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# Turkey

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# Election
Anger as Turkish army reopens Cyprus resort that has turned into ghost town
The move threatened to further inflame tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey has been engaged in bitter maritime disputes with Greece and Cyprus.
# Armenia
'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'
Irish-Armenians are calling for the international community to intervene as deadly fighting continues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
# Istanbul
Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.
# Turkey
'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque
Turkish president Erdogan yesterday formally converted the museum back into a mosque
# Turkey
Murder trial of journalist Jamal Khashoggi begins in Turkey with Saudi suspects absent
Turkish prosecutors claim Saudi deputy intelligence chief and the royal court’s media czar led the operation.
# Hendek
41 people injured in explosion at fireworks factory in Turkey
Up to 200 people were inside the factory but most escaped unharmed.
# border problems
Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?
Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.
# Border
TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'
Turkey has claimed Greece is using live rounds against people at the border, saying three have been killed.
# syria civil war
Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border
Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.
# open borders
Refugees gather at borders as fighting between Syria and Turkey escalates
Turkey’s decision to ease border restrictions came amid a Russia-backed Syrian government offensive into a Syrian province.
# Idlib
At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.
# Idlib
UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.
# Turkey
Earthquake kills at least eight people in Turkey
At least 21 people have been injured.
# Turkey
Three people killed and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in Istanbul
Bad weather and high winds were reported in the area as the plane came in to land.
# Rescue Mission
33 rescue workers killed and dozens injured amid second Turkey avalanche
A huge team of rescue workers had been sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche.
# Turkey
120 people injured after plane skids down runway and breaks apart in Istanbul
The Transportation Ministry said there had been no deaths in what it called a “rough landing”.
Turkish earthquake rescue efforts continue as death toll reaches 31
Officials said at least 1,556 people were injured in Friday night’s quake.
# views
Storm Lorenzo, a shock court ruling, and microplastics: The most read articles on this year
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# Careful Now
'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas
Safefood said for 25% of people, this will be their first time cooking Christmas dinner.
# Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours
Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.
# Dublin Airport
Lisa Smith arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after returning to Ireland
She arrived at Dublin Airport shortly before 10.30am.
# Turkey
Lisa Smith and her daughter expected to return to Ireland this weekend
Depending on how quickly her case is processed by Turkish officials, she could land back in Ireland as soon as tomorrow.
# repatriated
Lisa Smith is expected back in Ireland by the end of this week
Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.
# Onwards
Late penalty secures win for France hours after clinching Euro 2020 spot
Olivier Giroud coverted the spot-kick that gave his side a 2-1 win over Moldova.
# Dáil
Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'
It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.
# Erdogan
'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey
President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.
# Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith expected back in Ireland as Turkey prepares to deport over 20 'foreign jihadists'
Lisa Smith and her child are currently in Turkey.
# James Le Mesurier
British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey
The precise details of James Le Mesurier’s death could not be confirmed.
# Turkey
Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'
Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.
# Explainer
Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?
Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.
# Genocide
'A grave mistake': Turkey rejects US recognition of Armenian genocide
The Armenians say the mass killings of their people from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide, a claim recognised by some 30 countries.
# White House
US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire
Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.
# foreign powers
Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria
Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.
# Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone
The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.
# Cease Fire
Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'
More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.
# Ceasefire
Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says
Pence spoke after he and other US officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed
Events in Syria appear to represent a major setback for the US and a major victory for Syria’s President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, writes Tom Clonan.
# Syria
Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds
The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.
# Syria
EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.
# Euro 2020
Giroud on target against Turkey but France forced to wait on Euro 2020 qualification spot
Olivier Giroud put France ahead at the Stade de France but Kaan Ayhan nodded in an equaliser.