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World Aug 13Death toll from floods in northern Turkey reaches 38
Torrential rains that pounded the Black Sea coastal provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu, Sinop and Samsun on Wednesday caused the flooding. The missing include 12-yaer-old twins who were trapped with their grandparents inside an eight-story residential building.
World Aug 02Thousands evacuated as Turkey battles wildfires
For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters battled Monday to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey's beach destinations. Some 10,000 people have been evacuated in Mugla province alone.
World Jul 08Top EU official says aid access to Syrians must stay open
Janez Lenarcic, EU commissioner for Crisis Management, on Thursday urged the U.N. Security Council to vote to keep the Bab al-Hawa crossing between Turkey and Syria operational.
Politics Feb 15Turkey accuses U.S. of backing PKK after Turks killed in Iraq
Erdogan also took aim at a U.S. State Department statement which deplored the deaths but said the United States would condemn the deaths "in the strongest possible terms" if it is confirmed that they died at the hands of the…
World Feb 09Turkey sets sights on moon mission in 2023
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled an ambitious 10-year space program that includes missions to the moon, sending Turkish astronauts into space and developing internationally viable satellite systems.
World Feb 04Turkey rejects criticism of its handling of student protest
Some of the protests have erupted into clashes between police and demonstrators and hundreds of people have been detained.
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…