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Jan 21, 2018
British woman who married under Islamic State regime in Syria arrested in UKA British woman who married and gave birth under the Islamic State regime in Syria has become one of the first so-called jihadi brides to be arrested on her return to the UK, a media report has claimed.
Jan 20, 2018
Bus crashes in Turkey's Eskisehir region: 11 killed, 46 wounded; two bus drivers detainedEleven people were killed and 46 injured in Turkey when a Turkish intercity bus taking families bound for a half-term skiing trip crashed into trees while travelling on a motorway
Jan 19, 2018
Global freedom on decline for past 12 years, says report: 71 countries suffer decline in political rights and civil libertiesDemocracy in 2017 was faced with its most serious crisis in decades as its basic tenets, freedom came under attack around the world.
Jan 16, 2018
Gulf diplomatic crisis: Turkish president Recep Erdogan hosts Qatar emir Sheikh Al-Thani amid rising tensionsQatar emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions again surged between the emirate and its regional foes
Jan 15, 2018
Turkey reacts sharply after US-led coalition in Syria announces creation of 30,000-strong border security forceThe US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said on Sunday it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria.
Jan 14, 2018
Pegasus Airlines flight in Turkey skids off runway just metres away from sea, no injuries reportedA passenger plane late Saturday skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed
Jan 08, 2018
Elif Shafak's Three Daughters of Eve is about one woman's search for individuality amid religion's binariesThe complexities that religion brings with itself have been explored meticulously in the Three Daughters of Eve, the answer to which lies in oneself. | #FirstCulture
Jan 07, 2018
Turkey to reopen iconic 'Iron Church' after seven years of restoration, boost ties with BulgariaThe leaders of Turkey and Bulgaria are due to reopen the Bulgarian St Stephen's Church on Sunday in Istanbul after seven years of restoration, in a gesture of harmony in an often turbulent relationship between the two neighbours.
Dec 28, 2017
Turkish authorities detain 38 people over suspected links to Islamic State after counter-terror operationsTurkish police on Thursday detained at least 38 people over their suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) terror group in the city of Bursa.
Dec 27, 2017
Turkey prosecutor says 1,000 people could be released from jail after being falsely accused of links to US-based clericA prosecutor says some 1,000 people could be released from jail after being falsely accused of links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.