Turkish professor calls non-praying people 'animals'

2016-06-13 21:25

A Turkish professor has sparked a furore by branding people who don't pray as "animals", on a state television programme celebrating the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Turkish technocrat nominated as PM

2016-05-19 17:48

Turkey's governing party has unveiled its likely new leader and the country's next prime minister.

Germany OKs criminal probe over TV comic's Erdogan satire

2016-04-15 17:15

Chancellor Angela Merkel has authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against a German TV comedian over a crude satirical poem about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has sparked a bitter row over free speech.

Obama meets Erdogan amid talk of 'snub'

2016-04-01 10:09

US President Barack Obama met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, the White House says, amid serious tensions over press freedom and the war in Syria.

PICS: Erdogan vows to bring 'terrorism to its knees'

2016-03-14 07:33

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to bring "terrorism to its knees" following an attack in the capital that killed at least 34 people.

Turkey prosecutes nearly 2 000 over Erdogan

2016-03-02 21:06

Almost 2 000 people in Turkey have been prosecuted for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he came to office in August 2014, a government minister says.

Turkey blames Kurds, Syria for Ankara attack

2016-02-18 15:57

Turkey blames top enemies, including Kurdish militant groups and the Syrian government, for the suicide bombing in Ankara and vowed strong retaliation.

Erdogan: Istanbul attack caused by Syrian suicide bomber

2016-01-12 14:13

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says an attack on Istanbul's tourist heart that killed 10 people and wounded 15 was carried out by a suicide bomber of Syrian origin and foreigners were among the dead.

Armed Kurdish group claims Turkey airport blast

2015-12-26 22:16

An armed Kurdish group has claimed an explosion near a plane at Istanbul's second international airport which killed a female cleaner and wounded another.

Erdogan challenges Putin to prove ISIS oil claim

2015-12-01 12:52

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, says he would be ready to quit office if allegations by his Russian counterpart that Turkey traded oil with ISIS were proved.


Have 'at least 3 kids', says Erdogan

2016-06-06 08:16

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turkish women to have at least three children, saying a woman's life was "incomplete" if she failed to have kids.

Turkish PM announces decision to step down

2016-05-05 14:00

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter trip on power.

Berlin may prosecute comedian over Erdogan

2016-04-11 21:08

Germany is considering a request from Turkey to prosecute a TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about the Turkish president.

Turkey faces 'one of biggest terrorism waves ever'

2016-03-21 16:06

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is suffering "one of the biggest waves of terrorism in its history".

Erdogan moots building 'refugee city' in northern Syria

2016-03-05 14:18

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested building a new city in northern Syria to house some of the millions of refugees escaping the country's civil war.

IS blasts kill nearly 130 as US, Russia press Syria truce

2016-02-21 22:40

A string of suicide bombings near a Shi'ite shrine outside Syria's capital and in Homs claimed by jihadists killed at least 127 people as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire.

Academics are vile - Erdogan

2016-01-15 20:20

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 18 academics who are among a group of more than 1 000 who signed a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels.

Turkey summons Iran envoy over press criticism of Erdogan

2016-01-08 08:37

Turkey says it has summoned Iran's ambassador to protest attacks on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Iranian press in the wake of a diplomatic crisis between Tehran and Riyadh.

On trial for a Gollum meme

2015-12-02 13:59

A Turkish court has asked experts to analyse the 'Lord of the Rings' character Gollum to decide whether a doctor should be jailed for comparing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the figure, reports say.

Turkey shot down jet to protect ISIS oil supply - Putin

2015-12-01 11:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ankara of shooting down a Russian warplane to protect supplies of oil from ISIS to Turkey.

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