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Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

By Suzan Fraser

The president of Turkey on Friday formally converted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia back into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum.

In Turkey's Soccer League, the Super Lig's Giants Face a Reckoning

By Rory Smith

Turkish soccer, hobbled by fallen giants and rife with conspiracy theories, can no longer match Europe’s powerhouses. Fixing its problems will require the one trait no one seems to have.

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In Turkey's Soccer League, the Super Lig's Giants Face a Reckoning

By Rory Smith

Turkish soccer, hobbled by fallen giants and rife with conspiracy theories, can no longer match Europe’s powerhouses. Fixing its problems will require the one trait no one seems to have.

The EU must take a stand against Turkey’s aggression

By Robert Ellis

It is encouraging that the German government has finally taken a stand on Turkey’s aggressive foreign policy, writes Robert Ellis and argues that Thursday’s debate in the European Parliament on Turkey’s negative role in the Eastern Mediterranean and Monday’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting will indicate which way the wind blows.

US to start Cyprus military training, defying Turkey

By admin

The US said Wednesday (8 July) it plans to conduct military training with Cyprus for the first time, defying NATO ally Turkey, which warned of destabilization.

German government criticises Turkey’s Syria invasion

By Hannes Heine

The Turkish invasion into the Kurdish region lacked "legitimacy under international law". Berlin's development ministry wants to help in northern Syria because of COVID-19. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Saudi officials go on trial in absentia in Turkey for Khashoggi murder

By Talia Kaplan

Jamal Khashoggi’s onetime fiancée called for justice in a Turkish court Friday, as 20 Saudi officials were tried in absentia for the murder of the writer and activist two years ago in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

An Ancient Valley Lost to β€˜Progress’

By Carlotta Gall and Mauricio Lima

In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.

Attacks in Somalia Leave at Least 5 Dead

By Abdi Latif Dahir

Devastating assaults, occurring almost daily and often in the capital, Mogadishu, have put a strain on the country’s fragile government.

Trial of 20 Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi Killing Opens in Turkey

By Carlotta Gall

Supporters of the slain journalist expressed hope that the proceedings would offer a chance for justice. The defendants are to be tried in absentia.

Turkey asks EU to correct β€˜mistake’ of travel list exclusion

By admin

Turkey said on Wednesday (1 July) it is disappointed by the European Union’s decision to exclude it from a list of countries recommended for non-essential travel and called on the bloc to correct the “mistake” as soon as possible. The...

Turkish envoy says France suspending role in NATO naval mission

By admin

Turkey's ambassador to France on Wednesday (1 July) said that Paris had informed NATO it was suspending its involvement in a naval operation in the Mediterranean after a probe into an incident between French and Turkish warships did not back Paris' claims.

International donors pledge $7.7 billion in aid to Syria

By Alexandra Brzozowski

International donors pledged $7.7 billion in aid to face the ongoing humanitarian crisis at a Syrian aid summit co-hosted by the EU and the United Nations on Tuesday (30 June).

Turkey, Austria trade barbs over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

By admin

Austria and Turkey accused each other on Monday (29 June) of responding inappropriately to clashes between Kurdish and Turkish protesters in Vienna last week, further straining relations.

NASA Scientist, Detained in Turkey for Years, Returns to U.S.

By Carlotta Gall

Serkan Golge, an American caught up in increasingly fraught Turkish-U.S. relations, arrived with his family in Washington after nearly four years of imprisonment and house arrest.

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