Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday rejected criticism over his willingness to convert Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque despite international and domestic concern.
Turkey trial begins into Ghosn escape from Japan
The trial opened in Turkey on Friday of seven suspects over the audacious escape of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul in December, local media reported.
Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to tighten government control over social media after he said his family was insulted online.
Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia: fiancee
Turkey will try the 20 suspects in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi -- including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman -- in absentia on Friday, his fiancee told AFP on Tuesday.
Turkish Footballer Smothers 5-Year-Old Son To Death, Says He Doesn't "Love Him"
A Turkish footballer Cevher Toktas has been arrested after allegedly confessing that he smothered his five-year-old son to death with a pillow because he "didn't love him". Toktas, 32, who played in Turkey's Super Lig between 2007 and 2009, was arrested earlier this month after his five-year-old son, Kasim, died at Dortcelik Children's Hospital in…
Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey
The mix of fury and disappointment among residents was palpable inside a cafe in the southeastern Turkish city of Mardin after the government replaced the popular mayor with a trustee.
Virus spreads anxiety among Istanbul's African migrants
With a list of names in his hand, Alfa Barrie is on the phone to an African migrant, one of Istanbul's undocumented workers looking for help as the coronavirus pandemic hits Turkey's largest city. "Where is the house? Send me the location. I am coming," he says. Barrie's three-member team, works with a voluntary group…
Erdogan under pressure as coronavirus cases spike in Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stepped up measures to stem surging coronavirus cases in Turkey but his refusal to impose a full lockdown in order to keep the economy afloat is drawing criticism.