Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars

2015-05-25 13:20

Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts."

Islamic world risks 'disintegration': Turkish President

2015-04-09 15:45

The Islamic world is at risk of "disintegration" due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments.

Turkey not headed toward dictatorship - Erdogan

2015-03-14 20:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed claims that a new constitution expanding his powers would install a "dictatorship".

Car bomb hits hotel in Mogadishu

2015-01-22 16:39

A suspected suicide car bomb attack has hit a hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, causing casualties, police and witnesses say.

Turkey student arrested for insulting president

2014-12-25 20:08

A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in central Turkey for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him and his ruling party of corruption.

Erdogan attacks US impertinence on Syria

2014-11-26 21:54

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed US "impertinence" on the Syrian conflict, exposing the extent of strains between Washington and Ankara.

Women not equal to men - Turkey's Erdogan

2014-11-24 14:42

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.

US airdrops ammunition to Kurds battling ISIS

2014-10-20 14:33

The American military have airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting ISIS in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

2014-09-23 12:46

The Turkish government has announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools, in a move denounced by opponents.

Turkish PM blasts Twitter as 'murderer's knife'

2014-08-15 10:09

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a blistering new assault on social media, comparing Twitter to a "knife in the hand of a murderer".


Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

2015-04-24 10:09

On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president says his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.

Turkey in the dark over mega power cut

2015-04-01 20:04

The causes of Turkey's biggest power cut in over 15 years that deprived most of the country of electricity remains shrouded in mystery with the government under pressure to give answers.

Five killed in Mogadishu car bomb

2015-01-22 18:37

Five people have been killed in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by the Turkish President.

Schoolboy arrested for 'insulting' Turkey PM freed

2014-12-26 18:05

A Turkish court has ordered the release of a 16-year-old high school pupil arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following accusations his detention was the latest sign of the country veering to authoritarianism.

Turkey's Erdogan slams birth control as treason

2014-12-22 21:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described efforts to promote birth control as "treason", saying contraception risked causing a whole generation to dry up.

Erdogan: Gender equality against laws of nature

2014-11-24 22:31

Women and men are not suited for the same types of jobs because it contradicts the laws of nature, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Erdogan says Muslims discovered Americas

2014-11-15 22:09

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.

Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions

2014-10-02 11:27

Turkey’s parliament is considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military operations in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to make incursions from its territory.

Erdogan new Turkey president

2014-08-15 20:49

The Turkish electoral board has formally confirmed PM Erdogan's victory in the direct presidential vote.

Turkey evacuates wounded Palestinians from Gaza

2014-08-11 08:56

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has started to evacuate wounded people from Gaza to Turkey for treatment.

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