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 wins Turkish presidency

2014-08-11 07:26

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised the start of a 'new era' after winning the presidential elections in an easy triumph, despite fears the country is creeping towards one-man rule.

Turkish PM tells female reporter to 'know your place'

2014-08-08 21:50

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing new questions over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".

Israel more barbaric than Hitler - Turkish PM

2014-07-19 22:48

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza.

Erdogan vows constitution change for 'new Turkey'

2014-07-11 20:46

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to press for a new constitution if he is elected president in August elections, saying the old Turkey was a "thing of the past".

Turkey says international media spies

2014-06-03 16:09

Turkey's embattled prime minister has lashed out at international media, accusing news outlets of stirring unrest.

Turkey to beef up mine safety

2014-05-30 16:13

The Turkish government is to improve safety and working conditions in mines following the disaster that killed 301 workers.

Turkish court arrests CEO in mine investigation

2014-05-20 09:25

Eight suspects including a CEO have been arrested by a Turkish court in the western town of Soma, on a provisional charge of "causing multiple deaths" in last week's mine disaster.

Outrage as Turkey PM's advisor assaults protester

2014-05-16 08:34

Photographs of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s advisor kicking a protester in Soma has sparked outrage on social media, as tensions run high after 283 mine worker deaths.

Strike call in Turkey as mine toll rises to 274

2014-05-15 07:02

Turkey's biggest union has called for a massive strike amid mounting anger over the country's worst mining accident, which claimed at least 274 lives with many more still trapped underground.

Hopes fade in Turkey mine blast, 100s trapped

2014-05-14 09:12

More than 200 people have been killed and hopes are fading for hundreds more still trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey.

Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide

2014-04-24 14:58

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide.

Turkey PM accuses Twitter of tax evasion

2014-04-12 20:30

Turkey’s PM has accused Twitter of tax evasion after the micro-blogging site was used to spread a number of damaging leaks implicating his inner circle in corruption scandals.

Twitter still blocked in Turkey despite court order

2014-04-03 12:05

Turkey's government faces growing pressure to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after damaging leaks had spread on the social media site.

Swedish foreign minister: Twitter ban is stupid

2014-03-23 08:06

Sweden's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid”.

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

2014-03-21 09:03

Turkey has restricted access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked.

Clashes in Turkey amid mourning for teen

2014-03-13 09:16

Riot police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Ankara and Istanbul as thousands took to the streets to mourn a teenage boy who died in anti-government protests.

Clashes in Turkey after protest teen dies

2014-03-11 18:04

Turkish riot police have fired tear gas at protesters who crowded outside an Istanbul hospital following the death of a teenage boy wounded in mass anti-government demonstrations last year.

Turkey PM threatens YouTube, Facebook ban

2014-03-07 08:29

Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban social media networks YouTube and Facebook.

Rival sues Turkish PM for defamation

2014-02-04 15:01

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ally-turned-rival Fethullah Gulen is suing him in the wake of a deeply damaging corruption scandal, a newspaper close to Gulen's movement reports.

Hollande heads to crisis-hit Turkey after split

2014-01-27 09:06

French President Francois Hollande heads to Turkey on his first trip abroad since his dramatic announcement that he had split from his longstanding partner Valerie Trierweiler.

Assad must be removed from power - Turkey

2014-01-07 10:09

The UN-hosted peace conference on Syria must work to remove Bashar Assad from power because of his culpability for tens of thousands of deaths, Turkey's PM says.

Scandal-hit Turkey PM presses police purge

2013-12-21 10:37

Turkish prosecutors have begun charging some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's closest allies in a huge graft scandal he has responded to with a spectacular purge of the police.


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.

Turks vote in 1st direct presidential election

2014-08-10 12:22

Turks are voting in their first direct presidential election, a watershed event in the country's history that could cement Recep Tayyip Erdogan's position as Turkey's all-powerful leader.

'I no longer talk to Obama' - Turkey's Erdogan

2014-07-22 13:17

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

Turkey PM slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

2014-07-18 15:23

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo can’t be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.

Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at Israel's 'lies'

2014-07-11 19:37

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of a policy "based on lies" over its aerial bombardment of Gaza, in his latest vehement criticism of the Jewish state.

Turkish crackdown on protests condemned

2014-06-01 13:00

A heavy-handed police crackdown on Turkish protesters marking the one year anniversary of deadly anti-government demonstrations has earned Ankara a strong rebuke from the Council of Europe.

1 dead in Istanbul as anti-govt protests flare

2014-05-23 09:02

One man has died and about 10 others injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters, officials say, in the latest eruption of anger against the Turk government.

Manslaughter charges filed over Turkey mine disaster

2014-05-19 09:25

Turkish prosecutors have charged three people with reckless manslaughter over a mining disaster that left 301 dead and sparked fury at the government and company officials.

Turkey holds protest strike after 282 miner deaths

2014-05-15 11:45

Turkey's four biggest unions will hold a one-day protest strike as anger over the country's worst mining accident mounts, with 282 workers confirmed dead and scores still trapped.

120 workers still trapped in Turkey mine - PM

2014-05-14 15:58

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 120 workers are believed to remain trapped in a mine after a deadly explosion that claimed the lives of at least 238 people.

Turkish police tear gas May Day protesters

2014-05-01 14:13

Turkish police have used water canon and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who tried to defy a Labour Day ban on demonstrations on Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of protests that have dogged the government for months.

Twitter executives head to Turkey for meeting

2014-04-13 19:24

Twitter executives will meet officials from Turkey's government, a company spokesperson has said, after the country vowed to pursue the site for alleged tax evasion.

Erdogan blasts court ruling lifting Twitter ban

2014-04-04 10:59

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unblock Twitter, but he doesn't respect it.

Turkey PM claims victory, warns rivals

2014-03-31 08:22

Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory for his Islamic-rooted party in Sunday's key local elections and warned his foes they will "pay the price".

Turkish attempt to ban Twitter backfires

2014-03-21 19:41

Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appears to have backfired with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban.

Turk teen death clashes - 2 die

2014-03-13 19:01

Turkey's Erdogan has denounced protests that have erupted over a teen's death after 2 were killed amid clashes.

10 000s to mourn Turkey protest teen's death

2014-03-12 13:59

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the funeral of a teenage boy whose death during last year's anti-government protests sparked violent countrywide demonstrations.

Turkey may ban YouTube, Facebook

2014-03-07 22:34

Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban popular social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a number of online leaks.

Erdogan: No internet censorship in Turkey

2014-02-08 22:34

Turkey's prime minister hit back at suggestions that new internet regulations will limit freedom of expression, ahead of a planned demonstration against the curbs.

Turkey's ruling AKP down but not out

2014-01-27 16:17

Turkey’s ruling party has been rocked by a fraud scandal that has left many asking what impact this will have on the national elections and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership.

Turkey dismisses 350 police officers

2014-01-07 14:18

Turkey's state-run news agency says some 350 police officers have been removed from their posts in the capital Ankara, as the government continues to battle a corruption scandal.

Turkey graft probe blocked as PM digs in

2013-12-27 12:42

A graft probe that has shaken Turkey's government to its core and threatened Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rule has been blocked, a prosecutor alleges.

Turkey brands swimming goggles 'weapons'

2013-11-29 20:32

A Turkish court has ruled that swimming goggles and other protective equipment used by protesters during this year's mass street demonstrations were "weapons".

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