On the final day of the Antalya Grand Slam, it was the turn of the heavyweights to put on their show and Sweden’s Marc Nyman offered a masterclass in newaza, or floor-based judo.
Turkish athletes were out in force, displaying the incredible passion the home nation has for the sport of judo.
Japan’s Abe Hifumi is our man of the day. This was the 66kg double World Champion’s first outing on the tour since qualifying for the Olympics late last year and he flew through the preliminaries.
The 2011 Istanbul Convention, signed by 45 countries and the European Union, requires governments to adopt legislation prosecuting domestic violence and similar abuse.
Uyghur community members in Istanbul gather to protest the visit of the Chinese foreign minister to Turkey.
The unseasonal weather front came from Siberia.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in a television interview that Ankara would try to meddle in France's 2022 election.
More than 700 arrests were made after the bodies of 13 Turkish nationals were discovered during a military operation in Iraq.
Turkey says the 13 people, whose names have not been revealed, had been abducted by militants and taken to a cave complex in Iraq.
It hit late on Thursday and uprooted trees, blew off roof tiles, swept up cars and knocked down a crane. At least four boats capsized.
Students have been protesting the appointment of an Erdogan loyalist as the rector of Istanbul's prestigious Bogazici University, with some demonstrations resulting in clashes with security forces.
Turkey's charm offensive comes after months of difficulties between Ankara and Brussels.
Its candidacy for EU membership long-since rebuffed, Turkey appears more firmly set than ever on a path of assertive independence. Where it leads, will be a major issue in the year to come.
Following the coup attempt, President Erdogan and his government instigated purges of the military and civil society on an unprecedented scale in modern Turkish history.