Turkish PM threatens to reopen borders to migrants

2016-11-25 17:10

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the EU that if it continues threatening his country he will open the border gates and allow hundreds of thousands of migrants to flood into EU countries.

EU warns 'backsliding' Turkey

2016-11-09 22:29

The EU has warned Turkey that "backsliding" on rights after a coup attempt was putting its membership bid at risk.

Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters

2016-10-30 07:03

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the July coup bid.

Russia, Turkey sign pipeline accord after crisis

2016-10-11 16:51

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline under the Black Sea, as they vowed to intensify relations after a bitter crisis.

Erdogan slams US over Saudi 9/11 law

2016-10-01 22:23

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned a US Congress vote to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

Turkey tells watchdog coup trials will be 'transparent'

2016-09-07 19:40

Turkey's foreign minister has pledged cooperation with the top European rights watchdog to ensure the effort to bring the leaders of July's failed coup to justice is clear and straightforward.

Turkey backtracks on 'ISIS child bomber' claims

2016-08-23 19:20

Turkey has gone back on claims that a child bomber linked to ISIS carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it has no clue who was behind the attack.

Erdogan approval rating soars after coup bid

2016-08-11 21:13

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's approval rating soared by over 20 percentage points after last month's failed coup, reaching the highest level since his election two years ago.

Putin and Erdogan to meet in hope of restoring Turkey-Russia ties

2016-08-08 16:56

Sometimes even good friends can have a bad falling out, but it appears presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have started patching things up.

Crowds gather in Instanbul for massive anti-coup rally

2016-08-07 15:16

Crowds are gathering in Istanbul for a massive rally to mark the end of nightly democracy demonstrations following an abortive coup.


EU, US have little leverage as Turkish democracy backslides

2016-11-21 19:24

Since quashing a July coup attempt, Turkey's president has used extraordinary powers from a state of emergency to arrest and purge thousands of opponents

Turkey detains editor of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet

2016-10-31 22:28

Turkish police detained the editor-in-chief of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, the latest move against the daily that has published revelations embarrassing for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.

Erdogan to Iraqi PM: 'Know your place'

2016-10-11 21:23

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has snubbed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's criticism of the presence of Turkish troops in Iraq ahead of a planned operation to retake Mosul city, urging him to "know your place".

Junk for Turkey

2016-10-02 07:18

Moody’s cuts Turkey’s sovereign credit rating, but the country vows to plough ahead with structural reforms.

Turkey opposition journalists on trial again over 'Gulen links'

2016-09-21 21:13

Two Turkish opposition journalists who have been handed jail sentences in a hugely-controversial espionage case earlier this year have gone on trial again over alleged ties to the group accused of planning the July coup, local media reported.

Turkey's Erdogan proposes Syria 'no-fly zone' to US, Russia

2016-09-05 22:19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he proposed setting up a no-fly zone in northern Syria to the US and Russia, after Ankara-backed fighters have pushed the Islamic State group from the border area.

Turkish wedding suicide bomber 'young as 12'

2016-08-21 15:40

Turkey's president says an ISIS suicide bomber as young as 12 attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens of others.

Putin and Erdogan pledge reset after diplomatic rift

2016-08-09 19:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have promised to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last November.

More than 1 million attend Istanbul rally

2016-08-07 20:33

More than 1 million flag-waving Turks have attended a rally in Istanbul to mark the end of nightly demonstrations since the July 15 abortive military coup.

US not involved in Turkey coup attempt: Report

2016-08-06 21:14

A report says the US's ambassador to Turkey has again denied allegations his country was involved in last month's failed coup attempt.

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