Turkey


Turkish bombing suspect tied to far left: PM

2015-05-22 05:42

Twin bomb attacks on the offices of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party were carried out by a militant linked to an ultra-leftist group, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

ISIS fears: Egypt restricts women travelling to Turkey

2015-05-17 15:58

Egypt has imposed restrictions on female citizens travelling to Turkey, months after introducing similar measures for men to stop them joining the Islamic State jihadist group.

Turkish police raids Kurdish party leader's home 'by mistake'

2015-05-12 19:25

Turkish police hunting an alleged drug smuggler "mistakenly" raided the home of the leader of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, local media has reported.

Turkish coastguard rescues 636 migrants

2015-05-05 20:29

Turkey's coastguard has rescued more than 600 people trying to cross the Aegean sea over the last five days, including women and children fleeing war-torn Syria in rubber boats.

Accused of extravagance, cleric returns car

2015-05-05 17:21

Turkey's top Muslim cleric says his office will return a luxury car after its purchase caused an uproar and accusations of extravagance.

'We're all blonde': US envoy hits back at Ankara mayor

2015-05-01 13:45

The US ambassador to Turkey has hit back at sexist remarks by Ankara's maverick mayor to the US State Department spokeswoman in unusual style, posting a picture of himself with blonde hair.

Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

2015-04-24 10:09

On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president says his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.

Armenians to mark 'genocide' centenary

2015-04-19 07:24

Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Assad says Turkish support 'main factor' in Idlib takeover

2015-04-17 15:32

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Turkish military and logistical support is the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the north-western city of Idlib from government control last week.

Mine chiefs on trial over Turkey's Soma tragedy

2015-04-15 20:07

Eight former managers from the mine where Turkey's worst mining disaster occurred in May 2014 have appeared in court on murder charges, with prosecutors demanding they spend the rest of their lives in jail.

 

Flower power: Turkey voters to get 40 million flowers

2015-05-17 17:48

Perhaps Turkey's politicians hope that the fragrant smells and blooming petals will be transformed into instant electoral success.

Turkish jets shoot down Syria aircraft

2015-05-16 18:02

Turkish military jets shot down a Syrian aircraft after it violated Turkey's airspace, media have reported.

Turkish cargo ship attacked off Libya, captain dead

2015-05-11 14:52

A captain on a Turkish cargo ship has been killed and several crew members have been injured after their vessel was attacked off the Libyan coast, Turkey’s foreign ministry says.

Turkey investigates ruined ancient mosaics

2015-05-05 20:27

Turkey has launched an inquiry over ancient mosaics ruined during restoration.

Turkish police clash with May Day protesters

2015-05-01 16:15

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon against May Day protesters who sought to march toward Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square, where the government had banned demonstrations.

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

2015-04-25 12:32

A Milan-bound Turkish Airlines plane has had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire shortly after take-off, it has been reported.

180 rescued after ferry runs aground off Turkey

2015-04-20 13:24

More than 180 people have been rescued from a ferry which ran aground off a Turkish island in a storm, after an overnight ordeal lasting 14 hours, state media and officials say.

Turkish Airlines boss urges pilots to marry

2015-04-18 07:15

The general manager of Turkish Airlines has urged single pilots to marry, after the Germanwings tragedy blamed on a pilot with psychological problems.

Dozens on trial over Turkey's worst mining disaster

2015-04-17 11:42

Dozens of suspects will go on trial over modern Turkey's worst mining disaster that left 301 miners dead in the western town of Soma and tarnished the image of the government under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

6 arrested in UK on suspicion of terrorism

2015-04-15 16:54

British police have arrested six people on suspicion of terrorism after Turkish authorities stopped a group crossing the Syrian border, police say.

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