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Cruise ship dismantling booms in Turkey after pandemic scuttles sector

03 Oct 2020

ALIAGA, Turkey Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the COVID-19 pandemic all but destroyed the industry, the head of a ship recyclers' group said on Friday. | Video

Orthodox Patriarch says turning Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into mosque would be divisive

30 Jun 2020

ISTANBUL Converting Istanbul's sixth century Hagia Sophia back into a mosque would sow division, the spiritual head of the world's Orthodox Christians warned on Tuesday, ahead of a Turkish court ruling on a building that has been a museum since 1934.

Turks stream out for first lockdown-free weekend in nearly two months

06 Jun 2020

ISTANBUL Turks streamed outside on Saturday for their first weekend without a coronavirus lockdown in nearly two months, the day after President Tayyip Erdogan suddenly scrapped a stay-at-home order.

Greece blocks 35,000 migrants, plans to deport arrivals after March 1

05 Mar 2020

KASTANIES, Greece/EDIRNE, Turkey Greece has repulsed nearly 35,000 migrants trying to cross onto its territory illegally since Turkey opened its border nearly a week ago, government sources said on Thursday, as it prepares to deport hundreds of others who made it through. | Video

Turkey says Greek forces kill migrant at border, Athens denies claim

04 Mar 2020

EDIRNE, Turkey Turkish officials said Greek forces killed a migrant and wounded five others on Wednesday as they tried to cross the border between the two countries, a claim rejected by Greece as "utterly fake news".

Turkey says Greek forces kill migrant at border, Athens denies claim

04 Mar 2020

EDIRNE, Turkey Turkish officials said Greek forces killed a migrant and wounded five others on Wednesday as they tried to cross the border between the two countries, a claim rejected by Greece as "utterly fake news".

'Europe is nicer': migrants head west after Turkey opens border

28 Feb 2020

ISTANBUL Hundreds of migrants in Turkey started arriving on the borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday after a senior Turkish official said Ankara would no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop refugees from reaching Europe. | Video

Russian artist unveils Putin 'superhero' paintings in Istanbul

15 Feb 2020

ISTANBUL A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues.

Turkey, Russia hold first joint patrol in northeast Syria

02 Nov 2019

SEVIMLI, Turkey Turkish and Russian troops in armoured vehicles held their first joint ground patrols in northeast Syria on Friday under a deal between the two countries that forced a Kurdish militia away from territory near Turkey's border. | Video

Turkey's Erdogan shows shooting video again, hours after NZ meeting

22 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's foreign minister met him and said he believed the controversial showings had stopped. | Video

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Trump, Biden make pitches to voters in pivotal Pennsylvania

With eight days to go until the U.S. election, President Donald Trump addressed boisterous rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday, while Democrat Joe Biden made a low-key appearance in the state considered crucial to the chances of victory for both men.