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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

Syria 'laying border landmines'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Human Rights Watch says Syria has laid hundreds of landmines on its borders with Lebanon and Turkey, along routes used by refugees.
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Turkey coup trial reporters freed

Monday, March 12th 2012, 20:21
related places: Istanbul

Four Turkish journalists accused of involvement in a plot to topple the government are freed by an Istanbul court.
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VIDEO: Istanbul tent fire kills workers

Monday, March 12th 2012, 4:53
related places: Istanbul

At least 11 workers have died after a fire swept through a tent on a construction site in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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Istanbul blaze kills 11 workers

Monday, March 12th 2012, 1:00
related places: Istanbul

A fire in a giant tent at a construction site in the Turkish city of Istanbul kills at least 11 workers, officials say.
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Turkey begins flights to Somalia

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Turkish Airlines begins a twice-weekly service to Somalia's capital, the first major carrier from outside the East Africa to land in Mogadishu in more than 20 years.
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Police injured by Istanbul blast

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 18:28
related places: Istanbul

A civilian and 15 police officers are hurt in a suspected bomb explosion that damaged a police bus in Istanbul, say Turkish officials.
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VIDEO: Death of Romanian Jews remembered

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 5:47
related countries: Romania Romania

A ceremony in Romania has marked 70 years since the death of hundreds of Romanian Jews off the coast of Turkey.
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Turkish match-fixing trial starts

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 10:09

Top names in Turkish football are set to face judges as nearly 100 people go on trial accused of match-fixing.
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Turkey 'bombs PKK Iraq hideouts'

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 11:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish jets have bombed suspected hideouts of the Kurdish rebel group PKK in northern Iraq, Turkey's military says.
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VIDEO: Turkey: Syria has broken promises

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 11:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As Turkey takes a lead in trying to broker a settlement to end the violence in Syria the Turkish ambassador to the UK says President Assad has broken promises.
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Alarm over north Cyprus gay cases

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 12:30
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Euro MPs voice alarm after two men are arrested in Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus under a British-era law criminalising gay sex.
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Big freeze extends across Europe

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 18:04
related countries: Italy Italy

Heavy snow has caused disruption across Europe, carpeting much of Italy to the south and Turkey to the east.
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Ten missing as Turkey ship sinks

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 20:38

At least 10 people are missing after a cargo ship sinks off the Turkish coast, officials say.
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VIDEO: Turkey says French bill 'racist'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 17:36
related countries: France France

The Turkish prime minister has said a bill passed by the French parliament on the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule is "racist".
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Turkey says French bill 'racist'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:03
related countries: France France

The Turkish prime minister says a bill passed by the French parliament on the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule is "racist".
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VIDEO: Turkey vents fury at French vote

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 3:21
related countries: France France

Turkey has reacted with fury to the latest move by French lawmakers to condemn the mass killing of Armenians by Turks in 1915.
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French Senate passes genocide law

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 22:41
related countries: Armenia Armenia, France France

The French Senate approves a controversial bill that makes it a criminal offence to deny that Turks committed genocide against Armenians during World War I.
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Turkey asks France to reject bill

Friday, January 20th 2012, 18:02
related countries: France France

The Turkish foreign minister asks France's Senate to reject a bill criminalising genocide denial, as it moves closer to becoming law.
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Marchers remember Dink in Turkey

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:36
related countries: Armenia Armenia
related places: Istanbul

At least 20,000 people march in Istanbul to mark five years since the murder of a Turkish-Armenian journalist, days after a controversial court verdict.
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Turkey jails man for Dink murder

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 22:35
related countries: Armenia Armenia

A Turkish court has sentences a man to life in prison for instigating the 2007 killing of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
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Turkish general kept in custody

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 16:30

A Turkish court rejects a request to free ex-military chief Gen Ilker Basbug as he awaits charges over an alleged coup plot, state media report.
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Turkish Cypriot ex-president dies

Friday, January 13th 2012, 21:02
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Rauf Denktash, who headed the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for more than 30 years, has died aged 88, his family says.
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Duchess faces orphan film charges

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 20:40

A Turkish court is planning to charge the Duchess of York with secretly filming orphans for a 2008 television documentary.
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Syria halts aid convoy at border

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 18:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Several hundred Syrian and foreign activists, part of an independent aid convoy, are prevented from entering Syria at the border with Turkey.
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Iran speaker in Turkey for talks

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 9:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, is visiting Turkey amid rising tensions between the neighbours over Syria and a Nato missile shield.
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Turkey ex-leader in coup charge

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 13:45

A Turkish court accepts indictments against the country's seventh president, Kenan Evren, for his role in the 1980 army coup.
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Turkey's ex-army chief arrested

Friday, January 6th 2012, 12:19

Turkish ex-military chief Gen Ilker Basbug is arrested on suspicion of being part of a wide network which allegedly plotted against the government.
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Hamas PM tours Turkish aid ship

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 12:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Gaza's Hamas PM Ismail Haniya continues his tour of Turkey by visiting the Mavi Marmara aid ship, stormed by Israeli troops in 2010.
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VIDEO: Istanbul concern at quake threat

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 10:30
related places: Istanbul

Istanbul in Turkey is preparing for the big earthquake that may hit the city one day, because it lies on several major fault lines.
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Istanbul prepares for major earthquake

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 1:57

How prepared is Turkey for a major earthquake?
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Turkey regrets air strike deaths

Friday, December 30th 2011, 14:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey expresses regret over the deaths of 35 young Kurdish civilians in an air strike near the border with Iraq.
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Turkey admits 35 civilian deaths

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 17:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A senior Turkish official acknowledges that 35 civilians were killed in an air strike close to the border with Iraq.
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Gas pipeline gets Turkey go ahead

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 17:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkey gives permission for the South Stream gas pipeline to be built across its territories, according to Russian gas giant Gazprom.
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Turkey accuses France of genocide

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 18:04
related countries: Algeria Algeria, France France

Turkey accuses France of genocide in colonial Algeria, after French MPs backed a bill criminalising denial of genocide in 1915-16 Armenia.
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VIDEO: Turkey retaliates for French bill

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 20:00
related countries: Armenia Armenia, France France

The Turkish prime minister has announced measures against France after MPs passed a bill criminalising denial of the 1915-16 Armenian "genocide".
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Turkey retaliates for French bill

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 17:57
related countries: Armenia Armenia, France France

The Turkish prime minister announces punitive measures against France after its parliament passes a bill criminalising denial of the Armenian "genocide".
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Turkey recalls envoy from France

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 14:39
related countries: Armenia Armenia, France France

Turkey recalls its ambassador to France in protest at a bill making it illegal to deny that the killing of Armenians in World War I was genocide.
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France genocide law angers Turkey

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 16:24
related countries: France France

Turkey's president urges France to scrap plans for a bill criminalising the denial of the 1915-16 mass killings of Armenians as genocide.
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