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Turkey passes controversial bill tightening grip on social media [Video]

Turkey passes controversial bill tightening grip on social media

Under the new law, large social media companies have to comply with court orders over removal of certain content.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published
Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia [Video]

Erdogan joins thousands for first prayers at Hagia Sophia

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined huge crowds on Friday for the first prayers at Hagia Sophia in nine decades, sealing his ambition to restore Muslim worship at an ancient site long revered in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published
Erdogan joins thousands in first prayers at Hagia Sophia [Video]

Erdogan joins thousands in first prayers at Hagia Sophia

Inside Hagia Sophia, white curtains covered an image of Mary and Jesus which would have faced the worshippers. Officials have said the Christian frescoes and glittering mosaics adorning the cavernous..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published
Greece: "Day of mourning" for Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion [Video]

Greece: "Day of mourning" for Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion

Greek Orthodox Church 'mourns' Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion Churches around Greece were in "mourning" Friday as Muslim prayers were to be held at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul for the first time in..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 01:38Published
Turkey marks failed coup with drone light show [Video]

Turkey marks failed coup with drone light show

Some 200 drones lit up the sky in Istanbul late on Wednesday to mark the fourth anniversary of July 15, 2016 putsch, when rogue soldiers commandeered warplanes, tanks and helicopters, attacked..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published
Turkey reconverts Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque [Video]

Turkey reconverts Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque

President Erdogan declares iconic cultural site reopen to Muslim worship after a court ruling.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published
Hagia Sophia Museum: Court to rule if Istanbul landmark should be a mosque again [Video]

Hagia Sophia Museum: Court to rule if Istanbul landmark should be a mosque again

Hagia Sophia Museum: Court to rule if Istanbul landmark should be a mosque again

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:33Published
Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque [Video]

Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Turkey's highest court is set to decide the status of the Hagia Sophia, but experts say a legal ruling is only symbolic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vows to curb social media in Turkey [Video]

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vows to curb social media in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vows to curb social media in Turkey

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:46Published

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Turkey's Hagia Sophia holds first Muslim prayers since controversial conversion back into a mosque

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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands of worshippers at Hagia Sophia for the first prayers there since he declared the monument, revered by Christians and Muslims for almost 1,500 years, a..
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Greek Orthodox Church 'mourns' Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take part in the first prayers at Hagia Sophia since the Istanbul landmark was reconverted to a mosque, despite international condemnation.
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Condemnation from abroad as Erdogan converts Hagia Sophia into mosque

Turkey's top administrative court ruled to annul a 1934 decree that turned the historic Hagia Sophia into a museum.
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UNESCO 'deeply regrets' Turkey's conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has brushed aside international warnings not to change the status of the nearly 1,500-year-old monument that is revered by Christians and Muslims alike.
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Amnesty International leaders convicted on 'terrorist' charges as Turkish president targets critics

The trial of 11 human rights activists became a symbol of the crackdown on critics after the 2016 failed attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Trump 'bullied' Theresa May, called Angela Merkel 'stupid': officials

The US President reserved his "nasty" speech to female leaders, but was "inordinately solicitous" to strongmen like Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan.
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'Basis for ending the fighting': Russia, Turkey reach Syria cease-fire deal

Erdogan said he and Putin agreed to help Syrian refugees return to their homes.
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Locals fear new immigration crisis as Greece faces influx of migrants across Turkish border

Thousands of people are gathering along the 212-kilometre-long border between Turkey and Greece, after Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to allow refugees to travel to Europe.
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Concern for thousands of migrants 'exposed to the elements' along Turkish-Greek border

Thousands of people are gathering along the 212-kilometre-long border between Turkey and Greece, after Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to allow refugees to travel to Europe.
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Erdogan's demands are testing NATO's patience

The fact that Turkey is breaching Syria's territorial integrity somewhat undermines Ankara's claim that its sovereignty is under threat
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Donald Trump calls for Russia to stop backing Syrian 'atrocities'

US President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he was concerned about the violence in Syrian city Idlib.
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Erdogan vows to expel Syrian army from Idlib, US troops attacked

The Turkish leader's pledge was issued as US troops came under fire from Syrian government supporters.
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Turkish president Erdogan threatens to escalate fighting in Syria as thousands flee Idlib

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Syria following recent clashes.
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Turkish leader hits out at 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has visited the areas hardest hit by Friday's earthquake, decrying "negative" reports about the country being underprepared and rejecting offers of aid from..
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