Turkey


Turkish president lands in Mozambique for talks

2017-01-24 14:30

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Mozambique on an Africa tour in which he is promoting trade and asking governments to crack down on institutions linked to Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric accused of organizing a coup attempt last year.

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.

Istanbul nightclub suspect 'received orders from ISIS'

2017-01-18 22:30

The man suspected of killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve has claimed he received the order to attack from Islamic State jihadists in Syria, local media reported Wednesday.

Istanbul nightclub massacre suspect confesses

2017-01-17 11:18

A 34-year-old Uzbek man suspected of mowing down 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve confessed to the massacre, Turkish authorities said.

Police killed in Turkey roadside bomb attack

2017-01-16 22:50

At least three police officers were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded as a police vehicle passed by in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey.

Cyprus talks stumble over fate of Turkish troops

2017-01-13 21:18

Hopes for a peace deal in Cyprus have stalled over a decades-old dispute, with the rival sides at loggerheads over the future of Turkish troops on the divided island.

New UN chief heads crunch Cyprus talks

2017-01-12 20:31

UN chief Antonio Guterres is leading a crunch conference aimed at ending decades of division in Cyprus.

Istanbul nightclub attacker is ISIS follower

2017-01-08 20:01

The attacker who shot dead 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to ISIS.

Turkey dismisses thousands of civil servants in post-coup purge

2017-01-07 13:10

Turkey has dismissed more than 8 000 civil servants for alleged ties to terror organisations, the latest purge under a state of emergency imposed following the failed July 15 coup attempt.

Morocco to close schools allegedly linked to Turkish preacher

2017-01-06 08:24

Morocco has ordered the closure of schools it says are linked to a US-based Islamic preacher that Turkey blames for a failed coup last year, the interior ministry has said.

 

Erdogan eyes rail bid, Gulen schools on Tanzania visit

2017-01-23 19:45

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began a visit to Tanzania focusing on a bid to build a $7.6b railway and on concern over schools run by dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Greece, Cyprus: Turkish troop must leave

2017-01-20 06:08

Cyprus and Greece insist that any peace deal for the divided island must provide for the withdrawal of Turkish troops and new security arrangements.

Popular Sufi leader in Morocco dies aged 95

2017-01-18 20:30

The head of one of Morocco's biggest Sufi orders, with tens of thousands of followers at home and abroad, died at the aged of 95, an official and local media have said.

Istanbul nightclub attack suspect caught

2017-01-17 06:30

A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports.

Cargo plane crash destroys Kyrgyzstan village

2017-01-16 20:02

A Turkish cargo plane has crashed in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village.

Istanbul building collapse kills 2, injures 5

2017-01-13 19:43

An eight-storey building has collapsed in Istanbul killing two people including a six-year-old girl.

Anxiety in Istanbul after series of extremist attacks

2017-01-11 11:29

After a series of attacks in Istanbul, some residents say they are adapting their daily routines because of fears they could become the latest victims of violent extremism.

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.

Turkey detains 18 in connection with attack near courthouse

2017-01-06 22:13

Turkish police have detained 18 people in connection with a foiled attack near a courthouse in the western city of Izmir that nevertheless killed a policeman and a courthouse employee.

Two killed in new Turkey attack

2017-01-05 19:19

A car bombing has rocked the Turkish city of Izmir, killing at least two people and triggering a shootout that left two suspected militants dead.

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