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From TheJournal.ie Two attackers killed after car bomb explodes near Turkish courthouse Izmir

Two attackers killed after car bomb explodes near Turkish courthouse

A policeman and court worker were also killed in the blast, according to local media reports.

From TheJournal.ie Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister New Year's Attack

Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister

Mevlut Cavusoglu did not name the attacker or give any further details.

From TheJournal.ie 'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack Islamic State This post contains videos

'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack

CCTV footage of the suspected attacker has now been been released.

From TheJournal.ie Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub Islamic State

Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people in Istanbul advised to 'avoid crowded areas and exercise extreme caution' Travel Advice

Irish people in Istanbul advised to 'avoid crowded areas and exercise extreme caution'

It follows a shooting at a nightclub last night.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations Istanbul

Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations

Irish citizens in Istanbul are advised “to remain very vigilant” and to avoid crowded areas, especially “those frequented by foreigners”.

From TheJournal.ie Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire Shelling

Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire

Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.

From TheJournal.ie Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons War

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you still eating leftovers? NOM NOM NOM This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Turkey, ham, brussel sprouts, stuffing … get it in.

From TheJournal.ie Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan' Peace Talks

Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'

The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What's the best part of Christmas dinner? This post contains a poll

Poll: What's the best part of Christmas dinner?

So much to choose from.

From TheJournal.ie Bosco shares favourite Christmas food, songs and a special message for all the boys and girls Fun

Bosco shares favourite Christmas food, songs and a special message for all the boys and girls

Bosco loves turkey, but knows a very smelly one that wouldn’t be tasty.

From TheJournal.ie Panicking about Christmas dinner? These recipes for turkey and two tasty side dishes could be a lifesaver Best Laid Plans

Panicking about Christmas dinner? These recipes for turkey and two tasty side dishes could be a lifesaver

The shops are still open – these simple recipes could yet save Christmas!

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 It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins Syrian Civil War

It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins

The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.

From TheJournal.ie "I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo Bana Al-Abed

"I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo

Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.

From TheJournal.ie 'A provocation' - Putin vows to fight 'terrorism' after Russian ambassador shot dead by policeman Ankara

'A provocation' - Putin vows to fight 'terrorism' after Russian ambassador shot dead by policeman

Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting in an Ankara exhibition centre,

From TheJournal.ie 22-year-old assassin of Turkey's Russian ambassador was a policeman Andrey Karlov

22-year-old assassin of Turkey's Russian ambassador was a policeman

The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria.

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 Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities Foreign Aid

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities

Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.

From The42 'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race' Issue This post contains videos

'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'

Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was critical of the IAAF following the latest controversy relating to eligibility rules.

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.