North Cyprus journalist takes on Turkey’s mighty Erdogan (Guardian)

Jail time, angry mobs and assassination attempts — editor Sener Levent has paid a price for challenging Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus through his tiny newspaper. Alongside the stacks of old papers on his…

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured (Guardian)

Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said. Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters in televised remarks that three of those killed were operators…

Turkey pulls out of Libya crisis talks (Punch)

Turkey pulled out of Italian-hosted Libya crisis talks on Tuesday after it was not invited to a meeting of key players on the conference sidelines, saying it was “deeply disappointed”. “Any meeting which excludes Turkey would prove to be counter-productive…

Ten missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey (Guardian)

Ten people were missing on Monday after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey’s western coast, the Turkish coastguard said. Two migrants swam to shore not far from the coastal town of Dikili in Izmir province after their boat…

Khashoggi murder: Body ‘dissolved in acid’ (BBC)

A top Turkish official, presidential adviser Yasin Aktay, has said he believes Jamal Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid after being cut up. The “only logical conclusion”, he said, was that those who had killed the Saudi journalist in Istanbul…

Turkey opens Khashoggi dossier to CIA (Nation)

Turkish intelligence has shared “all the evidence” over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the CIA chief during a visit, pro-government media reported on Wednesday. CIA Director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks…

Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over ‘planned’ Khashoggi murder (Guardian)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance. Erdogan had promised that his…

Turkey calls for CCTV of missing Saudi journalist (BBC)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Saudi Arabia to release images proving that a missing reporter left its consulate in Istanbul. Mr Erdogan questioned whether it was “possible for there to be no camera systems” running at the building,…

Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament (BBC)

Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa’s executive committee on Thursday. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland. The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship…

Turkey enters new era with same strongman after Erdogan election triumph (Nbcnews)

Turkey entered a new era Monday, but with the same man in charge. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who at 64 has dominated Turkish politics for 15 years, won another five-year term in presidential elections. With his new term come sweeping new…

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