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Turkish lawyer groups to boycott judicial ceremony over separation of powers

18 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL At least 19 bar associations representing lawyers from provinces across Turkey, including the three largest cities, have said they will boycott an annual ceremony for the judiciary because it will take place on the grounds of the presidential palace.

Turkey's lira firms, outperforming some emerging markets

15 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira firmed on Thursday, outperforming some other emerging market currencies, while the main stock index declined more than 2% after a three-day market holiday.

Turkey starts filling huge Tigris river dam, activists say

02 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey has started filling a huge hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river, a lawmaker and activists said, despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages downstream in Iraq.

Turkish court rules academics' rights violated in Kurdish letter case - Anadolu

26 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey's highest court on Friday ruled the sentencing of nine academics for signing a letter in 2016 that called for an end to the conflict in the country's southeast amounted to a violation of their rights, state-owned Anadolu agency said.

Turks welcome 'Ottoman grandson' Boris Johnson as British leader

24 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey celebrated incoming British prime minister Boris Johnson's Turkish heritage on Wednesday, with politicians and media proclaiming that the "Ottoman grandson" could strengthen ties between two countries on Europe's fringes.

Turks welcome 'Ottoman grandson' Boris Johnson as British leader

24 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey celebrated incoming British prime minister Boris Johnson's Turkish heritage on Wednesday, with politicians and media proclaiming that the "Ottoman grandson" could strengthen ties between two countries on Europe's fringes.

Turkish court acquits RSF representative, two others

17 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as well as two other campaigners for press freedom on trial for terrorism charges, their lawyers said.

Nearly a year after currency crisis, unemployed Turks still 'can't dream'

26 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL Murat Abi found employment in construction after moving to Istanbul from eastern Turkey four years ago, including at the city's new airport, which the government heralded as a pillar of the country’s economic might. | Video

Turkish court frees charged U.S. consulate worker from house arrest

25 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the release from house arrest of a U.S. Consulate employee being tried on terrorism charges, days before a planned meeting between the two countries' leaders.

Turkish court tries businessman, others over 2013 protests

24 Jun 2019

SILIVRI, Turkey Prominent Turkish businessman Osman Kavala and 15 other civil society figures went on trial on Monday accused of trying to overthrow then-Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government by organising nationwide protests six years ago.

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