Morocco looks to new markets to boost stagnant tourism

2017-02-26 13:00

Morocco's key tourism sector barely grew last year amid security challenges, but operators are hoping Chinese and Russian visitors will boost their fortunes in the coming years.

Cyprus peace talks called off

2017-02-22 16:04

A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification talks.

26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

2017-02-18 14:01

Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack in the southeast of the country which killed two people.

German police raid homes of Turkish imams

2017-02-15 20:02

German police have raided the homes of four Turkish Muslim preachers suspected of spying for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

2017-02-13 14:10

Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of a Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

New CIA chief in Ankara on first foreign visit

2017-02-09 18:03

New CIA chief Mike Pompeo has arrived in Ankara for talks with Turkish officials on his first foreign visit since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.

Somalia's presidential election heads into second round

2017-02-08 19:28

Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election moved into a second round as the number of candidates dropped from 21 to three, while a security lockdown closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.

Turkish police detain over 420 people in anti-IS operation

2017-02-05 14:43

Turkey's state-run agency says anti-terrorism police have detained over 420 people over alleged links to the Islamic State group

Armed cop attempts suicide at Istanbul hospital

2017-02-01 13:30

A Turkish hospital official says an armed police officer receiving psychiatric treatment at an Istanbul hospital barricaded himself into a room and attempted to commit suicide, causing panic.

Turkish Nato soldiers seek asylum in Germany

2017-01-29 06:22

Several dozen Turkish soldiers assigned to Nato have sought asylum in Germany, a report says, quoting officers who said they fear jail.


Syria car bombing kills at least 60

2017-02-24 15:06

Death toll from car bombing near town in northern Syria taken from IS rises to 60.

Kenya arrests 2 suspected ISIS recruits deported from Turkey

2017-02-19 09:02

Kenyan police have arrested two Kenyans who were deported from Turkey on suspicion of training with the Islamic State organisation in neighbouring Syria, officials say.

24 civilians killed in bombing on Syria town: monitor

2017-02-16 16:37

Turkish bombardment of an Islamic State group-held town in Syria has killed 24 civilians, a monitor said Thursday, but Turkey's army said only "terrorists" died in the operation.

Russia outraged by award for Turkey envoy killing photo

2017-02-15 08:05

Russia's embassy in Ankara has expressed fury over the awarding of the prestigious World Press Photo Award for an image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey last year.

Erdogan: Troops entered ISIS stronghold

2017-02-13 07:07

Turkey's president says his troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters have entered the centre of the northern town of al-Bab that is a stronghold of ISIS.

Turkey detains 4 ISIS suspects planning 'sensational' attack

2017-02-09 14:31

Turkey's state-run news agency has said police have detained four Islamic State suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a 'sensational' attack.

Turkey sacks another 4 500 civil servants after coup bid

2017-02-08 08:29

The Turkish authorities have ordered the dismissal of nearly 4 500 civil servants in the latest wave of a purge after last July's attempted coup, according to a decree.

Merkel, Erdogan hold tense meeting

2017-02-02 19:10

In a terse exchange of words, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey to uphold democracy, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took offence.

Turkey re-opens embassy in Libyan capital

2017-01-30 15:30

Turkey's foreign ministry says it is re-opening its embassy in the Libyan capital which had closed over security concerns in 2014

British PM reaches $125m jet deal in Turkey

2017-01-28 23:05

Turkey and Britain have signed a deal to jointly build fighter jets during Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to Ankara.

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