The real unacceptable challenge behind #ChallengeAccepted
If you’ve spotted the Black-and-White selfies of women accompanied by the words “Challenge accepted,” along with the hashtags #womenempowerment and #womensupportingwomen last week
Turkish philanthropist Kavala seen as threat by Erdogan
Osman Kavala, imprisoned in Turkey for nearly three years without ever being convicted of a crime, is a philanthropist and businessman
Hagia Sophia the latest Muslim-Christian tussle over holy sites
Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia is to reopen for Muslim worship as a mosque after an almost nine-decade hiatus, in the latest historic tussle with Christianity
Erdogan says first Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia will be on July 24
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said the first Muslim prayers at Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia would be performed on July 24 after a top court annulled its museum status
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.
Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder begins in absentia
The trial in absentia of 20 Saudi suspects accused in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, began in Istanbul Friday,
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.
Turkey accuses Twitter of anti-government 'smear' campaign
Turkey on Friday rejected as a "smear" campaign claims by Twitter that thousands of fake profiles had been set up to boost support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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…