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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 28, 2018 6:41 AM Disposal gain boosts MAHB's Q1 profit by nearly sevenfold

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) surged nearly seven times to RM444.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 compared with RM64.28 million in the same period a year ago, buoyed by unrealised gain on the fair value of investment in India's GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) amounting to RM258.4 million. In a filing 8

May 15, 2018 7:52 AM Turkey detains 54 IS suspects in Istanbul: Report

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained dozens of suspected members of Islamic State in a crackdown on the extremist group in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday. Counter-terror police raided 19 addresses in over a dozen districts late on Monday, detaining 54 suspects who taken for interrogation at the city's police headquarters 24

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

March 4, 2018 11:46 PM Turkey riot police break up women’s rights march

Activists holding red carnations gather to promote an International Women’s Day rally to be held March 8, in Diyarbakir, Turkey March 1, 2018. — Reuters picANKARA, March 5 — Turkish police yesterday fired tear gas to break up a women’s rights march in Ankara with some 15 protesters reportedly detained. The protesters, mainly from the Ankara Women’s Platform 20

February 15, 2018 1:37 AM Khazanah in talks to sell Turkish insurer, sources say

ISTANBUL, Feb 15 — A unit of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund plans to sell its Turkish health-insurance business to focus on its home market, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s Avicennia Capital hired Barclays Plc to manage the disposal of its Istanbul-based health, life and personal-accident provider, said two people 20

February 14, 2018 1:36 AM Liverpool’s Firmino wants to make Porto ‘suffer’

Roberto Firmino vows to make Porto suffer in today’s Champions League match. — Reuters picPORTO, Feb 14 ― Forward Roberto Firmino has vowed that Liverpool's deadly strikeforce will make Porto suffer when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League today. Juergen Klopp's side were rampant on the way to winning their group, scoring 23 goals with Firmino 11

February 9, 2018 4:40 AM Actor Norman Hakim ‘shocked’ by marriage proposals for his 12-year-old daughter

Norman addresses internet users who are eager to marry his 12-year-old daughter on Instagram. – Picture via Instagram/normanhakim_786KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9— When actor Norman Hakim shared a photograph of his 12-year-old daughter Marissa Dania on social media, the last thing he expected was an inbox full of marriage proposals. Astonished, the Gerak Khas and Dia Bidadariku 15