Turkey


Plane performs emergency landing after bomb threat

2015-03-30 19:08

A Turkish Airlines plane has made an emergency landing in Morocco after a bomb threat, Turkish television reports.

Missing medical students feared to have joined ISIS

2015-03-22 21:10

A group of British medical students of Sudanese origin who went missing after travelling to Turkey are feared to have crossed into Syria to join ISIS, reports say.

Turkey deports UK teens suspected of trying to join ISIS

2015-03-16 14:13

Three male British teenagers suspected of planning to join ISIS militants in Syria have been arrested by London police being deported from Turkey, officials say.

Turkey arrests 3 UK teens trying to join ISIS

2015-03-15 16:00

Three British teenagers have been detained in the Turkish city of Istanbul while planning to cross the border into neighbouring Syria to join the militant Islamic State group.

British girls helped into Syria by spy

2015-03-12 23:59

A spy who worked for a country in the coalition that is fighting ISIS had helped three British girls to cross into Syria to join the militants.

Prominent journalist arrested in Turkey

2015-03-02 22:02

Noted investigative journalist Mehmet Baransu has been arrested in Turkey on grounds of founding a criminal organisation and releasing state secrets, local media reports.

Turkish police arrest suspect near US consulate

2015-02-27 22:34

Turkish police have arrested a suspect outside the US consulate in Istanbul after he claimed to have a bomb.

Spy chief: Fighting ISIS not a priority for Turkey

2015-02-26 22:54

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting ISIS and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper says.

Fists fly in rowdy 18-hour Turkey parliament session

2015-02-24 21:27

Ruling party and opposition lawmakers have turned the Turkish parliament into a battlefield once again during an 18-hour session debating a contentious bill to broaden police powers.

Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'

2015-02-23 14:33

The families of three missing British schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group have issued emotional public appeals urging them to come home.

 

Czechs returned after 2 years

2015-03-28 20:13

Two female Czech tourists kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released and have returned to the Czech Republic.

Dreams and despair in Turkey's 'little Syria'

2015-03-18 12:19

Since the Syrian civil war erupted four years ago, tens of thousands of refugees have poured into the southern Turkish port town of Mersin, fearing they may never return home.

Rise of Turkish Islamic banks chimes with Erdogan

2015-03-15 16:30

At least 8% of Turkish adults do not have a bank account, according to a 2014 World Bank report, because of the prohibition in Islam against paying interest.

Turkey not headed toward dictatorship - Erdogan

2015-03-14 20:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed claims that a new constitution expanding his powers would install a "dictatorship".

Turkey chases 'migrant' cargo ship

2015-03-12 23:42

Turkey's coastguard has closed the Dardanelles Straits to shipping after launching a chase for a cargo ship suspected of carrying hundreds of illegal migrants.

Turkey says CCTV show missing British girls

2015-03-01 18:22

A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing the three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal.

Turkish police seal off street outside US consulate

2015-02-27 12:18

Turkish police have sealed off a street outside the US consulate in Istanbul, a Reuters witness say, and local media report a suspect has been detained.

Afghan capital rocked by blast near Turkey embassy

2015-02-26 08:52

Afghan officials and police say a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives has targeted a vehicle of the Turkish embassy in the Afghan capital during the morning rush hour.

UK police defend actions in missing girls case

2015-02-24 13:59

British police are defending their actions as the search continues for three British teenage girls believed to have travelled to Turkey and to be heading to Syria to support extremists.

Fight breaks out in Turkish parliament

2015-02-18 12:01

Two Turkish MPs have been taken to hospital after a brawl broke out in Turkey’s parliament over a bill aimed at cracking down on violent demonstrations.

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