Turkey


Turkey backtracks on 'ISIS child bomber' claims

2016-08-23 19:20

Turkey has gone back on claims that a child bomber linked to ISIS carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it has no clue who was behind the attack.

Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

2016-08-22 16:33

Turkish authorities are scrambling to ascertain the identity of a child suicide bomber acting on the orders of ISIS who killed 51 people at a crowded Kurdish wedding.

Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath

2016-08-21 21:23

"They turned our wedding into a bloodbath," bride Besna Akdogan has said as she left hospital after a suicide bombing killed 51 people at her wedding in southeastern Turkey.

Death toll rises to 50 in wedding blast blamed on ISIS

2016-08-21 13:26

Turkey's president blamed ISIS for the bombing of an outdoor wedding party in the southeast that killed 50 people and wounded dozens of others.

US is 'strategic partner, not our enemy': Turkish PM

2016-08-20 20:42

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has insisted the United States is Turkey's "strategic partner, not our enemy" despite Ankara's anger at Washington for failing to extradite Fethullah Gulen, whom it blames for last month's failed coup.

Greece hears asylum claim of Turkish 'coup' officer

2016-08-20 10:16

Greece has heard the asylum claim of the first of eight Turkish military officers who have fled their country after the failed coup of July, the asylum service says.

Turkey attacks on police, military: 11 dead, 226 hurt

2016-08-18 16:02

A string of bomb attacks, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey's security forces, have killed at least 11 people and wounded 226 others, officials say.

Turkey to release 38 000 from jail to make space for plotters

2016-08-17 11:00

Turkey has issued a decree that will pave the way for the conditional release of some 38 000 prisoners in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for coup plotters.

'Child sex' claims at Austrian airport infuriates Turkey, heightening tensions

2016-08-15 18:14

Turkey has protested to Austria over a news ticker at Vienna's airport that claimed Turkey allows sex with children under the age of 15, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

Erdogan approval rating soars after coup bid

2016-08-11 21:13

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's approval rating soared by over 20 percentage points after last month's failed coup, reaching the highest level since his election two years ago.

 

Turkey says Syria border region must be 'cleansed' of ISIS jihadists

2016-08-22 19:32

Turkey has said ISIS jihadists must be totally pushed out of the Syrian border region, after a weekend suicide bombing in the city of Gaziantep blamed on the group, left at least 54 dead.

Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

2016-08-22 07:08

The suicide attacker who detonated his explosives amid an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people, was an Islamic State group child as young as 12.

Turkish wedding suicide bomber 'young as 12'

2016-08-21 15:40

Turkey's president says an ISIS suicide bomber as young as 12 attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens of others.

'Likely ISIS attack' kills at least 30 at wedding

2016-08-21 09:55

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ISIS was the "likely perpetrator" of a bomb attack on a wedding in the city of Gaziantep near the Syrian border that left at least 30 dead and dozens more wounded.

Turkey wants to repair ties with Egypt: PM

2016-08-20 17:07

Turkey wants to repair its ties with Egypt, after relations has soured over the removal of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said.

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing

2016-08-18 17:05

A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board has made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport after an engine caught fire.

3 killed, 40 wounded in car bomb attack in eastern Turkey

2016-08-18 14:25

Three people were killed and 40 more wounded in a car bomb attack in Turkey's eastern city of Van carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, a local official says.

Egypt FM: We want to help Lebanese politicians reconcile

2016-08-16 22:11

Egypt's foreign minister says he is visiting Beirut to help rival Lebanese groups find common ground.

Europe is 'humiliating' Ankara - Turkish FM

2016-08-15 09:45

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the European Union of "humiliating" Ankara, and reiterated his government's demand for visa-free travel in exchange for stemming the migrant flow.

Turkey open to conditional terror law talks

2016-08-11 17:06

Turkey's ambassador to the EU says Ankara would be willing to modify its anti-terror law if Turkish citizens are guaranteed visa-free travel in Europe in coming months.

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