Turkey


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.

G20 'determined' to lift growth but rifts remain

2015-02-11 14:00

The world's top 20 economies have expressed determination to raise global growth but struggled to overcome divisions over the most suitable methods.

Turkey seizes control of Bank Asya

2015-02-04 14:45

Turkish banking authorities have seized control of Bank Asya, an Islamic lender allied to an arch-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, citing a lack of transparency.

Kurds celebrate Kobane victory as ISIS expelled

2015-01-28 20:15

Kurdish forces have recaptured the Syrian border town of Kobane on the Turkish frontier from the Islamic State group in a symbolic blow for the jihadists.

Five killed in Mogadishu car bomb

2015-01-22 18:37

Five people have been killed in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by the Turkish President.

Car bomb hits hotel in Mogadishu

2015-01-22 16:39

A suspected suicide car bomb attack has hit a hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, causing casualties, police and witnesses say.

 

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.

Weaker oil prices a plus for global economy - BoJ

2015-02-09 17:15

The recent dip in global oil prices is a benefit for the world economy and could lead to some upgrades of economic forecasts, says Bank of Japan governor.

Woman opens fire in central Istanbul

2015-01-30 16:20

Turkish police say they have launched a search for a woman who opened fire with a rifle at police in Taksim Square in central Istanbul.

Turkish leader delays Somalia trip

2015-01-23 11:16

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says he has postponed his planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, a day after a bomb targeted a Turkish delegation in the capital Mogadishu.

Turkish man guilty of killing wife for giving birth to a girl

2015-01-22 16:42

A Turkish man has been given a life sentence for electrocuting his wife in her sleep because he was angry at the fact that she had given birth to a daughter instead of a son.

Turkish policemen get 10-years for killing protester

2015-01-21 13:57

Two Turkish policemen have been jailed on Wednesday for at least 10 years over the killing of a teenage protester during 2013 demonstrations against the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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