Turkey


Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

2018-01-21 08:03

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has "de-facto" launched a new operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave.

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway

2018-01-14 17:08

A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea.

Defendant in Istanbul bombing trial asks to be set free

2018-01-08 22:37

Turkish media reports say a suspect accused of organising a suicide bomb attack that killed 12 Germans has requested his release from jail.

Erdogan: Turkey 'tired' of EU membership process

2018-01-06 13:35

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara is "tired" of its sluggish European Union membership process, noting that it cannot indefinitely be requesting to join the bloc.

Sudan recalls envoy to Egypt after Erdogan visit

2018-01-05 09:04

Sudan has recalled its ambassador to Egypt for "consultations" after renewed tension between the two neighbours following last month's visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Khartoum.

Turkey steps up ISIS arrests under shadow of New Year attack

2017-12-31 20:14

Turkey has arrested more suspected ISIS jihadists in a major crackdown on the extremist group ahead of a New Year overshadowed by the first anniversary of the nightclub terror attack that left 39 dead.

Turkey bans New Year celebrations at Taksim Square

2017-12-21 08:03

Turkish authorities will not allow New Year celebrations at Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square for security reasons, state media reports, quoting local officials.

Ousted Miss Turkey faces 'up to one year jail' over tweet

2017-12-07 20:58

The winner of Turkey's national beauty pageant, who was forced to hand back her crown over a contentious tweet, is facing up to one year in jail.

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

2017-11-20 07:15

The EU has accused Turkey of "departing from EU's democratic standards and will cut funds due to the deteriorating situation regarding democracy".

Turkish police detain at least 100 ISIS suspects

2017-11-11 07:05

Turkish official news agency says that police have detained at least 100 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group.

 

Turkish ski bus accident kills 11, injures 44

2018-01-20 17:13

Turkish officials say a passenger bus, carrying mostly people going on a skiing trip, crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 people on board and injuring 44 others/

Turkey reinstates over 1 800 civil servants after post-coup purges

2018-01-12 13:02

Turkish authorities have reinstated more than 1 800 civil servants in an emergency decree after finding they had no links to a group blamed for the 2016 failed coup.

German, Turkish top diplomats vow to heal ties

2018-01-06 22:10

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have vowed to try to mend ties blighted by a slew of disputes.

Erdogan seeks reset with Europe on Paris visit

2018-01-05 22:56

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attempt to reset relations with Europe at talks with France's Emmanuel Macron in Paris that are likely to be overshadowed by human rights concerns.

Turkey minister rapped for 'break drug dealers' legs' order

2018-01-05 05:40

Turkey's powerful interior minister has been accused of abusing his powers by the opposition and lawyers after saying police should "break the legs" of drug dealers.

Some countries reverse free expression, seeing it as threat

2017-12-29 21:35

Media freedoms are under threat in Hungary, Poland and Turkey, which are seeking to minimize criticism and promote positive coverage.

Turkey president asks Muslims to remain calm

2017-12-10 06:31

Turkey's president has called on Muslims to remain calm in their response to the US recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Artists find their voice in Turkey's 'difficult' climate

2017-11-20 17:12

A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria.

Turkey denies report of plan to kidnap cleric Gulen from US

2017-11-12 23:26

Turkey has dismissed as "ludicrous and groundless" a report that Turkish officials may have discussed kidnapping a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in exchange for millions of dollars

Mass trial of alleged coup ringleaders resumes in Turkey

2017-10-30 10:49

A mass trial is set to resume in Turkey of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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