Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad General Secretariat convenes under title ‘Raise your flag’

The General Secretariat of the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad held its fourth meeting on Friday in Istanbul, Turkiye, under the title “Raise your flag”. The meeting was attended by the chair of the Popular Conference, Munir Shafiq, Secretary-General Ahmed Muheisen, his deputy Hisham Abu Mahfouz and members of the General[…]

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Istanbul bombing: Syrians in Turkey fear more animosity after attack

INTERNATIONAL As Istanbul’s central shopping district of Taksim recovers from the weekend attack that killed six people and wounded dozens more, Turkey’s Syrian community finds itself in the spotlight, fearing a backlash. Turkish authorities have arrested Ahlam Albashir, a Syrian national the police say confessed to being trained by the armed wing of the Kurdistan[…]

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Turkey: Hundreds gather for anti-LGBTQ rally in Istanbul

INTERNATIONAL Hundreds of protesters gathered on Sunday for an anti-LGBTQ march in Istanbul, a city where pro-LGBTQ demonstrations have been banned for years. Religious, conservative and far-right groups organised the protest in the Fatih neighbourhood against what they claim is an increasing threat to traditional values in Turkey posed by[…]

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Turkey: Coronavirus genome sequenced in Istanbul

Turkish researchers have sequenced the genome of the novel coronavirus isolated from four patients, the head of the project said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. Dr. Sadrettin Pence, the vice-rector of Istanbul Medeniyet University, told Anadolu Agency the genomes were sequenced using the latest sequencing platforms. The novel coronavirus gene[…]

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Plane skids off Istanbul runway, 3 dead, 179 injured

A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179 more. Passengers had to scramble through the split fuselage to escape. The aircraft, operated by Pegasus Airlines, was arriving at Istanbul’s Sabiha[…]

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