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Turkey backs down on threat to expel foreign ambassadors

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has backed down from a threat to expel 10 ambassadors – including those from seven Nato allies – over their demands for the release of a prominent pro-democracy activist. In comm...

Turkey threatens to eject 10 western diplomats over support for activist

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The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said he has ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from western countries persona non grata for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. ...

UK could face Christmas turkey shortage, says specialist supplier

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The UK could face a “national shortage” of turkeys in the lead-up to Christmas brought on by a lack of labour following Brexit, the chair of a farming association has said. Kate Martin of the Traditional Farm-fresh Tu...

Turkey reinforces Iran border to block Afghan refugees

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Afghans who manage to make the weeks-long journey through Iran on foot to the Turkish border face a three-metre high wall, ditches or barbed wire as Turkish authorities step up efforts to block any refugee influx into...

Russian firefighting plane crashes in southern Turkey

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A firefighting plane from Russia crashed on Saturday in a mountainous area in southern Turkey, killing the eight crew members and emergency workers aboard, Russia’s defence ministry said. The ministry said five Russia...

Turkey flooding death toll reaches 38 as Erdoğan tours disaster zone

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The death toll from Turkey’s flash floods has risen to 38 as emergency crews searched for more victims and survivors in the devastated Black Sea region just as the country was gaining control over hundreds of wildfire...

Turkey flood deaths rise as fresh fires erupt on Greek island of Evia

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The death toll from flash floods in Turkey has reached 27 and fresh wildfires erupted on the ravaged Greek island of Evia, as southern Europe braces for more extreme weather events caused by human-made climate change....

Turkey floods: Heavy rains sweep away cars and leave villages without power

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Floods caused by heavy rainfall hit Turkey's northern coast on Wednesday, sweeping away cars and leaving villages without power. State broadcaster TRT Haber reported one person died in the Bartin province. The floodin...

Turkey battles fresh disaster as floods hit country’s north

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Heavy rains have triggered severe floods and mudslides in northern Turkey, killing at least one person and leaving others missing or injured, officials said. Helicopters scrambled to rescue people stranded on rooftops...

World weatherwatch: deadly Turkey wildfires rage on

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At least eight people have been killed and dozens are in hospital as a result of wildfires in southern Turkey caused by a heatwave in south-east Europe over the last week. Peoples’ homes burned down and authorities ev...

Turkey appeals for help to fight wildfires as heatwave continues

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Turkey has launched an international appeal for help in taming fires raging across the country that have killed eight people in recent days, as what has been described as one of the worst heatwaves in decades intensif...

Tourists evacuated from burning Med resorts as fires rage across southern Turkey – video report

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Holidaymakers have been evacuated from beaches by rescue boats in Turkey after wildfires threatened hotels is several resort towns.Six people have died and more than 500 needed hospital treatment in Turkey’s Mediterra...

Wildfires raging across southern Turkey force residents to flee – video

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Strong winds have fanned multiple wildfires in southern Turkey, killing at least three people and sending many others to hospital as homes burned down in the blazes. A wildfire that broke out on 28 July near the Medit...

Turkey says EU headscarf ruling ‘grants legitimacy to racism’

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Turkey’s cabinet ministers have criticised a European Union court’s decision to allow employers to ban headscarves from their workplaces, saying it is “a blow to the rights of Muslim women” and that it would “grant le...

UK food worker shortages push prices up and risk Christmas turkey supplies

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Food prices could rise by about 5% by the autumn – and turkeys and pigs in blankets could be in short supply this Christmas – as shortages of delivery drivers, abattoir staff and other workers drive up pay and other c...

EU proposal to fund Turkey border control could lead to Syrian refugees’ forced return

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A proposal for the EU to fund controls at Turkey’s eastern border is “really problematic” and could lead to refugees being forced back into Syria, Iran and Iraq, critics have warned. According to a leaked plan seen by...

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