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Article: My time with Turkish ambassador to Ghana

Ghana’s contingent at the 2013 FIFA Under 20 World Cup held in Turkey received heroic welcome on their arrival in the host country. Also, the Ghanaian team received wild applauds whenever they entered the stadia for their matches. This…

Opposition in Turkey to challenge outcome of referendum

Turkey's main opposition party has said it will challenge the country's referendum result after the president won a vote to expand his powers. The Republican People's Party (CHP) has questioned the legitimacy of the close result, citing…

Turkish diplomats seek Germany asylum

Germany says it has received 136 asylum requests from Turks holding diplomatic passports since the July coup attempt against the Turkish president. The figure is a total for the period August 2016 to January 2017, German media report.…

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov has been shot dead in Ankara by a Turkish policeman  in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo. The killer has been identified as Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a member of the Ankara riot police.…

Death toll in Istanbul bombings rises to 44

Turkish police officers carry a coffin of a fellow officer during a ceremony for police officers killed in Saturday's blasts in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo Credit: Reuters The death toll from Saturday night's twin bombings in Istanbul…