Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

2014-04-19 07:19

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has applied to Turkey's constitutional court to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media.

Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid

2014-04-17 14:54

A majority of deputies in Turkey's ruling AK Party have voted in a secret ballot in favour of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan running in the country's first direct presidential election.

Turkish court stops Twitter blockage

2014-03-26 17:52

A Turkish court has upheld an appeal to end a blockage of Twitter which has provoked public outrage,though it was not immediately clear whether that meant the bar would be removed.

Turkey votes to close anti-Erdogan schools

2014-03-01 22:03

Turkey's parliament has voted to close private preparatory schools, many of which are a source of income and influence for an Islamic cleric accused by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of covertly seeking to topple him.

Turkey pushed to advance peace process

2013-06-21 20:06

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party is pressing Ankara to advance a peace process with Kurdish militants before a parliament recess.

Turkey: Global response to Syria rhetoric

2013-05-16 21:07

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has criticised the world's response to the Syria conflict as limited to "rhetoric", saying his country had received little help in coping with an influx of Syrian refugees.

Obama talks Israel with Turkey's PM

2012-11-17 19:39

US President Barack Obama has called Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to discuss how the countries could help bring an end to escalating violence between Israel and Palestinians.

Turkey says UN backs Syria oppression

2012-04-03 22:47

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has accused the UN Security Council of indirectly supporting the "oppression" of the Syrian people by failing to adopt a united stance.

Syria: Attacks resume after peace promise

2012-02-08 08:57

Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have thrust deeper into the central city of Homs, firing rockets and mortar rounds, activists say, a day after Russia said Assad wants peace.

Turkey quake death toll rises to 40

2011-11-13 16:32

Last week's earthquake in southeast Turkey killed 40 people, bringing the death toll in two tremors over the last three weeks to 644.

Climate talks - eyes on 'cowardly lion' SA

2011-10-10 22:48

The Dalai Lama visa debacle has raised worries about the country's next big diplomatic test - when it hosts global climate talks that could collapse without firm guidance.

Turkish PM to visit Egypt

2011-09-12 12:19

Turkey’s prime minister is set to meet Egypt’s new military rulers during a visit to Cairo that is likely to be scrutinised by Israel whose once cosy ties with both Muslim states have been shaken.

Israel ties cool without apology - Turkey

2011-08-17 18:05

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says it is impossible for Turkish-Israeli ties to improve unless Israel apologised and paid compensation.

Tanks surround Syrian city

2011-07-05 12:00

Syrian tanks have surrounded Hama, residents and activists say, threatening a large-scale assault on the city after the biggest protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

How dangerous is Turkish military plot report?

2009-06-17 11:18

An alleged plot by the Turkish military to destabilise the Islamist-rooted ruling AK Party could pitch the European Union candidate country into political turmoil.


Turkey still hopes Twitter will have an office

2014-04-17 15:49

Turkey's government said it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country a day after the social networking site ruled out such plans.

Turkey's Erdogan cancels election rallies

2014-03-28 18:23

Embattled Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn from election rallies to rest his voice, after weeks of campaigning marred by leaks and corruption allegations.

Twitter ban sparks 'arms race' with tech savvy Turks

2014-03-25 17:49

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban.

Turkish PM warns foreign ambassadors

2013-12-21 13:10

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned some foreign ambassadors he might expel them over "provocative actions".

Turkish deputy PM apologises to citizens

2013-06-04 14:00

Turkey's deputy prime minister sought to mollify tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators by apologising for a police crackdown on a peaceful protest.

Turkey car blast death toll rises to 43

2013-05-11 22:43

The death toll of twin car bombs in a Turkish town near the Syrian border rose to 43 and wounded many more on Saturday and the government said it suspected Syrian involvement.

1 622 flee Syria, says Turkey

2012-04-05 14:03

More than 1 600 Syrians have fled to Turkey in the last two days, pushing the number sheltering on Turkish soil from the fighting in their homeland to more than 20 000, authorities say.

Obama guarantees Assad fall

2012-03-07 10:04

President Barack Obama says it is only a matter of time before Syrian President Bashar Assad leaves office, but has opposed a call to launch US military action to force him out.

Turkey ready for anything in Syria

2011-11-29 13:50

Turkey does not want to consider a military option for intervention in neighbouring Syria as Damascus cracks down on popular protest, but it is ready for any scenario.

Seismic storm makes Turkey quake savvy

2011-10-24 21:08

Turkey is much better placed to deal with its latest earthquake since overhauling its emergency operations in the past decade, but some question its decision to rebuff outside offers of help.

Turkey’s PM to visit Libya

2011-09-16 08:56

Turkey’s prime minister is set to visit Libya, a day after the French and British leaders won a hero’s welcome there for helping to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.

Turkish ship move harsh: Israel

2011-09-09 22:13

A senior Israeli official has called Turkey's announcement that their warships will escort any future convoys to the Gaza Strip as "harsh and serious".

Syria: 19 killed as more sanctions loom

2011-08-12 09:05

Syrian forces have killed at least 19 people in raids near the Lebanon border and in the country's Sunni tribal heartland, say activists.

Libya: Governments evacuate citizens

2011-02-23 15:00

Governments around the world are scrambling to send aircraft and ships to evacuate their citizens from turmoil in Libya, whose leader Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to crush a revolt.

Blast kills 6 Turkish soldiers

2009-05-28 12:59

A remote-controlled mine killed six Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 more in the mainly Kurdish southeast, security sources say.

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