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One dead, scores stranded, in cable car accident in Turkey

One person was killed and seven injured Friday when a cable car pod in southern Turkey hit a pole and burst open, sending the passengers plummeting to the mountainside below, officials and local media said. Scores of other people were left stranded late into the night after the entire cable car system came to a standstill.

Migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s coast, killing at least 20 people

A rubber dinghy carrying migrants sank off Turkey's northern Aegean coast on Friday, killing at least 20 people, officials said.

Turkish coast guard personnel rescued two migrants from the sea off the town of Eceabat in Canakkale province, while two others were able to reach the shore by themselves, Governor Ilhami Aktas said.

17 people detained after attack at Istanbul election campaign event, official says

Turkish authorities detained 17 people in connection with an attack at an Istanbul campaign event for upcoming municipal elections, Turkey 's interior minister said Sunday.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya provided no details on the assailants' affiliation or motive for the attack that critically injured a woman.

Turkey says it’s ready to open consulate in city that Azerbaijan took from Armenian forces

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country is ready to open a consulate in Shusha, a city that Azerbaijan took from Armenian forces in a war in 2020.

Erdogan made the comment during a visit to Azerbaijan at the start of his third term in office following presidential elections last month.

Turkish Presidency Vote Goes to Run-Off as Outright Win Eludes Erdogan

Supporters wave flags and banners as Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes an address at the Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in Ankara early on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Necati Savas

The third candidate, nationalist Sinan Ogan, received a surprising 5.2 per cent of the votes.