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CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha elected to top committee of Interpol
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CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha elected to top committee of Interpol

The elections were held in Istanbul during the ongoing 89th International Criminal Police Organisatio) General Assembly

Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, Emirati general accused of torture, up for Interpol top role
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Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, Emirati general accused of torture, up for Interpol top role

Al-Raisi, head of the United Arab Emirates' security forces, has been seeking election to the largely ceremonial and voluntary role since last year

Bhaskar Bhatt set to coach women's boxing team; no trials for world championship
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Bhaskar Bhatt set to coach women's boxing team; no trials for world championship

The women's world championships is scheduled to take place in December in Istanbul. The dates of the competition have not yet been finalised

Turkish firefighters battle blazes for fifth straight day in holiday destinations; toll rises to eight
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Turkish firefighters battle blazes for fifth straight day in holiday destinations; toll rises to eight

While Turkish authorities say they are investigating whether the fires may have started as “sabotage” by outlawed Kurdish militants, experts mostly point to the climate crisis

US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The United States is in the final stages of completing a military drawdown alongside NATO forces by 11 September, 20 years after invading Afghanistan

Champions League: Porto prepares to host final as Portugal steps in once again to save UEFA
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Champions League: Porto prepares to host final as Portugal steps in once again to save UEFA

Istanbul was scheduled to host the Champions League final but that became impossible when the UK government put Turkey on its red list.

Champions League: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams move to switch final from Istanbul as 'political'
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Champions League: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams move to switch final from Istanbul as 'political'

UEFA announced this month that the final between Manchester City and Chelsea would be played in Porto instead of Istanbul in the hope of allowing English fans to attend.

Champions League: Manchester City-Chelsea final moved from Istanbul to Porto, confirms UEFA
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Champions League: Manchester City-Chelsea final moved from Istanbul to Porto, confirms UEFA

The 29 May showpiece was moved from Istanbul to the 50,000-capacity Estádio do Dragão due to England imposing tougher pandemic travel restrictions on Turkey that would have prevented fans flying in.

UEFA insists Champions League final to take place in Istanbul despite lockdown
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UEFA insists Champions League final to take place in Istanbul despite lockdown

UEFA told AFP that it had been assured that the lockdown, which began on Thursday and is set to run until 17 May, "should not have any impact on the match", which will take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium with a "limited number of spectators".

Nikhat Zareen, Gaurav Solanki win bronze after going down in semi-finals of Bosphorus Boxing Tournament
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Nikhat Zareen, Gaurav Solanki win bronze after going down in semi-finals of Bosphorus Boxing Tournament

Gaurav Solanki fought hard and displayed his attacking prowess from the start but conceded clear punches in the dying minutes to lose and bow out of the tournament.

Nikhat Zareen stuns world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to enter Bosphorus Boxing quarters
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Nikhat Zareen stuns world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to enter Bosphorus Boxing quarters

The Asian Championships bronze medallist, Zareen caused a major upset on the second day of the tournament on Wednesday when she out-punched the Russian boxer 5-0.

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Joe Biden raises concern over human rights in call with Saudi Arabia's king
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Jamal Khashoggi killing: Joe Biden raises concern over human rights in call with Saudi Arabia's king

A US intelligence report on Khashoggi's murder, due to be released shortly, is expected to implicate the king's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Earthquake hits Turkey, Greece: 19 dead, over 700 injured as strong tremors hit Aegean Sea
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Earthquake hits Turkey, Greece: 19 dead, over 700 injured as strong tremors hit Aegean Sea

As a result of the 6.9 magnitude quake, a small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district south of Izmir province in Turkey, causing floods in the area

14 killed, over 500 injured as strong Aegean Sea earthquake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island
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14 killed, over 500 injured as strong Aegean Sea earthquake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island

At least 12 people were killed in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, including one who drowned, while two teenagers died in Greek island of Samos after being struck by a wall that collapsed

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee sues Saudi Arabia's crown prince over journalist's murder
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Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee sues Saudi Arabia's crown prince over journalist's murder

In the civil lawsuit filed in Washington DC on Tuesday, Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi’s fiancee, claims personal injury and financial losses over his death

'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku
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'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly thanked Turkey for support analysts have described as a 'game-changer' in the current conflict

Istanbul Tennis Championship: Eugenie Bouchard reaches first WTA final in over four years
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Istanbul Tennis Championship: Eugenie Bouchard reaches first WTA final in over four years

Bouchard is ranked 272nd after a losing record in 2019 and stop-start 2020. The Canadian had to come through qualifying to reach the Istanbul main draw.

Thousands participate in first Muslim prayers at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in 86 years
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Thousands participate in first Muslim prayers at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in 86 years

The landmark served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a mosque by a high court in Turkey this year

Factbox: How Hagia Sophia's status changed over centuries of history
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Factbox: How Hagia Sophia's status changed over centuries of history

Friday paryers were held in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia for the first time since President Tayyip Erdogan declared the building a mosque once again

Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark
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Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark

A Turkish high court recently ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago.