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Ramaphosa is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

2014-11-20 19:41

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to attend the second Africa-Turkey summit of heads of state and government.

Turkey recovers 10 bodies of trapped miners

2014-11-19 14:17

Turkish rescue workers have recovered 10 bodies of miners trapped by a flooding accident last month, with search efforts continuing for eight still missing, reports say.

Erdogan says Muslims discovered Americas

2014-11-15 22:09

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.

Bodies recovered from site of Turkish mine

2014-11-07 19:10

Rescue workers have recovered two of the 18 bodies that have been trapped underground 10 days ago after a mining accident in southern Turkey.

Fat fine for cafe after Erdogan scolds smoker

2014-11-04 10:58

An Istanbul cafe has received a hefty fine after President Tayyip Erdogan scolded one of its clients from the street for smoking.

Kurdish peshmerga in Kobani

2014-11-01 18:16

Iraqi Kurdish forces have arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attacks by ISIS.

Turkey seeks to rescue 18 miners trapped by flood

2014-10-29 14:34

Turkish emergency workers are trying to reach 18 miners who were trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water, amid growing fears that they may have drowned.

Istanbul consulates evacuated

2014-10-24 22:22

Three Istanbul consulates have been evacuated because of suspicious packages.

Jihadists launch fresh assault on Kobane

2014-10-21 11:17

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has launched a fresh assault on Kobane after it was announced that Kurds, who are defending the besieged Syrian border town, had received a first US airdrop of weapons.

ISIS should not be regarded as an Islamic state

2014-10-17 07:55

I believe many of the foot soldiers of the notorious ISIS are misguided and brain washed youth, lured via social media, writes Mohamed Saeed.

Govt-backed candidates win in Turkish judicial vote

2014-10-13 15:53

Government-backed candidates have won eight out of 10 seats in a top Turkish judicial body in an election, poll results show.

Kurds battle for heart of Kobane

2014-10-11 20:51

Kurdish fighters have halted a thrust by Islamic State group jihadists towards the heart of the battleground Syrian town of Kobane.

Iran trying to convince Turkey to save Kobane

2014-10-10 08:07

Iran has begun talks with Turkey aimed at convincing it to help stop ISIS jihadists from taking the key Syrian border town of Kobane.

US, UK consider buffer zone for Turkey

2014-10-08 21:10

Diplomats have stopped short of embracing Turkish border controls against militants and Syrian refugees.

US 'critical of Turkey's inaction over ISIS'

2014-10-08 14:55

Washington is concerned by Turkey’s reluctance to engage Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobane, a report says.

Syria border town 'about to fall' to ISIS

2014-10-07 19:32

Jihadists are on the verge of seizing the key Syrian border town of Kobane, Turkey has warned, after a three-week assault by ISIS that has left hundreds reported dead.

Kurds repel jihadist attack on Syrian town

2014-10-06 17:48

Kurdish forces defending a Syrian town near the Turkish border have clashed with the ISIS group after repelling a wide-ranging jihadist assault in battles that left dozens dead on both sides.

Turkish MPs back military action as jihadists advance

2014-10-03 12:10

Turkey’s parliament has authorised military action against the Islamic Sate jihadist group, whose fighters have battled their way to the doorstep of a key town across the border in Syria.

Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions

2014-10-02 11:27

Turkey’s parliament is considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military operations in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to make incursions from its territory.

Turkey mulls joining anti-ISIS coalition

2014-09-30 08:03

Islamic State fighters have closed to within a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey, as Ankara mulls joining the anti-ISIS coalition.

Kurds cross Turkey border to join anti-ISIS fight

2014-09-26 22:27

Hundreds of Kurds have broke through the Turkish border into Syrian territory to join Kurdish forces battling the advance of ISIS militants around the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab.

Kerry: Turkey to be on frontlines of anti-ISIS fight

2014-09-24 09:02

Secretary of State John Kerry said that Turkey had pledged to take part in the US-led coalition against Islamic militants following the release of 49 Turkish hostages.

ISIS offensive poses problems for Turkey

2014-09-23 07:54

Fierce fighting between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria has brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees.

Refugee tally to Turkey hits 100 000

2014-09-21 19:29

A Turkish official says 100 000 Syrians have fled the Islamic State group's advance across north-eastern Syria.

 

Missing children printed on grocery bags in Turkey

2014-11-19 20:54

Onur Supermarkets has recently begun printing the faces of missing children on 3 million bags it hands out each month at its 76 stores in Istanbul and three other cities in western Turkey

Turkey unemployment rate rises

2014-11-17 18:30

Turkey's unemployment rate has increased to 10.1% in August, up from 9.8% the previous month, government agency Turkstat has reported.

Ducklings replace genitals in Turkish biology textbook

2014-11-12 19:53

Pictures of human genitalia have been removed from a new edition of a standard biology school textbook in Turkey, a report says.

ICC won't prosecute over Israel's Gaza flotilla raid

2014-11-06 18:54

The ICC won’t prosecute over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a "reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed".

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul

2014-11-03 13:21

At least 24 illegal migrants have drowned after a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, report say.

Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners

2014-10-30 17:34

A senior government official says hopes are fading for 18 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southern Turkey.

Powder at Istanbul consulates found not to be biological agent

2014-10-27 17:14

A suspicious powder mailed to five Western consulates in Istanbul last week is not a biological weapons agent, the Dogan news agency has reported.

Turkish Airlines to restart Libya flights

2014-10-22 20:00

Turkey's special envoy to Libya saysTurkish Airlines will resume flights to the eastern Libyan city of Misrata next week.

US airdrops ammunition to Kurds battling ISIS

2014-10-20 14:33

The American military have airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting ISIS in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey.

Obama rallies coalition commanders against ISIS

2014-10-15 09:09

President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday, as the US-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria.

Kurds thwart ISIS in Kobane

2014-10-13 08:41

Turkey -Attacking ISIS jihadists has met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases.

ISIS seizes large areas of Syrian town

2014-10-10 09:16

ISIS fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group says, as US-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening.

US, allies chafing at Turkish inaction on Syria

2014-10-09 09:44

As the US warns that a strategic Syrian border town could fall to Islamic State militants, the Turkish military has deployed its tanks on its side of the frontier but only watched the slaughter.

14 wounded as Kurds, 'radical Muslims' clash in Germany

2014-10-08 16:16

Street clashes between hundreds of Kurds and radical Muslims in Germany’s northern port city of Hamburg have left 14 people wounded, police say.

At least 12 dead in violent Turkey clashes

2014-10-08 12:33

At least 12 people have died during violent clashes across Turkey, as the fate of the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani stirred up decades of tensions with Turkey's Kurdish minority.

Fresh airstrikes on ISIS positions in Kobane

2014-10-07 14:03

Fresh air strikes by the US-led coalition has hit positions held by ISIS jihadists in the southwest of the key Syrian border town of Kobane, according to an AFP journalist just across the border in Turkey.

Loyal depositors shoulder Turkey's Bank Asya

2014-10-06 12:00

Selling everything from their sofas to their wedding rings, Bank Asya clients are battling to shore up the Turkish lender.

Wounded Syrian by wheelbarrow to hajj

2014-10-03 05:00

Wounded Syrian rebel Abdulkarim al-Naseef had to be pushed in a wheelbarrow during his long journey to Saudi Arabia, where he will perform the hajj.

Turkey's role in ISIS fight may hinge on ancient tomb

2014-10-01 17:39

A vow to defend the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, in a Turkish enclave in northern Syria could decide Turkey's role in the military campaign against ISIS.

Turkey ready for ISIS

2014-09-26 22:56

Turkey says it is prepared to take any measure that ensures its own security in the fight against ISIS, keeping Ankara’s options open amid growing pressure from its Western allies for concrete action.

Egypt blasts Turkish leader after UN speech

2014-09-25 22:09

Egypt has accused Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan of supporting terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East after he questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

2014-09-23 12:46

The Turkish government has announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools, in a move denounced by opponents.

Hardships, heartbreak for fleeing Syrian Kurds

2014-09-23 05:00

Fleeing the advance of Islamic State group jihadists on Ain al-Arab, Syria's third-largest Kurdish town, tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have managed to find refuge in Turkey.

130 000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

2014-09-22 14:49

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130 000, Turkey's deputy prime minister says.

300 Kurd fighters cross into Syria from Turkey

2014-09-20 16:04

More than 300 Kurdish fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help push back an Islamic State advance on a Kurdish border town.

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