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# turkey - Friday 9 October, 2020

Anger as Turkish army reopens Cyprus resort that has turned into ghost town

The move threatened to further inflame tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey has been engaged in bitter maritime disputes with Greece and Cyprus.

# turkey - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'

Irish-Armenians are calling for the international community to intervene as deadly fighting continues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

# turkey - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

# turkey - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Turkish president Erdogan yesterday formally converted the museum back into a mosque

# turkey - Friday 3 July, 2020

Murder trial of journalist Jamal Khashoggi begins in Turkey with Saudi suspects absent

Turkish prosecutors claim Saudi deputy intelligence chief and the royal court’s media czar led the operation.

41 people injured in explosion at fireworks factory in Turkey

Up to 200 people were inside the factory but most escaped unharmed.

# turkey - Monday 9 March, 2020

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

# turkey - Thursday 5 March, 2020

TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'

Turkey has claimed Greece is using live rounds against people at the border, saying three have been killed.

# turkey - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border

Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.

# turkey - Monday 2 March, 2020

Refugees gather at borders as fighting between Syria and Turkey escalates

Turkey’s decision to ease border restrictions came amid a Russia-backed Syrian government offensive into a Syrian province.

# turkey - Sunday 1 March, 2020

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

# turkey - Friday 28 February, 2020

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

# turkey - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Earthquake kills at least eight people in Turkey

At least 21 people have been injured.

# turkey - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Three people killed and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in Istanbul

Bad weather and high winds were reported in the area as the plane came in to land.

# turkey - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

33 rescue workers killed and dozens injured amid second Turkey avalanche

A huge team of rescue workers had been sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche.

120 people injured after plane skids down runway and breaks apart in Istanbul

The Transportation Ministry said there had been no deaths in what it called a “rough landing”.

# turkey - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Turkish earthquake rescue efforts continue as death toll reaches 31

Officials said at least 1,556 people were injured in Friday night’s quake.

# turkey - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

# turkey - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas

Safefood said for 25% of people, this will be their first time cooking Christmas dinner.

# turkey - Monday 2 December, 2019

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

# turkey - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Lisa Smith arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after returning to Ireland

She arrived at Dublin Airport shortly before 10.30am.

# turkey - Friday 29 November, 2019

Lisa Smith and her daughter expected to return to Ireland this weekend

Depending on how quickly her case is processed by Turkish officials, she could land back in Ireland as soon as tomorrow.

# turkey - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Lisa Smith is expected back in Ireland by the end of this week

Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.

# turkey - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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Late penalty secures win for France hours after clinching Euro 2020 spot

Olivier Giroud coverted the spot-kick that gave his side a 2-1 win over Moldova.

# turkey - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'

It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.

'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey

President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.

# turkey - Monday 11 November, 2019

Lisa Smith expected back in Ireland as Turkey prepares to deport over 20 'foreign jihadists'

Lisa Smith and her child are currently in Turkey.

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

The precise details of James Le Mesurier’s death could not be confirmed.

# turkey - Monday 4 November, 2019

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'

Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.

# turkey - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

'A grave mistake': Turkey rejects US recognition of Armenian genocide

The Armenians say the mass killings of their people from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide, a claim recognised by some 30 countries.

# turkey - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

# turkey - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

# turkey - Friday 18 October, 2019

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

# turkey - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says

Pence spoke after he and other US officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

# turkey - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed

Events in Syria appear to represent a major setback for the US and a major victory for Syria’s President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, writes Tom Clonan.

# turkey - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

# turkey - Monday 14 October, 2019

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

From The42 Giroud on target against Turkey but France forced to wait on Euro 2020 qualification spot Euro 2020

Giroud on target against Turkey but France forced to wait on Euro 2020 qualification spot

Olivier Giroud put France ahead at the Stade de France but Kaan Ayhan nodded in an equaliser.

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