Turkey


Suicide bomber blows herself up in Turkish city of Bursa

2016-04-27 21:58

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa, wounding at least 10 people in the latest attack to strike the country, local media has reported.

Nigeria pirates release 6 Turks

2016-04-26 18:10

A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released and are in good health.

Greece urges Nato to extend naval mission in the Aegean

2016-04-23 09:00

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Nato to expand its anti-trafficking naval force in the Aegean, despite Turkish objections, following a meeting with alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg.

Nato warns migrant smugglers 'changing routes fast'

2016-04-21 16:10

Nato says it has no plans to wind up a mission to stop migrant traffickers in the Aegean Sea and warned smugglers were changing routes very quickly.

Ban slams 'deeply worrying' attacks on refugees

2016-04-19 20:52

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has denounced rising attacks on migrants and refugees, calling for "political will" to resolve the root causes of Europe's worst migration crisis in decades.

ISIS captures several villages from Syrian troops

2016-04-16 18:55

Syrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has captured several villages in the northern province of Aleppo during clashes with government forces.

Germany OKs criminal probe over TV comic's Erdogan satire

2016-04-15 17:15

Chancellor Angela Merkel has authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against a German TV comedian over a crude satirical poem about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has sparked a bitter row over free speech.

Berlin may prosecute comedian over Erdogan

2016-04-11 21:08

Germany is considering a request from Turkey to prosecute a TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about the Turkish president.

US warns citizens in Turkey of 'credible' terror threat

2016-04-09 19:44

The US is warning its citizens about "credible threats" to touristic areas in Turkey, especially around public squares and docks in Istanbul and the Mediterranean city of Antalya.

Building collapses in Istanbul's centre

2016-04-09 08:00

A five-storey building has collapsed spectacularly in a matter of moments in the heart of Istanbul, sending passers-by fleeing in terror.

 

Reports: Blast in Turkish city kills 1, wounds at least 6

2016-04-27 18:03

An explosion has rocked a major city in northwestern Turkey, killing one person and wounding others, local media has reported.

Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

2016-04-24 20:02

Two rockets fired into Turkey from an area of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group have hit the border town of Kilis.

Men recount horror of migrant shipwreck

2016-04-21 19:58

Two men who were among 41 people plucked to safety from a boat found adrift in the Mediterranean, have described surviving what they say was a shipwreck that might have killed up to 500 people.

Turkish teacher gets 508yrs' for sex abuse

2016-04-20 20:11

A Turkish court has sentenced a teacher to 508 years in jail after convicting him of sexually abusing children at guest houses run by Islamic foundations, the Anatolia news agency says.

Turkey detains 101 people linked to US-based Muslim cleric

2016-04-18 12:06

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 101 people suspected of having financial links to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of attempting to overthrow the government.

German comic in Erdogan row suspends TV show

2016-04-16 17:37

A German comedian whose satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a bitter row about freedom of speech, has decided to suspend his own TV show.

Turkey hits ISIS after deadly strikes on Syria border town

2016-04-13 22:05

Turkey's armed forces have launched new artillery strikes on jihadist positions in Syria, after three days of deadly fire on a Turkish border town that has left residents on edge.

Syrian journalist 'shot in head' in Turkey

2016-04-10 21:17

A Syrian journalist who opposed ISIS is in intensive care after being shot in the head by a masked gunman in southern Turkey.

Israel warns of 'concrete' attack threat in Turkey

2016-04-09 14:00

Israel has raised its security alert for travel to Turkey and called on its citizens to leave the country as soon as possible.

Ceasefire largely holding around Nagorno-Karabakh

2016-04-06 17:01

A ceasefire has largely held around Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, despite claims of sporadic violations after an outburst of fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war.

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