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Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to region

Greece has accused Turkey of undermining efforts to ease a crisis over eastern Mediterranean drilling rights. The charges come after Ankara redeployed a survey vessel...

Macron fears Turkey is sending mercenaries to help Azerbaijan in territory row

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed concern about Turkey allegedly sending Syrian mercenaries to support Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia. The fighting between the...

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...

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Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes

Tens of thousands of protesters have swarmed the streets of Minsk pressing for the resignation of Belarus’ authoritarian president as an opposition leader said...

Mike Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

A spokesman says vice president Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for...

Colombia reaches 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases

Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a...

PM works on new state of emergency to curb coronavirus outbreak in Spain

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called a cabinet meeting to prepare a new state of emergency to stem surging coronavirus infections. The move could...

Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have gathered in Thailand’s capital, seeking to keep up pressure on the government a day ahead of a special session...
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