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Miss Turkey stripped of title over controversial tweet

ANKARA, Turkey - Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. Miss Turkey organizers said the 18-year-old Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day a

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-22 21:22:11

Istanbul airport 'closed after private plane crashes on landing and bursts into flames'

A small private jet with five people on board ran off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport on Thursday and caught fire, Turkish media reports said. The private Dogan news agency said the first pilot was killed in the accident and the four other people on board were taken off the plan

TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-21 19:15:00

Trump praises Erdogan: 'We have a great friendship'

President Trump on Thursday hailed the close relationship formed with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a bilateral meeting in New York. "We have a great friendship, as countries and I think we're right now as close as we've ever been," Trump said, according to pool reports. His

THE HILL - 2017-09-21 20:10:38

BREAKING: Gun battle erupts outside court as rival sides in murder trial exchange fire

An injured person was rushed to hospital by ambulance. A child was also taken to hospital, but they are not believed to be injured. Police are searching for anyone else involved in the shooting. Caglayan courthouse is one of the largest in Turkey and has seen violence before. In March 2015 members o

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-21 10:50:00

Violence erupts during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in New York

Another appearance by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan erupted in violence on American soil Thursday, months after Erdogan's security detail was accused of attacking protesters in Washington DC. At least three demonstrators were escorted out of the Marriott hotel in New York City Thursday, a

AOL CORP - 2017-09-22 11:42:19

Erdogan says young Turks who study in West return as 'spies' - but his own children studied in US

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that young Turks who study in the West come back as "volunteer spies" - even though three of his own children studied in the US. Speaking at an event in New York, the Turkish leader said: "Those who were sent to the West for education came back with o

TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-21 16:48:00

Protesters ejected from Turkish president's New York speech

NEW YORK (AP) - A demonstrator who got up and shouted "Terrorist!" at Turkey's president during a speech at a hotel on Thursday was grabbed by bodyguards and rushed out of the hall as others in the emotional crowd pushed, shoved and shouted. It happened at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square

TOWNHALL - 2017-09-22 00:11:27

Turkish president's bodyguards pummel protesters again

The Turkish leader - whose guards were recently indicted in connection with a wild DC brawl - was attempting to address the Turkish American National Steering Committee at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, according to BuzzFeed News. As soon as Erdogan enters the stage a protester can be heard o

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-22 00:07:35

Protesters against Turkey's president Erdogan again beaten up on US soil

Violence broke out at a New York hotel when protesters disrupted a speech by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As Mr Erdogan addressed supporters in Turkish at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, one man shouted in English "You're a terrorist, get out of my country" before being struc

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-23 13:45:24

Five people detained, released by Turkish President's security detail in New York

(CNN)Five individuals were detained by the President of Turkey's security detail at an event in New York Thursday afternoon, but were later released, police confirmed to CNN. There were no injuries and no arrests were made, Officer Tiffany Phillips of the New York Police Department said. The incide

CNN - 2017-09-22 01:45:43

What should you know about the Iraqi Kurds? Glenn breaks it down

The Kurds of northern Iraq, an ethnic group mostly made up of Sunni Muslims, want to be their own country. Turkey, Iran and Iraq are looking into counter-measures against a planned Kurdish independence referendum because they see a Kurdish nation as a threat. Is anyone on the Kurds' side? Just Isra

THE BLAZE - 2017-09-21 17:12:24

Mother And Daughter Who Opposed Bashar al-Assad Regime Brutally Murdered In Turkey

A brutal murder of two opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime has left their family and wider Syrian opposition diaspora reeling in shock, and fearing for their lives. Police discovered the bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla, 23, who is a U.S. citizen, in their Istanbul

NPR - 2017-09-23 16:03:53

Syrian Activist and Her Daughter Fatally Stabbed in Turkey

Halla Barakat and her mother, Orouba, were found stabbed to death, relatives and a Turkish news agency said.Credit ABC News ISTANBUL - A Syrian activist and her daughter, a journalist, have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, family and friends reported on social media Friday. The a

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-22 21:29:44

Trump Praises Erdogan for `High Marks' Amid Crackdown Concerns

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21, 2017.Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump heaped praise on Turkish Presid

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-21 21:58:11

Greek court says Syrian refugees can be returned to Turkey

ATHENS, Greece - Greece's Supreme Court has ruled that refugees can be returned to Turkey under last year's European Union-Turkey deal, rejecting arguments by two Syrian men that Turkey is not a safe destination. In a case with implications for thousands of refugees in Greece - and others planning t

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-22 16:48:07

Turkey's Asli Cakir Alptekin, winner of 'dirtiest race in history', banned for life following third doping offence

Turkey's Asli Cakir Alptekin, a former Olympic 1500m champion and winner of the "dirtiest race in history", has been banned for life after a third doping offence. The 32-year-old was stripped of both her Olympic and European 1500m titles in 2015 and received an eight-year ban for anomalies in her bi

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-23 10:38:17

Istanbul police detain 36 suspected Islamic State militants

ISTANBUL - Turkey's official news agency says Istanbul police have detained 36 people as alleged members of the Islamic State group. The Anadolu news agency reported Saturday that anti-terror police conducted simultaneous raids at 15 different addresses in Istanbul to apprehend five suspects who all

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-23 13:23:00

Fights Erupt at Erdogan's Speech in New York

Fighting broke out during Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's speech at a New York hotel on Thursday after a group of protesters stormed the event and were reportedly attacked by members of the audience. Erdogan was speaking at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square when a small group of proteste

DAILY BEAST - 2017-09-22 03:22:20

Danes arrest man for allegedly sending drones, cameras to IS

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A Copenhagen court has jailed a man for 25 days under Denmark's anti-terror laws for allegedly shipping drones, components for unmanned aerial vehicles and infrared cameras that were bound for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Police say the 28-year-old man was he

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-09-23 08:44:59

NATO needs to admit Turkey is shredding democratic values

At the Middle East Forum, we just finished hosting a conference for members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. A group of legislators who gather in Brussels to deliberate on the problems confronting the transatlantic partnership, this body seeks to uphold the same values that are supposed to underp

THE HILL - 2017-09-22 22:00:06