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Past articles by umut:

Turkey FM visit to Israel a sign relations are warming

Despite standoffs over Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands, Ankara and Tel Aviv are growing closer. → Read More

Why does Turkey oppose Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership?

Ankara says it will not open the alliance’s door to the two Nordic countries. Here is what you need to know. → Read More

Latest Abu Akleh killing updates: Palestine rejects Israeli probe

Riyad Mansour says Palestine won’t accept a probe by the ‘Israeli occupying authority’ into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine live news: Zelenskyy braces for ‘hard battle’

Ukraine leader says while the Russian threat to the capital Kyiv has receded, it is rising in the east. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine live news: Zelenskyy braces for ‘hard battle’

Ukraine leader says while the Russian threat to the capital Kyiv has receded, it is rising in the east. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine live news: Evacuations from Sumy, Irpin under way

Civilians attempt to escape Sumy and Irpin after Russia declares another ceasefire. → Read More

Turkish opposition parties promise return to parliamentary system

A plan signed by six opposition party leaders aims to entirely overhaul the existing executive presidential system. → Read More

Strike at BBC’s Istanbul bureau ends after deal reached

Dozen employees at the British broadcaster went on strike after it offered raises not in tune with rising inflation. → Read More

Pakistan sees highest number of COVID cases in two months: Live

India starts vaccinating teens; Qatar reports third COVID-19 wave and Kuwait issues travel warning for some EU states. → Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan to visit Northern Cyprus amid tensions with EU

Erdogan expected to underline his support for a two-state solution to the decades-old dispute on the divided island. → Read More

Israeli air strikes kill at least 33 people in Gaza City: Live

More Palestinians killed in Israeli raids on Gaza as PM Netanyahu vows to continue attacks ‘as long as necessary’. → Read More

Stranded ship in Suez Canal re-floated: Live news

The enormous container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal has been fully floated, Suez authorities say. → Read More

New strict social media measures enter into force in Turkey

Laws require social media giants to set up offices in Turkey and include penalties for not removing offending posts. → Read More

Nagorno-Karabakh battles rage for second day: Live news

Live coverage of the continuing fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the disputed Caucasus region. → Read More

Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes: Live news

Al Jazeera’s live coverage of the latest military escalation in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. → Read More

Protests in Turkey over brutal murder of young woman

Women hit the streets and take to social media after ex-partner reportedly confesses to killing Pinar Gultekin, 27. → Read More

Turkey turning Hagia Sophia back into mosque divides social media

Social media users express both approval and disappointment over decision to change UNESCO World Heritage Site's status. → Read More

Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder begins

Court to try Saudi suspects in absentia over killing of journalist in Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. → Read More

Why regional rivals Turkey and UAE are in war of words over Libya

Ankara and Abu Dhabi, who find themselves on opposing sides of many Middle East issues, now trade barbs over Libya war. → Read More

Turkey extends military service to prevent coronavirus spread

Ankara delays discharge of tens of thousands of soldiers for a month to stave off heavy travelling across country. → Read More