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Tillerson to attend Nato summit he originally was to skip

2017-03-25 17:00

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a major Nato foreign ministers meeting after all.

Rotterdam mayor appeals for calm in Turkey row

2017-03-21 19:25

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has appealed for calm among the Dutch city's sizeable Turkish community amid an international row over a referendum.

Turkey's president campaigns for referendum at war memorial

2017-03-18 21:02

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has campaigned for a referendum on expanding his powers at a World War I memorial.

Turkey threatens to send Europe '15 000 refugees a month'

2017-03-17 16:45

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has threatened to "blow the mind" of Europe by sending 15 000 refugees a month to EU territory, in an intensifying dispute with the bloc.

Turkey 'expels Dutch cows' amid diplomatic crisis

2017-03-15 22:54

Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants the 40 animals.

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

2017-03-15 12:50

Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, have been defaced by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland".

Turkey-Netherlands crisis deepens after Erdogan's Nazi jibe

2017-03-13 19:19

A diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands deepens as both sides traded bitter accusations after Turkish ministers were blocked from holding rallies to win support for plans to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Netherlands slams 'irresponsible' Turkish minister

2017-03-12 11:50

The Netherlands has criticised a Turkish minister as "irresponsible" for attempting to visit after being told she was not welcome, amid an escalating row with Ankara.

Netherlands refuses Turkey FM flight

2017-03-11 13:51

The Dutch government has refused permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's plane to travel to the Netherlands ahead of a planned rally in the city of Rotterdam.

Analysis: US troop increase risks tangling in Syria's war

2017-03-10 14:00

With around 200 Marines in northern Syria, US shifts role from behind-the-scenes to overt displays of American force.

 

11 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

2017-03-24 18:49

Media reports say 11 people have drowned and five are missing after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.

Turkey's referendum campaign unfair - Erdogan opponents

2017-03-19 20:45

Opposition figures in Turkey say they have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, a lack of TV airtime and even sabotage in the campaign for a referendum on expanding the president's powers.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

2017-03-18 06:47

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks staying in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

Turkish cargo ship sinks off Libya, seven missing: navy

2017-03-16 21:19

A Turkish cargo vessel has sunk off the coast of Libya, leaving seven crew members missing, as high winds and waves battered the region, says the Libyan navy.

Erdogan: Dutch 'massacred over 8 000' in Bosnia

2017-03-15 19:28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Netherlands of massacring over 8 000 Bosnian Muslims in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Germany: We reserve the right to bar Turkish campaigners

2017-03-15 11:17

Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff says banning entry for Turkish politicians hoping to campaign in Germany will be a "last resort", but something the government reserves the right to do.

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

2017-03-13 06:52

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands would pay for blocking his ministers from holding rallies to win support in a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey's key EU partners.

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism

2017-03-11 18:49

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has likened a Dutch ban on his foreign minister's visit to Nazism in a dramatic escalation of a row over campaign events.

Turkish minister to defy Dutch request not to come for rally

2017-03-10 19:06

Turkey's foreign minister says he will go the Netherlands to address Turkish citizens despite Dutch authorities' demands that he not show up for a rally there on the upcoming Turkish referendum.

Germany urges calm in Turkey row

2017-03-07 06:14

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for calm in an escalating dispute with Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan labelled a German ban on rallies "Nazi practices".

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