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Turkey proposes bill aimed at managing large stray dog population. Critics say it's inhumane

Jul. 12, 2024 12:25 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party submitted to parliament Friday a controversial bill aimed at managing the country's large stray dog population. Critics are concerned that the proposed legislation will results in dogs being confined to cramped shelters...

A rapprochement between Syria and Turkey is on the table. Here's what it might mean for the region

Jul. 12, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

ANKARA (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Syrian President Bashar Assad have recently signaled that they are interested in restoring diplomatic ties that have been ruptured for more than a decade. Erdogan has said that he hopes to arrange a meeting with Assad soon...

Turkey's Erdogan renews push to restore ties with Syria that were severed over a decade ago

Jul. 07, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his willingness to restore ties with Syria and extended an “invitation” Sunday to bring back relations to "how they were in the past." Over 12 years ago, diplomatic ties between Ankara and Damascus were cut off...

Netherlands into Euro 2024 semifinal against England after beating Turkey

Jul. 06, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Netherlands dug deep to come from behind and beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday and book its place in the European Championship semifinals. An own goal from Mert Muldur in the 76th minute, only six after Stefan De Vrij canceled Samet Akaydin’s first-half header for...

UEFA suspends Turkey player Demiral for 2 games for making nationalistic gesture at Euro 2024

Jul. 05, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — UEFA's two-game ban of Turkey player Merih Demiral on Friday for a controversial hand gesture at the European Championship, an incident that led to a diplomatic row between Turkey and host nation Germany. The ban rules Demiral out of the quarterfinal against the...

Erdogan to attend Turkey-Netherlands Euro 2024 quarterfinal amid diplomatic row with host Germany

Jul. 04, 2024 08:29 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to travel to Berlin to attend the 2024 European Championship quarterfinal game between Turkey and the Netherlands, an official said Thursday, after a controversial gesture by a national team player ignited a diplomatic row between...

Leaders of Russia and China meet at a Central Asian summit in a show of deepening cooperation

Jul. 03, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping met Wednesday for the second time in as many months as they visited Kazakhstan for a session of an international group founded to counter Western alliances. Putin and Xi last got together in May when the Kremlin leader...

Turkey summons German ambassador to protest criticism of Demiral's goal celebration at Euro 2024

Jul. 03, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — A controversial gesture made by Turkey player Merih Demiral at soccer's European Championship has ignited a diplomatic brouhaha between the country and host nation Germany. Turkey summoned the German ambassador on Wednesday to protest German interior...

Turkey's president accuses opposition of stoking racism after anti-Syrian rioting erupts

Jul. 01, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused opposition parties of stoking xenophobia and racism on Monday, a day after residents in a neighborhood in central Turkey set Syrian-owned shops on fire. The rioting erupted in the Melikgazi region of central...

Impromptu LGBTQ+ protest in Istanbul after governor bans Pride march

Jun. 30, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A group of LGBTQ+ protesters held an impromptu demonstration in Istanbul on Sunday after the governor’s office banned an annual Pride March. A statement by the Istanbul governor’s office said that it wouldn't allow “various illegal groups” to hold the...