Turkey warns Russia after airspace violated

2015-10-05 16:16

Turkey has issues a sharp warning after a Russian warplane, apparently operating inside Syria, violated Turkish airspace.

No school for 400 000 Syrian refugee children

2015-10-03 08:59

Out of 640 000 Syrian children in Turkey, 400 000 are not at school.

Remaining 16 Turkish hostages in Iraq freed

2015-09-30 17:09

Sixteen Turkish workers who were kidnapped in Iraq nearly a month ago, have been freed and are in good health, Turkish officials say.

Scores killed in southeastern Turkey clashes

2015-09-26 20:02

Thirty-four Kurdish rebels, four civilians and two Turkish soldiers have been killed in clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish fighters in the southeast of the country.

Over 100 000 gather at Erdogan rally against terror

2015-09-20 20:26

More than 100 000 people, many waving Turkish flags have attended an 'anti-terrorism' rally in Istanbul.

Saddled with 2 million Syrian refugees, Turkey shows signs of strain

2015-09-15 19:07

The strain of sheltering the world's largest refugee population is showing in Turkey, whose open door to those fleeing Syria and Iraq is shielding European nations from a migration crisis far worse than the one they are struggling

Mocked-up Erdogan selfie - magazine raided

2015-09-14 22:16

Turkish police have raided a magazine over a mocked-up selfie of a smiling President Tayyip Erdogan with the coffin of a soldier - an allusion to comments that families of soldiers killed by Kurdish rebels could be happy about their martyrdom.

Kurdish town of Cizre, Turkey, sees curfew lifted

2015-09-12 13:01

A predominantly Kurdish town in southeastern Turkey is no longer under full-day curfew, a day after the governor of Sirnak province promised to lift it.

Cyprus' Christian, Muslim talks offer hope

2015-09-10 22:08

Talks between the heads of Cyprus' Christian and Muslim communities and the leaders of the ethnically split island's Greek- and Turkish-speaking communities, have given "great hope" that religion can better contribute to peace, an official says.

Turkish nationalists attacks headquarters of pro-Kurdish party

2015-09-09 08:37

An angry crowd has attacked the Ankara headquarters of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party, in a night of nationalist-tinged violence across the country, reports and officials say.


Woman killed in 'suicide pact'

2015-10-03 21:43

A Turkish woman has been killed and her male partner badly wounded in an apparent double suicide bid on Istanbul's best known shopping street.

Swimming to Europe

2015-09-30 21:15

Syrians are racing to beat winter, causing a bottleneck in Greece but some are swimming round the problem.

Turkish man dies after spending 47 years in hospital

2015-09-29 22:29

A man has died at 70 after spending nearly half a century in a hospital in Turkey "because he had nowhere else to go", reports say.

Turkish Airlines launches third SA route

2015-09-21 18:01

Due to the increased demand for international travel to Durban, Turkish Airlines will be launching its third South African route between Durban and Istanbul.

Another drowned toddler washes up on Turkish beach

2015-09-18 13:30

A four-year-old Syrian girl's body washed up on a beach in western Turkey, state media say, just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.

22 migrants killed, 211 rescued after boat sinks off Turkey

2015-09-15 11:12

A boat carrying more than 230 migrants has sunk off the Turkish coast while heading to a Greek island, killing 22 people, including four children, a report says.

Bangkok blast: Suspect fled to Turkey, police say

2015-09-14 13:31

Thai police say a key suspect in last month’s bombing at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people has fled to Turkey.

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.

Kurdish party: Turkey heading towards civil war

2015-09-10 14:00

Turkey's mainstream pro-Kurdish party has warned that the country is 'increasingly drifting into a civil war', voicing concern over escalating violence between the state and the armed Kurdistan Workers' Party.

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.

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