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Erdogan: Taksim Mosque is one of the signs of the birth of a great and strong Turkey which gives hopes to its friends and brothers

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday inaugurated the impressive mosque in Istanbul’s historical square where it stands at the gateway to famed Istiklal Avenue, Daily Sabah writes. Taksim Mosque in Istanbul’s eponymous square was opened on Friday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, marking an end to countless efforts and legal challenges to build it in the secular but Muslim-majority country

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Turkish security forces detain 18 terrorist suspects

Turkish security forces raided at least 20 Istanbul addresses and arrested 18 foreign nationals suspected of having links to ISIS terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), a security source said. Counterterrorism teams carried …

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Erdogan comments on UEFA decision to move CL final

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said UEFA’s decision to move the Champions League final between English clubs Manchester City and Chelsea to Porto from Istanbul was political. “A couple of years ago, we were notified that …

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Soylu: 5-kg explosive device found in Istanbul

The Turkish police have found and neutralized an explosive device at a bus station in Istanbul, planted by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. "Today, the police of Istanbul have …

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Istanbul to host Afghan peace meet on April 24-May 4

Turkey announced that the international conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4. The high-level and inclusive conference between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban is …

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Turkey and US discuss conference on Afghanistan

Turkish President's spokesman Ibrahim Kalyn held talks with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Istanbul, Anadolu Agency reports. During the meeting, the parties discussed the situation in Afghanistan, as …

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Turkey launches ship of I-class frigates

Istanbul Shipyard today launched the lead ship of the I-class frigates, the future TCG Istanbul (pennant number: F-515), Naval News informs. The ceremony hosted VIP guests including President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, …

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Turkish cargo plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

A Turkish Airlines (THY) cargo plane flying from Istanbul to Kazakhstan's Almaty city Sunday made an emergency landing in Istanbul as it encountered a flock of birds shortly after taking off from Ataturk Airport. The plane took off …

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Turkish police detain 18 ISIS terror suspects

A total of 18 ISIS (a terrorist group banned in Russia) linked suspects were detained early Wednesday in an operation against the terrorist group in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul. Teams of the Istanbul police’s …

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University hospital burns in Istanbul

A massive fire broke out inside the new building of the Istanbul University Medical College Hospital in Istanbul on Sunday afternoon, Gulf News reports. A battery of fire tenders rushed to the site of the incident. Police have …

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