Turkey


Erdogan says Turkey parliament will block EU migrant deal if no visa-free travel

2016-05-25 08:18

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the EU that the Turkish parliament would block laws related to the landmark deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel.

Incoming Turkey PM wants clarity on EU membership

2016-05-22 18:02

Turkey's incoming prime minister, Binali Yildirim, has told the EU it is time to end the "confusion" about Ankara's long-standing membership bid as well as the landmark deal on migrants.

Turkish technocrat nominated as PM

2016-05-19 17:48

Turkey's governing party has unveiled its likely new leader and the country's next prime minister.

Migrant arrivals to Greece drop amid pact tensions

2016-05-13 22:31

The number of migrants arriving in Greece has plummeted thanks in part to the EU's pact with Turkey, the Frontex border agency says.

Tired of Greece, migrants try to swim back to Turkey

2016-05-11 20:04

Six migrants who were fed up with being stuck on the Greek Island of Chios have tried to make their way back to Turkey - by swimming.

Turkish PM announces decision to step down

2016-05-05 14:00

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter trip on power.

Turkey ready to send troops to Syria

2016-05-04 17:02

Turkey is ready to send ground troops into Syria if necessary after weeks of deadly rocket strikes on a Turkish region from jihadists across the border.

Southeast Europe flood warning

2016-05-03 22:34

Warnings have been issued in Bulgaria, eastern Greece and along Turkey's west coast mainly for heavy rain and large hail.

Journalists face murder but keep working

2016-05-03 18:24

In Somalia, Turkey and many countries around the world, journalists face threats, jail and murder but keep on working.

1 killed, 13 hurt in bomb attack in Turkey's Gaziantep

2016-05-01 10:05

A bomb has exploded outside police headquarters in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border, killing one policeman and wounding 13 other people, a governor says.

 

Turkish plane searched for bomb

2016-05-23 20:56

Turkish Airlines says authorities at Istanbul's main airport searched a plane bound for the central Turkish city of Kayseri over a bomb threat.

WFP e-food voucher a life-saver

2016-05-21 07:14

A debit card supplied by the World Food Programme has turned out to be a life-saver for Syrian refugee Huda al-Ali, giving her freedom to choose how she feeds her children and also benefiting the Turkish community where she is living.

Turkey's Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh leader's execution

2016-05-15 22:15

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Europe's silence over the execution of a veteran Islamist leader in Bangladesh, accusing the West of "double standards".

Six Turkey soldiers killed, 8 injured, in army operations against PKK

2016-05-13 12:42

Six Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country while two more lost their lives when a military helicopter sent to the scene crashed, the army says.

Bomb attack targeting police rocks Turkish city

2016-05-10 21:00

A bomb attack targeting police has rocked the majority-Kurdish Turkish city of Diyarbakir, causing casualties.

EU backs Turkey visa-free travel, fines for refusing refugees

2016-05-04 20:10

The EU has given conditional backing to visa-free travel for Turks and unveiled an overhaul of its asylum system under which member states that refuse to take a quota of refugees will be fined.

Car bomb attack in southeast Turkey kills 1, wounds 6

2016-05-04 14:09

Turkey's state-run news agency says a soldier has been killed and six others wounded in a car bomb attack against their outpost in southeast Turkey.

EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens

2016-05-03 19:29

The EU is set to move on lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens, part of a widely criticised deal to get Turkey to stop migrants trying to enter Greece.

Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day

2016-05-01 20:22

French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of workers' rights.

Suicide bomber blows herself up in Turkish city of Bursa

2016-04-27 21:58

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa, wounding at least 10 people in the latest attack to strike the country, local media has reported.

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