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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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VIDEO: Migrants drown off Turkish coast

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 15:29

A boat carrying migrants has capsized off the coast of western Turkey, with the loss of at least 58 lives.
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Turkish arms depot blast kills 25

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:21

An explosion in western Turkey at an ammunition store for hand grenades kills 25 soldiers and wounds four others, the army says.
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Fenerbahce close on Meireles deal

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:15
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Meireles

Turkish side Fenerbahce say they are hopeful of signing Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles from Chelsea.
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Ten Turkish troops die in clashes

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 10:11
related places: Sirnak

Ten members of Turkey's security forces have been killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels close to the border with Iraq and Syria, officials say.
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Syria refugee camp plea vexes UN

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN Security Council discusses Turkey's demand for refugee camps inside Syria but admits the issue raises "serious questions".
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English 'originated in Turkey'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 11:42

Modern Indo-European tongues 'originated in Turkey'
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Children among Turkish bomb dead

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 14:11
related places: Gaziantep

Four children are now known to have died in a bomb blast in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Monday evening.
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Deadly blast hits Turkish city

Monday, August 20th 2012, 20:42
related places: Gaziantep

A suspected car bomb in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep leaves at least eight people dead, security sources and media say.
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VIDEO: Syrian farmer 'to take on regime'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:39
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse meets some of the Syrians who have fled to Turkey and yearn to return and take on the Syrian army.
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Turkish Kurd MP released by PKK

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:45

A Kurdish member of Turkey's parliament who was kidnapped by the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party on Monday is released.
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Turkish Kurd MP abducted 'by PKK'

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 21:30

A Kurdish member of Turkey's parliament is kidnapped by suspected members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party in the east of the country.
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US steps up planning for Syria

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the deepening Syrian crisis.
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VIDEO: Syrians in 'tough' refugee camp

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 9:02
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Richard Galpin takes a look at some of the tough living conditions for thousands of Syrian people living in a refugee camp on the Turkish border.
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Turkey fighting 'claims 19 lives'

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 16:41

At least 19 people are killed in south-east Turkey after Kurdish rebels attack a Turkish border post, say local media.
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Turkey retires 'coup' generals

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 15:36

Turkey's military high command retires 40 generals and admirals who are currently in custody on charges of coup plotting.
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VIDEO: Syria rebels 'getting covert training'

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 22:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The Turkish military is reportedly running a covert training centre for members of the Free Syrian Army in a US airbase in southern Turkey.
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Syria soldiers 'head for Aleppo'

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 16:22
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of government troops stationed on Syria's border with Turkey are heading to Aleppo to join in fighting in the city, activists say.
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VIDEO: Navigational prayer mat unveiled

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 10:12

A Turkish designer has developed a prayer mat with a built-in navigation system, which lights up as soon as it finds the direction towards Mecca.
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Syria's neighbours wait for endgame

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 11:33

Fleeing Syrians share terrifying tales on Turkey's border
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Blast hits Iraq-Turkey pipeline

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An explosion in south-eastern Turkey hits a key pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to the Mediterranean.
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Syria rebels seize border posts

Friday, July 20th 2012, 8:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian rebels capture a number of positions on the country's borders with Turkey and Iraq as the army concentrates on the battle for Damascus.
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Turkey skyscraper fire contained

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:00
related places: Istanbul

Firefighters backed by helicopters contain a large fire which swept through a 42-storey building in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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VIDEO: Fire sweeps Turkey skyscraper

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 11:55
related places: Istanbul

Hundreds of people are evacuated from a skyscraper in Istanbul after a large fire broke out in the 42 storey tower block.
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Russia and China pressed on Syria

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:48
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges allies at a meeting on Syria to call on Russia and China to end their support for the Assad regime.
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VIDEO: Fires in Turkey: Syrian forces blamed

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 1:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish firefighters are battling a number of blazes along the Syrian border.
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Crew of downed Turkish jet found

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 13:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The bodies of the crew members of a Turkish jet shot down by Syria last month are found.
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Assad 'regrets' downing of plane

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regrets "100%" that a Turkish F-4 jet was shot down after entering Syrian airspace, he tells a Turkish newspaper.
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Turkey sends jets to Syria border

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 16:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey scrambles six fighters after Syrian helicopters fly near the border, the army says, further raising tensions after a Turkish jet was downed last month.
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Turkey steps up Syria defences

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey deploys anti-aircraft guns along its border with Syria; meanwhile, explosions are reported outside court buildings in central Damascus.
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Nadir tells of letter to Thatcher

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:05
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

The president of Turkey wrote to Margaret Thatcher in September 1990 hinting Polly Peck International might be a victim of a Greek Cypriot conspiracy, the Old Bailey hears.
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Gun battles erupt near Damascus

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 19:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Fierce fighting is reported between troops and rebel forces in the suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, amid heightened tension between Syria and Turkey.
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Turkey gives Syria border warning

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 15:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey changes its military rules of engagement and Nato offers strong support after Syria shot down a Turkish plane that strayed over its territory.
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VIDEO: Nato backs Turkey over Syria crisis

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 14:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato has condemned Syria's shooting down of a Turkish military jet, as the BBC's Jonathan Beale reports.
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VIDEO: Syrians 'shot at second plane'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 0:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says Syria fired on one of its planes that was taking part in a rescue operation for a warplane shot down by Syrian forces last Friday.
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Syrians 'shot at second plane'

Monday, June 25th 2012, 23:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says Syria fired on one of its planes taking part in the rescue operation for a Turkish warplane shot down by Syrian forces last week.
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Syrian officers 'flee to Turkey'

Monday, June 25th 2012, 15:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Several high-ranking Syrian military figures reportedly defect to Turkey, amid heightened tensions over the downing of a Turkish warplane.
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Turkey calls Nato meeting on jet

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 18:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's government calls a meeting of Nato member states to discuss its response to the shooting down of one of its warplanes by Syria.
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Turkish jet 'may have strayed'

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 13:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, says the Turkish fighter jet shot down by Syria's air defence forces on Friday may have violated Syrian airspace.
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Syria says it downed Turkish jet

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 7:06
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian military says it shot down a Turkish jet over Syrian territorial waters, as Turkey's prime minister promises to "take the necessary steps".
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Turkish jet 'shot down' off Syria

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 21:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says it believes that one of its fighter jets has been shot down by Syrian security forces as a search continues for the two crew.
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