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Turkish verdict allowing Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque expected Friday: report
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Turkish verdict allowing Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque expected Friday: report

A Turkish court is likely to announce on Friday that the 1934 conversion of İstanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a museum…
İstanbul Convention for preventing domestic violence splits Erdoğan’s party
Turkey

İstanbul Convention for preventing domestic violence splits Erdoğan’s party

The İstanbul Convention, signed by member countries of the Council of Europe in 2011 to promote women’s rights and prevent…
Court convicts former Amnesty Turkey leaders on terror charges: report
Turkey

Court convicts former Amnesty Turkey leaders on terror charges: report

Amnesty International Turkey said two of its former leaders were convicted on terrorism charges by an İstanbul court on Friday…
AKP continues to lose voters, DEVA on the rise, new poll suggests
Turkey

AKP continues to lose voters, DEVA on the rise, new poll suggests

A new survey has indicated that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been losing voters, while the newly…
2 Beşiktaş players test positive for coronavirus after football leagues restart
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2 Beşiktaş players test positive for coronavirus after football leagues restart

İstanbul’s Beşiktaş football club announced Wednesday that two players tested positive for coronavirus following the restart of matches in mid-June.…
Erdoğan’s youth outreach livestream gets ratioed
Turkey

Erdoğan’s youth outreach livestream gets ratioed

Friday’s livestream featuring young people and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ahead of the weekend’s university entrance examinations saw a…
Another man testifies about torture by security officers during enforced disappearance
Turkey

Another man testifies about torture by security officers during enforced disappearance

Yasin Ugan, who had been missing for six months before suddenly reappearing in police custody, has revealed in court that…
Transportation authority rejects İstanbul mayor’s plan to issue new taxicab licenses
Turkey

Transportation authority rejects İstanbul mayor’s plan to issue new taxicab licenses

İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu’s plan to issue 6,000 new taxicab licenses and accompanying plates has been rejected by the city’s…
Bellini’s Sultan Mehmed painting acquired by İstanbul Municipality: mayor
Turkey

Bellini’s Sultan Mehmed painting acquired by İstanbul Municipality: mayor

The İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality has acquired a 15th century painting of Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople…
1 killed, 8 injured in flash floods in Turkey’s megacity of İstanbul
Turkey

1 killed, 8 injured in flash floods in Turkey’s megacity of İstanbul

At least one person was killed and eight others were injured on Tuesday in flash floods in Turkey’s biggest city…
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