Trial begins of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

2017-05-22 17:02

The trial of more than 220 suspects has opened, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

2017-05-18 22:29

Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey will continue to fight Syrian Kurdish militants, a key ally of the US against the ISIS group.

European lawmaker visits Turkey hunger strikers

2017-05-13 07:26

A European lawmaker has visited an academic and a teacher in Turkey who have been on a hunger strike for more than two months to protest their dismissal by the government.

Turkey slams 'occupation' of Jerusalem

2017-05-08 22:58

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Muslims' to stand up for the Palestinian cause, saying the 'occupation is an insult'.

Cartoonists 'first victims' of crackdowns on press

2017-05-05 18:46

Ten countries including Russia, Turkey and India have been condemned in a report for censoring, locking up or threatening cartoonists.

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on safe zones in Syria

2017-05-04 20:35

Syrian regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey have signed a memorandum on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria.

Turkey blocks Wikipedia over 'terror' claims

2017-04-29 20:17

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups.

Turkish woman jailed for 'terror propaganda' in TV phone-in

2017-04-27 12:48

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed a woman who phoned into a top television talk show to complain about military operations in the Kurdish-dominated southeast a one year and three month sentence for "terror propaganda."

Time to contest Turkey's vote results over: Minister

2017-04-22 20:43

Turkey's ruling party and the main opposition party are still embroiled in a fight over the results of the referendum on expanding the president's powers.

Erdogan revives spectre of death penalty

2017-04-20 20:12

"What George, Hans or Helga say does not interest us!" roars Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "What counts for us is what Ayse, Murat, Mehmet, Hatice say! What Allah says!"


Turkey says will 'not beg' Germany to stay at NATO base

2017-05-19 09:03

Turkey hits back at German threats to pull its troops out of a key NATO base on its soil, saying it would "not beg" them to stay.

Erdogan visits Trump amid much friction

2017-05-15 21:06

The US is pushing ahead with plans to arm Kurds fighting against ISIS in Syria over staunch objections from Turkey.

Turkey condemns US move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

2017-05-10 19:53

Officials criticise Trump's decision to arm YPG units in battle for Raqqa against ISIL as US tries to reassure Ankara.

Turkey fires 100 more judges, prosecutors in anti-Gulen purge

2017-05-06 09:50

Turkey's judicial authorities have announced the sacking of over 100 more judges and prosecutors deemed to be followers of the alleged mastermind of the July 15 failed coup, in a purge that shows no sign of letting up.

UN chief 'encouraged' by deal on Syria safe zones

2017-05-05 10:19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged by the agreement signed by Turkey, Russia and Iran to set up safe zones in Syria and de-escalate fighting, his spokesperson says.

Turkey dismisses almost 4 000 public officials

2017-04-29 21:36

Turkey has dismissed almost 4 000 more public officials from their jobs in the latest wave of the purge that has followed last July's failed coup.

Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

2017-04-28 22:06

A Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists say US armoured vehicles have deployed in areas in northern Syria along the border with Turkey.

Death toll from migrant boat sinking in Aegean rises

2017-04-24 20:48

Greek authorities say a migrant boat sank overnight in the eastern Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 16 people dead, including two children.

Earthquakes hit western Turkey, causing panic

2017-04-21 19:27

Turkey says two earthquakes, both with preliminary magnitudes of 4.9, have shaken the western Turkish province of Manisa.

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

2017-04-19 18:21

Turkey's top election authority has rejected an opposition bid to annul the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after complaints of vote-rigging.

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