Turkey police torture detainees after coup: HRW

2016-10-26 05:50

Human Rights Watch says Turkey's state of emergency has amounted to giving "a blank cheque" for police to torture, abuse or threaten people detained after the failed coup.

US, Turkey to work closely to deal ISIS 'lasting defeat'

2016-10-22 11:53

The United States and Turkey have agreed to ramp up joint efforts to deal ISIS jihadists a "lasting defeat," a Pentagon spokesperson says.

Iraqi advance on Mosul slows after day of fighting

2016-10-18 15:14

Iraqi and Kurdish commanders say they have paused their advance on Mosul, a day after the start of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city.

Russia, Turkey sign pipeline accord after crisis

2016-10-11 16:51

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline under the Black Sea, as they vowed to intensify relations after a bitter crisis.

2 bombers, stopped by police, blew themselves up in Ankara

2016-10-08 08:00

A Turkish official says two suicide car bombers have blown themselves up in the outskirts of Ankara after being stopped by police.

Migrants: Greece sees jump in border crossings

2016-10-05 15:52

Police in northern Greece say hundreds of Syrian refugees have been detained after crossing a river that forms a natural border with Turkey - the second mass crossing in a week.

Turkey extends state of emergency

2016-10-03 20:17

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says a three-month long state of emergency, declared after Turkey's failed military coup, has been extended by three more months

Israel pays Turkey $20m compensation in Gaza deal - official

2016-10-01 09:09

Israel has paid Turkey $20m in compensation for the deadly storming of an aid ship in 2010, a key pillar of a deal to normalise ties after a six-year rift, a Turkish official says.

EU 'to move all remaining refugees from Greece by end 2017'

2016-09-28 18:43

The EU says it hopes to move the remaining 30 000 eligible refugees out of Greece by the end of 2017, but appears set to fall far short of its plan to share 160 000 migrants around the bloc.

Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10

2016-09-26 19:56

Kurdish rebels have staged two attacks against security forces in southeast Turkey killing 10 security force members and wounding eight others, the country's state-run news agency reports.


Blast in Turkish Mediterranean resort injures dozens

2016-10-25 11:09

An explosion inside a car left in the parking lot of the local chamber of trade in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya injured about a dozen people, an official said.

Israel indicts couple who travelled to Mosul to join ISIS

2016-10-21 06:30

An Israeli court has indicted an Arab Israeli couple for joining the extremist Islamic State group with their three young children.

Erdogan to Iraqi PM: 'Know your place'

2016-10-11 21:23

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has snubbed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's criticism of the presence of Turkish troops in Iraq ahead of a planned operation to retake Mosul city, urging him to "know your place".

'Huge disaster' averted in Turkey as suspects blow themselves up

2016-10-08 22:25

Two people suspected of planning a car bomb attack on the Turkish capital Ankara blew themselves up after being confronted by police.

UN releases satellite images of damage in Syria's Aleppo

2016-10-05 17:13

The UN has released satellite images showing most recent destruction of Syria's embattled northern city of Aleppo.

Turkey suspends 13 000 police over 'Gulen links'

2016-10-04 22:19

More than 5% of country's police force suspended as state of emergency is extended for three more months.

Erdogan slams US over Saudi 9/11 law

2016-10-01 22:23

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned a US Congress vote to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

At least 1 killed, 2 wounded in bomb attack in southeast Turkey

2016-09-30 15:14

Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a roadside bomb in southeast Turkey as a military vehicle was passing by, killing a village guard and wounding two soldiers

32 000 people arrested since failed coup in Turkey - minister

2016-09-28 16:34

The Turkish justice minister says 32 000 people have been arrested since the country's failed coup.

Turks protest assault of woman who wore shorts

2016-09-25 19:48

Turks have donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a public bus for wearing shorts.

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