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Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad

2015-09-03 05:18

Gunmen in military uniform have seized 18 Turkish workers from a sports stadium they were building in northeastern Baghdad.

Shrine blast: Suspect admits being near scene

2015-09-02 18:03

Thai police say a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place.

Turkey raids critical media group

2015-09-01 21:04

Turkish police have staged a major swoop on the Ankara-based offices of a media group critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on hugely controversial terror charges.

Turkey launches first coalition airstrikes against ISIS

2015-08-29 21:16

Turkey says it has launched its first air strikes as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State extremist group.

Turkey's Erdogan calls parliamentary election

2015-08-24 23:30

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called for fresh parliamentary elections in a widely anticipated move after two months of talks failed to produce a coalition government ahead of a deadline.

Libya's state power firm in talks with Turkish companies

2015-08-24 09:11

Libya’s state electricity firm is in talks with Turkish firms to get them to return to carry out badly-needed maintenance work at power plants in the North African nation, a senior official says.

2 held after Istanbul palace shooting

2015-08-19 16:30

Two people have been arrested after allegedly opening fire on Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, the former home of sultans on the Bosphorus.

Turkey's coalition talks collapse, snap elections loom

2015-08-17 19:00

Coalition talks between Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party and the far-right have collapsed, increasing the likelihood of snap polls later this year.

Syria ceasefire ends, fighting resumes

2015-08-16 07:54

A temporary ceasefire between warring parties in Syria has collapsed as negotiations failed to reach a more permanent agreement to end fighting.

Al Qaeda in Syria leaves area where Turkey seeks buffer zone

2015-08-10 16:35

The al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front says it has quit frontline positions against Islamic State north of Aleppo and ceded them to other rebels, leaving an area of northern Syria where Turkey wants to set up a buffer zone.

 

Shocking picture of boy brings home refugee horror

2015-09-02 21:17

The image of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank, has sparked horrified reaction as the tragedy of Europe's burgeoning refugee crisis hits home.

Gunmen kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad

2015-09-02 10:05

Gunmen wearing army uniforms have abducted 16 Turkish building workers and an Iraqi colleague in Baghdad, police say.

Turkey F1 comeback: All hope lost

2015-08-31 13:46

If there was any hope of Turkey making a comeback to Formula 1, all hopes have faded as the circuit had now been converted into something else...

British journalists detained in Turkey

2015-08-29 08:06

Two British journalists have been detained along with their fixer while reporting from the main city in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast, where renewed fighting has killed scores of people.

How evil is ISIS?

2015-08-24 09:55

Hordes of black clad fighters overrunning historic Middle Eastern cities, brutal Hollywood-style executions and thousands of recruits flocking from across the globe has made ISIS a priority enemy as its shift from contagion to pandemic gathers momentum.

Turkey opposition accuses Erdogan of 'civilian coup'

2015-08-24 05:32

The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of seeking to stage a "civilian coup" over plans for snap elections after coalition talks failed.

Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace

2015-08-19 14:45

Gunfire and a percussion bomb blast were heard outside the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, one of Turkey's main tourist attractions which also houses offices of the prime minister, reports say.

Soldier, 3 Kurdish militants killed in Turkey clash

2015-08-16 13:10

A Turkish soldier and three Kurdish militants have been killed in a clash in eastern Turkey.

Turkey coalition talks fail, new elections loom

2015-08-13 19:25

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's efforts to forge a coalition alliance with the country's pro-secular party have failed, edging the country closer toward new elections.

6 Turkish forces killed, US consulate attacked as violence rages

2015-08-10 14:43

Six members of the Turkish security forces have been killed and the US consulate in Istanbul hit by a gun attack in a day of violence blamed on Kurdish and Marxist radicals as the government pressed on its air campaign against militants.

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