Turkey

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US joins condemnation of Turkish plan for Cyprus ‘ghost town’
Turkey’s president told move to open up Varosha in northern Cyprus will clash with UN resolutions

Helena Smith in Athens

21, Jul, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Turkish Cypriot leader: ‘The only way forward is a two-state solution’
Self-avowed nationalist Ersin Tatar in ebullient mood despite embargos, isolation and political restrictions

Helena Smith in North Nicosia

20, Jul, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Turkey says EU headscarf ruling ‘grants legitimacy to racism’
Allowing businesses to ban item of clothing at work will exclude Muslim women and encourage Islamophobia, critics say

Priya Elan

18, Jul, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Novelist Elif Shafak: ‘I’ve always believed in inherited pain’
The award-winning Turkish-British writer talks about generational trauma, food in exile and how heavy metal helps her write

Rachel Cooke

18, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Unease in the air as Cyprus ‘ghost town’ rises from the ruins of war
Varosha, once a chic resort, is being rebuilt in the latest move of Turkey’s power play in the eastern Mediterranean

Helena Smith in Varosha

18, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Tell those stories’: Kurds call for torture prison to be turned into place of healing
Plans to turn Diyarbakır prison into a ‘cultural centre’ spark fears of whitewashing Kurdish struggle

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

18, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Afghans flee to eastern Turkey as Taliban takes control amid chaos
Some pay smugglers to take them to Istanbul as withdrawal of US troops rekindles fears of civil war

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul and Ruşen Takva in Van

16, Jul, 2021 @12:50 PM

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Afghan family trapped in Istanbul airport after fleeing Taliban threats
Family of 16 had hoped to claim asylum in Russia, as thousands flee Afghanistan after troops withdrawal

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

12, Jul, 2021 @12:55 PM

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‘It will be a catastrophe’: fate of Syria’s last aid channel rests in Russia’s hands
Possible veto of Bab al-Hawa UN aid crossing could halt the flow of vital food and health supplies to 3.4 million people

Bethan McKernan and Hussein Akoush

09, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Iran and Russia move to fill diplomatic vacuum in Afghanistan
Iranian foreign minister meets Taliban negotiators in Tehran, while Turkey offers troops to protect Kabul airport

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Clean-up of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara – in pictures
Drone photos before and after the project show the success in tackling a ‘sea snot’ outbreak that had threatened marine life

Anadolu/Getty Images

07, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Covid: entry rules for UK travellers to holiday hotspots across Europe
What travel restrictions apply for Malta, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Tunisia and Turkey?

Sam Jones in Madrid, Jon Henley in Paris, Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Helena Smith in Athens

02, Jul, 2021 @1:08 PM

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