Turkish imprisoned party chief goes on hunger strike

The head of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party has launched a hunger strike from prison, a news report said on Friday. “Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) chief Selahattin Demirtas began non intake of food on Friday in the maximum-security prison in western Turkey’s Edirne’’, the party said. It added that another HDP lawmaker Abdullah Zeydan, a fellow……

Turkey says negotiating with U.S. aviation authorities on electronics ban

Turkey is negotiating with international aviation authorities on easing the conditions of a ban barring passengers from carrying large carry-on electronics on U.S. and Britain-bound flights. Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan made this known on during an interview with broadcaster NTV on Friday The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday that passengers travelling……

Outstanding Performance: Ogenyi Onazi Shares Nickname With Basketball Legend

Nigeria’s Ogenyi Onazi has been nicknamed ‘Black Mamba’ by Trabzonspor fans to acknowledge his speed and agility in the heart of the midfield. Onazi joined Ersun Yanal’s side from Lazio in August and has played in almost every league game as they continue their push for an Europa League spot, which just three points behind Fenerbahce….

Turkey says EU exercising democracy selectively, wrong to stand by Netherlands

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the EU was exercising democratic values selectively and that it should not be standing by the Netherlands, which it accused of violating human rights and European values. Ankara has suspended high-level diplomatic relations after Dutch authorities prevented its ministers from speaking at rallies of expatriate Turks, worsening a row……

Customs intercept container of Tilapia fish from Turkey

The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has intercepted a 40ft container of frozen Tilapia fish valued at N22.1 million imported from Turkey. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Muhammad Jibrin, said this on Monday when he led newsmen to APM Terminals, Apapa, where the container was intercepted. Jibrin said that the container No:……

We’ll retaliate in the ‘harshest of ways’, Erdogan tells Netherlands after expulsion of minister

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has informed that his country will retaliate in the “harshest of ways” after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was barred from entering Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Erdogan said “Nazism is still widespread in the West” after the Netherlands joined other European countries worried about political tensions inside Turkey spilling beyond its…

Tension flares as Turkey accuses Germany of harbouring terrorists

Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan has come hard on Germany accusing it of ‘aiding and harbouring terror’ while also lashing out at the European power house over cancellation of ministers’ rallies. Ankara and Berlin are now said to be locked in acrimony over the cancellation of two Turkish ministers’ rallies in German towns, and the…

Turkey accuses Germany of providing succour to its “enemies”

Turkey accused Germany on Friday of scandalous behavior in cancelling rallies of Turkish citizens in two German towns. Rallies due to be addressed by Turkish ministers and said Berlin was providing “a shelter’’ for people committing crimes against Turkey. The comments by Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, who was scheduled to address a meeting in the……

Blast hits Turkey-backed Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, monitor says

A car bomb in a village near al-Bab in Syria struck Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State early on Friday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens more, a war monitor said. The Turkey-backed rebels on Thursday drove Islamic State from al-Bab, the jihadist group’s last significant stronghold in northwest Syria, along with two smaller……

Two suspected ISIS militants arrested by Turkish police

Turkish police have arrested two men planning attacks in Europe suspected to be ISIS militants after a 10-day police operation, local media reveals. The suspects identified as Mahamad Laban, 45, a Danish citizen, and Mohammed Tefik Saleh, 38, a Swedish citizen, according to the Anadolu Agency have received weapons and explosives training in Syria for…