Turkey


Erdogan tightens Turkey's internet controls

2014-09-12 11:30

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a law tightening government control of the internet and expanding the powers of the telecoms authority.

Turkey summons US envoy over spying claims

2014-09-01 13:51

Turkey says it has summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

Erdogan new Turkey president

2014-08-15 20:49

The Turkish electoral board has formally confirmed PM Erdogan's victory in the direct presidential vote.

9 miners trapped after Turkish mine collapse

2014-08-12 16:02

Nine miners are trapped in a Turkish coal mine in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak after part of the structure collapsed, state broadcaster TRT Haber reports.

Turkey evacuates wounded Palestinians from Gaza

2014-08-11 08:56

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has started to evacuate wounded people from Gaza to Turkey for treatment.

Turks vote in 1st direct presidential election

2014-08-10 12:22

Turks are voting in their first direct presidential election, a watershed event in the country's history that could cement Recep Tayyip Erdogan's position as Turkey's all-powerful leader.

Turkish PM tells female reporter to 'know your place'

2014-08-08 21:50

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing new questions over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".

Iraqi kidnappers set to release Turkish hostages

2014-08-03 08:31

Islamist militants who kidnapped 49 Turks at a Turkish consulate in northern Iraq will likely free them in the coming days, Turkey's defence minister Ismet Yilmaz says.

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.

 

French mum reunited with daughter taken by 'jihadi' dad

2014-09-03 11:46

A young French mother whose daughter was smuggled out of the country by her 'Jihadi' father have been reunited with the two-year-old girl after months of separation.

Turkey's moderate president bows out - for now

2014-08-26 09:13

Turkey’s president Abdullah Gul is set to move out of the presidential palace in Ankara, with his wife Hayrunnisa complaining bitterly of smears against her husband.

Turkish PM blasts Twitter as 'murderer's knife'

2014-08-15 10:09

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a blistering new assault on social media, comparing Twitter to a "knife in the hand of a murderer".

Turkish exporters enjoy boost from Russian ban

2014-08-12 15:46

Russian companies have increased their orders from Turkish firms after Moscow stopped imports of most food from the West in retaliation for US and EU sanctions.

Erdogan wins Turkish presidency

2014-08-11 07:26

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised the start of a 'new era' after winning the presidential elections in an easy triumph, despite fears the country is creeping towards one-man rule.

Russia food ban could help Turkey, L America

2014-08-08 17:00

Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most EU and US food imports.

'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.

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