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Murad Sezer

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol

Sep 08 2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey/TAL ABYAD, Syria Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with U.S. counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone" along a border region controlled by Kurdish forces.

Turkey says drill ships continue work in eastern Mediterranean, another en route

Aug 07 2019

ABOARD THE YAVUZ DRILL SHIP, Eastern Mediterranean Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus. | Video

Istanbul's LGBT community holds small rally after march banned

Jun 30 2019

ISTANBUL Istanbul's gay and transgender community gathered for a small rally that ended with tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday after their annual march was banned for the fifth consecutive year.

Without papers, Uighurs fear for their future in Turkey

Mar 27 2019

ISTANBUL Without work or residency permits in Turkey and unable to renew their Chinese passports, Qurbanjan Nourmuhammed and his family live in uncertainty in Istanbul, cut off from their son who returned to Xinjiang three years ago.

Greece's Tsipras sees seminary as source of hope for Turkey ties

Feb 06 2019

HEYBELIADA, Turkey Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras voiced hope that a closed Orthodox Christian seminary he was visiting in Turkey on Wednesday would be reopened as part of efforts to boost ties long strained by disputes over territory, energy and Cyprus. | Video

Qatar Airways confirms "substantial" annual loss, blames regional row

Apr 25 2018

ANTALYA, Turkey Qatar Airways made a "substantial" loss in its last financial year because of a regional dispute that has banned the airline from four Arab countries, its chief executive said on Wednesday without revealing the extent of the losses.

Thousands rally in Istanbul against Israel's Al-Aqsa mosque measures

Jul 30 2017

ISTANBUL Thousands of people rallied in Turkey's largest city on Sunday against security measures Israel has imposed at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, shortly after Israel removed other measures that led to two weeks of violent Palestinian protests.

Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

Jul 30 2017

ISTANBUL Hundreds of Turkish women marched in the country's biggest city Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively. | Video

Seeking Kurdish support, Turkey’s Erdogan calls himself ‘guardian of peace’

Apr 01 2017

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan described himself as a "guardian of peace" on Saturday as he called on Kurds in conflict-torn southeast Turkey to vote 'yes' in a referendum in two weeks time on reforms that would grant him sweeping new powers.

Twin bombing outside Istanbul soccer stadium kills 29, wounds 166

Dec 10 2016

ISTANBUL Two bombs exploded less than a minute apart, killing 29 people and wounding 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night, in a co-ordinated attack on police shortly after a match between two of Turkey's top teams. | Video

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