Almost 150 go on trial over Turkey coup bridge massacre

2017-10-09 09:24

Almost 150 former Turkish military personnel are set to go trial over clashes on an Istanbul bridge during last year's failed coup that claimed dozens of lives.

Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with border closure

2017-09-25 21:33

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara would close its border with Iraq's Kurdistan region over an independence referendum and threatened the Iraqi Kurds with blocking their key oil exports.

Erdogan: EU must make up its mind on Turkey's membership

2017-09-06 22:23

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed his call on the European Union to make its up mind on whether it wants to continue or end membership talks with his country, angered by a political debate in Germany.

Merkel warns Turkey after two Germans detained

2017-09-02 09:17

Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Ankara that Germany could re-examine its policies following the latest Turkish action.

Turkey marks failed coup that changed country

2017-07-10 13:07

Turkey marks one year on July 15 since a coup attempt aiming to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that failed within hours but etched far-reaching consequences into its society and politics.

Turkey plans to build walls along borders with Iraq, Iran

2017-06-02 08:05

Turkey plans to build walls along borders with Iraq, Iran; wall along Syrian border under way.

Trial begins of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

2017-05-22 17:02

The trial of more than 220 suspects has opened, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey slams 'occupation' of Jerusalem

2017-05-08 22:58

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Muslims' to stand up for the Palestinian cause, saying the 'occupation is an insult'.

Turkey blocks Wikipedia over 'terror' claims

2017-04-29 20:17

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups.

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

2017-04-19 18:21

Turkey's top election authority has rejected an opposition bid to annul the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after complaints of vote-rigging.


Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons, Syria

2017-09-28 09:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Turkish counterpart for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal.

Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds call off referendum

2017-09-20 08:29

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off a weekend referendum on independence, hinting at consequences if they go ahead.

Turkish official warns German leaders on fuelling racism

2017-09-05 06:49

A top Turkish official has taken to social media to snap back at German candidates' comments on Turkey during a televised pre-election debate.

Turkey puts on trial 17 staff from anti-Erdogan daily

2017-07-24 14:25

Seventeen directors and journalists from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers go on trial Monday after spending over eight months behind bars in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Merkel says 'deep differences' remain with Erdogan

2017-07-08 20:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "deep differences" remain between her and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after they met at the G20 summit.

Tense trial opens of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

2017-05-22 23:17

More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former generals, went on trial accused of being among the ringleaders of an attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan visits Trump amid much friction

2017-05-15 21:06

The US is pushing ahead with plans to arm Kurds fighting against ISIS in Syria over staunch objections from Turkey.

Turkey fires 100 more judges, prosecutors in anti-Gulen purge

2017-05-06 09:50

Turkey's judicial authorities have announced the sacking of over 100 more judges and prosecutors deemed to be followers of the alleged mastermind of the July 15 failed coup, in a purge that shows no sign of letting up.

Erdogan revives spectre of death penalty

2017-04-20 20:12

"What George, Hans or Helga say does not interest us!" roars Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "What counts for us is what Ayse, Murat, Mehmet, Hatice say! What Allah says!"

Will death penalty be the death knell for EU-Turkey talks?

2017-04-19 07:28

Turkey and the EU have spent three decades trying to unite, but the EU membership talks seem to be moving toward a permafrost.

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