Turkey

Turkish Government Seeks Extradition of Knicks Center Enes Kanter

Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking an arrest warrant and extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member in a terror organization with links to a cleric who tried to overthrow the government. According to ESPN, the government says Kanter has ties to Fethullah Gulen which was the group responsible for an […]

German Soccer Player Quits National Team Due to Racism

German Soccer Player Quits National Team Due to Racism

One German soccer player has quit the German National team citing racism as the key reason for his departure. Mesut Ozil is leaving the team after an enormous backlash from a photo the soccer star took with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The German athlete born to Turkish parents blames the media for the public […]

Turkey Blames ISIS for Bombing That Killed 50 at Wedding Ceremony

A day where family and friends gathered to celebrate the new union of two people came to a horrific end as a suspected suicide bombing ripped through a street in southeastern Turkey late last night [Saturday, August 20], killing at least 50 people, and wounding over 90. Over 200 guests piled into a street in the city […]

Second Bombing in Turkey Brings Death Toll to 6

The latest in Turkey today is the third in a string of fatal attacks targeting law enforcement and military officials in less than 24 hours. Believed to have been detonated by Kurdish militants, officials say the blast went off at around 1 p.m. local time in the Bitlis province’s Hizan District, targeting a military vehicle returning from […]

Multiple People Have Reportedly Been Wounded After Airport Explosions in Turkey

The Associated Press is reporting that two explosions have impacted at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, and multiple people have been wounded. Gunfire was also reported at the scene. Local television news reports have iterated that one of the explosions hit a control point at the airport’s international leg. In recent months, bombings have occurred […]

Man Has Been Trapped in A Turkish Airport For An Entire Year

369 days. That’s how long Syrian refugee, Fadi Mansour, has been trapped in Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The 28-year old law student fled Syria in 2012 when civil war broke out in hopes to seek refuge in Europe. After learning from a smuggler the easiest way to enter Europe was through Malaysia, Mansour took a leap of faith, which ultimately […]

Vice Journalist Released From Turkish Prison

A Vice news journalist, who was imprisoned in Turkey for 131 days, was released on bail, according to CNN after the organization tweeted about it on Tuesday. Mohammed Rasool along with two British journalists, Phil Pendlebury and Jake Hanrahan, were detained in August of last year. They were charged with “knowingly and willfully helping the […]

Tom Brady Dressed Up As A Turkey To Scare His Kids

Superstar New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is nicknamed the “golden boy” for a reason. With 4 Super Bowl championships, 2 league MVP awards, stats that put him the conversation for G.O.A.T., supermodel wife, GQ cover boy and a squeaky clean image off the field (minus deflate-gate), it is easy to see why #12 is […]