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Erdogan sounds warning amid Greek plans to extend territorial waters

Turkey’s president has warned Greece not to test his country’s patience or courage as the Nato allies remained locked in a tense dispute over...

Turkish parliament approves social media law with new powers

Turkey’s parliament has approved a law that gives authorities greater power to regulate social media despite growing concerns over censorship. The law requires major...

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia opens as a mosque for Muslim prayers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has joined hundreds of worshippers for the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside Hagia Sophia – the Istanbul...

Prayers held at Hagia Sophia after mosque reconversion

Hundreds of Muslims are to take part in prayers at Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia after its controversial reconversion into a mosque. The Friday prayers...

World Council of Churches expresses dismay over Hagia Sophia decision

The World Council of Churches has written to Turkey’s president expressing “grief and dismay” over the decision to change the status of Istanbul’s landmark...

Hagia Sophia formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque. He declared it open to Muslim worship on Friday, hours...

Five released from Turkish jail ahead of trial in Carlos Ghosn flight case

A Turkish court has released four pilots and a private airline official from jail, pending the outcome of their trial on charges of smuggling...

Saudi suspects tried in absentia over Khashoggi death in Turkey

A Turkish court has opened the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi...

Turkish-backed Libyan government retakes another key town from faction

Forces allied with the UN-supported government in Libya said they retook another key western town from rival forces, another blow illustrating how Turkey’s support...

Turkey’s teenagers given four hours of respite from lockdown

Turkish teenagers have been allowed to leave their homes for the first time in 42 days, as their turn has come for a few...

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