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Scott Morrison says he's 'deeply offended' by Turkish President Recep Erdogan's Gallipoli comments after he warned anti-Muslim Australians would be sent home 'in coffins like their grandfathers'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Turkish President's warning that anti-Muslim Australian visitors will return home in coffins like their grandfathers was 'deeply offensive'.


President Erdogan Uses New Zealand Mosque Shooting Footage in Turkey Campaign

Footage of the New Zealand mosque shootings that was pulled down by Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms has resurfaced as a campaign prop in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan screened a montage of videotaped snippets from the attack on Muslim houses of worship in an apparent atte


Turkey, Iran Agree on ‘Coordinated Operations’ against PKK

Turkish and Iranian military commanders have agreed to continue “simultaneous and coordinated operations” against Kurdish fighters, announced the Turkish Interior Ministry on Wednesday.


Erdogan says those who buy FX expecting lira to fall will pay 'heavy price'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday those in the finance sector who buy foreign currencies on the expectation that the lira will fall will pay “a very heavy price”, adding the Finance Ministry is carrying out work on this.


Utrecht shooting: Suspect Tanis admits deadly tram attack

A man has admitted to killing three people on a tram in Utrecht and said he acted alone, Dutch prosecutors say. Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, wounded five others and was arrested on Monday after a city-wide manhunt.


New Zealand says mosque gunman faces life in prison in isolation

ISTANBUL (AP) — New Zealand's deputy prime minister said the gunman accused of killing 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation would spend the rest of his life in isolation in prison and called for solidarity to eradicate "hate-filled ideologies."


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

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - 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.


The world’s most expensive cities

FOR THE first time in its 30-year history, the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit gives the title of the world’s most expensive city to three places. Singapore marks its sixth straight year at the top of the rankings, and is joined there by Hong Kong and Paris. The


Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shooting

UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested a Turkish man suspected of shooting dead three people and wounding five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday.


Kurds to rally in Turkey ahead of key local elections

ISTANBUL – Supporters of a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey are planning to rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity. The Peoples' Democratic Party, or HDP, is holding the rally Sunday in Istanbul amid a polarized race for municipal seats and a crackdown on its members


Countries around the world criticize Trump's Golan announcement

Countries around the world, including Russia and U.S. allies such as France, Germany and Egypt, criticized President Trump's announcement this week that the U.S. would recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.


New Zealand minister to confront Erdoğan over Christchurch video

New Zealand’s foreign minister is travelling to Istanbul, where he will confront the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, over his decision to use footage of the Christchurch terrorist attack at his election rallies, alongside threats that Turkey will make those responsible “pay for it”.


Responding to Turkey’s Purchase of Russia’s S-400 Missile System

The United States and Turkey have been at odds for at least six years, driven by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s descent into autocracy; his assertive brand of Turkish nationalism and anti-American rhetoric; and repeated clashes between the two nations over how to handle the Syrian civil wa


Turkish League Round 23 March 23rd-24th

Almost all the games in this round were on Saturday. Yvonne Anderson and Mersin beat Adana 108-59. Monica Cuic and Botas beat Orman 68-64. Cukurova had all of their players in double figures, led by Kelsey Bone, Alina Iagupova, and Sera Ozelci, in a 158-63 win over Dilara Tongar and Canik. Beril Alb


SDF will keep fighting Islamic State sleeper cells

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally announced the destruction of Islamic State’s control of land in eastern Syria on Saturday but said it would continue its military and security campaigns against jihadist sleeper cells.


NZ's foreign minister arrives in Turkey for Muslim summit

ISTANBUL – New Zealand's deputy prime minister is attending an emergency session of an umbrella organization of Muslim nations in Turkey after a gunman killed 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation.


Drag queen story time organisers quit over Christian ‘death threats’

The organisers of Houston’s Drag Queen Story Time in Texas have said they are quitting following death threats and harassment from conservative Christians. Trent Lira and Devin Will, hosts of the event, said they have decided to “step aside” after facing continued harassment.


Turkish lira tumbles in echoes of last year's meltdown

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s lira plunged more than 4 percent against the U.S. dollar on Friday, its biggest one-day fall since a currency crisis took hold in August, raising concerns that Turks are buying more foreign cash as ties with Washington deteriorate.


A shelter in Turkey opened by Syrian refugee women faces an uncertain future

Around five years ago, Rana Dikko’s husband was shot and killed in Idlib, Syria, when she was pregnant with their third child. “A soldier behind him yelled to step away, but he was deaf, so he didn’t hear him. He was shot dead,” she said. “I was so traumatized by the constant heavy shelling, my husb


Turkish opposition visits New Zealand

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency. Deputy chair Ünal Çeviköz said three CHP deputies have arrived at Christchurch city where two mosques were attacked by a terrorist. “We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand,” Çeviköz said.