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# Turkey

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# NATO
Turkey's Erdogan warns Sweden on Nato membership after Koran burning
Turkey is one of only two Nato members not to have ratified Sweden and Finland’s plan to join the western alliance in to the Ukraine war.
Last year
2022
# Courts
Doctor who claims Turkey is using chemical weapons remains in jail
A militia claimed 17 of its fighters had died in Turkish chemical weapons attacks in northern Iraq.
# duzce
At least 50 people injured after magnitude-6.1 quake in Turkey
The shallow tremor struck in the early hours about 170 kilometres east of Istanbul.
# international
Scotland slip to defeat in Turkey, Germany beat Oman in low-key World Cup warm-up
ScotlandJohn McGinn gave the Scots hope of securing a draw.
# Attack
Suspect arrested after bomb kills six and wounds dozens more in Istanbul
The explosion took place on a popular thoroughfare lined with shops and restaurants that leads to the iconic Taksim Square.
# Istanbul
Six dead, 53 wounded in Istanbul explosion
The blast occurred in the well-known Istiklal shopping street.
# Black sea
Putin says Russia could leave Ukraine grain deal again if Kyiv 'violates' guarantees
The Russian president’s comments came hours after Russia said it was resuming its participation in the agreement.
# Explosion
Forty confirmed dead in coal mine blast in Turkey
The explosion occurred at 6.45pm at the state-owned TTK Amasra Muessese Mudurlugu mine in the town of Amasra.
# Miners
Dozens of miners trapped underground following blast in Turkey
A mining workers’ union estimated that some 100 workers were underground at the time of the blast.
# borders
Greece blocked over 150,000 migrants this year says migration minister
Charity groups have also accused Athens of illegally turning back migrants or forcing them over the border to Turkey.
# Turkey
Dele Alli departs Everton for season-long Besiktas loan
Alli, 26, is hoping to reignite his career.
# Take a Bow
Ireland seal qualification for EuroHockey Championships amid emphatic win over Turkey
Michelle Carey, Naomi Carroll and Katie McCee were among the scorers.
# Lviv
Zelenskyy rules out any 'peace' with Russia unless troops withdraw
Zelenskyy met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Erdogan today.
# Ukraine
UN chief to meet Ukraine, Turkey leaders in Lviv
The meeting will discuss ‘the need for a political solution to this conflict’, the UN said.
# food supplies
First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion sails through Istanbul
A team of 20 inspectors boarded the Razoni today for a mandated inspection of the ship, which is carrying 26,000 tonnes of maize.
# War
Turkey says first grain cargo could leave Ukraine port Monday
The deal to lift the blockade is aimed at easing a global food crisis that has seen prices soar in some of the world’s poorest countries.
# Security Council
Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto
Ireland became a member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and has responsibility for the Syria file.
# North Atlantic
Turkey lifts objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their long-held non-aligned status.
# Explainer
From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
Vote to make Ukraine an official candidate for the EU hailed as “defining moment” – but the journey has just begun.
# Attack
Cyber attacks interrupt visa applications at Irish embassy in Turkey
The embassy has warned that it cannot “effectively” respond to consular queries.
# Rebrand
Turkey officially changes name at United Nations
In addition to matching how the nation is spelled in Turkish, it will also distinguish the country from the bird of the same name.
# Ankara
Turkish government pushes for UN to recognise country as ‘Turkiye’
Turkish ministries have begun using Turkiye in official documents.
# Demands
Turkey’s Erdogan still against Finnish and Swedish Nato bids
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said meetings this week with Finnish and Swedish delegations had not been ‘at the expected level’.
# NATO
Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids
Turkey has long accused Nordic countries of harbouring extremist Kurdish groups.
# NATO
Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomes the requests.
# Turkey
Turkish court jails Erdogan critic Osman Kavala for life
Washington said it was “deeply troubled” by the “unjust” conviction.
# Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish court suspends trial of 26 Saudis accused of killing Jamal Khashoggi
The Washington Post columnist disappeared on 2 October 2018 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
# standstill
Istanbul airport shuts as rare snowstorm blankets parts of southeast Europe
The airport said this evening that service would not resume before 4am (1am Irish time).
All time
# Avian Influenza
Cases of bird flu detected among turkey flock in Co Monaghan
The highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 has already been confirmed in birds across the island this year.
# Belarus
Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.
# F1
Lewis Hamilton left furious in Turkey after surrendering lead to Max Verstappen
Valtteri Bottas took the chequered flag at a damp Istanbul Park ahead of Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc and Hamilton.
# Brexit
British Christmas meats ‘under threat amid shortage of butchers’
Priti Patel, the British Home Secretary, is said to be opposed to recruiting personnel from outside the UK to fill the workers gap.
# Erdogan
Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave
European leaders have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.
# fighting fire
EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight
Residents and tourists had to be evacuated as the holiday resorts of Antalya and Mugla were threatened by the blazes.
# Wildfires
Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.
# Turkey
Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.
# Refugees
EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders
The EU will hand over the funds to help the Turks look after the influx of people fleeing the Syrian conflict.
# Another Step Forward
Ramsey and Roberts on target as Wales close in on last-16 spot at Euros
Wales registered a 2-0 win over Turkey who have now lost both of their Group A matches without scoring.
Voices
A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.
# Late Drama
Besiktas win thrilling Turkish title race on goal difference
They edged out rivals Galatasaray by one goal in the narrowest of title triumphs.