Turkey

Thousands rally in Turkey to demand end of violence against women

Women in several cities call government to not withdraw from landmark treaty key to combating rising domestic violence.

Thousands rally in Turkey to demand end of violence against women

AJ Impact

Cash crunch: Foreign banks fail to close Turkish lira trades

Foreign banks were unable to meet lira obligations as borrowing costs exceeded 1,000% for offshore investors: Sources.

Cash crunch: Foreign banks fail to close Turkish lira trades

Opinion

Turkey's foreign policy and the myth of neo-Ottomanism

Contrary to what many observers believe, Turkey's foreign policy is not expansionist. It is defensive and pragmatic.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

AJ Impact

Cash crunch sends Turkish lira offshore borrowing rate to 1,000%

The overnight swaps rate was the highest since March 2019.

Cash crunch sends Turkish lira offshore borrowing rate to 1,000%

AJ Impact

Cyprus says Putin to help defuse East Med tensions with Turkey

Cypriot gov't official said Russia's Putin made the promise in a 45-minute telephone chat with the Cypriot president.

Cyprus says Putin to help defuse East Med tensions with Turkey

United Nations

More than 100 civilians killed in Libya between April and June

UN Support Mission in Libya says most of the casualties were in Libya's western region and caused by Haftar's forces.

More than 100 civilians killed in Libya between April and June

Turkey

Turkey passes controversial bill tightening grip on social media

Under the new law, large social media companies have to comply with court orders over removal of certain content.

Turkey passes controversial bill tightening grip on social media

AJ Impact

Lebanon's electricity problems are poised to become much worse

Delinquent payments and a lack of hard currency to buy fuel oil for state power plants could trigger more outages.

 Lebanon's electricity problems are poised to become much worse

France

Turkey pauses energy-exploration research in east Mediterranean

Turkey says it is 'ready to discuss' with Greece as it temporarily suspends oil and gas exploration surveys.

Turkey pauses energy-exploration research in east Mediterranean

NewsFeed

Hagia Sophia holds first Muslim prayers in 86 years

Istanbul's historic Hagia Sophia hosts first Friday Muslim prayers in 86 years after being converted back into a mosque.

Turkey

Turkey and Greece in war of words over Hagia Sophia

Relations between Ankara and Athens have been uneasy in recent months and tensions have increased over Hagia Sophia.

Turkey and Greece in war of words over Hagia Sophia

Libya

US military claims Russia sending military equipment to Libya

Russia sending weapons to support fighters loyal to Haftar in breach of an arms embargo, says US military.

US military claims Russia sending military equipment to Libya

Turkey

In Pictures: Hagia Sophia opens as mosque for Muslim prayers

Thousands, including many who travelled from across Turkey, performed prayers in segregated areas outside Hagia Sophia.

In Pictures: Hagia Sophia opens as mosque for Muslim prayers

Turkey

Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

Turkish president joins hundreds of worshippers after iconic Istanbul landmark's controversial reconversion into mosque.

Europe

Macron slams Turkey's 'violation' of Greek, Cypriot sovereignty

The French president's remarks refer to Turkey's plans for energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Macron slams Turkey's 'violation' of Greek, Cypriot sovereignty