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March 21, 2018 1:34 PM Pakistan Food Festival kicks off in Ankara

ISLAMABAD: A two days “Pakistan Food Festival” started Wednesday at the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara as part of the Pakistan Day celebrations, where a variety of dishes of Pakistani cuisine will be presented. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi at the launch of the Pakistan Food Festival said Pakistan’s rich and delicious cuisine

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish fire on Syria’s Afrin kills 18 civilians

BEIRUT: Turkish artillery fire on the Kurdish-majority enclave of Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 civilians on Friday, a monitor said. "Since midnight (2200 GMT Thursday), 18 civilians, including five children, were killed by Turkish artillery fire on the city of Afrin," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "There is fighting on the northern 3

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish military has encircled Syria’s Afrin town

ANKARA/BEIRUT: Turkey´s military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday, a substantial advance in Turkey´s offensive against Kurdish fighters across its southern border. Turkey launched its operation "Olive Branch" in northern Syria nearly two months ago to sweep the Syrian Kurdish 7

March 6, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey asks Germany to extradite Kurd

ANKARA: Turkey has asked German authorities to detain and extradite a prominent Syrian Kurdish leader who was briefly arrested in the Czech Republic last month, state media reported on Monday. Saleh Muslim, the former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was detained late on February 24 at an upmarket Prague hotel before a court released him last week. Turkey 9

February 28, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish paedophile given ‘record 572-year sentence’

ANKARA: A Turkish court jailed a paedophile a record 572 years for abusing 18 children at the school where he worked, reports said on Tuesday, as alarm grows over the extent of child abuse in the country. The court in the southern province of Adiyaman convicted the janitor after it was found he raped children and would sneak into some of the pupils’ 6

February 27, 2018 12:00 AM Macron tells Erdogan Syria ceasefire must apply to Afrin

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that a proposed UN ceasefire for Syria must be applied across the country, including in Afrin where Turkey is waging an offensive against a Kurdish militia. During a telephone call between the two leaders, Macron said the 30-day ceasefire "involved all Syrian 8

February 24, 2018 12:00 AM Armenian ‘genocide’ vote Turkey raps Dutch diplomat

ANKARA: Turkey on Friday summoned the Dutch charge d’affaires to condemn the vote by lawmakers in the Netherlands to recognise as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. The Dutch diplomat was called to the foreign ministry in Ankara, which "condemned" the parliament’s vote, a ministry official told AFP. Thursday’s vote saw MPs voting 6

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan tells Cyprus not to test Turkey

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to "overstep the mark" in the eastern Mediterranean, after Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish military of obstructing a vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend. Turkey, which does not have diplomatic ties with Cyprus, says some areas of Cyprus’s offshore maritime zone fall under 6

February 8, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey tells EU all conditions met for visa-free travel

ANKARA: Turkey said on Wednesday it had fulfilled all conditions on visa-free travel to Europe, adding it hoped Brussels would respond and lend "momentum" to better ties between Ankara and the EU. As part of a controversial agreement signed in March 2016, the EU offered Ankara billions of euros and visa liberalisation in exchange for Turkey stemming 18

February 4, 2018 12:00 AM Three more Turkish soldiers killed in Syria

ANKARA: Three more Turkish soldiers were killed Saturday in Turkey´s offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria, including one in an attack on a tank, the army said. The latest clashes brought to 10 the number of Turkish troops killed so far in operation "Olive Branch", launched by Turkey on January 20 against Syrian Kurdish People´s Protection Units 9