Incoming MI6 chief Richard Moore, along with CIA director Gina Haspel and DGSE head Bernard Emie, have all professionally served in Turkey and speak Turkish.
Trabzonspor's defeat to Konyaspor left Basaksehir four points clear with a match to play, becoming the sixth club to clinch the title.
The Turkish Super Lig is considered one of Europe’s most competitive leagues, with its fair share of big names and up-and-coming clubs.
A Turkish court handed multiple life sentences to the PKK terrorists responsible for two 2016 bombings in Istanbul.
Galatasaray defeated their rivals Besiktas to lead Turkey's Spor Toto Super Lig.
A PKK member confesses to prosecutors that a suicide attack on Turkuvaz Medya's building in Istanbul was not carried out as police and guards deployed there would make the plan less successful, Daily Sabah reports.
Senol Gunes received five stitches to his head after being hit by a projectile during the match, the second leg of a Turkish Cup semi-final tie between arch rivals Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
Besiktas charged after a cat wandered on to the pitch during the Champions League last-16 play with Bayern Munich in Istanbul.
Lionel Messi scores his 99th and 100th goals as Barcelona secures 3-0 win
over Chelsea. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich defeats Besiktas 3-1 to send the Black Eagles out of Champions League.
The night's other Champions League round-of-16 match between Bayern Munich and Besiktas produced a far more conclusive outcome with a 5-0 victory for the German giants.
Epureanu's goal moved Basaksehir to first place in Turkey's Super Lig with 30 points. Galatasaray had been leading the league for thirteen weeks, since round one, but they moved down to second spot after losing to Besiktas in round 14.
Istanbul heavyweights Besiktas missed a chance to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they drew 1-1 with Monaco in Istanbul on Wednesday.
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