carrying out drills with frigates, corvettes and submarines in the Black Sea, Aegean and eastern Mediterranean.

Ecumenical Patriarch signs decree granting Ukraine church independence

Jan 05 2019

ISTANBUL The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted independence to the Ukrainian church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which Ukrainian leaders see as vital to the country's security. | Video

With metal skulls and horns, Turkish artist re-interprets ancient stories

Sep 18 2018

ISTANBUL In a disused hangar in Istanbul, Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin uses thousands of metal human skulls and twisting, spiky animal horns to re-tell some ancient myths in a towering, fearsome installation. | Video

Turkey takes full control of Syria's Afrin: military source

Mar 24 2018

AFRIN, Syria Turkey's military and its Syrian rebel allies have taken full control of northwest Syria's Afrin region, a Turkish army source said on Saturday, as aid workers distributed food to people in the area.

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

Aug 18 2017

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections.

Red Crescent doesn't expect fresh wave of Syrian refugees into Turkey

Apr 08 2017

CILVEGOZU, Turkey The Turkish Red Crescent does not expect a fresh wave of Syrian refugees to head for Turkey after the chemical attack in the northwestern province of Idlib earlier this week, the humanitarian organization's head said on Saturday.

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