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Terror attack in Istanbul claims 29 lives

At least 29 people, including 27 police officers, were killed in two separate bomb attacks in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, the country’s interior minister said early Sunday. Two police chiefs were among the deceased, while at least 166 people were injured, Suleyman Soylu told reporters in Istanbul. Ten suspects have been detained as part of ongoing probe, he added. Health Minister Recep …

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Turkey welcomes Meskhetian Turks from east Ukraine

ERZINCAN, Turkey (AA): More than 300 Meskhetian Turks from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine arrived in Turkey’s eastern Erzincan province early Friday. The group also known as Ahiska Turks have fled their homes during the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern region of Ukraine. This is the fourth group that has so far been brought …

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Turkey gives the West a lesson in democracy

As the dust settles over Turkey’s 25th parliamentary elections, Western powers are busy scrambling to work out if the results will work in their favour. Since the collapse of the Arab Spring and the military coup in Egypt, it has become increasingly clear that some countries in Europe and their allies across the Atlantic may advocate democracy at home but …

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How Islamic inventors changed the world

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. As a new exhibition opens, Paul Vallely nominates 20 of the most influential- and identifies the men of genius behind them 1 The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the …

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