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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Turkey

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# 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.
# Erdogan
Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup
Turkish President Erdogan assured a crowd in Ankara that the parliament would approve the legislation, and that he would ratify it.
# Antalya
At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city
An official said it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause of the blast.
# stray cat strut
A stray cat crashed a live TV show but the presenter carried on like an absolute pro
“I’m a STAR! I’m on TOP! Somebody bring me some ham!” – this cat, probably.
# Syria
Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.
# turkish capital
Suicide bombers blow themselves up after being approached by Turkish police
The officers had called on the suspects to surrender, state media reported.
# crackdown
Turkey has arrested 32,000 people - and it's just the start
Around one in every 1,000 people in Turkey has been investigated in connection with the July coup.
# Billy Goats Rough
Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about
He’s also a big fan of his Turkish washing machine.
# migrant crisis
Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU
They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.
# War
Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists
At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.
# One Year On
"The picture did not change much" - father of drowned migrant toddler Aylan Kurdi speaks out
It’s one year today since a photo of Aylan’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach shocked the world.
# Dropped
Barcelona star Arda Turan axed from Turkey's squad
Among the fresh faces in a squad is teenage Manchester City forward Enes Unal.
# Turkey
Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria
Turkish tank units have crossed the Syrian border to clear the so-called Islamic State militant group from the Syrian border town of Jarabulus
# Turkey
Child as young as 12 carried out suicide bombing at wedding which killed 51
94 people were injured in the blast which occurred as the wedding was drawing to a close on Saturday evening.
# Attack
'Barbaric' bomb attack on Turkish wedding kills at least 50 people
It’s believed the perpetrator mixed with wedding guests before the blast. 50 people have been killed and 94 wounded.
# Explosion
Three killed, 120 injured in car bomb attack at Turkish police headquarters
The explosion happened in the garden of the four-storey building.
# Diplomatic Relations
Turkey demands answers after Swedish minister accuses country of legalising sex with children
They’re fighting with Austria, too.
# Not us
US says it was not involved in Turkey coup "full stop"
US ambassador John Bass said he was “deeply disturbed and offended by the accusations”.
# turkey coup
Erdogan withdraws thousands of lawsuits for 'insults against his person'
Recep Erdogan said he was inspired by feelings of unity that has followed the recent failed coup.
# failed coup
Turkey shuts down dozens of media organisations
Close to 1,700 officers have also been formally discharged from the military.
# Turkey
Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty
The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.
# crackdown
Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup
Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.
# Coup Attempt
Three-month state of emergency declared in Turkey
President Erdogan has vowed to hunt down those responsible for last week’s coup.
# Mass Arrests
Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt
Over 7,500 people have been detained so far in a massive legal crackdown.
# Coup Attempt
9,000 public servants sacked as Turkey considers death penalty over failed coup
The EU says Turkey’s accession would be blocked if it introduced the death penalty.
# parallel state
Turkey: Erdogan cries on national television as 6,000 are rounded up and arrested
It comes following Friday’s failed coup.
# Travel
Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt
The Department of Foreign Affairs said there has been serious disruption to public transport and air travel.
# Turkey
Turkey coup: 265 killed in clashes, almost 3,000 soldiers detained
Hundreds of people took to the streets to show their support for the country’s leader, clashing with armed forces.
# Explainer
Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?
Why is this happening? takes a look at the background.
# military takeover
Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest
The military said it has “completely taken over the administration of the country” but President Erdogan has urged people to take to the streets.
# scouts abroad
Irish teenager jumps 25 feet into river to save boy's life in Turkey
Scouts Sean Thompson and Millie Powell have been hailed as heroes after rescuing a 14-year-old.
# Controversy
'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans
Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack recently hit out at the controversial nationality rules that allow allegiance switches.
# triple bombing
Istanbul airport terror attack death toll rises to 41, with 239 injured
Thirteen foreign nationals are among the dead.
# Turkey
28 dead and 60 others injured in Istanbul airport blast - official says
Turkish news sources are reporting that three suicide bombers carried out the attack.
# forgiveness
Pope Francis says Christians should apologise to gay people
The pope was speaking after a trip to Armenia.
# Eastbound and down
Late Republic of Ireland goal sends Turkey crashing out
That’s for 1999 and big Tony Cascarino.
# turkish delight
Turkey keep qualification hopes alive but the Czechs are heading home
Despite losing their first two Euro 2016 games, Fatih Terim’s men are still in with a chance of reaching the knockout stages.