'I no longer talk to Obama' - Turkey's Erdogan

2014-07-22 13:17

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

Israel more barbaric than Hitler - Turkish PM

2014-07-19 22:48

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza.

Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at Israel's 'lies'

2014-07-11 19:37

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of a policy "based on lies" over its aerial bombardment of Gaza, in his latest vehement criticism of the Jewish state.

Turkey evacuates hundreds from Libya

2014-06-25 06:31

Turkey is evacuating hundreds of citizens from Libya after a threat from a renegade general fighting Islamists in the east.

1980 Turkey coup leaders get life

2014-06-18 19:04

A Turkish court has sentenced 2 surviving leaders of the 1980 military coup to life prison terms.

Turkey warns Iraq militants over hostages

2014-06-11 22:17

Turkey has warned it will retaliate if any of its 80 nationals seized by an al-Qaeda splinter group during a lightning advance in northern Iraq, are harmed.

Iraqi Jihadists kidnap Turkish consul, staff

2014-06-11 15:36

Jihadists have seized the Turkish consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul and kidnapped the head of the diplomatic mission and 24 staff members.

Turkish GDP expands in first quarter

2014-06-10 12:15

Turkey's gross domestic product has grown in the first quarter, thanks to exports and government spending.

Turkey places Syria jihadists on terror list

2014-06-03 14:00

Turkey has added al-Qaeda's franchise in neighbouring Syria to a list of terrorist organisations, in a sign of the country's growing concern over the rise of radicals across the border.

Turkey driven by 'greed' in Kurd oil row

2014-06-01 16:45

Turkey has been "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas, says a politician.

Turkey to beef up mine safety

2014-05-30 16:13

The Turkish government is to improve safety and working conditions in mines following the disaster that killed 301 workers.

Turks fail to get pristine beach for embassy

2014-05-29 07:22

Senegal will seek a new site for the Turkish embassy after plans to built it on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Dakar sparked fierce protests from environmentalists.

Iraqi Kurds ship oil through region's own pipeline

2014-05-23 20:18

Iraq's Kurdish region is shipping oil through its own pipeline for first time, bypassing Baghdad.

One seriously hurt as Turkish police, protesters clash

2014-05-22 13:10

Turkish police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs and stones in the Istanbul district of Okmeydani leaving one person was seriously wounded.

Turkish court arrests CEO in mine investigation

2014-05-20 09:25

Eight suspects including a CEO have been arrested by a Turkish court in the western town of Soma, on a provisional charge of "causing multiple deaths" in last week's mine disaster.

Manslaughter charges filed over Turkey mine disaster

2014-05-19 09:25

Turkish prosecutors have charged three people with reckless manslaughter over a mining disaster that left 301 dead and sparked fury at the government and company officials.

Fire delays Turkish mine rescue work

2014-05-17 11:30

A fire broke out in part of a mine where nearly 300 miners have been killed in Turkey's worst ever industrial disaster.

Outrage as Turkey PM's advisor assaults protester

2014-05-16 08:34

Photographs of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s advisor kicking a protester in Soma has sparked outrage on social media, as tensions run high after 283 mine worker deaths.

Turkish unions call national strike

2014-05-15 14:49

Turkish labour unions have called for a one-day strike in protest against the country's worst industrial disaster in which at least 282 people died in a coal mine.

NUM mourns Turkish miner deaths

2014-05-15 07:59

NUM has expressed sorrow at the death of over 200 mineworkers in Turkey, and says it is intolerable that they were denied the right to work in a safe environment.

Hopes fade for Turkish mine fire survivors

2014-05-14 20:54

Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coal mine in western Turkey where 245 workers were confirmed killed and around 120 still feared trapped.

120 workers still trapped in Turkey mine - PM

2014-05-14 15:58

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 120 workers are believed to remain trapped in a mine after a deadly explosion that claimed the lives of at least 238 people.

The worst mining disasters since 1990

2014-05-14 12:25

Here is a round-up of mining accidents that have killed more than 100 people since 1990, following the disaster in Soma, Turkey, that has left at least 205 people dead.

100s remain trapped in mine blast, 201 dead

2014-05-14 06:28

At least 201 people have died and hundreds more remain trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey.

300 trapped in fatal Turkey coal mine collapse

2014-05-13 17:43

At least one miner has been killed and as many as 300 others have been trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the western Turkish city of Manisa.


Egypt summons Turkish diplomat

2014-07-21 07:40

Cairo’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's PM Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, a report says.

Erdogan vows constitution change for 'new Turkey'

2014-07-11 20:46

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to press for a new constitution if he is elected president in August elections, saying the old Turkey was a "thing of the past".

Turkey set to keep economic policies

2014-07-08 11:30

Turkish officials say key economic ministers will stay in post even if Tayyip Erdogan becomes president next month.

Iraq makes extra demand for Turkish fuel

2014-06-19 12:23

Iraq's extra demand for Turkish fuel due to the Baiji refinery attack will strain the limited border export capacity, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says.

Nato has no role in Iraq

2014-06-12 18:49

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sees no role for the alliance in Iraq where Islamic militants are closing in on Baghdad after capturing swathes of territory in the country.

Kurdish oil finds new buyers in Europe

2014-06-11 19:18

Russian oil firm Rosneft has bought a cargo of Kurdish oil for a German refinery it co-owns with oil major BP, according to trading sources.

Turkey needs new coal mining law

2014-06-10 21:35

Turkey needs a new coal mining law to prevent a repeat of its worst ever industrial disaster in which 301 workers were killed, the head of a commission investigating the incident says.

Turkey says international media spies

2014-06-03 16:09

Turkey's embattled prime minister has lashed out at international media, accusing news outlets of stirring unrest.

Turkey brushes off criticism over Kurdish oil

2014-06-02 19:38

Ankara has brushed off criticism from Baghdad that it is being "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.

Turkish crackdown on protests condemned

2014-06-01 13:00

A heavy-handed police crackdown on Turkish protesters marking the one year anniversary of deadly anti-government demonstrations has earned Ankara a strong rebuke from the Council of Europe.

Istanbul protester killed by police gun - report

2014-05-29 19:15

A young man shot dead during a police crackdown on protesters in Istanbul has reportedly been killed by a bullet fired from a policeman's gun.

266 hurt as quake rattles Greece, Turkey

2014-05-24 20:28

An earthquake beneath the sea has shaken northern Greece and western Turkey, with 266 people reportedly injured in Turkey.

1 dead in Istanbul as anti-govt protests flare

2014-05-23 09:02

One man has died and about 10 others injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters, officials say, in the latest eruption of anger against the Turk government.

Turkish miners down tools over disaster

2014-05-20 13:31

The main labour union in a Turkish town hit by the nation's worst mining disaster has called on workers to down tools at mines run by the same operator until the sites have been properly inspected.

Two more charged over Turkey mine disaster

2014-05-19 16:16

Two more officials in Turkey have been charged with manslaughter as the government promised "a plan of action" to improve mining safety after the country's worst mining disaster claimed 301 lives.

Turkish police detain 18 over mine disaster

2014-05-18 16:28

Turkish police have detained 18 people, including mining company executives and personnel, as part of an investigation into the Soma mine disaster.

Turkish police teargas in town mourning dead miners

2014-05-16 20:13

Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse several thousand protesters in a Turkish mining town still grieving the death of around 300 workers.

Mass funerals, mounting anger as Turkey mourns

2014-05-16 07:02

Anger sweeps Turkey as loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead and rows of graves are filled in the close-knit Turkish mining town of Soma, while thousands protest in major cities.

Turkey holds protest strike after 282 miner deaths

2014-05-15 11:45

Turkey's four biggest unions will hold a one-day protest strike as anger over the country's worst mining accident mounts, with 282 workers confirmed dead and scores still trapped.

Strike call in Turkey as mine toll rises to 274

2014-05-15 07:02

Turkey's biggest union has called for a massive strike amid mounting anger over the country's worst mining accident, which claimed at least 274 lives with many more still trapped underground.

245 dead, about 450 rescued in Turkey mine blast

2014-05-14 19:44

Turkey put the death toll from the devastating mine blast at 245 on Wednesday, and a coal mine operator said nearly 450 of its workers had been rescued.

Turkish town's 'mining family' braced for the worst

2014-05-14 15:34

The wail of the siren was greeted by craning necks and expectant gazes but the ambulance zipped past and left no clue to the hundreds huddled in the dark, hoping for news of their loved ones.

Hopes fade in Turkey mine blast, 100s trapped

2014-05-14 09:12

More than 200 people have been killed and hopes are fading for hundreds more still trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey.

Turkey mine disaster toll jumps to 157

2014-05-13 23:47

The death toll in a mine explosion in western Turkey has jumped to 157, a provincial mayor has told CNN Turk news channel.

Turkey court to begin police brutality murder trial

2014-05-12 08:40

A Turkish court will hear key testimonies in the trial of eight men, including four policemen, accused of beating a teenage student to death during anti-regime protests.

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