November 27, 2021

F1: Hamilton Takes Pole for Turkish GP Ahead of Bottas

ISTANBUL—Formula One defending champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with title rival Max Verstappen in third. But Hamilton has a 10-place grid penalty for going over his allocation of three combustion engines for the season and will start 11th on Sunday…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Turkish Military Convoys Entering Palestinian Territories In May 2021?

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows Turkish military convoys entering Palestinian territories. Verdict: False The video splices together two separate videos taken in Russia and Syria. The footage has no connection to the May 2021 Israel-Hamas conflict. Fact Check: Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas had a violent 11-day conflict…

Turkish Court Orders Andrew Brunson Released After Four Witnesses Recant Testimony.

A Turkish court on Friday convicted American pastor Andrew Brunson of terrorism charges but ordered his release from house arrest, a decision that will allow him to return back to the U.S. During a court hearing, four government witnesses retracted their statements that Brunson had aided two organizations, the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, and […]

Coup d’not: Turkish military mutiny crumbles

A Turkish military group claimed it had taken control of Turkey’s government Friday evening, but by Saturday morning, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim alleged the coup attempt had been foiled. However, the military group retained control of some strategic locations in the capital Ankara Saturday morning where fighting continued. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at […]

Syrian Toddler’s Lifeless Body Found on Turkish Beach Shocks World

The Syrian refugee crisis now has a horrifying image to its name: a young toddler whose body was found washed ashore a Mediterranean beach. Aylan Kurdi, just 3 years old, was found lying on the sand on a tourist resort in Bodrum, Turkey after his family’s boat capsized in an attempt to reach Greece, according […]

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