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UN: Cyprus rivals need to keep commitment

2017-07-27 22:45

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution encouraging Greek and Turkish Cypriots "to sustain their commitment" to reunifying the divided Mediterranean island.

Turkey puts on trial 17 staff from anti-Erdogan daily

2017-07-24 14:25

Seventeen directors and journalists from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers go on trial Monday after spending over eight months behind bars in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey reissues warrant for 4 activists after release

2017-07-22 13:09

Turkey's official news agency says a court has issued detention warrants for four human rights activists who have been released.

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

2017-07-21 05:18

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

Turkey dismisses over 7,000 police, soldiers, ministry officials: report

2017-07-15 08:55

Turkey dismissed more than 7,000 police, soldiers and ministry officials under a new decree published Friday under a state of emergency imposed after last year's failed coup, state media reported.

Qatar gets first boycott-busting bovines

2017-07-12 18:51

A first herd of boycott-busting cows has been airlifted to Qatar to boost milk supplies five weeks after neighbouring Gulf states cut links with the emirate.

Turkey marks failed coup that changed country

2017-07-10 13:07

Turkey marks one year on July 15 since a coup attempt aiming to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that failed within hours but etched far-reaching consequences into its society and politics.

Merkel says 'deep differences' remain with Erdogan

2017-07-08 20:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "deep differences" remain between her and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after they met at the G20 summit.

Turkish dog steals hearts at classical concert

2017-06-30 19:28

It's that moment fans of classical music live for, an international orchestra playing a great masterpiece at full pelt.

44 people detained during Istanbul's banned LGBT pride event

2017-06-26 22:10

Turkey's official news agency says 44 people have been detained during a march for LGBT rights that the governor of Istanbul had banned

 

Turkish plane is rerouted to Algiers after false bomb alert

2017-07-25 21:41

A senior Algerian aviation official says a Turkish Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Algiers airport after a false bomb alert on board

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute

2017-07-23 19:03

Turkey's president has waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations, travelling to Saudi Arabia at the start of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse.

Nearly 80 injured in Turkey by quake - report

2017-07-21 14:58

Almost 80 people have been injured in the Turkish resort of Bodrum after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey, according to local media.

Turkey marks 1 year since coup attempt, fires 7400 workers

2017-07-15 20:39

Thousands are expected to turn out for "national unity marches" in Istanbul and Ankara, as Turkey commemorates one year since authorities quashed last summer's coup attempt.

Turkey detains 44 people suspected of planning attacks

2017-07-13 11:53

A Turkish official says 44 people suspected of planning terror attacks linked to Kurdish militants have been detained in police operations, including suspects in two separate Istanbul attacks last year

5 ISIS militants killed in police raid in Turkey

2017-07-12 08:57

Turkish police reportedly have killed five ISIS militants during a raid on a house in the central city of Konya.

Tillerson declares his nostalgia for old oil life

2017-07-10 05:16

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has expressed nostalgia for his former life as an oilman while picking up an industry award in Turkey.

Battery thrown by passenger catches fire at airport

2017-07-06 18:10

An external battery pack has caught fire at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after an angry passenger threw the object because of an electronic devices ban on flights to the UK.

Cyprus talks 'historic opportunity' for peace

2017-06-30 19:07

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called on rival Cypriot leaders to seize a "historic opportunity" to bring peace to their island at negotiations aimed at ending Cyprus' 40-year division.

People electrocuted at water park

2017-06-23 21:22

Turkish media reports say two adults and three of children were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.

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