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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Mob Boss YouTube Star

Flamboyant Turkish mobster and YouTube sensation Sedat Peker apparently reached the limits of his government’s patience on Thursday, as Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu – a frequent target of Peker’s dirt-dishing videos – filed a lawsuit against him, prompting a warrant for his arrest from the Ankara public prosecutor’s office.

A photograph taken on May 26, 2021 in Istanbul shows on a mobile phone Sedat Peker speaking on his youtube channel. - Millions of Turks have been glued to their screens, watching a mobster tell wild stories about international drug smuggling, murders and the murky ties between politicians and the …

Turkish Hackers Accused of Cyber Attack on Cyprus Parliament

Cyprus has said that Turkish hackers attacked its parliament’s website last month. The Cypriot Digital Security Authority investigated the cyber attack, which took place on April 5th, and found that the source came from internet protocol (IP) addresses linked to a Turkish hacker group.

Teenage Hacker Girl Attacks Corporate Servers in Dark, Typing on Red Lit Laptop Keyboard. Room is Dark

Erdogan: Biden Has ‘Bloody Hands’ on Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of being a “terror state” and said U.S. President Joe Biden is “writing history with blood on his hands” for signing a recent arms deal with the Israelis.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pictured during a visit to Hungary earlier in November 2019

China Blames ‘Abrupt’ U.S. Withdrawal for Violence in Afghanistan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Sunday blamed the United States for the surge of violence in Afghanistan, including Saturday’s bombing massacre at a girls’ school in Kabul, because the U.S. was supposedly irresponsible to withdraw its forces so “abruptly” from Afghanistan after twenty years of deployment.

In this photograph taken on August 28, 2017, a US Marine looks on as Afghan National Army soldiers raise the Afghan National flag on an armed vehicle during a training exercise to deal with IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at the Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines …

Turkey Locks Down Citizens but Encourages Tourists to Roam

Foreign visitors will enjoy a “much more pleasant” experience visiting Turkish tourist sites over the next month while the nation endures a government-mandated coronavirus lockdown because the order has essentially freed up space at monuments for foreigners, Turkey’s tourism minister said Tuesday.

People Walk in front of the Hagia Sofia in Sultanahmet on April 24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. As peak tourism season approaches early booking figures and foreign demand suggest Turkey will reach a record of 40 million visitors in 2018. The tourism sector suffered big losses in 2016 due to …

Muslims Begin Second Ramadan of Pandemic Era

Muslims around the world are beginning to celebrate the second Ramadan holy month of the pandemic era, once again seeking to navigate different lockdowns and social distancing requirements in various countries, plus economic travails and factional conflicts exacerbated by the coronavirus.

People buy food on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Al-Zawiya market in Old Gaza on April 13, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Millions of Muslims around the world began observing the holy month of Ramadan amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)