Video shows 18 Turks abducted in Baghdad

2015-09-11 18:29

Eighteen Turkish construction workers, who were kidnapped in Baghdad, have appeared in a video, apparently being held by a group that threatened to attack Turkish interests in Iraq unless Ankara met its demands.

PKK says it killed 15 Turkish soldiers in ambush

2015-09-06 22:56

Kurdish militants say they had killed 15 Turkish soldiers in an attack on a convoy of armoured vehicles in southeast Turkey.

Erdogan foes get wire tapped - report

2015-01-20 16:32

Turkish police have carried out raids targeting dozens of people suspected of a role in illegal wiretapping, a move local media say is aimed at supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan's ally-turned-foe cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Sisi defends Egypt peace efforts for Gaza

2014-07-23 21:02

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended Egypt's role in trying to broker a Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas.

Turkey set to keep economic policies

2014-07-08 11:30

Turkish officials say key economic ministers will stay in post even if Tayyip Erdogan becomes president next month.

Hopes fade for Turkish mine fire survivors

2014-05-14 20:54

Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coal mine in western Turkey where 245 workers were confirmed killed and around 120 still feared trapped.

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Embattled Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn from election rallies to rest his voice, after weeks of campaigning marred by leaks and corruption allegations.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


Free election in southeast Turkey in doubt

2015-09-09 05:11

Daily clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in southeast Turkey have cast doubt on whether a credible election can be held in two months' time.

Turkish leader delays Somalia trip

2015-01-23 11:16

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says he has postponed his planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, a day after a bomb targeted a Turkish delegation in the capital Mogadishu.

Egypt blasts Turkish leader after UN speech

2014-09-25 22:09

Egypt has accused Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan of supporting terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East after he questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt summons Turkish diplomat

2014-07-21 07:40

Cairo’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's PM Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, a report says.

Mass funerals, mounting anger as Turkey mourns

2014-05-16 07:02

Anger sweeps Turkey as loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead and rows of graves are filled in the close-knit Turkish mining town of Soma, while thousands protest in major cities.

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.

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