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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Turkey

All time
# what did you say
Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'
Merkel’s office rejected the comparison as “absurd and out of place”.
# the white helmets
US immigration reportedly 'bars' Syrian cinematographer from travelling to the Oscars
The filmmaker said he had received a US visa but his passport wasn’t accepted.
# Esra Uyrun
Renewed appeal for missing woman whose car was found on Bray promenade
It is now six years since the 34-year-old mother went missing from her home in Clondalkin.
# the face of hatred
This photo of an assassination is the controversial winner of the World Press Photo award
As bullets started to fly, Burhan Ozbilici captured the image of the gunman standing over his victim.
# Friendly fire
Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers
Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.
# Terrorism
Turkish police detain 400 suspected members of Islamic State
Some of the people detained are suspected of planning attacks.
# Istanbul
All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital
It is believed that the man is a patient at the hospital’s psychiatric unit.
# failed coup
Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey
The British Prime Minister is seeking to boost trade with the country post-Brexit.
# world is bigger than five
Lindsay Lohan is hanging around with the President of Turkey, and people are deeply confused
Er, what?
# Syrian Conflict
"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump
The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.
# Reina Nightclub
Istanbul nightclub attack: Gunman 'confesses' to crime
The alleged gunman was detained by authorities late last night.
# miami air
Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland
The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.
# migrant crisis
The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016
Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.
# Terror Attack
'This psychopath is going to kill us': How people survived the Istanbul nightclub massacre
People hid in bathrooms, and even a freezer, to avoid the gunman.
# Izmir
Two attackers killed after car bomb explodes near Turkish courthouse
A policeman and court worker were also killed in the blast, according to local media reports.
# new year's attack
Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister
Mevlut Cavusoglu did not name the attacker or give any further details.
# islamic state
'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack
CCTV footage of the suspected attacker has now been been released.
# islamic state
Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub
The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
# travel advice
Irish people in Istanbul advised to 'avoid crowded areas and exercise extreme caution'
It follows a shooting at a nightclub last night.
# Istanbul
Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations
Irish citizens in Istanbul are advised “to remain very vigilant” and to avoid crowded areas, especially “those frequented by foreigners”.
# Shelling
Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire
Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.
# War
Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.
# NOM NOM NOM
Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?
Turkey, ham, brussel sprouts, stuffing … get it in.
# Peace Talks
Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'
The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.
Poll: What's the best part of Christmas dinner?
So much to choose from.
# Fun
Bosco shares favourite Christmas food, songs and a special message for all the boys and girls
Bosco loves turkey, but knows a very smelly one that wouldn’t be tasty.
# Best Laid Plans
Panicking about Christmas dinner? These recipes for turkey and two tasty side dishes could be a lifesaver
The shops are still open – these simple recipes could yet save Christmas!
# Syria
Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive
The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.
# Syrian civil war
It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins
The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.
# Bana al-Abed
"I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo
Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.
# Ankara
'A provocation' - Putin vows to fight 'terrorism' after Russian ambassador shot dead by policeman
Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting in an Ankara exhibition centre,
# Andrey Karlov
22-year-old assassin of Turkey's Russian ambassador was a policeman
The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria.
# Kayseri
Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey
Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.
# Foreign aid
Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities
Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.
# issue
'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'
Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was critical of the IAAF following the latest controversy relating to eligibility rules.
# Bosphorus
Turkey mourns after twin Istanbul bombings kill 29
Twenty-seven of those killed were police and two were civilians.
# Electrical fault
Teacher and 11 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in Turkey after emergency escape locked
The schoolgirls, from Aladag on Turkey’s southern coast, are said to be 14 or under.
# Sexual Assault
After angry backlash, Turkey backs down on bill that could overturn child-sex convictions
Critics said that the proposed bill “legitimised rape”.
# Sexual Assault
Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim
The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child marriages and any criticism is a crude distortion of its aim.
# Press Freedom
'We will not surrender': Outrage as editor of Turkish newspaper arrested
Murat Sabuncu has been accused of “legitimising” the attempted putsch earlier this year.