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Football: Turkish midfielder makes Ligue 1 team of week

PARIS Lille midfielder Yusuf Yazici has been named to L'Equipe's Ligue 1 team of the week following his standout performance on Saturday. French sports daily L’Equipe announced the team of the...

Football: Results in top 5 European leagues

ANKARA Granada take the lead in Spain's La Liga, while Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool continue to top their respective leagues after the latest games over the weekend. In Spanish football league...

Turkish diver Sahika Ercumen breaks world record

ANKARA Turkish athlete Sahika Ercumen broke the world record in women's cave diving without fins on Monday. She dove 100 meters in the icy waters of Gilindire Cave in Turkey's southern...

Lewis Hamilton triumphs in Mexican Grand Prix

ISTANBUL Lewis Hamilton triumphed Sunday to win the Mexican Grand Prix, bringing him one step closer to a sixth career Formula One championship. The 18th race of the 2019 Formula 1...

Besiktas beat Galatasaray 1-0 in Istanbul derby

ANKARA Reigning champions Galatasaray lost to rival team Besiktas 1-0 in the top-tier Turkish football league on Sunday. Playing at Vodafone Park Stadium in Istanbul, the Black Eagles defeated the Lions...

Galatasaray beat Fenerbahce 83-64 in Basketball clash

ANKARA Galatasaray Doga Sigorta defeated Fenerbahce Beko 83-64 in derby game of Turkey's ING Basketball Super Lig match in Istanbul on Sunday. With this result, it was first loss for the...

Turkish teenage athlete wins gold medal in Serbia

ANKARA Turkey's Meryem Iyin won gold medal in Taekwondo Europe G1 tournaments in Serbia's capital Belgrade on Saturday. Iyin defeated her Serbian opponent 21-7 in the final match.

Whole Arsenal management decided to drop Ozil: Manager

ANKARA Turkish-born German midfielder Mesut Ozil was left out of the squad of the English football club Arsenal after a decision made by the management of the club, Arsenal manager...

Football: Fenerbahce back to high-scoring wins

ISTANBUL Fenerbahce defeated Konyaspor 5-1 at home on Saturday evening in the Turkish football league, marking their second 5-goal victory in the young season. Fenerbahce's goal-scorers were Garry Rodrigues (11'), Mathias...

Football: Leaders Alanyaspor drop points with 1-1 draw

ANKARA The Turkish football league's current leader Alanyaspor were limited to a 1-1 draw on Saturday in their away match with Gazisehir Gaziantep. Alanyaspor got the lead in the 33rd minute...

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Egypt’s opposition still seeking footing 7 years after coup

ANKARA Seven years after the military coup against the first democratically elected president, the Egyptian opposition appears to be a prisoner of the past without...

Europe unites against Israel’s West Bank annex plan

ANKARA Encouraged by US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month announced his government would formally annex...

Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey

DOHA Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country’s strategic relations with Turkey. "Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by...

Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

MOSCOW Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday. With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to...

Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

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