It is the latest arrest in a major crackdown following a deadly IS attack on a Catholic church in Istanbul last month. The suspect has been detained and is awaiting trial.
For this final edition of Middle East Matters, we bring you a series of reports from our correspondents in the region. We begin in Israel, where as the war in Gaza drags on, divisions in Israeli society are growing more stark.
The astronauts will spend two weeks aboard the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on the human body, among other things. The mission was launched commercially by Axiom Space.
Almost a year has passed since the deadly earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northwestern Syria. The official death toll stands at over 50,000, but many victims are still missing, presumed dead. Their families often still don't know what happened to them or where they are buried, making the grieving process even more difficult.
Lax laws on money laundering, easy access to citizenship, insufficient prosecution — Turkey has grown more attractive for international criminal networks. In response, the new interior minister has declared a crackdown.
The president of Super Lig club Ankaragucu punched a referee in the face in what officials have called a "vile, inhumane" attack.
With Turkey in the grip of inflation rates running at over 40%, a high not seen in decades, soaring prices are one of the main issues in the presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14. Some of the most severe impacts of the crisis have been felt by businesses and people alike in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city and the country's economic heart.
As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalates, Turkey is witnessing a troubling increase in antisemitic sentiment, exacerbated mainly by media coverage and political discourse.
The Turkish parliament will take up Sweden's NATO bid, bringing the Nordic nation a step closer to joining the military alliance.
Turkish security forces detained nearly 90 people across the country overnight over suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, two days after a bomb attack in Ankara claimed by the militant group.
Turkish media cited the interior minister as saying two "terrorists" blew up a car outside the ministry's gate. Gunshots were also reportedly heard in the area after the blast.
Officials deny it but a DW investigation has found that the rubble from Tukey's devastating February earthquake contains life-threatening amounts of asbestos. The southern city of Hatay now faces a new health crisis.