Turkey's moderate president bows out - for now

2014-08-26 09:13

Turkey’s president Abdullah Gul is set to move out of the presidential palace in Ankara, with his wife Hayrunnisa complaining bitterly of smears against her husband.

Twitter ban sparks 'arms race' with tech savvy Turks

2014-03-25 17:49

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban.

Turkey president loses Twitter followers

2014-02-20 08:05

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has lost tens of thousands of Twitter followers after signing into law a controversial bill to tighten controls on web use.

Turkey: Riot police disperse protesters

2013-06-15 22:24

Riot police have fired water cannons and tear gas to drive protesters out of Istanbul's Taksim Square and neighbouring Gezi Park, shortly after the prime minister issued a warning.

Turkish PM plays 'martyr' card

2013-06-11 14:01

Embattled Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has chosen to portray himself as a martyr battling dark forces as he faces unprecedented protests against his government.

Turkey: Global response to Syria rhetoric

2013-05-16 21:07

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has criticised the world's response to the Syria conflict as limited to "rhetoric", saying his country had received little help in coping with an influx of Syrian refugees.


Mass funerals, mounting anger as Turkey mourns

2014-05-16 07:02

Anger sweeps Turkey as loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead and rows of graves are filled in the close-knit Turkish mining town of Soma, while thousands protest in major cities.

Turkey may ban YouTube, Facebook

2014-03-07 22:34

Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban popular social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a number of online leaks.

Turkey to amend internet law

2014-02-18 23:09

Turkey's government is planning to amend a contentious bill tightening controls over the internet in an apparent backtrack in the face of widespread opposition.

Turkish president urges dialogue

2013-06-12 15:12

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has called for dialogue with legitimate demonstrators against the redevelopment of an Istanbul park.

Turkey unrest highlights leaders' rivalry

2013-06-06 14:03

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul have strongly differing lines on Turkey's mass protests, throwing a spotlight on their growing rivalry ahead of elections, observers say.

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