Posts Tagged Turkey

Pentagon removing Turkey from F-35 program after its purchase of Russian missile defense

Robie de Guzman   •   July 19, 2019

The United States said on Wednesday (July 17) that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara...

Algerian man saves baby falling from 2nd-floor window in Turkey

Robie de Guzman   •   June 27, 2019

Dramatic CCTV footage shows the moment a two-year-old girl was caught as she fell from an apartment window in Turkey. The Syrian toddler Doha Muhammed was caught by 17-year-old Algerian...

Turkey to re-run Istanbul election lost by Erdogan’s AKP

Robie de Guzman   •   May 7, 2019

Turkish authorities on Monday (May 6) scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan’s candidate, responding to calls by his AK Party for a...

9 dead in high-speed train crash in Ankara

admin   •   December 14, 2018

  At least nine people were killed and 46 others injured in a high-speed train accident in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday morning, the Ankara governor said. According...

Turks divided over President Erdogan calls for U.S. electronics boycott

admin   •   August 15, 2018

    Turks expressed differing opinions on Tuesday (August 14) after President Tayyip Erdogan called on the nation to boycott electronic products from the United States, particularly iPhones, retaliating in a...

Turkey’s opposition attacks state media over election results coverage

admin   •   June 25, 2018

Turkey’s main opposition party attacked the state-run media on Sunday (June 24) for its coverage of parliamentary and presidential elections, saying it was attempting to manipulate the public’s perception of...

Turkey’s Erdogan equates deadly Gaza violence to ‘genocide’

admin   •   May 15, 2018

  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called the actions of the Israeli forces on Monday as a “genocide” and Israel as a “terrorist state”. This, after Israeli troops, shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on...

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

UNTV News   •   May 2, 2017

Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security....

In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike

admin   •   August 23, 2016

  The boy looked scared and younger than 16 when Iraqi police grabbed him on the street in the northern city of Kirkuk. Pulling off his shirt, they found a...

Suicide bombs kill 31, wound close to 150 at Istanbul airport

admin   •   June 29, 2016

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up in the main International Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 31 people and wounding close to 150, officials said. Police fired...


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