Erdogan pushes to create powerful presidency

2017-01-21 17:16

Turkey's president has started campaigning for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office.

Turkey, UK agree on importance of Cyprus talks

2017-01-08 07:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed that key talks on Cyprus are a real opportunity to reach a solution.

Newspaper's cook arrested for 'insulting Erdogan'

2016-12-26 23:03

A cook from a Turkish opposition newspaper is in custody, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.


Top press rights defender in Turkey court for 'terror propaganda'

2017-01-11 23:01

The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders and two other campaigners appeared in court, risking years in jail in a high-profile trial, charged with aiding Kurdish militants.

Turkey fixed in ISIS crosshairs

2017-01-03 21:56

Turkey risks encountering a new level of threat on its own territory from ISIS after the Istanbul nightclub attack.

ISIS 'burns Turkish troops alive'

2016-12-23 11:13

The Islamic State jihadist group has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burnt alive.

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.

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