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News: Turkey

We have started to collect the most important news related to Turkey in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Turkey: news

Viewpoint: What now for Turkey's ruling party?

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:33

Turkey's ruling party marks a decade in power
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VIDEO: Desperate Housewives - Turkish style

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 9:01

Turkish TV soap operas have now become so popular in the Arabic speaking world that the shows are driving a boom in tourism from the Middle East to Turkey.
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Kurds clash with Turkish police

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 16:45

Thousands of Kurdish protesters have clashed with police in Turkey on what they called a day of resistance in towns and cities across the country.
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Turkey's press continues to feel pressure

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:41

Why being a reporter in Turkey can put you in prison
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Schooling Syria's refugee children

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian exiles in Turkey set up schools for their children
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VIDEO: Turkish floods cause disruption

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 17:00

Floods in north-west Turkey killed at least three people and caused widespread damage.
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Press 'under threat' in Turkey

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:50

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a watchdog group, accuses Turkey of waging one of the world' biggest press crackdowns in recent history.
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Rebels blow up pipeline in Turkey

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Kurdish rebels have blown up a gas pipeline in Turkey, disrupting the flow of gas from Iran
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Turkish pianist 'insulted Islam'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:48
related places: Istanbul

World-famous Turkish pianist Fazil Say appears in court in Istanbul charged with inciting hatred and insulting the values of Muslims over tweets he wrote mocking radical Islam.
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VIDEO: Violence escalates in Turkey-PKK conflict

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:53

Turkey's conflict with the Kurdish rebels of the PKK has reached its most violent point in 13 years.
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VIDEO: Turkey's women struggle for work

Monday, October 15th 2012, 15:41

The past decade has seen Turkey's economy soar, but while jobs have been created and industries have grown, the number of women in the workforce is far lower than its peers.
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Syria bans Turkish civil flights

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 18:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria bans Turkish civilian flights over its territory, days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian plane reportedly carrying defence equipment.
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Turkey bans all Syrian flights

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 16:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey bans Syrian civilian flights over its territory, as tensions between the two countries have been further escalating.
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UN Syria envoy holds Turkey talks

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 19:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara, Damascus

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has talks in Turkey amid rising tensions between Ankara and Damascus.
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Turkish town scarred by Syria conflict

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 0:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish town suffers fallout from Syrian conflict
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Russia-Syria plane had 'radar'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says the Syria-bound plane intercepted by Turkey was carrying a legal cargo of radar parts - not weapons for the Syrian war effort.
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Turkey 'lying' over Syria plane

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Syria accuses Turkey of lying over its claim that a Syrian-bound plane forced to land in Ankara was carrying Russian-made defence equipment.
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Rose pips Westwood in World Final

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:51

England's Justin Rose wins the World Golf Final with a one-shot victory over compatriot Lee Westwood in Turkey.
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Syria plane 'carried ammunition'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Syrian plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made equipment and ammunition for Syria's defence ministry, says Turkey's PM.
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Brother sent fake bomb to wedding

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 17:11

A man who air freighted a fake bomb to disrupt his sister's wedding in Turkey is jailed for four years.
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Plane interception angers Russia

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 14:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Moscow accuses Turkey of endangering Russian lives by using its military to force a Syria-bound passenger plane to land in Ankara.
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Plane interception angers Russia

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Moscow accuses Turkey of endangering Russian lives by using its military to force a Syria-bound passenger plane to land in Ankara.
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McIlroy out after losing to Woods

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:17

World number one Rory McIlroy is eliminated from the World Golf Final in Turkey after losing to Tiger Woods.
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VIDEO: Turkey intercepts Syrian plane

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 2:34
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian passenger plane has been allowed to take off from the Turkish capital, where it was forced down by Turkish fighter jets.
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Turkey intercepts Syrian plane

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Turkish fighter jets force a Syrian passenger plane, suspected of carrying weapons, to land at Ankara airport amid tensions between the neighbours.
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Defiance in Turkey's Kurdish heartland

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 23:30

Resentment undimmed in Turkey's Kurdish communities
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McIlroy and Woods lose in Turkey

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:38

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods fall short in their opening matches at the inaugural World Golf Final.
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VIDEO: Turkey-Syria border tension continues

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:20

The BBC's James Reynolds says that while Turkey wants to defend its territory, it does not want to get dragged into fighting a war.
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Turkey responds to Syrian fire

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 19:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish artillery return fire after a Syrian mortar round lands in a border village and a car bomb kills a policeman at a police headquarters in Damascus.
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Turkey 'fires over Syrian border'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 18:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's military fires into Syria for a fourth straight day after a Syrian mortar landed near a Turkish village, local media say.
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Turkey 'in new Syria retaliation'

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's military returns fire after a Syrian mortar round again lands on Turkish soil, television channels say.
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Anger and grief in Turkish border town

Friday, October 5th 2012, 16:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish border town comes to terms with deadly Syrian shelling
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UN condemns Syria's Turkey attack

Friday, October 5th 2012, 10:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The UN condemns a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish border town, after hours of talks to persuade Russia to agree to the wording.
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Turkey 'will not start Syria war'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 23:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Turkey's prime minister says his country has no intention of starting a war, as the UN condemns Syria for shelling a Turkish town.
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VIDEO: Turkey authorises military action

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The Turkish parliament has approved a government request to send troops across the border into Syria, after yesterday's mortar attack, in which five Turkish civilians were killed.
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Turkey renews strikes on Syria

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish artillery hits targets inside Syria in response to deadly cross-border shelling, with unconfirmed reports that Syrian troops have been killed.
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VIDEO: Iran's currency crisis halts trade

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 14:47
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

As riot police clash with protesteres in Tehran, the collapse in the value of the currency has had a dramtic impact on cross border trade between Iran and Turkey.
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Turkish leader's remains exhumed

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:34
related places: Istanbul

The remains of Turkish President Turgut Ozal are exhumed from an Istanbul grave to be inspected by coroners, amid suspicions he was poisoned.
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UN states 'aid terror in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:33
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

States such as the US and Turkey which back rebels in Syria are supporting terrorism, the country's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem tells the UN.
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Turkish party 'model for Muslims'

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 15:14
related places: Muslim

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey says his ruling political party has become a model for others to follow in Muslim states.
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Risk worth taking for Syria safe zones, says Turkey

Friday, September 28th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's foreign minister tells BBC of need for action on Syria
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