Turkey


4 killed in shooting at Turkish hospital

2016-06-24 13:31

A hospital worker in the Turkish capital Ankara shot dead four colleagues following a personal dispute, reports said.

Turkey arrests 3 ISIS suspects over 'LGBT rally plot'

2016-06-22 16:03

Turkish authorities have arrested three suspected Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in a probe into a planned attack on a transgender rights rally last weekend, a report says.

Turkish Radiohead fans attacked for 'consuming alcohol'

2016-06-19 08:34

Turkish media reports say a group of men stormed a record store in Istanbul and attacked fans of a British pop group, claiming that they were "drinking beer during Ramadan".

Turkish professor calls non-praying people 'animals'

2016-06-13 21:25

A Turkish professor has sparked a furore by branding people who don't pray as "animals", on a state television programme celebrating the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Car bomb hits Turkey police station

2016-06-08 13:45

A car bomb has ripped through a police station in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, injuring several people a day after 11 were killed in an attack in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency says.

Bomb attack targeting police rocks Istanbul

2016-06-07 08:34

A bomb attack targeted a police vehicle in a central Istanbul district, leaving several people wounded, the state-run TRT television reports.

Have 'at least 3 kids', says Erdogan

2016-06-06 08:16

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turkish women to have at least three children, saying a woman's life was "incomplete" if she failed to have kids.

Greece: 3 dead, 302 people rescued from boat

2016-06-03 14:03

Greek authorities say three bodies have been recovered and 302 people have been rescued from a sinking migrant boat south of Crete.

Turkey says strikes have killed 14 ISIS militants

2016-06-01 16:07

Turkey says 14 ISIS militants have been killed by airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire after positions north of Aleppo were targeted.

Turkey criticises plans to recognise genocide

2016-05-30 17:11

Turkey has criticised plans by Germany's parliament to recognise the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.

 

Report: Turkey probes 300 for social media activity

2016-06-23 08:03

Turkish media reports police have launched an investigation against 300 people for alleged terrorist propaganda and defamation of the country's president on social media.

Turkish guards fire on fleeing Syrians: Report

2016-06-19 14:44

Eight displaced Syrians, including four children, have been killed by Turkish border guards while trying to flee their war-torn country, a report says.

MSF stops seeking EU funds over Turkey migrant deal

2016-06-17 20:37

Aid group Doctors Without Borders says it will no longer seek European Union funds in protest at the EU's migrant deal with Turkey.

Turkey suspends sale of fertilizers containing nitrate

2016-06-09 21:46

Turkey is temporarily suspending the sale of fertilizers containing nitrate that are used to make explosives, Turkey's agriculture minister has said, after two car bombings in which several people died.

Bomb attack on police kills 11 in Istanbul

2016-06-07 16:13

Turkish police have detained four people in a hunt for the perpetrators of a car bombing in central Istanbul that killed seven police and four civilians.

14 killed as school bus plunges into canal in Turkey

2016-06-06 10:34

At least 14 people including six children have been killed when a school bus plunged off the road and into a canal in southern Turkey, local governor Kerem Al says.

Man gets 108 years for sexual abuse of refugee children

2016-06-04 14:29

A court in Turkey has sentenced a Turkish man to 108 years in jail for sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children at a flagship refugee camp.

Turkey president in Uganda on African tour

2016-06-01 21:16

Turkey's President Recep Teyyep Edorgan is in Uganda to promote trade and tourism opportunities between the two countries.

Turkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soon

2016-05-30 20:05

A top Turkish government official has expressed hope that Turkey and Russia can mend relations soon, adding that neither country is in a position to "sacrifice" ties.

Turkey says 104 ISIS militants killed in strikes

2016-05-28 14:00

Turkey's state-run news agency says US-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants.

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