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Erdogan inaugurates landmark mosque in Istanbul’s Taksim Square

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated an imposing and controversial new mosque in central Taksim Square in Istanbul. The opening fulfilled a long-held ambition by various governments since the 1950s to build a mosque in the square, often thought

Imran Abbas meets Ertugrul’s Aliyar Bey in Turkey

ISTANBUL: Pakistani actor and former model Imran Abbas has met Turkish actor Cem Uçan over a game of pool during his visit to Turkey. Actor Cem Uçan who essayed the role of Aliyar Bey in Dirilis: Ertugrul turned to his

5.7 magnitudes earthquake rocks Turkish commercial capital

ISTANBUL: An earthquake has jolted Turkey s largest city Istanbul on Thursday, forcing 44 residents to evacuate buildings. The earthquake originated in the city of Silivri in Istanbul province, Istanbul’s Bogazici University Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said, the earthquake