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Source: The Guradian

Turkey attacks Trump's 'comic' stance on Khashoggi killing

Today 19:06 GMT

Turkey on Wednesday accused the US of trying to turn a blind eye to the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and dismissed comments from Donald Trump on the issue as “comic”. On Tuesday Trump said the US would remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia, despite saying that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, may have known about the plan to kill Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys in somewhat joyless event

Today 19:07 GMT

On Tuesday Forrest Trump, or rather Donald Trump, declared: “I will be issuing both Peas and Carrots a presidential pardon.”

He was observing one of the more peculiar presidential traditions: the annual White House ceremony to spare a plump turkey from the Thanksgiving dinner table, which began in earnest with George H W Bush in 1989.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump Today: President vows to remain partners with Saudis in wake of Khashoggi killing

Today 19:07 GMT

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. was standing with Saudi Arabia, signaling his administration won’t take action against the country’s crown prince over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

In a statement stressing the ties between the two countries, Trump said Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman may not have known about Khashoggi’s killing. “Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” said Trump.

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Source: The Guradian

‘Aishe will go on holiday again’: Cyprus invasion talk returns to Turkey

Today 19:06 GMT

A prominent Turkish opposition leader has caused alarm by calling for a repeat invasion of Cyprus, using the code phrase Ankara’s army used to launch the assault on the island 44 years ago.

Earlier this year, Turkey dispatched warships to prevent an Italian drillship, also commissioned by the Anastasiades government, from exploring for reserves off Cyprus in a move that underlined rising tensions over the underwater reserves.

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Source: DW

Turkey: Human rights activists decry high child pregnancy rates

Today 19:07 GMT

"If we want to decrease the number of child pregnancy cases, we should first make sure that children have their own rights and that they are not the property of their parents," Esmer argued.

"As long as a consensus on every single person under the age of 18 is a child and children cannot get married is met, and as long as a strong will on the governmental level to assure this consensus is achieved, we cannot avoid child marriages and child pregnancies," said the expert.

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Source: BBC

Student photos confront societal issues

Today 19:06 GMT

The Elephants in the Room exhibition saw students address societal issues from around the world, from post-colonialism to mental health, ageing, inequality and migration.

Adam Onishi's documentary film and accompanying photographs aimed to reduce the stigma around men's mental health by sharing the stories of six men who are beginning to talk about their issues. "Whether suffering depression, anxiety, burnout, imposter syndrome or one of many other common mental health problems, men's mental health is a serious condition that can often go unnoticed.

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Source: Common Domain

Rethinking turkey: how some have adapted holiday traditions to changing times

Today 19:06 GMT

Some traditions die hard: Many people wrote in to defend spending time on the couch watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, football and holiday movies.

A few years ago, it was Thanksgiving-on-a-stick, with a menu that included stuffing muffins on sticks; a cherished family corn casserole made into balls and deep fried; pie folded over Popsicle sticks and the turkey impaled by a large dowel.

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Source: DW

Turkey seeks extradition of 84 Gulen supporters from US

Today 16:22 GMT

Strained relations between the two NATO allies improved after Ankara released American pastor Andrew Brunson in October, but Turkey's Gulen extradition demands remain a point of tension.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Gulen of orchestrating an attempted coup in July, 2016, and has long urged the US to send him back to Turkey so that he can face charges. The Pennsylvania-based Islamic preacher, who has been living in self-imposed exile since 1999, is also on the list.

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Source: Fox News

Butterball's response to viral 'turkey challenge' prank shocks parents even more

Today 16:22 GMT

They were participating in a viral prank called the "turkey challenge," which prompts kids to ask their parents whether it's possible to successfully microwave a 25-pound turkey. The "clueless" kids asked how long it would take to cook a turkey in the microwave, noting they didn't want to wait "hours" for it to roast in the oven.

In order to ensure your bird is thoroughly cooked, place a thermometer in the "innermost part of the thigh, the innermost part of the wing and the thickest part of the breast," Champion advised, noting it will be ready to eat when its internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Source: Fox News

Turducken for Thanksgiving Here's how to make one

Today 16:21 GMT

Herbert’s Specialty Meats, for example, will ship a turducken straight to your door, ranging in price from $75 to $95, depending on the size and stuffing.

Enlist another person's help to carefully turn the Turducken over so that it is sitting breast side up in the 15 x 11-inch pan,” Prudhomme instructs in his recipe. Pull out the skewer and press down so that the pan is firmly wedged on top of the bird.

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Source: The Guradian

Seth Meyers: Trump is 'a conspiracy theorist who makes up cartoonish lies'

Today 16:21 GMT

On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host said that despite what people might think about Trump, “one thing I think everyone can agree on is that he is weird”. He said that “every few months ago he concocts a bizarre lie about another country” while running through a brief history of such instances.

He continued: “We’re like a week away from the president of Romania calling a press conference to say I did not tell president Trump that vampires are real”. Meyers referred to his “fantastical lies” used to back up his “deluded worldview” before showing footage of Trump claiming that he has learned a lot in a Fox News interview. “If you don’t know anything and then you learn one thing, it seems like a lot,” he said.

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Source: DW

German-Turkish citizen Adil Demirci on trial in Turkey

Today 08:59 GMT

Demirci's lawyer, Keles Ozturk, maintains that there is insufficient evidence to support the prosecution's allegation that Demirci is a member of a terrorist organization.

The 33-year-old is accused of being a member of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLCP) and of spreading propaganda. The trial of Adil Demirci, who holds both German and Turkish citizenship, got underway in Istanbul on Tuesday.

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Source: The Guradian

Jamal Khashoggi killers 'may have taken body parts out of Turkey in luggage'

Monday 08:58 GMT

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, the Turkish defence minister, Hulusi Akar, has been quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk.

Speaking at a panel as part of an international conference in Halifax, Canada, Akar said Khashoggi’s killers may have taken the journalist’s body parts out of Turkey in luggage. On Sunday CNN Turk cited Akar as saying: “One probability is that they left the country three to four hours after committing the murder.

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Source: CBS News

Tastemaker: Food designer Sarah Masoni's million-dollar palate

Monday 12:39 GMT

Although the bird might disagree, few Thanksgiving turkeys have been so lucky as the one being prepared by Sarah Masoni.

Masoni wasn't just getting a head start on Thanksgiving; she was demonstrating her job as a "food designer," at Oregon State University's gleaming Food Innovation Center. Hundreds have paid big dollars to get Masoni's culinary counsel, making sure their new food products are both safe and sumptuous.

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Source: The Guradian

Turkeys pin hopes on Trump pardon – just don't ask about last year's birds

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

Donald Trump will get a welcome break from disastrous midterm results, rumored looming indictments and appalling approval ratings on Tuesday, when he is expected to pardon two turkeys at the White House.

The two birds, this year called Peas and Carrots, should be mindful that the turkeys Trump spared last Thanksgiving are already dead.


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