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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

Nato mulls Turkey's missile plea

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 17:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato says it is considering a request by Turkey to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems to protect its border with conflict-torn Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria's growing refugee crisis

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 6:15
related countries: Syria Syria

With no end in sight to the crisis in Syria, refugees are crossing the border into neighbouring countries, such as Turkey, in increasing numbers.
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Jailed Kurds end hunger strike

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 18:43

Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners in Turkish jails have ended a 68-day hunger strike after an appeal to do so by jailed rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
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VIDEO: Kurds clash with Turkish police

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 3:01

Demonstrators clash with police in a Kurdish-majority area of south-east Turkey.
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Gulf states back Syria opposition

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Six Gulf states recognise a new Syrian opposition coalition as the country's "legitimate representative", a day after factions united.
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VIDEO: Syrian aircraft attack border town

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian government aircraft have reportedly bombed the rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain, near the border with Turkey.
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Turkish helicopter crash kills 17

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 9:54

Seventeen Turkish soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the south-east of the country, Turkish officials say.
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Turkey tries ex-Israeli commanders

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:37
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Istanbul

The trial in absentia of four former Israeli commanders over the deadly raid on a Turkish aid boat trying to break the blockade of Gaza in 2010 opens in Istanbul.
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Car bomb 'kills child' in Turkey

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:58
related places: Semdinli

An 11-year-old child is killed when Kurdish rebels set off a car bomb in the south-eastern Turkish town of Semdinli, says PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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VIDEO: Arab tourists avoiding Turkey border

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 15:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Rajan Datar reports on the extent to which tourism in Turkey has been affected by the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Muslim fashion magazine outsells Vogue

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 15:08
related places: Muslim

The Muslim fashion magazine Ala appeals to a conservative chic female market in Turkey and in its debut year outsold Vogue.
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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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