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Rare Mediterranean snowstorm shuts Istanbul Airport, flight operations affected

Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean region, causing blackouts and traffic havoc. The closure of Istanbul Airport, where the roof of one of the cargo terminals collapsed under the heavy snow, causing no injuries, grounded flights stretching from the Middle East and Africa to […]

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Turkey: 86-year-old bridge stolen in Ankara secretly without drawing attention

Stealing an entire bridge is not an easy feat but getting away with bits and pieces of small, primitive bridges is not a big deal for thieves. A suspect in the Turkish capital Ankara proved that you can remove an entire bridge without drawing attention. However, the perpetrator Z.K., a junk collector, was ultimately captured […]

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Sports World

Ahmet Calik: Former Turkey international footballer dies in traffic accident, he was 27

Former Turkey international Ahmet Calik has died at the age of 27, his former club Konyaspor confirmed on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Çalik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to our Konyaspor. Our condolences to […]

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Why ‘Turkey’ wants to change its name to ‘Turkiye’?

Earlier this month, Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a communique, tweaking the country’s internationally recognised name from “Turkey” to Turkiye. “The word Turkiye represents and expresses the culture, civilisation, and values of the Turkish nation in the best way,” said the communique. Type “Turkey” into Google, and you will get a muddled set of […]

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Turkey’s lira plunges to new low in anticipation of another rate cut

Turkey’s lira crashed as much as 7% to a record near 15 to the dollar on Monday before whip-sawing back after the central bank intervened, gripped by worries over President Tayyip Erdogan’s risky new economic policy and prospects of another rate cut. The central bank said it entered the market to sell dollars for the […]

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Woman falls to her death after losing balance while posing for selfie at bridge from James Bond film Skyfall

A 21-year-old woman fell to her death after losing her balance while taking a snap near the bridge from James Bond film Skyfall in the Turkish province of Adana. Hatice Nur Karabulut had been with her cousin Mazlum Sozeri, 26, close to the village of Hacikiri in the district of Karaisali when tragedy struck. The […]

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Smaller-sized turkeys maybe in short supply this Thanksgiving, study forecasts

A major poultry producer is warning that some turkeys may be in short supply this Thanksgiving. The demand for smaller-size turkeys is on the rise as the restrictions due to the pandemic has made large-family gatherings smaller. “Last year there was a lot more smaller turkey demand because of Covid,” Angela Wilson owned Avenado’s Holly […]

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Missing Turkish man joins search party looking for himself

A Turkish man who was reported missing unknowingly joins search parties looking for himself. Local media reported that Beyhan Mutlu, who lives in the Inegöl district of northwest Turkey’s Bursa province, was believed to be missing on Tuesday. He had wandered away from his friends in a forest while drunk, according to the Daily Sabah […]

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At least two Turkish soldiers killed and three others wounded in Syria’s Idlib province

At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, according to the Turkish defence ministry. Saturday’s assault happened following a search and screening operation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the ministry said in a statement. It identified the dead soldiers as infantry non-commissioned officers. Idlib is the […]

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Syrian oil slick spreads across the Mediterranean Ocean, alarming neighboring nations

An oil slick that originated from a power plant on Syria’s Mediterranean coast has spread and alarmed the island nation of Cyprus. Authorities in Cyprus island are monitoring the leak and expansion. The Syrian media reported the oil spill from the plant, which is inside the Baniyas oil refinery. Satellite imagery showed that the slick spread […]

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Greece installs 40km long fence along Turkey border amid concern of surge in migrants from Afghanistan

Greece installed a 40km long fence and surveillance system along its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of migrants from Afghanistan. “We cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact,” Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis said on a visit to the region of Evros on Friday. “Our borders will remain inviolable.” His comments came […]

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Turkey: At least 70 killed, 47 remain unaccounted for in Black Sea flash floods

At least seventy people have died while emergency workers continue to search for 47 others missing after flash floods swept through Turkish Black Sea provinces, authorities said. The floods last week brought chaos as torrents of water tossed dozens of cars and heaps of debris along streets, destroyed buildings and bridges, closed roads and damaged […]