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Cyprus needs two-state solution, claims head of Turkish-occupied north
Ersin Tatar, president of unrecognised Turkish republic, says north will otherwise become more dependent on Turkey

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Burning of Qur’an in Stockholm funded by journalist with Kremlin ties
Permit for demonstration at which anti-Islam provocateur burned Muslim holy book was paid for by far-right journalist linked to Moscow-backed media

Jennifer Rankin

27, Jan, 2023 @5:54 PM

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People-smugglers ‘recruiting Russian captains for migrant boats to Italy’
Russians have replaced Ukrainians since the war began and at least 14 have been arrested in Italy, NGOs claim

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

22, Jan, 2023 @12:46 PM

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Turkey condemns burning of Qur’an during far-right protest in Sweden
Event in front of Turkish embassy will further inflame tensions between two countries

Danya Hajjaji

21, Jan, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Turkey pushes back vote on Sweden and Finland’s Nato accession
Ratification will have to wait at least until after elections in May or June, says senior official

Ruth Michaelson

14, Jan, 2023 @3:26 PM

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Turkey summons Swedish ambassador over Erdoğan effigy
Swedish government distances itself from hanging of presidential dummy in Stockholm stunt by Kurdish group

Jennifer Rankin

12, Jan, 2023 @5:54 PM

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Turkish and Syrian defence and security officials meet for first time in a decade
Move towards peaceful relations represents cause for alarm for more than 4m refugees in Turkey since 2011

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

29, Dec, 2022 @12:36 PM

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Fifa investigating how chef Salt Bae got on to World Cup final pitch
Influencer and restaurateur Nusret Gökçe seen pretending to sprinkle salt over trophy and celebrating with Argentina in defiance of strict rules on access

Harry Taylor

22, Dec, 2022 @9:12 PM

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Here’s a tortoise I found crossing the Albanian border. It should be that easy for all of us | Lea Ypi
Meandering across an artificial line that divides humanity, the tortoise had a lot to teach my children – and me, says the LSE professor and author Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Top British sculptor hits back in censorship row over loan to Turkish gallery
Turner prize-winner Tony Cragg defends decision to lend to Istanbul museum after criticism from leading Turkish artist

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

18, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Observer view on why Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not deserve another term in office | Observer editorial
Voters suffering from the president’s terrible economic policies might have finally had enough

Observer editorial

18, Dec, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu sentenced to jail over ‘fools’ insult
Mayor expected to appeal against ruling that is seen as an effort to sideline an Erdoğan rival

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı in Istanbul

14, Dec, 2022 @4:46 PM

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