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Umit Bektas

Saving Turkey's turtles from builders and boats

Sep 04 2018

DALYAN, Turkey June Haimoff first stumbled across a loggerhead turtle on Turkey's southern coast more than 30 years ago. It was a chance encounter that changed her life and the future of the beach she was wandering along.

Young Turk voters show deep divisions of Erdogan era

Jun 20 2018

ANKARA Eighteen-year-old student Sena Su Baysal, a first-time voter in Turkey's election on Sunday, can't remember life before President Tayyip Erdogan took power but she wishes she had grown up in those earlier times.

Turkey's 'Eastern Express' puts romance back on tracks

Apr 29 2018

KARS, Turkey Emre proposed to his girlfriend Mine Nur in a candlelit wagon on the "Eastern Express", a thousand kilometer train ride across eastern Turkey which he says formed the perfect start to their voyage through life. | Video

Escaping 'conservative' Istanbul, women find freedom in pole dancing

Mar 02 2018

ISTANBUL In Istanbul's busy Kadikoy district, a group of women attend a pole dancing class, working out in a gym which many see as a refuge in an increasingly conservative Muslim city.

Breast milk and soot mark Turkey's fading beauty

Dec 08 2017

KIZILTEPPE, Turkey When Ayse Yusufoglu was a girl, she and her friends in southeast Turkey tried to win the hearts of young men in their village using breast milk and soot. | Video

Erdogan tells Iraqi Kurds they will go hungry if Turkey imposes sanctions

Sep 26 2017

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if his country halts the flow of trucks and oil across the border with northern Iraq and warned that all military and economic measures were on the table against its neighbour.

Erdogan tells Iraqi Kurds they will go hungry if Turkey imposes sanctions

Sep 26 2017

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if his country halts the flow of trucks and oil across the border with northern Iraq and warned that all military and economic measures were on the table against its neighbor.

'We have the tap': Turkey's Erdogan threatens oil flow from Iraq's Kurdish area

Sep 25 2017

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.

'We have the tap': Turkey's Erdogan threatens oil flow from Iraq's Kurdish area

Sep 25 2017

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.

Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

Sep 20 2017

HABUR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence vote, piling economic pressure on Kurdish authorities after Turkish troops deployed near the main commercial border crossing.

World News

Gunmen kill 24, including 12 Revolutionary Guards, in attack on Iran military parade

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 24 people, half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state news agencies reported, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force.State television said the assault, which wounded more than 60 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials had gathered in the city of Ahvaz to watch an annual event marking the start of the Islamic Republic's 1980-88 war with Iraq.