Two explosions shook a road junction in the center of the Turkish capital Ankara on Oct 10, causing many casualties including fatalities, ahead of a “peace” meeting
More than 80 dead in Ankara blasts

Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara kill at least 86 people, with the pro-Kurdish HDP party saying it was targeted.

Turkey’s most famous author talks about highs and lows, still having a bodyguard and finding inspiration for his new novel on the streets of Istanbul

From my hotel room in the centre of Istanbul, where I have come to interview Turkey’s best-known novelist, Orhan Pamuk, I look out at a huge, gaping hole. The opposite side of it forms a cliff perhaps 50 metres high. At the top is a row of slender town houses, built to accommodate poor Christian families in the mid-19th century. They teeter on the brink, their scale and form a world away from the shopping mall planned for the vast space beneath.

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