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From TheJournal.ie Turkey mourns after twin Istanbul bombings kill 29 Bosphorus

Turkey mourns after twin Istanbul bombings kill 29

Twenty-seven of those killed were police and two were civilians.

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 After angry backlash, Turkey backs down on bill that could overturn child-sex convictions Sexual Assault

After angry backlash, Turkey backs down on bill that could overturn child-sex convictions

Critics said that the proposed bill “legitimised rape”.

From TheJournal.ie Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim Sexual Assault

Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim

The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child marriages and any criticism is a crude distortion of its aim.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not surrender': Outrage as editor of Turkish newspaper arrested Press Freedom

'We will not surrender': Outrage as editor of Turkish newspaper arrested

Murat Sabuncu has been accused of “legitimising” the attempted putsch earlier this year.

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 At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city Antalya

At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city

An official said it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause of the blast.

A stray cat crashed a live TV show but the presenter carried on like an absolute pro

“I’m a STAR! I’m on TOP! Somebody bring me some ham!” – this cat, probably.

From TheJournal.ie Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry Syria

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bombers blow themselves up after being approached by Turkish police Turkish Capital

Suicide bombers blow themselves up after being approached by Turkish police

The officers had called on the suspects to surrender, state media reported.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has arrested 32,000 people - and it's just the start Crackdown

Turkey has arrested 32,000 people - and it's just the start

Around one in every 1,000 people in Turkey has been investigated in connection with the July coup.

From TheJournal.ie Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about Billy Goats Rough

Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about

He’s also a big fan of his Turkish washing machine.

From TheJournal.ie Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU Migrant Crisis

Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU

They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists War

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists

At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie "The picture did not change much" - father of drowned migrant toddler Aylan Kurdi speaks out One Year On

"The picture did not change much" - father of drowned migrant toddler Aylan Kurdi speaks out

It’s one year today since a photo of Aylan’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach shocked the world.

From The42 Barcelona star Arda Turan axed from Turkey's squad Dropped

Barcelona star Arda Turan axed from Turkey's squad

Among the fresh faces in a squad is teenage Manchester City forward Enes Unal.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria Turkey

Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria

Turkish tank units have crossed the Syrian border to clear the so-called Islamic State militant group from the Syrian border town of Jarabulus

From TheJournal.ie Child as young as 12 carried out suicide bombing at wedding which killed 51 Turkey

Child as young as 12 carried out suicide bombing at wedding which killed 51

94 people were injured in the blast which occurred as the wedding was drawing to a close on Saturday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Barbaric' bomb attack on Turkish wedding kills at least 50 people Attack

'Barbaric' bomb attack on Turkish wedding kills at least 50 people

It’s believed the perpetrator mixed with wedding guests before the blast. 50 people have been killed and 94 wounded.

From TheJournal.ie Three killed, 120 injured in car bomb attack at Turkish police headquarters Explosion

Three killed, 120 injured in car bomb attack at Turkish police headquarters

The explosion happened in the garden of the four-storey building.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey demands answers after Swedish minister accuses country of legalising sex with children Diplomatic Relations
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 shuts down dozens of media organisations Failed Coup

Turkey shuts down dozens of media organisations

Close to 1,700 officers have also been formally discharged from the military.

From TheJournal.ie Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty Turkey

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty

The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup Crackdown

Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup

Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.

From TheJournal.ie Three-month state of emergency declared in Turkey Coup Attempt

Three-month state of emergency declared in Turkey

President Erdogan has vowed to hunt down those responsible for last week’s coup.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt Mass Arrests

Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt

Over 7,500 people have been detained so far in a massive legal crackdown.

From TheJournal.ie 9,000 public servants sacked as Turkey considers death penalty over failed coup Coup Attempt

9,000 public servants sacked as Turkey considers death penalty over failed coup

The EU says Turkey’s accession would be blocked if it introduced the death penalty.

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 TheJournal.ie Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt Travel

Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt

The Department of Foreign Affairs said there has been serious disruption to public transport and air travel.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey coup: 265 killed in clashes, almost 3,000 soldiers detained Turkey

Turkey coup: 265 killed in clashes, almost 3,000 soldiers detained

Hundreds of people took to the streets to show their support for the country’s leader, clashing with armed forces.

From TheJournal.ie Why is there a coup happening in Turkey? Explainer

Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?

Why is this happening? TheJournal.ie takes a look at the background.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest Military Takeover

Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest

The military said it has “completely taken over the administration of the country” but President Erdogan has urged people to take to the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenager jumps 25 feet into river to save boy's life in Turkey Scouts Abroad

Irish teenager jumps 25 feet into river to save boy's life in Turkey

Scouts Sean Thompson and Millie Powell have been hailed as heroes after rescuing a 14-year-old.

From The42 'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans Controversy

'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans

Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack recently hit out at the controversial nationality rules that allow allegiance switches.

From TheJournal.ie Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 41, with 239 injured Triple Bombing

Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 41, with 239 injured

Thirteen foreign nationals are among the dead.

From TheJournal.ie 28 dead and 60 others injured in Istanbul airport blast - official says Turkey

28 dead and 60 others injured in Istanbul airport blast - official says

Turkish news sources are reporting that three suicide bombers carried out the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis says Christians should apologise to gay people Forgiveness

Pope Francis says Christians should apologise to gay people

The pope was speaking after a trip to Armenia.