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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 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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Stoke play down missile incidents

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 22:58
related places: Besiktas

Stoke players are targeted by objects from Besiktas fans during their Europa League defeat in Turkey, but manager Tony Pulis says they will not complain to Uefa.
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Israel urged to end 'isolation'

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 2:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel, United States United States

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta calls on Israel to work with Turkey and Egypt to end what he calls its growing isolation in the Middle East.
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Thursday, December 1st 2011, 15:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's main opposition bloc and the Free Army rebels agree to co-ordinate their action against President Bashar al-Assad, after talks in Turkey.
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Gunman killed in Istanbul palace

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 11:09
related places: Istanbul

An armed man who shot and wounded two people is killed at Topkapi Palace in the Turkish city, Istanbul.
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VIDEO: Syrian rebel leader waiting in Turkey

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:51
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's John Simpson tracks down Colonel Riyad al-Asad, the leader of the rebel Free Syrian Army, who is waiting in Turkey and hoping for the overthrow of the current president, Bashar al-Assad.
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Syrian rebel leader waiting in Turkey

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian rebel leader gives rare interview on campaign
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Turkey apology for 1930s killings

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 15:09

The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, apologises for the killing of more than 13,000 Kurds by the Turkish military in the late 1930s.
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Turkish journalists in plot trial

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 14:50

Two prominent Turkish journalists go on trial accused of being involved in a plot to topple the government.
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Syria 'must change' says Turkey

Monday, November 21st 2011, 22:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's president tells the BBC his country will not remain indifferent to the crisis in neighbouring Syria, calling for "fundamental reforms".
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VIDEO: Gul 'preparing for worst' in Syria

Monday, November 21st 2011, 21:56
related countries: Syria Syria

The Turkish President, Abdullah Gul, has told the BBC that Turkey is preparing for the worst in neighbouring Syria
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Projecting Turkey's increasing power

Monday, November 21st 2011, 12:38

Turkey enters a new era of national self-confidence
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Turkish bus 'under fire in Syria'

Monday, November 21st 2011, 11:57
related countries: Syria Syria

A bus carrying Turkish Muslim pilgrims comes under gun attack in central Syria with two people injured, Turkish media and officials say.
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Two children found dead in Turkey

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:31

Two young children from Hampshire are found dead in a seaside town in Turkey.
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Turkish president on state visit

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 5:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

President of Turkey Abdullah Gul says his country still wants to join the EU, before he arrives in London for a three-day state visit to Britain.
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Syria conflict 'like civil war'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 13:21
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the situation in Syria resembles civil war, after defecting soldiers attacked a government base.
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