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FBI investigating brutal murder of US-born journalist and her Syrian mother whom Turkish authorities say 'were killed by a hit man hired by the Assad government to assassinate them'
Orouba Barakat, 60, and Halla Barakat, 23 – both of whom were active in the Syrian opposition against the Assad government - were found dead on September 21 in Istanbul.
Robert Mueller investigates Mike Flynn over involvement in documentary about exiled cleric accused by Turkey's president of orchestrating failed 2016 coup
Former national security adviser Mike Flynn (left) is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for his work on an unfinished documentary film financed by a Turkish businessman.
'Bringing peace to the mess in the Middle East': Trump promises Turkey that the US will drop support for Syrian Kurds
President Donald Trump has told Turkey's president that the United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Reality TV star Jeremy McConnell is led away in handcuffs to begin 18 weeks behind bars after he skipped community service to fly to Turkey for hair and beard transplant
McConnell was hauled in front of Cardiff magistrates for failing to comply with a community order he was given in August after being found guilty of assaulting his ex partner Stephanie Davis.
'He doesn't seem that bothered': Jeremy McConnell could be JAILED after ditching community service to get hair transplant
The 27-year-old Irish model will appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court on Thursday after failing to appear at his community service, instead flying to Turkey to get a hair transplant.
Shocking moment out-of-control BUS suddenly launches into a car queuing at a toll gate - then passengers clamber out uninjured
A group of bus passengers have narrowly escaped serious injury after the bus they were traveling on went careering into two parked cars at a tollbooth in Istanbul, Turkey
Residents on Lesbos went on strike today over claims European migrant policies have turned the Greek island into a 'prison' for refugees escaping conflict in the Middle East.
RUFF rider! Daredevil Jack Russell proves he's a real petrol-head by flying along on his owner's Honda superbike
Maylo the five-year-old Jack Russell sits proudly on the petrol tank of the Yamaha racing bike every time his owner Emre Gürsoy goes out for a ride in Turkey.
NATO head forced to apologise to Turkey after soldiers on joint exercise use pictures of president Erdogan and founder Ataturk as 'enemies'
NATO's secretary-general has apologised to Turkey over military exercises during which president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk (both pictured) were 'enemies'.
Incredibly well-preserved 3,000-year-old castle belonging to the mystery Urartu civilisation is found at the bottom of the biggest lake in Turkey
Experts have uncovered stone fortifications protected from the ravages of time by the alkaline waters of Lake Van, which are believed to have been built by the Urartu civilisation.
Turkish singing sensation who's been a star for decades puts her amazingly youthful looks down to eating KEBABS - but can you guess how old she is?
Turkish singer Ajda Pekkan?known to her fans as 'Superstar' has a career spanning decades, but maintains an incredibly youthful face and body despite her advancing years.
Lost Bronze Age cities in Turkey are pinpointed using stories of ancient trade deals engraved in 3,700-year-old clay tablets?
Mapped trade routes created by Harvard University researchers based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, place Assyrian hubs hundreds of miles from previous estimates.
An arcade gamer in Turkey almost got more than he bargained for after unearthing a live cat inside a cuddly toy claw machine. The cat is rudely awakened but is quick to bat away the claw.
The great ISIS exodus: Investigation reveals 250 fighters and 3,500 of their family members were driven out of Raqqa in coalition deal and are now 'spreading across Syria and beyond'
An investigation by the BBC has found that members of Islamic State managed to escape Raqqa following four months of fighting that left the Syrian city t war-torn and ravaged.
British ambulance driver, 53, held in Turkish jail for smuggling precious coins won Gladiator-style fight against inmate called The Executioner who looked like 'Satan in a T-shirt'?
Toby Robyns, 53, an ambulance driver from West Sussex, has recalled 45 days of horror he suffered inside a notorious Turkish jail after being accused of smuggling artifacts.
Disgraced Trump adviser Michael Flynn probed over plot to kidnap cleric and render him to Turkey for $15 million -?then secretly do Turkey's bidding in the White House
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing a plot for Michael Flynn and his son to kidnap a cleric living in the U.S. and deliver him to the Turkish government.
4,000-year-old marriage contract found in Turkey contains the first known mention of infertility and says a female SLAVE should be used as a surrogate
The tablet, found by archaeologists in central Turkey, stipulates the hired slave, known as a?hierodule,?be freed after the birth of the first boy.
ISIS suspect is among four arrested in Turkey 'after posting a video showing him shooting dead his own brother on the orders of the terror group'?
Abdulkhaleq Abdulqader Ali was arrested in?Kayseri, Turkey earlier today. It has not been confirmed what he has been charged with.
Katie Price jets back to Turkey for ANOTHER dental procedure... after she was mocked by fans for being unable to speak through her veneers
The mother-of-five, 39, kept casual in a baggy jumper and leggings as she made her way through the airport - flashing her almost-finished pearly whites at cameras.
Zara shoppers find messages from workers hidden in clothes saying: 'I made this item but didn't get paid for it' in stores across Turkey
Customers at the fashion giant's Istanbul store have found unusual tags in their clothes, said to be complaints from Turkish workers owed money by the company after their factory closed overnight.
'He wants to look the best he can': Jeremy McConnell shows off shocking blood-stained face after undergoing hair and beard transplant in Turkey
Shocking pictures have revealed Jeremy McConnell's blood-stained face after he underwent a hair and beard transplant when he was on holiday with pals in Turkey.
Authorities missed 14 opportunities to stop children being abused in rural Somerset despite two teenagers having abortions after being groomed by Turkish men at their barber shop
Mehmet Citak (right), then 34, and Ahmet Kurtyemez (left), then 29 were jailed last year after being convicted for rape and sexual offences against six children aged 14 and 15.
Katie Price leaves same Turkish dental clinic as Love Island's Mike Thalassitis following Chris Hughes drama... after POSTPONING her one-woman tour amid kidnap threats to son Harvey
Katie Price was casually clad in a baby blue tracksuit as she emerged from?Dental Centre Turkey after having a new set of teeth fitted on Wednesday.
Jeremy McConnell shares string of cosy Instagram posts with mystery woman in Turkey... after bragging he had 'coke in his villa' and risking 24 years in prison
The reality star, 27, took to his Instagram to share a cosy selfie with the pretty brunette - before posting a playful video of the pair dancing in his hotel room.
Recovering addict Jeremy McConnell brags about having 'coke in his villa' risking 24 years in a Turkish prison... days after he was seen with lines of suspicious white powder in Cardiff
In the clip, the Dubliner can be seen in a rust-coloured T-shirt, showcasing his intricate tattoos as he addressed his prohibited stash.
Katie Price leaves Kieran Hayler at home to celebrate Halloween with the kids as she jets to Turkey to get her teeth done... after blasting claims they are getting back together
The former glamour model, 39, took to Instagram to share her excitement about her 'new smile', while her estranged husband shared spooky selfies with Jett, 4, and Bunny, three.
Chloe Khan slips her cosmetically enhanced assets into racy monochrome thong bikini as she enjoys sun-soaked holiday in Turkey
Chloe, now known by the surname Khan but born Chloe Heald, continued to covet attention by flaunting her cosmetically enhanced body on Instagram on Monday.
Newly-bleach blonde Lindsay Lohan shows off remarkably smooth complexion at Turkish film festival... as she proudly attributes fresh face to 'healthy eating and working out a lot'
The 31-year-old Mean Girls beauty was not only only wowing with her gown but also turning heads with her visage, as she displayed an incredibly smooth complexion
UK holidaymakers are suing Thomson Holidays over complaints of 'salmonella and gastroenteritis' contracted while staying at the four-star Pegasos Royal Hotel in Turkey.
GCHQ warns about 'Bad Rabbit' cyber attack sweeping through Europe as it emerges the malware's code is filled with Game of Thrones references?
Affected users are told their computer and data has been encrypted, and asked to fork over ￡210 in anonymous current Bitcoin in order to unlock it.
Turkish father livestreams his suicide on Facebook because his daughter chose to marry without his approval
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Ayhan Uzun, from Kayseri, Turkey, can be seen speaking to the camera and unleashing a tirade of abuse against his family before putting a handgun to his head.
Fresh cyber attack hits computers across Europe as 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware spreads to Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany
A ransomware virus dubbed 'Bad Rabbit' has caused computers across Europe to lock up, with users told to hand over ￡210 in anonymous currency Bitcoin or face losing their data.
Love is in the air! Man arranges for a DRONE to deliver engagement ring to restaurant where he and his girlfriend are dining so he can propose
The romantic groom-to-be swept his girlfriend off her feet with his enterprising use of technology in the surprise gesture made at an outdoor venue thought to be in Turkey.
Is this the world’s oldest toy car? 5,000-year-old earthenware chariot is found among a treasure trove of relics in a child’s grave in Turkey?
The little chair on wheels, made from earthenware, was found during an excavation of the ancient city of Sogmatar, in the south-east of the country.
Passengers scream in horror as a wing leaking fuel is doused by firefighters just moments before their packed passenger jet takes off?
This is the moment passengers on board a plane leaking jet fuel screamed in horror after emergency services were forced to douse the aircraft - just moments before it was due to take off.
Shocking footage shows brawl erupt on plane: Man is restrained by cabin crew and other passengers 'after swearing loudly and PUNCHING his female travel companion'?
A man was detained by airline staff and fellow passengers during a journey from Turkey's Antalya Province to the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan.
I said I need a TOW, not a TOE! Man clings to the bonnet of a car as he uses his feet to push broken-down vehicle in front
The incident was filmed earlier this month near central Turkey's Erciyes University as the men involved in the innovative tow headed toward the town of Talas in the Kayseri province.
Turkish troops take part in joint mission with Russian and Iranian forces in Syria as relationship between Erdogan and the US continues to weaken
Turkish President Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey was conducting a 'serious operation' in Syria with rebel groups it supports, as part of a 'de-escalation' deal with Russia and Iran.
The Only Way Is Essex: Casually-clad Yazmin Oukhellou continues to show off the results of her surgery at Diwali party... as co-star Bobby Norris debuts new nose on Instagram
The beauty put her nose job on display as she headed to Sugar Hut in Brentwood, Essex as her pal showed off the results of his surgery on Instagram on Wednesday.
Filmed using his GoPro, Kjartan Gudmundsson said he was completely unaware of what was happening at first, as he made his rapid descent off the coast of Oludeniz, Turkey.
It's a snooze conference! Turkey’s President Erdogan appears to keep falling asleep during press briefing with Ukrainian leader
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could also be seen yawning as his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko spoke to reporters in Kiev.
Father-of-five, 52, who was locked in a Turkish jail after he found 12 old coins while diving on holiday returns home to Britain two months after his arrest
Father-of-five Toby Robyns (pictured), 52, is home safe and sound after a terrifying six-weeks in a Turkish jail over 12 'treasure' coins he found while snorkelling on holiday there.
Turkey jails 40 people for LIFE for plotting to assassinate President Erdogan at a luxury hotel during last year's failed coup
The president was staying in the holiday resort of Marmaris in Turkey when it came under attack in July 2016. Now 40 people have been jailed for plotting to kill him in the failed attempted coup.
Has Santa's tomb been found? Undisturbed 1,700-year-old crypt of St Nicholas may be buried under an ancient church in Turkey
Researchers say they have found signs of what is likely to be the undisturbed tomb of the original Santa Claus beneath St Nicholas Church (pictured) in Demre, southern Turkey.
Zayn Malik fans go into meltdown over a Turkish actor who is the spitting image of the pop heartthrob… so can YOU see the resemblance?
Fans have pointed out the similarities between former One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik and a Turkish actor who stars in the country's answer to the smash hit soap Pretty Little Liars.
'Miracle' as Syrian mother, 42, and daughter, 21, give birth at the SAME TIME after undergoing Caesarean sections at Turkish hospital?
Fatma Birinci, 42, gave birth to her child earlier today at the same time as her daughter Gade Birinci, 21, in the Turkish city of Konya.
Special effects artist hits back at accusations of racism after posting a picture of herself in BLACKFACE online with the hashtag #sadmakeup?
Percem Akin, from Istanbul, Turkey, sparked controversy online when she shared images of her latest makeup transformation - which showed her made up to resemble a black woman.
Car wash owner faces police investigation over video of him tying 'lazy apprentice' to a chair and spraying him with a pressure washer
This is the moment a cruel car wash owner in Turkey tied his lazy apprentice to a chair and jet sprayed him with a pressure washer.
US-born journalist and her Syrian mother who were found stabbed to death at their home in Istanbul were cousins to one of three young Muslims killed by neighbor in North Carolina
The bodies of 60-year-old Arouba Barakat and 22-year-old Hala Barakat were discovered late Thursday, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Miss Turkey is stripped of her title over 'unacceptable' tweet claiming that her menstrual blood 'represents the martyrs' who fought in last year's failed military coup
In a bizarre tweet about her menstrual cycle, Itir Esen, 18, was accused of insulting the memory of the 250 people who died fighting against the uprising in Turkey last year.
Syrian anti-Assad activist, 60, and her journalist daughter, 22, are found stabbed to death at their home in Istanbul
A Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed at their home in the Turkish city of Istanbul. It is believed that Arouba Barakat, 60, (left) and Hala Barakat, 22,(right) were stabbed to death.
Brawl erupts during a speech by Turkish president in Times Square after demonstrator calls him a 'terrorist'
A violent brawl erupted after a demonstrator shouted 'Terrorist!' as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square on Thursday.
Istanbul's biggest airport closes after luxury private plane crashes into main runway – but everyone on board SURVIVES?
It is understood the jet was trying to leave Ataturk Airport on its way to Cyprus when it reportedly fell from the sky. The plane crashed into the ground and burst into flames.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: CBB's Jemma Lucy sports bloodied bandages after SECOND bum lift in four months... as TOWIE's Bobby Norris displays a strapped up nose leaving Turkish clinic
She's no stranger to going under the knife and proudly boasts breast implants, lip fillers and botox. But Jemma decided to treat her latest visit to the surgeon as a social affair as she joined pals.
Heart-stopping moment pedestrian is left with NOWHERE TO RUN as a bus races round a bend and mounts the pavement as it heads straight for him... but he miraculously survives
The bus appears to lose control and mounts the pavement in Turkey; two people run as fast as they can to escape – and only just manage to do so - but for one pedestrian it was already too late.
Turkish designer's runway show resembles a massacre as models covered in fake blood step over 'bodies' on the catwalk at Istanbul Fashion Week
The Bashaques show presented by Mercedes-Benz at Istanbul Fashion week looked more like a horror movie than a high fashion event. Models were covered in fake blood and carried hearts.
Man who kicked a nurse in the face and said she had 'no right to live' because she was wearing SHORTS during Ramadan is jailed for three years in Turkey?
Security guard Abdullah Cakiroglu was caught on CCTV kicking Aysegul Terzi, 24, on a bus in Istanbul. He screamed 'those who wear shorts must die' before the vicious assault last year.
Two British men are arrested on suspicion of terror offences at Birmingham airport on their way back from Turkey
The men, aged 40 and 29, were detained at Birmingham airport (pictured) this morning after flying in from Istanbul, Scotland Yard said.
Nine-year-old boy's heart STOPPED after he took a bite of a hot dog due to undiagnosed rare heart condition
The Turkish boy was rushed to a hospital where he was resuscitated and diagnosed with Brugada syndrome, a condition that can put pressure on the nerve that links the abdomen and the thorax.
EXCLUSIVE 'She'll be a great mum and has done a brilliant job with her other children': Christopher Maloney gushes over pregnant pal Danniella Westbrook as he's asked to be godfather
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the X Factor star, 39, revealed he is 'thrilled' by the honour, and explained he will share the role with his partner, Gary Donan.
EXCLUSIVE 'It was terrifying': Christopher Maloney reveals he DIED TWICE and had to be brought back to life after being bitten by a spider
The X Factor star, who had been enjoying a romantic getaway with his partner Gary Donan, had to be resuscitated after his heart stopped beating twice as a result of anaphylactic shock.
Angela Merkel wins election debate despite pressure over migrants as she says she will call on the EU to end Turkey's membership talks
Angela Merkel was declared the winner of Sunday's election debate, held in Berlin, where she was made to answer questions on her response to the 2015 migrant crisis.
A total of 19 people, including 15 identified as Turkish security officials, were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in the US capital for attacking protesters in May 2017.
Bikini-clad Myleene Klass flaunts her toned tummy in TINY black two-piece as she hops in her jeep on yet another holiday
Posing up a storm next to a vehicle, the former singer, 39, ensured all eyes were on her as she showed off her toned tummy in a skimpy black bikini.
Former British soldier who travelled to Syria to fight AGAINST ISIS is charged with terror offenses after being arrested while on holiday in Turkey
Joe Robinson, 24, from Accrington, Lancashire, was detained while on holiday in Didim, southwest Turkey, with his girlfriend Mira Rojkan (pictured) last month.
Maylo a five-year old dog from Turkey can't contain his excitement when Fenerbah?e scores.
Couple claim their wedding in Turkey was ruined by 'rubbish' food, a hotel worker picking a fight with a guest and the bride finding a live RAT in a fridge in their 'dirty' honeymoon suite
The rodent was just one of a number of problems Mark and Abi Thornton encountered at the Sun City Hotel and Beach Club in Oludeniz, Turkey.
‘Honestly. I found her while I was snorkelling.’
British father-of-five, 52, who was locked in a Turkish jail after he found 13 old coins while diving on holiday is 'MISSING' - as his family fear he has been moved to a new prison
Father-of-five Toby Robyns, 52, (pictured) from West Sussex, was arrested at Milas-Bodrum Airport in Turkey when he and his family prepared to fly home from their two-week holiday.
British father-of-five, 52, is locked in a Turkish jail and faces a three-year prison term after being arrested for plucking 13 old coins from the sea bed while diving on a family holiday
Toby Robyns, 52, was arrested at Milas-Bodrum Airport in Turkey after he discovered 13 coins - which are 'historical treasures' - while he was snorkelling off the coast near Turgutreis.
Wife’s harrowing screams as husband captures shocking moment he is mown down by car on street in Turkey
WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: This is the moment a man inadvertently filmed a white car mowing him down in a queue for meatballs outside a restaurant in Turkey.
Tourism trouble in Turkey sinks major port firm run by Lord Mandelson as it's hit by ￡5.2m in losses
Global Ports Holding, which brought on board former Labour business secretary Lord Mandelson as a director in April on a salary of ￡93,000, listed on the London market in May.
Forget rotten tomatoes! Packaging film made from CLAY can keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer
The film, which is made of polyethylene and tiny tubes of clay, has been created by researchers from Sabanci University in Istanbul.
One owl of a rescue! Fast acting man saves a little bird’s life after he found it motionless on the ground?
A little owl was saved by the fast action of a man who found it barely conscious after it was hit by a car in Turkey; he gave it CPR, pressing its small chest repeatedly.
A touch of Klass! Myleene shows off her incredible washboard stomach in skimpy choker bikini as she enjoys picturesque break in Turkey
Myleene Klass continued to turn up the heat as she enjoyed a sun-soaked holiday in Turkey.
Saudi Prince worth ￡18billion swaps his 280ft superyacht for a rather awkward-looking bike trip as he holidays with family in Turkey
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud?(pictured) and several family members, friends and guards were spotted riding bicycles in the Aegean resort of Bodrum today.
She's got a world Klass figure! Myleene, 39, flaunts peachy derriere in TINY bikini bottoms as she shares sizzling throwback snap from Turkey
The singer, 39, knows her very own slender physique is her best advert when she shared a sizzling throwback from Turkey on Instagram on Monday.
British teacher, 37, who was flown home to Scotland after contracting E.coli while working in Turkey dies?
Caroline Hope arrived back in Glasgow last month following a crowdfunding appeal for a medical evacuation. Her mother Catherine confirmed she passed away today.
Charles and Camilla’s cloak-and-dagger sunshine getaway: How the prince embarked on an eight day holiday to Turkey with his mistress TWO YEARS before he and Diana split
A public announcement of the end of the royal marriage didn't formally come from Parliament until 1992, however images of Charles and Camilla on holiday in Turkey emerged earlier.