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Turkey seeks Nigeria's support against US-based cleric

2017-10-19 18:28

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged Turkish cooperation in Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram

Somalia struggles to cope with blast aftermath

2017-10-16 14:36

As doctors and rescue workers struggle, relatives continue to search Mogadishu hospitals for their missing loved ones after a truck bomb killed at least 300 people and wounded another 300.

Turkey to airlift some wounded as Mogadishu toll tops 300

2017-10-16 11:25

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to co-ordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu.

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

2017-10-09 15:42

The United States and Turkey have scaled back visa issuing services in each other's countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul.

Almost 150 go on trial over Turkey coup bridge massacre

2017-10-09 09:24

Almost 150 former Turkish military personnel are set to go trial over clashes on an Istanbul bridge during last year's failed coup that claimed dozens of lives.

Erdogan: Kurdish vote risks 'ethnic and sectarian war'

2017-09-27 09:24

Recept Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to impose sanctions against the Iraqi semi-autonomous Kurdish region - a day after it held a controversial referendum - saying it "will be left in a lurch" and its people would go hungry.

Respected journalist released after nearly a year in jail in Turkey

2017-09-26 09:43

An Istanbul court has ordered the release of leading Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel in the controversial trial of staff from the Cumhuriyet opposition newspaper, but ruled that four other detained suspects must stay in jail.

Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

2017-09-23 20:37

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has warned that Ankara's actions in response to a controversial independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan region would have "economic and security dimensions".

Turkish official warns German leaders on fuelling racism

2017-09-05 06:49

A top Turkish official has taken to social media to snap back at German candidates' comments on Turkey during a televised pre-election debate.

WRC drops Poland Rally due to out-of-control fans

2017-08-24 10:15

Reports indicate that Poland has been dropped from the 2018 World Rally Championship calendar after organisers failed to comply with safety regulations in recent years.

 

Plane carrying wounded Somalis lands in Turkey

2017-10-17 07:38

A plane carrying Somalis critically wounded in the Mogadishu blast, has landed at an airport in Ankara, Turkey, where ambulances were waiting to rush them to hospital.

No South Africans among Mogadishu victims - Dirco

2017-10-16 14:22

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation says no South Africans are among the more than 300 people killed in a terror attack on the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Mogadishu starts burying its dead

2017-10-16 10:34

Funerals have begun and the death toll is expected to rise above its present 276 as Somalia reels from the Mogadishu massacre. International aid has begun to arrive in the country.

Istanbul charging Amnesty chief, 10 others for terror

2017-10-09 12:17

Turkey's official news agency says an indictment into 11 human rights activists has been completed pending trial on terror charges.

Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons, Syria

2017-09-28 09:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Turkish counterpart for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal.

Big 'yes' vote expected for Iraqi Kurd independence

2017-09-26 20:00

Iraq's Kurds are expecting the announcement of a big "yes" vote for independence, as authorities in Baghdad weighed how to respond to a referendum they considered illegal.

Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with border closure

2017-09-25 21:33

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara would close its border with Iraq's Kurdistan region over an independence referendum and threatened the Iraqi Kurds with blocking their key oil exports.

Erdogan: EU must make up its mind on Turkey's membership

2017-09-06 22:23

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed his call on the European Union to make its up mind on whether it wants to continue or end membership talks with his country, angered by a political debate in Germany.

Merkel warns Turkey after two Germans detained

2017-09-02 09:17

Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Ankara that Germany could re-examine its policies following the latest Turkish action.

Hundreds on trial in Turkey's biggest coup case

2017-08-01 18:00

Nearly 500 people have appeared in court in the biggest trial yet of suspects from Turkey's failed coup.

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