Turkey


Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

2015-04-25 12:32

A Milan-bound Turkish Airlines plane has had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire shortly after take-off, it has been reported.

180 rescued after ferry runs aground off Turkey

2015-04-20 13:24

More than 180 people have been rescued from a ferry which ran aground off a Turkish island in a storm, after an overnight ordeal lasting 14 hours, state media and officials say.

Turkish Airlines boss urges pilots to marry

2015-04-18 07:15

The general manager of Turkish Airlines has urged single pilots to marry, after the Germanwings tragedy blamed on a pilot with psychological problems.

Dozens on trial over Turkey's worst mining disaster

2015-04-17 11:42

Dozens of suspects will go on trial over modern Turkey's worst mining disaster that left 301 miners dead in the western town of Soma and tarnished the image of the government under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

6 arrested in UK on suspicion of terrorism

2015-04-15 16:54

British police have arrested six people on suspicion of terrorism after Turkish authorities stopped a group crossing the Syrian border, police say.

100s march as Turkish mine disaster trial begins

2015-04-13 14:51

Hundreds of protesters are marching in western Turkey, demanding harsh sentences for mining company executives at the start of their trial over the deaths of 301 miners, the country’s worst industrial accident.

Islamic world risks 'disintegration': Turkish President

2015-04-09 15:45

The Islamic world is at risk of "disintegration" due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments.

Twitter back online in Turkey

2015-04-07 07:53

Twitter has complied with Turkey's request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants.

Turkey's power grid boss quits after blackout

2015-04-06 14:29

The head of Turkey's state-run power grid has resigned, taking responsibility for a huge blackout likely to have been caused by management errors.

Turkish cops shoot two attackers outside HQ

2015-04-01 18:22

Turkish police have shot two attackers outside Istanbul's police headquarters and two officers were wounded.

 

Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

2015-04-24 10:09

On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president says his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.

Armenians to mark 'genocide' centenary

2015-04-19 07:24

Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Assad says Turkish support 'main factor' in Idlib takeover

2015-04-17 15:32

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Turkish military and logistical support is the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the north-western city of Idlib from government control last week.

Mine chiefs on trial over Turkey's Soma tragedy

2015-04-15 20:07

Eight former managers from the mine where Turkey's worst mining disaster occurred in May 2014 have appeared in court on murder charges, with prosecutors demanding they spend the rest of their lives in jail.

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

2015-04-14 15:03

Turkey has launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial $20bn project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.

Pope’s genocide claim encourages racism – Turkey PM

2015-04-13 14:51

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the pope’s remarks describing Armenians as the victims of "the first genocide of the 20th century" are wrong and encourage racism in Europe, according to dpa.

UK student who joined ISIS 'wants to go home'

2015-04-07 08:40

A 19-year-old British woman, one of the group of medical students thought to have travelled to join the ISIS group, has told her family she wants to go home, a Turkish lawmaker says.

No Twitter and YouTube in Turkey

2015-04-06 15:05

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter and YouTube over the publication of photographs of a prosecutor held at gunpoint before he was killed in a shootout last week.

Turkey in the dark over mega power cut

2015-04-01 20:04

The causes of Turkey's biggest power cut in over 15 years that deprived most of the country of electricity remains shrouded in mystery with the government under pressure to give answers.

Bloody end to Turkey prosecutor hostage crisis

2015-04-01 09:18

Istanbul police have stormed a central courthouse and killed two people who had broken into the building nine hours earlier to take hostage a prosecutor investigating a death related to anti-government demonstrations in 2013.

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