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Suicide Bombing Kills U.S. Troops In Syria, Mysterious S-92 Helicopter Seen Evacuating Casualties
Details are still spotty, but a suicide bomber has killed U.S. military personnel and others in a terrorist attack inside the northern Syrian city of Manbij. A mysterious gray Sikorsky S-92 helicopter linked to U.S. special operations forces in the region swooped in afterward to evacuate casualties.
Erdogan's Wrath Stretches To Ukraine, Leaving Turks In Fear Of Kyiv-Assisted 'Kidnapping'
KYIV -- Yunus Erdogdu has been afraid to leave the concrete confines of his apartment building on the outskirts of Kyiv since mid-July. That's when Ukrainian authorities arrested and extradited within days of each other two fellow Turkish nationals-- a journalist and an entrepreneur -- whom Ankara a
'Sometimes there are bigger things': Kanter watches the Knicks from afar
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Enes Kanter leans back on the gray suede sectional in the lounge of his apartment building, places both hands over his forehead and sighs. "Are you kidding me?" he says.
Turkey Issues Yet Another Arrest Warrant for Enes Kanter
Turkey is in the midst of crisis, with president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan flagged by several investigations for an ever-rising list of human rights violations as he consolidates power in the country. And while he's done a lot of work to prosecute and jail journalists, there's one outspoken Turkish perso
‘May our worst days be like this’: an ode to rakı
In an effort to avoid bloated drink prices one night at a club in Istanbul, I had a memorable early encounter with rakı, Turkey’s beloved anise spirit. I mixed the undiluted liquor into a plastic bottle partway filled with water, the contents instantly turning milky white. The cap managed to slip fr
NBA chief Silver says takes threats to Kanter seriously
LONDON (Reuters) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he supported Turkish player Enes Kanter’s decision to skip New York Knicks’ game against Washington Wizards in London on Thursday because of fears over his safety.
EU takes aim at Turkish steel sector already buckling under Trump tariffs
LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Commission’s move to extend its steel import restrictions threatens to force Turkish mills, already buckling under the weight of U.S. tariffs, to cut production further or in some cases close down, sources said.
Could state-guided faith be a trend of the future?
IN THE LATE 20th century, it seemed possible to imagine alternative futures for the world’s great religions. Either they would be persecuted by secular or atheist regimes, or they would flourish freely and unpredictably. Either these faiths would find a way of co-existing, or different groups of bel
Former coup plot judge given 12 years in prison over Gülen links
Ali Efendi Peksak, a former judge who was on the panel hearing the 2003 Sledgehammer (Balyoz) coup plot trial, has been handed down a prison sentence of 12 years on terrorism charges due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, the Diken news website reported on Thursday.
Turkey's Islamist Government Pushes for Rapid Increase in Nation's Historic Cannabis Production
Turkey is now racing to produce large quantities of cannabis, after the Islamist government, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has promoted use of the plant for industrial purposes.
Hunters May Be Illegally Releasing Non-native Turkeys in New Brunswick
In a remote area of New Brunswick, Canada, turkeys are being hit by cars, starving, and dying because of the harsh winter climate. How did these birds—who aren’t native to the province—end up either dead on the roadside or searching for handouts in the deep Canadian snow?
The establishment of a safe zone and the return of displaced Syrian people
Filled with death and destruction, war and hostility have made millions of civilians homeless and forced them to seek refuge in strange, distant lands. A great many of them never get a chance to return, and their offspring grow up in foreign countries without a bond with native traditions, culture o
Domino's Pizza operator in Turkey, Russia lifted by new outlets
(Reuters) - DP Eurasia (DPEU.L), which runs the Domino’s Pizza brand in Turkey and Russia, said on Thursday its 2018 system sales rose by 30.9 percent thanks to the opening of new outlets.
Belgian professor with hilarious Turkish name sparks jokes on social media
A Belgian academic, whose name roughly means "I think there is no" in Turkish, has not only poked fun at himself but also has sparked jokes from others on Twitter. Professor Bence Nanay has a name that sounds surprisingly hilarious in Turkish. Although his last name cannot be translated word-for-wor
Ankara supports Macedonia in name dispute, FM Çavuşoğlu says
Turkey supports Macedonia in its name clash with Greece as the country has been recognizing its constitutional name since 1991 when it received independence from Yugoslavia, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Thursday.
Iraqi Christian Village Withstands Turkish Airstrikes
(International Christian Concern) – The Amedi district in northern Kurdistan was bombed by Turkey 98 times during the past year, killing at least 12 people, according to the Kurdish media outlet Rudaw. At least three of those individuals killed belonged to the village of Aradnan, a predominately Ass
Adam Silver Taking Enes Kanter Extradition Threat 'Very Seriously'
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is paying close attention to the situation involving New York Knicks center Enes Kanter and his native country of Turkey. Per Marc Berman of the New York Post, Silver said Thursday he's taking Turkey's reported threat of extraditing Kanter "very seriously."
Terry The Turkey on the move after 'fun police' step in with ban
The owner of cult hero Terry the Turkey has been forced to send him to a new home after animal welfare banned him from being out in public. Terry is owned by North Belfast shopkeeper William Haire who runs Sina’s shop in Skegoneill.
Turkey’s airports break through 200 million passenger mark in 2018
TURKEY. Passenger traffic at Turkey’s airports broke the 200 million barrier for the first time in 2018, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada
You'd think that people forging documents would have learned by now. Canadian Gerald McGoey was judged to have falsified documents in an attempt to protect certain assets from bankruptcy proceedings, because—and stop me if you've heard this before—the documents used Microsoft's modern "C" fonts, whi