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From TheJournal.ie Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque Istanbul

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque Turkey

'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

From TheJournal.ie Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president Erdogan

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the mosque site into a museum.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed TOM CLONAN

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.

From TheJournal.ie Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election Turkey

Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election

Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s ruling party alleged corruption.

From TheJournal.ie Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack Diplomatic Tensions

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey investigating if outspoken journalist was killed in Istanbul's Saudi consulate Khashoggi

Turkey investigating if outspoken journalist was killed in Istanbul's Saudi consulate

The Turkish head of state added that he hoped to have the results “very quickly”.

From TheJournal.ie Erdogan says Turkey has given world 'lesson in democracy' as he sweeps to election victory Contested Victory

Erdogan says Turkey has given world 'lesson in democracy' as he sweeps to election victory

Erdogan won over half of all the votes in the election, the state-run news agency said.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's former security advisor 'held talks to deport a Turkish man in exchange for $15 million' Michael Flynn

Trump's former security advisor 'held talks to deport a Turkish man in exchange for $15 million'

Michael Flynn was allegedly offered the money to engineer the deportation of a rival to Turkish President Erdogan.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive Rohingya

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 500 people on trial today for plotting Turkey coup - but the main suspect remains in US Ringleaders

Nearly 500 people on trial today for plotting Turkey coup - but the main suspect remains in US

Fethullah Gulen, the man authorities say organised the coup, currently lives in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets Failed Coup

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets

The country was marking the one-year anniversary of a failed coup.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup Commemoration

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of ‘democracy and unity’.

From TheJournal.ie US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters Washington This post contains videos

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters

Both Republicans and Democrats say there must be consequences for the guards’ actions.

From TheJournal.ie Erdogan tells rivals to 'know their place' as opponents claim referendum was fixed Turkey

Erdogan tells rivals to 'know their place' as opponents claim referendum was fixed

The Turkish people voted to grant President Erdogan sweeping powers in Sunday’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Trump congratulates Turkish president on controversial referendum win Presidential Powers

Trump congratulates Turkish president on controversial referendum win

The ruling Turkish leader won the referendum by 51% to 49%.

From TheJournal.ie 'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power Turkey

'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power

Opposition parties have claimed there were irregularities in yesterday’s referendum vote.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening? Presidential Powers

Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening?

Over 55.3 million Turks are able to vote in the referendum on sweeping changes to the president’s role.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU Brexiteer

'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU

“I do understand national sensitivities. I’ll change it to gangsters,” Farage continued to say.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey Capital Punishment

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

From TheJournal.ie 'You've lost Turkey as a friend': Erdoğan goes on tirade against Merkel, Hollande, and the EU Televised Speech

'You've lost Turkey as a friend': Erdoğan goes on tirade against Merkel, Hollande, and the EU

The Turkish leader’s anger has been sparked by a court ruling against women wearing hijabs to work.

From TheJournal.ie Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans Spat

Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans

The hackers were supporters of the Turkish president in an ongoing row with the Netherlands and Germany.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row Diplomatic Dispute

Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row

A diplomatic dispute between the two countries continues to worsen.

From TheJournal.ie "They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban European Union

"They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban

An upcoming referendum in the Netherlands if passed will increase Erdogan’s power.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices' What Did You Say

Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'

Merkel’s office rejected the comparison as “absurd and out of place”.

From TheJournal.ie Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers Friendly Fire

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.

From TheJournal.ie Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive Syria

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive

The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.

From TheJournal.ie Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey Kayseri

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher and 11 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in Turkey after emergency escape locked Electrical Fault

Teacher and 11 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in Turkey after emergency escape locked

The schoolgirls, from Aladag on Turkey’s southern coast, are said to be 14 or under.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup Erdogan

Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup

Turkish President Erdogan assured a crowd in Ankara that the parliament would approve the legislation, and that he would ratify it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Putin's phonecall meant a lot to me' - Turkey and Russia's strongmen leaders kiss and make up Hug It Out

'Putin's phonecall meant a lot to me' - Turkey and Russia's strongmen leaders kiss and make up

“We lived through a very complicated moment,” Putin said, referring to an incident last November when Turkey shot down a Russian bomber on the Syrian border.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup Istanbullish

Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup

A large section of VIP seats overlooking the square were reserved for families of those killed in the coup attempt.

From TheJournal.ie US says it was not involved in Turkey coup "full stop" Not Us

US says it was not involved in Turkey coup "full stop"

US ambassador John Bass said he was “deeply disturbed and offended by the accusations”.

From TheJournal.ie Erdogan withdraws thousands of lawsuits for 'insults against his person' Turkey Coup

Erdogan withdraws thousands of lawsuits for 'insults against his person'

Recep Erdogan said he was inspired by feelings of unity that has followed the recent failed coup.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey: Erdogan cries on national television as 6,000 are rounded up and arrested Parallel State

Turkey: Erdogan cries on national television as 6,000 are rounded up and arrested

It comes following Friday’s failed coup.

From The42 Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter Istanbul

Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter

Prosecutors are calling for a four-year jail term for the 112-times capped striker.

From TheJournal.ie Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper Press Freedom This post contains videos

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper

Police have used teargas on protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey Trouble Brewing

Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey

The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.

From TheJournal.ie A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president Sticks And Stones

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president

He faces up to four years in prison for accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of corruption.

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