Turkey


People electrocuted at water park

2017-06-23 21:22

Turkish media reports say two adults and three of children were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.

Organisms turn Istanbul shores turquoise

2017-06-15 17:13

The waters around Istanbul have turned a striking shade of turquoise, but an environmental engineer says it's quite normal.

1 killed, 4 hurt in gunfire and bomb attack in Turkey

2017-06-09 20:32

Two suspected Kurdish rebels opened fire on a car belonging to a local mayor, then blew up their vehicle near a military police station in southeast Turkey.

Kurdish militants claim downing of Turkish military chopper

2017-06-02 19:15

Kurdish militants have claimed that they downed a Turkish military helicopter that killed all 13 personnel on board two days ago

13 Turkish troops die in helicopter crash near Iraq border

2017-05-31 22:44

Turkey's military says 13 soldiers have died in a helicopter crash which happened at the border with Iraq.

Trial begins of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

2017-05-22 17:02

The trial of more than 220 suspects has opened, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

2017-05-18 22:29

Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey will continue to fight Syrian Kurdish militants, a key ally of the US against the ISIS group.

European lawmaker visits Turkey hunger strikers

2017-05-13 07:26

A European lawmaker has visited an academic and a teacher in Turkey who have been on a hunger strike for more than two months to protest their dismissal by the government.

Turkey slams 'occupation' of Jerusalem

2017-05-08 22:58

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Muslims' to stand up for the Palestinian cause, saying the 'occupation is an insult'.

Cartoonists 'first victims' of crackdowns on press

2017-05-05 18:46

Ten countries including Russia, Turkey and India have been condemned in a report for censoring, locking up or threatening cartoonists.

 

Hundreds of Turkish soldiers hospitalised with food poisoning

2017-06-18 19:19

A Turkish prosecutor says 731 soldiers at a western base have been sent to the hospital with food poisoning and 21 people from the company that provided the food have been detained.

Erdogan vows to stand by 'Qatari brothers' amid crisis

2017-06-10 13:45

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has requested the full removal of a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar after approving the deployment of Turkish troops there.

Germany, Turkey fail to break deadlock over air base visit

2017-06-06 06:10

Turkey refuses to budge on its decision not to allow German lawmakers to visit troops stationed at a Turkish air base.

Turkey plans to build walls along borders with Iraq, Iran

2017-06-02 08:05

Turkey plans to build walls along borders with Iraq, Iran; wall along Syrian border under way.

Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

2017-05-27 07:26

The head of a Turkish parliamentary investigative committee says there is no question that US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup.

Turkey says will 'not beg' Germany to stay at NATO base

2017-05-19 09:03

Turkey hits back at German threats to pull its troops out of a key NATO base on its soil, saying it would "not beg" them to stay.

Erdogan visits Trump amid much friction

2017-05-15 21:06

The US is pushing ahead with plans to arm Kurds fighting against ISIS in Syria over staunch objections from Turkey.

Turkey condemns US move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

2017-05-10 19:53

Officials criticise Trump's decision to arm YPG units in battle for Raqqa against ISIL as US tries to reassure Ankara.

Turkey fires 100 more judges, prosecutors in anti-Gulen purge

2017-05-06 09:50

Turkey's judicial authorities have announced the sacking of over 100 more judges and prosecutors deemed to be followers of the alleged mastermind of the July 15 failed coup, in a purge that shows no sign of letting up.

UN chief 'encouraged' by deal on Syria safe zones

2017-05-05 10:19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged by the agreement signed by Turkey, Russia and Iran to set up safe zones in Syria and de-escalate fighting, his spokesperson says.

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