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June 19, 2018 9:00 AM Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted on first day of drugs trial

ISTANBUL: An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, activists and lawyers said, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm. Ezhel, 28, whose real name is Omer Sercan Ipekcioglu, was accused of inciting cannabis use through social media postings 6

May 15, 2018 12:36 AM Erdogan accuses Israel of 'genocide' over Gaza deaths

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of "state terror" and "genocide" after Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul 12

May 14, 2018 12:05 PM Dismissal of Turkey academics creating 'climate of fear': HRW

ISTANBUL: Human Rights Watch on Monday said the dismissal of thousands of academics by the Turkish government after the 2016 failed coup was undermining academic freedoms and creating a 'climate of fear' on campus. "The Turkish government's crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities," said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director 16

May 6, 2018 1:38 AM Four Turkish parties unite to contest landmark polls

ISTANBUL: Four Turkish opposition parties Saturday announced they had formed a coalition to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in snap elections on June 24. After the landmark vote, a new presidential system agreed in an April 2017 referendum will come into force, which the opposition says will give the head of state authoritarian powers. The main opposition 8

April 18, 2018 1:58 PM Turkish main opposition calls for end of emergency rule after early election announcement

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has purged military and the civil service in a sweep after the coup. — Reuters picANKARA, April 18 — Turkey's main opposition party today called for an immediate end to a state of emergency imposed in the wake of a 2016 coup attempt, after President Tayyip Erdogan declared presidential and parliamentary elections would 10

April 18, 2018 3:11 AM Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, US who has been in jail in Turkey since December 2016, is seen in this undated picture taken in Izmir, Turkey. — Reuters picWEST PALM BEACH, April 18 — US President Donald Trump voiced his support yesterday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group 13

March 19, 2018 3:19 PM Turkey 'to expand Syria op' to other Kurdish-held towns

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to expand Turkey's Syria campaign to other Kurdish-held areas up to the Iraqi border, a day after ousting Kurdish militia from their former enclave of Afrin. Indicating there was no plan for the Turkish army to call off offensive, Erdogan described the taking of Afrin as merely a "comma" and also warned 22

March 12, 2018 12:00 AM Kurdish protesters clash with police at German airport, disrupt UK stations

German policemen stand guard in front of a protestor brandishing a placard showing bodies and reading 'Turkey bombs civilians' during a demonstration against Turkey's offensive against Kurds in Syria's Afrin region during on March 11, 2018. — AFP pic BERLIN, March 12 — Pro-Kurdish demonstrators staged protests against Turkey’s military offensive in northern 17

February 20, 2018 4:00 PM Pro-Syrian government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near the city of Afrin, Syria February 19, 2018. — Reuters picANKARA, Feb 20 — Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria’s north-western Afrin region today to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation. Soon after the convoy of militia fighters 19

February 20, 2018 10:14 AM Erdogan says Turkish forces to besiege Syria’s Afrin town in coming days

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near the city of Afrin, Syria February 19, 2018. — Reuters picANKARA, Feb 20 — Turkey will lay siege to Afrin in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today a month after Ankara launched an offensive against Kurdish militia in the region. “In the coming days, swiftly, we will lay siege to the centre 29