Reflections from the day
'Hope Boulevard' bags Spain's Christmas lottery prize
The lottery, spreading a total of €2.31 billion ($2.41 billion) worth of prizes, is one of the biggest in the world

Kurdish leader praises Turkey's role in helping Aleppo
Leader of Kurdistan Islamic Movement Party also warns of imminent demographic changes in war-battered city

Japan emperor raises abdication wish on 83rd birthday
Emperor Akihito says 'profoundly grateful that many people have lent an ear to my words and are giving sincere thought'

Turkey: Russian ambassador's assassin used Bylock app
Gunman was in touch with 8 people through the app that is said to be linked to the July 15 defeated coup

Karlov 'an everlasting symbol' of friendship: Turkey PM
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visits Russian embassy and writes note in condolence book for slain Ambassador Andrey Karlov

Over 100 children trapped in building in Aleppo: UN
More than 100 children are trapped in a building which is under heavy attack in east Aleppo, says UNICEF

Turkish warplanes hit over 130 Daesh targets in Syria
Terrorist buildings struck as part of Operation Euphrates Shield

Turkey expects more from world in anti-terror fight
Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmus says condemning terrorist attacks is not enough in fight against terrorism

Turkey detains over 550 suspects in anti-terror sweep
Turkish Interior Ministry says suspects include members of opposition Peoples' Democratic Party