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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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Turkish jail hit by second fire

Monday, June 18th 2012, 23:42

A fire at a prison in southeast Turkey has left 14 people injured, only days after 13 died in a blaze at the same jail, officials say.
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Fire in Turkey prison kills 13

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 5:09

Thirteen prisoners die in a fire in a prison in southeast Turkey after inmates set blankets and beds alight in a reported mutiny.
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Turkey charges Kurd over lemon

Friday, June 15th 2012, 15:00

A Kurdish man who is deaf and unable to speak may be jailed for 25 years in Turkey for supporting terrorism, with a half-lemon cited as evidence.
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Turkey 'to allow Kurdish lessons'

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 13:31

Turkish schools will be permitted to offer lessons in Kurdish for the first time, if enough students want to learn.
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France win ahead of England game

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:22
related countries: Estonia Estonia, France France, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden Sweden, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France warm up for their match against England with a 4-0 victory over Estonia, while Sweden beat Serbia and Ukraine lose to Turkey.
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Kuyt leaves Reds for Fenerbahce

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 14:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Turkish side Fenerbahce sign Liverpool's 31-year-old Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt on a three-year contract.
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VIDEO: Crises at heart of Syria's opposition

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 22:27
related countries: Syria Syria

As the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said Syria could be moving towards a "catastrophic" civil war, the opposition based in Turkey is divided and beset by infighting.
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Turkey charges Israeli officers

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:49
related countries: Israel Israel

A Turkish court charges four senior Israeli military commanders over the killing of nine Turkish activists trying to reach Gaza in 2010.
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'Suicide bomb' hits Turkey police

Friday, May 25th 2012, 13:00
related places: Kayseri

A policeman and two suspected suicide bombers die in an attack on a police station in the central Turkish province of Kayseri.
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Everest rescue helps Israel-Turkey thaw

Friday, May 25th 2012, 9:46
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli climber's Everest rescue breaks ice with Turkey
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Iraq warns Turkey over pipelines

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's government warns Turkey it needs Baghdad's permission to build new oil and gas pipelines from the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.
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Analysis: Turkey's long wait to join EU club

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 23:34
related places: Can

Can the bond between the EU and Turkey be healed?
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Turkey jets 'pursue Israel plane'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Israel Israel

Turkey says it scrambled two military jets to chase away an Israeli plane which allegedly violated the airspace of Turkish-held northern Cyprus.
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EU seeks fresh start with Turkey

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 11:46
related places: Ankara

The EU's enlargement commissioner visits Turkey in an attempt to kick-start Ankara's stalled bid to join the bloc.
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Turks take bird for Israeli spy

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 14:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Villagers in south-eastern Turkey sound the alarm after mistaking a migratory bird - a common European bee-eater - for an Israeli spy.
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VIDEO: Fans clash with police in Turkey

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 10:27
related places: Istanbul

Hundreds of football fans have clashed with police in Istanbul, after Galataseray won the Turkish league championship on Saturday.
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Football fans riot in Istanbul

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 2:48
related places: Istanbul

Hundreds of fans from Istanbul football club Fenerbahce clash with Turkish police and occupy the pitch after losing a title decider to Galatasaray.
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VIDEO: Syria releases Turkish journalists

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 0:56
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: March

Two Turkish journalists taken hostage in Syria in early March and detained for two months are on their way home, following a release mediated by Iran.
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Syria frees Turkish journalists

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 10:37
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Two Turkish journalists who were held in Syria for two months are on their way home after being released through Iranian mediation.
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Turkey rejects Iraqi VP handover

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey says it will not hand over fugitive Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi to Iraq, despite an Interpol arrest alert.
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Turkish clubs cleared of fixing

Monday, May 7th 2012, 15:30

Turkey's Football Federation clears the country's top clubs of match-fixing, though a separate trial of 93 players and officials continues.
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Turkey to write new constitution

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 0:50

A parliamentary committee in Turkey is due to start work on the country's first fully civilian constitution, which is expected to curb the army's influence.
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VIDEO: 'Craig can take Bond to another level'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:51

The cast and crew of the new Bond film, Skyfall, are in Turkey filming scenes for the latest 007 adventure.
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EU aid 'going to richer nations'

Friday, April 27th 2012, 11:01
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

More than half of Europe's development aid budget is going to "relatively rich" countries like Turkey and Serbia, MPs warn.
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Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

A German-owned ship is to be searched by Turkish port authorities after claims that it is carrying arms destined for Syria.
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New crackdown on Turkish military

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 10:14

Police in Turkey raid the homes of 30 former military figures as an arrest warrant is issued for a retired general.
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Syrian border fire angers Turkey

Monday, April 9th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey reacts angrily after Syrian fire across its border causes casualties, as a UN-brokered ceasefire plan looks increasingly in doubt.
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Turkey warns UN on Syria refugees

Friday, April 6th 2012, 13:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey warns the UN it may need help if the flow of Syrian refugees does not let up, as fierce fighting within Syria continues.
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Syrian refugees spill into Turkey

Friday, April 6th 2012, 7:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to Turkey in recent days, say officials, amid fears the crisis is escalating as a ceasefire deadline approaches.
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Turkish coup generals go on trial

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 10:44

The two surviving leaders of Turkey's 1980 military coup go on trial charged with overthrowing the government.
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Media on Friends of Syria meeting

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 10:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Middle Eastern and Turkish media on the outcome of the weekend meeting of countries backing political change in Syria.
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'Friends' raise pressure on Syria

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 11:38
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Istanbul

The "Friends of the Syrian People" summit in Istanbul tries to increase pressure on Damascus to implement a UN-Arab League peace plan.
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Turkish MPs fight over school law

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 7:00

The passing of a bill in Turkey allowing parents to move their children into Islamic schools earlier prompts scuffles in parliament.
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Turkish Hitler shampoo ad pulled

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 14:58

A Turkish TV advert for men's shampoo, featuring Adolf Hitler, is withdrawn following complaints from Turkey's Jewish community.
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Turkish general in court walkout

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 12:40

A former Turkish military chief, Gen Ilker Basbug, walks out of his terrorism trial in protest at the use of taped phone calls.
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Syria's opposition seeks to unite

Monday, March 26th 2012, 16:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's divided opposition groups meet in Turkey to draw up a "national pact" to back efforts to unseat President Assad's government.
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Turkey's ex-army chief on trial

Monday, March 26th 2012, 12:12

Turkish ex-military chief Gen Ilker Basbug goes on trial on terrorism charges, the highest-ranking officer to face charges linked to the so-called Ergenekon network.
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Proving you're gay to the Turkish army

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 23:46

The ordeal of proving you're gay to the Turkish army
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Turkey says women rebels killed

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 15:38
related places: Bitlis

Turkish officials say 15 Kurdish militants, all of them women, have died in fighting with security forces in south-eastern Bitlis province.
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