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IS steps up attack on key Syria town

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 23:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Intense clashes have erupted as Islamic State militants advanced on the Syrian town of Kobane, while Turkey vows to help stop it falling.
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VIDEO: Turkey tanks idle as IS attacks

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 22:43

Turkey has not honoured its vow to protect Kobane from Islamic State occupation. The BBC's Paul Adams reports the city is still under attack while Turkish tanks sit idle metres away.
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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Besiktas

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 22:08
related places: Besiktas

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba scores a late penalty as Besiktas hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw in the Europa League.
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Turkish MPs vote to join war on IS

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 19:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkey's parliament backs a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to fight Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: 'Our houses are being destroyed'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 8:30

Rengin Arslan reports from the Turkey-Syria border, where strangers are helping families fleeing attacks by Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Chaotic scenes at exit point for Syrians

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
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VIDEO: Turkey stops Kurds from Syria fight

Monday, September 29th 2014, 14:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The refugee crisis from Kobane in Syria has revived tensions between the Turkish government and Turkish Kurds, as Turkey prevents Kurds from leaving the country to fight against Islamic State in Syria.
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Turkey's PKK peace process 'at risk'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 19:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's role in Syria may put peace deal with its Kurds at risk
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Coalition planes bomb IS refineries

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 17:06
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US-led coalition aircraft target four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State control in Syria, with explosions reported near the Turkish border.
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British couple help stranded refugees to safety

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:44
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple sailing around Turkey and Greece helped rescue stranded refugees from the water.
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US jets join IS Syria border battle

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led coalition air strikes hit Islamic State targets near the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey, the Pentagon confirms.
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VIDEO: Watching fight against IS from Turkey

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Karaca

The view from on top of a hill from the Turkish border village of Karaca overlooking Syria shows just how close the country is to the frontline of IS.
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VIDEO: Syria refugees stranded in no man's land

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:23
related countries: Syria Syria

There has been renewed fighting around the Syrian town of Kobane - intensifying the surge of refugees trying to cross into Turkey.
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French lament 'jihadi' arrest fiasco

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:32
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

A French minister criticises Turkey after plans to arrest suspected jihadis returning from Syria collapse when they are put on the wrong flight.
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Air strikes on IS in Iraq and Syria

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The US military says its warplanes have hit more Islamic State (IS) vehicles and arms dumps in Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: Refugees 'crossing back into Syria'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem says after witnessing thousands of refugees fleeing IS militants in Syria over recent days, today he saw people crossing back into the country from Turkey.
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Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 13:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.
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VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: Syria Syria

Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.
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UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 19:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.
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Turkey clamps down on Syria border

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the arrival of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
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VIDEO: Turkey fires tear gas to repel Kurds

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 21:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border.
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Turkish troops clear border Kurds

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 11:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees.
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66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 22:21

Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.
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VIDEO: 66,000 cross from Syria into Turkey

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 18:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Since parts of the border were opened 66,000 people have crossed from Syria into Turkey in just 24 hours, a Turkish government official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Turkish IS hostages return home

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey.
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Turkish hostages in Iraq released

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 12:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are freed and brought back to Turkey.
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VIDEO: 'Huge relief' as hostages freed

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been released and arrived back in Turkey.
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Turkey mulls anti-IS 'buffer zone'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 13:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkey is developing plans for a buffer zone on its border with Iraq and Syria against Islamic State militants, leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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VIDEO: Slum comedy a hit on Turkish YouTube

Monday, September 15th 2014, 0:25

Hit Turkish YouTube comedy opposes slum demolition
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CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:59
related countries: United States United States

The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.
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'Youngest hostage' returns to France

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 16:51
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

A mother arrives back in France from Turkey with her baby after her husband reportedly took the child to Syria.
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VIDEO: Istanbul bridge collapse kills one

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 14:55
related places: Istanbul

One person has been killed and four people injured when a pedestrian overpass collapsed in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Turkish policeman jailed for killing

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 13:19
related places: Ankara

A Turkish policeman who killed a protester during last summer's demonstrations in the capital, Ankara, is sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail.
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VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
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Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 20:48
related places: Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
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VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan is inaugurated

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 13:26
related places: Erdogan

Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in later after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.
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Turkey's leader switches roles

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 23:38
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's Erdogan moves from top job to top job
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Turkey sees rise in halal tourism

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 11:08

Turkish resort sees rise in Islamic tourism
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Turkey clash over Syrian refugees

Monday, August 25th 2014, 13:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Istanbul

Hundreds of people in Istanbul fight with Turkish police during a protest against the rising number of refugees from Syria.
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Davutoglu named as Turkey's new PM

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 17:42

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's prime minister, the ruling AK Party confirms.
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Turkish police arrested for spying

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 13:06

At least 25 Turkish police are arrested amid a crackdown on those linked to a corruption inquiry targeting government officials.
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Protester dies in Turkey statue row

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:48

A Kurdish protester is killed in eastern Turkey in clashes over the removal of a statue of the founder of a militant Kurdish group.
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Turkish anger over German 'spying'

Monday, August 18th 2014, 13:37
related countries: Germany Germany

The German ambassador to Turkey is called to the foreign ministry over reports that Germany spied on Turkish officials.
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Turkey's Kurdish women eye equality

Friday, August 15th 2014, 23:50

Kurdish women in Turkey no longer eye independence
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India probes Jet Airways plane drop

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 6:50
related countries: Belgium Belgium, India India
related places: Ankara, Brussels

India's aviation watchdog is investigating reports that a Jet Airways aircraft flying to Brussels suddenly dropped 5,000 feet over Ankara, alarming controllers.
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Islamic State seizes towns in Syria

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:59
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Militants from the Islamic State group capture several towns close to Syria's border with Turkey, cutting supply lines for rebels in Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Turks celebrate presidential win

Monday, August 11th 2014, 5:42

Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country.
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