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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkish lawyers threaten boycott of Erdogan’s courts ceremony

Dozens of Turkish bar associations are threatening to boycott President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned ceremony to open the judicial year at the presidential palace, saying it would be another violation of the judiciary’s independence.

Dzeko commits to Roma with three-year contract extension

Bosnian international striker Edin Dzeko has ended speculation about his future by signing a new three-year contract with Roma, the Serie A club announced.
Jurgen Klopp insists his belief in Liverpool’s ability to land major honours never wavered, but he is pleased to have ensured that there is now “no doubt” that the Reds are winners.

Liverpool seek more silverware as Frank Lampard eyes Super Cup boost

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to make winning trophies a habit as they head back to Istanbul — the scene of one of the club’s greatest triumphs — to take on Premier League rivals Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
Mohamed Elyounoussi

Beşiktaş in advanced talks to sign Mohamed Elyounoussi on loan

After going through a horrific first season with Southampton following an €18m move from Basel, a potential loan move for Mohamed Elyounoussi could be beneficial for everyone involved.
Victor Moses

Victor Moses wears new hair cut ahead new season

Former Nigeria international Victor Moses was full of smiles as he posted his new hair cut on Twitter ahead of the new season.
Paksoy-1 cargo ship

Turkish sailors abducted in Nigeria released

The sailors were captured on board the Turkish-flagged Paksoy-1 cargo ship in the early hours of July 16 following an attack in the Gulf of Guinea as they sailed from Cameroon to Ivory Coast.
One month after Ghana's disappointing exit at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, veteran Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has spoken about the captaincy controversy.

Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan opens up on national team captaincy controversy, relationship with coach

One month after Ghana's disappointing exit at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, veteran Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has spoken about the captaincy controversy.
Super Eagles defender, Shehu Abdullahi had declared himself 100 percent fit after returning to training with his TFF First League side, Bursaspor.

Shehu Abdullahi: I am 100 percent fit

Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi had declared himself 100 percent fit after returning to training with his TFF First League side, Bursaspor.
Fernebahce of Turkey winger, Victor Moses is back to training after recovering from a groin injury that kept him on the sidelines for two weeks.

Victor Moses risks losing starting spot at Fenerbahce

Turkish sports daily Fanatik has suggested that the Chelsea-owned winger was a shadow of himself during the preparatory matches and Deniz Türuc is now ahead of the Nigerian in manager Ersun Yanal’s pecking order of right-wingers.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has begun training with his new Turkish Super Lig club, Trabzonspor following the successful completion of his medical.

Mikel Obi out of Trabzonspor’s Europa League tie

Mikel Obi will play no part in Trabzonspor’s Europa League third-round first leg qualifying clash away at Sparta Prague on Thursday.

Galatasaray eye loan move for Chelsea outcast Bakayoko

Galatasaray are exploring a loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, but are relying on the Blues agreeing to pay a significant proportion of his £120,000-a-week wages.
MFM Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has stated that his side still has a lot of work to do following their 1-0 loss to Enugu Rangers on Sunday.

Heartland to unveil Fidelis Ilechukwu August 5

Executive Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, will on Monday August 5 unveil Fidelis Ilechukwu as the new technical adviser of the state owned Heartland FC.
FILE - People hold placards that read stop censorship during a rally against proposed government curbs on access to some websites in Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 18, 2014.

Censorship feared under Turkey’s new rules for online broadcasts

Turkish media freedom advocates are raising alarms about newly announced government powers to license, inspect and possibly censor online broadcasts in the country.
Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the lengths he will go to for close friends after he ‘took a £1.25million hit’ selling his Portuguese mansion to teammate Pepe.

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘sells £2.3 million hillside mansion’ to Pepe

Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the lengths he will go to for close friends after he ‘took a £1.25million hit’ selling his Portuguese mansion to teammate Pepe.
Another Super Eagles star Shehu Abdullahi opens Football Academy in Sokoto State as a way to give back to the society.

Super Eagles star opens football academy in Sokoto

The 26-year-old defender who is yet to return to his Turkish club-side Bursaspor has continued to enjoy his two-weeks summer holiday in Nigeria and had a chance to give back to his fans and also encourage young players in his home state.
Plateau United GM Pius Henwan signing new kit deal with Kayspor in Turkey

Plateau United sign kit contract with Turkish firm Kayspor

Nigeria Professional Football League side, Plateau United Football Club of Jos, will be wearing a new kit next season after signing of a two-year contract with Kayspor kit company who are based in Turkey, Completesports.com reports
Melee Kyari

NNPC to extend trade relations with Turkey beyond oil

The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Nigeria, His Excellency Melih Uluren, at the NNPC Towers in Abuja yesterday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey to deport 12,474 illegal migrants

Turkish authorities on Thursday said that 12,474 illegal migrants have been caught in Istanbul in operations launched since July 12 and sent to repatriation centres for deportation.

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