Turkey cancels Swedish minister’s visit over protest permit
29 January 2023 | 1:31 pm
Turkey said the move was in response to Sweden's decision to allow a far-right protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Sweden needs Turkey's approval to join the NATO military alliance.
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After ten years of fleeing and exile, disillusionment is spreading among Syrian families in Istanbul. Their hopes for an end of the Assad regime have disappeared.
The Turkish president said his government would quickly start working on plans for the project — despite facing criticism from fellow NATO members over his relations with Russia amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Rescuers worked on Saturday to free more than a dozen miners still thought to be trapped underground at a coal pit in northern Turkey, where a methane blast a day earlier killed at least 28 people. “Fifty eight of our miners were able to come out unharmed.
In Turkey, incidents of gun violence have increased by almost 75 percent since 2015, claiming the lives of more than 2,000 people last year alone. Campaigners are calling for a review of gun ownership laws, as the vast majority of weapons are sold illegally.
NATO member Turkey welcomes Russians and Ukrainians. Refugee Ukrainians meet Russian tourists in Turkish holiday resorts and big cities. This also leads to tensions. DW’s Julia Hahn reports from Istanbul.
Most of southern Turkey's nomadic Yörük people no longer live like their ancestors, migrating annually between valleys and mountains with their herds of goats and sheep. But a small handful of families maintain this traditional way of life, living in tents held up with wooden pillars and made of thick wool.
Police have arrested 46 people in connection with Sunday's attack in central Istanbul. They say the attacker had "Kurdish links" but are not ruling out Islamic State involvement.
Turkey says it plans to pursue targets in northern Syria following the blast that killed six people and injured more than 80 others in Istanbul on November 13. Ankara blames Kurdish militants for the attack and has detained a Syrian woman they believe to be the suspected bomber.
Over a dozen people are in pre-trial detention over their alleged links to a street bombing in Istanbul that killed six people and wounded over 80.
Moscow hopes Turkey will refrain from using of "excessive force" following Turkish strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Ankara is threatening to launch a ground offensive.
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