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World Jul 10Turkey’s president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque
The decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked deep dismay among Orthodox Christians. Originally a cathedral, Hagia Sophia was turned into a mosque after Istanbul's conquest by the Ottoman Empire but had been a museum for the last 86 years.
World Apr 12Turkey tightens virus lockdown but tries to protect economy
The sudden announcement of a 48-hour curfew in 31 cities on Friday evening led to crowds rushing to grocery stores to buy provisions.
World Mar 09Turkey, EU to hold talks amid standoff over migrants
Erdogan has demanded Europe shoulder more of the burden of caring for refugees. He has accused the EU of not meeting its obligations, including failing to pay money promised to Turkey under a 2016 deal to stem the flow of…
World Mar 07Tear gas sprayed across migrants at Turkey-Greece border
EDIRNE, Turkey — A group of migrants on Saturday tried to bring down a fence in a desperate attempt to bust through the border into Greece while others hurled rocks at Greek police. Greek authorities responded, firing volleys of tear…
World Mar 05Turkey deploying special forces to border amid migrant surge
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Thursday it would deploy special forces along its land border with Greece to prevent Greek authorities from pushing back migrants trying to cross into Europe, after Turkey declared its previously guarded gateways to Europe…
World Feb 202 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria airstrike
The Syrian government's crushing military campaign against the rebel-held Idlib stronghold, backed by Russia, has led to direct clashes between Syrian and Turkish troops on several occasions in recent weeks.
World Feb 10Turkey retaliates against Syrian forces, killing 5
Turkey has said they retaliated against rebel backed Kurdish forces that killed 5 of their soldiers and wounded five more Monday.
World Feb 07Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib
Turkey is sending more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad's forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive.
World Feb 05Avalanche in Turkey kills dozens, including rescue team
A snowslide killed five people and left two missing. Then, around noon Wednesday, the rescue team was struck by the second avalanche.
World Nov 11Turkey deports Islamic State fighters, including a U.S. national
Several European countries, including Britain, have stripped IS fighters of their nationalities, to prevent their return.