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Eurovision Is a Threat to the Traditional Family: Erdogan

Turkey's president slams competition for, he claims, encouraging 'gender neutralization'

(Newser) - Turkey's president took a swipe at the Eurovision Song Contest on Monday, accusing the annual event of allegedly encouraging "gender neutralization" and threatening the traditional family, the AP reports. It was an apparent reference to Swiss singer Nemo who won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest earlier this month...

Report: Museum Curator Busted With 1.5K Dead Spiders, Scorpions

American Museum of Natural History's Lorenzo Prendini was detained at the airport in Istanbul

(Newser) - A curator at the American Museum of Natural History was detained in Istanbul while allegedly attempting to smuggle spider and scorpion samples, Turkish media reported. The curator said he had permits from the government to conduct his research. Lorenzo Prendini, an expert on arachnids at the New York-based museum, was...

Another Boeing Plane Grabs Headlines, This Time in Istanbul

Front landing gear failed to open on one of its 767s

(Newser) - Boeing's string of unfortunate headlines continued Wednesday with the news that one of its cargo planes had to make an emergency landing after its front landing gear failed to open. The Boeing 767 aircraft, which was operated by FedEx, had departed Paris en route to Istanbul; upon approach, it...

Turkey Saves 174 in Cable Cars
174 Rescued From Cable Cars

174 Rescued From Cable Cars

One person was killed when a pod hit a pole and passengers fell out in Turkey

(Newser) - The last of 174 people stranded in cable cars high above a mountain in southern Turkey were brought to safety Saturday, nearly 23 hours after one pod hit a pole and burst open, killing one person and injuring seven when they plummeted to the rocks below. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya...

Landslide 'Swallows' Miners in Turkey
Landslide 'Swallows'
Gold Miners

Landslide 'Swallows' Gold Miners

Activists have tried to shut down the open pit gold mine before

(Newser) - A landslide hit a gold mine in Turkey on Tuesday, trapping nine miners. Hundreds of rescue workers were searching for the miners, whom the Guardian describes as being "swallowed" by a "cyanide-laced landslide"—the chemical compound is in the ground in the area because it's used...

Sweden Moves Big Step Closer to NATO Membership
Turkey Lifts Hurdle to
Sweden's NATO Membership

Turkey Lifts Hurdle to Sweden's NATO Membership

Hungary is now the only holdout

(Newser) - Turkish legislators on Tuesday endorsed Sweden's membership in NATO, lifting a major hurdle on the previously nonaligned country's entry into the military alliance. The legislators ratified Sweden's accession protocol by 287 votes to 55, with four abstentions. The ratification will come into effect after its publication in...

Turkey Will Help Limit War, Blinken Says After Erdogan Talk

Diplomat hears another call for an Israel-Hamas cease-fire

(Newser) - Back in the Middle East, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday that the region's nations need to use their clout to keep the Israel-Hamas war from spreading and the fighting becoming "an endless cycle of violence." It's in their self-interest, he said, per Reuters...

Punch Cancels All Professional Soccer in Turkey

Faruk Koca, president of Super Lig club MKE Ankaragucu, arrested for assault on referee

(Newser) - The Turkish Football Federation has suspended play across its five professional leagues after the president of a top-tier soccer club punched a referee in the face. Chaos erupted Monday as MKE Ankaragucu drew Caykur Rizespor in a Super Lig match in Ankara, with Rizespor evening the score in the seventh...

Man Said to Be 4th ISIS 'Beatle' Arrested at UK Airport
Alleged ISIS 'Beatle'
Sentenced in UK

Alleged ISIS 'Beatle' Sentenced in UK

Aine Davis was arrested at a UK airport after he finished a 7-year sentence in Turkey

(Newser) - A man suspected of being the fourth member of the ISIS "Beatles" kidnap gang has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the UK for terror-related offenses. Aine Davis, 39, spent seven years in prison in Turkey for being a member of the extremist group and was arrested...

Here's Why the FBI Seized NYC Mayor's Phones

Sources say federal authorities are looking into Eric Adams' text messages with Turkey, FDNY

(Newser) - Sources tell media outlets including CBS New York and ABC 7 New York that federal authorities who stopped New York City Mayor Eric Adams on the street and seized his mobile devices last week are interested in alleged text messages between Adams, a Turkish government official, and then-FDNY Commissioner Daniel...

FBI Investigates Alleged Illegal Donations to NYC Mayor

Investigation centers on alleged ties between Eric Adams' 2021 campaign and Turkey

(Newser) - The home of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' chief fundraiser was raided Thursday as part of a public corruption probe seeking to determine whether the mayor's 2021 election campaign conspired with Turkey's government to receive illegal foreign donations, according to the New York Times . A search warrant...

Another War Is Brewing in the World
A Day Into Military Assault,
Victory Is Declared

A Day Into Military Assault, Victory Is Declared

Ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh agree to ceasefire after Azerbaijan's major gains: report

(Newser) - One day into its military assault on the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan has declared victory. The region's ethnic Armenian leadership agreed to a ceasefire early Wednesday after Azerbaijani forces "made major advances" in the region whose estimated 100,000 Armenian residents have long maintained autonomy from Azerbaijan,...

Rescued Caver Speaks Out
Rescued Caver Speaks Out

Rescued Caver Speaks Out

Mark Dickey is looking forward to getting back in a cave after harrowing ordeal in Turkey

(Newser) - The American cave researcher rescued after becoming seriously ill while deep, deep underground is out of the hospital and hoping to return to caving soon, he tells NPR . "It's great to be above ground and mobile," 40-year-old Mark Dickey said in an interview from Ankara, Turkey. Doctors...

Turkey's 24-Year Quest to Join EU May Be Ending

Erdogan suggests nation may split with European Union after accusations of 'democratic backsliding'

(Newser) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that Turkey may part ways with the European Union, implying that the country is thinking about ending its bid to join the 27-nation bloc. "The EU is making efforts to sever ties with Turkey," he told reporters before departing for the 78th...

After Trickiest of Rescues, US Caver Is Safe

Mark Dickey is back above ground after getting sick in Turkey cave

(Newser) - After what organizers say was one of the biggest and most complicated underground rescues of all time, US cave explorer Mark Dickey was brought back to the surface safely early Tuesday local time. Dickey, 40, fell ill while mapping unknown pathways in a cavern in Turkey more than a week...

Crypto Founder's Sentence: 11,196 Years in Prison

Faruk Fatih Ozer receives a very, very long sentence in Turkey over collapsed exchange

(Newser) - Cryptocurrency is often linked to some mind-boggling numbers . Here is one more: 11,196. That is how many years the founder of a failed cryptocurrency exchange has been sentenced to serve in a Turkish prison, reports the Wall Street Journal . Faruk Fatih Ozer received the 11-millenia term over the collapse...

Disaster Strikes for US Cave Explorer

150 people work to free scientist Mark Dickey, who fell ill deep inside Turkey's Morca Cave

(Newser) - Crews are desperately working to save an American cave explorer stuck some 4,000 feet underground in Turkey's third-deepest cavern. Mark Dickey, 40, a cave scientist and rescuer himself, was part of a team of 15 explorers who ventured into the Morca Cave in the remote Taurus mountain belt...

Bust in Massachusetts Museum May Be a Stolen Antiquity

2nd statue allegedly stolen from Turkey is seized by NY authorities

(Newser) - A bronze bust believed to depict the daughter of an ancient Roman emperor has been seized from an art museum in Massachusetts by New York authorities investigating antiquities stolen from Turkey, per the AP . The seizure is the latest in an ongoing investigation into a smuggling network involving objects looted...

Putin: It's a No for Me on Ukraine Grain Deal

After Turkey talks, Russian leader says he could commit to deal 'within days' if his demands are met

(Newser) - Earlier Monday, Vladimir Putin had said he was "open to negotiations" on reviving an agreement that would allow Ukraine to export grain and other commodities through Black Sea ports. Those negotiations are now apparently over, at least for now, and the answer from the Russian leader is a no,...

Turkey Reverses Course, Will Let Sweden Join NATO

Turkish President Erdogan now wants his nation to be allowed to join the EU

(Newser) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has relented and agreed to allow Sweden join NATO. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made the announcement after talks with Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on the eve of a NATO summit in Lithuania, per the AP . Sweden's NATO accession has been held...

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