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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

Turkey warns of response to bombing

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey warns it will take any necessary measure to protect itself after two car bombs exploded in a town on its border with Syria.
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VIDEO: Blasts kill dozens in Turkish town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Many people have been killed and dozens wounded in car bomb attacks in a Turkish town close to the Syrian border, the interior minister has said.
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Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 21:30
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Reyhanli

Twin car bombs kill at least 43 people and injure at least 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.
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Turkey says Syria used chemical arms

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 0:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in the fight against rebel forces.
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PKK rebels 'begin leaving Turkey'

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 12:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Fighters from the PKK Kurdish rebel group begin leaving Turkey for their safe havens in Iraq under a ceasefire, according to Kurdish sources.
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Japan signs Turkey nuclear deal

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 20:23
related countries: France France, Japan Japan

The Turkish government has signed a $22bn (£14bn) deal with a Japanese-French consortium to build a new nuclear power station.
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Olympic champion Cakir faces ban

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 18:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cakir

Turkey's Asli Cakir, who won gold in the women's 1500m at London 2012, faces a lifetime ban after anti-doping charge.
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Clashes mar May Day march in Turkey

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 15:54
related places: Istanbul

Riot police in the Turkish city of Istanbul use water cannon and tear gas to prevent leftist May Day marchers reaching the main square.
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VIDEO: Inside the PKK's headquarters in Iraq

Friday, April 26th 2013, 3:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Qandil

James Reynolds reports from the headquarters of Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, in the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq, as it announces the withdrawal of its fighters from Turkish territory.
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PKK fighters face life after Turkey withdrawal

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 20:40

Rebels face future after Turkey withdrawal
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PKK announces Turkey withdrawal

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 15:17

The military leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) says fighters will begin to withdraw from Turkey in early May as part of a peace plan.
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Gunmen abduct bishops in Syria

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 7:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Militants in a rebel-held area of northern Syria abduct two bishops travelling from the Turkish border back to the city of Aleppo.
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German neo-Nazi trial delayed

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:35
related countries: Germany Germany

The trial of an alleged German neo-Nazi for the murders of 10 people has been delayed following a row over limits on access to Turkish journalists.
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Turkish pianist guilty over insults

Monday, April 15th 2013, 9:05
related places: Muslim

World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say receives a 10-month suspended jail sentence over controversial charges of insulting Muslim values.
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Turkey protests delay 'coup' trial

Monday, April 8th 2013, 14:23
related places: Istanbul

The trial of 275 alleged coup plotters in Turkey is delayed after police clash with thousands of protesters outside the courthouse near Istanbul.
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Kerry warns Iran time is limited

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Iran and ties with Israel on a visit to Turkey, before talks in the West Bank on Middle East peace.
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Crisis offers opportunity to heal Cyprus division

Friday, March 29th 2013, 10:56
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkish Cypriots hope for benefits from Cyprus crisis
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VIDEO: Can bank crisis solve Cyprus division?

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 6:40
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Turkish-Cypriot residents of northern Cyprus are closely monitoring the financial and banking crisis in the southern, Greek-Cypriot region, amid speculation as to what the situation could mean for the future of the island.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees protest in Turkey

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 22:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish police have used water cannon and tear gas on Syrian refugees demonstrating against conditions in their camp.
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Israeli apology for flotilla deaths

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel apologises to Turkey for any errors that resulted in the deaths of nine activists during the raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza in 2010.
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Kurd rebel leader calls Turkey truce

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 18:31

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan calls a truce and urges his fighters to withdraw from Turkey after years of war - a move welcomed by Ankara.
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VIDEO: Kurd rebel leader calls Turkey truce

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 15:51

Thousands of people gathered for New Year celebrations in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir have heard the jailed leader of the Kurdish rebels, Abdullah Ocalan, call for a ceasefire.
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Double blasts in Turkey capital

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 5:31

One person is wounded in explosions at Turkey's justice ministry and the headquarters of the governing AK Party, officials say.
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PKK leader to make 'historic' call

Monday, March 18th 2013, 15:43

The jailed leader of Kurdish rebels in Turkey, Abdullah Ocalan, says he will make a "historic" announcement on Thursday as peace talks continue.
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Cyprus leader seeks bailout change

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 20:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus's leader says he is battling EU leaders' demand that all bank customers must pay a one-off levy in return for a 10bn-euro bailout.
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PKK releases eight Turkish hostages

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 11:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Kurdish militant PKK releases eight Turkish hostages held in northern Iraq, in a move welcomed by the Turkish government.
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Ferdinand escapes Uefa punishment

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 13:34

Rio Ferdinand will not face disciplinary action from Uefa for sarcastically applauding Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir.
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Kerry holds Syria talks in Turkey

Friday, March 1st 2013, 17:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds talks with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on the conflict in neighbouring Syria, amid differences on how best to support the opposition.
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Turkey PM's Zionism remarks attacked

Friday, March 1st 2013, 17:17
related countries: United States United States

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is condemned by the US, Israel and the UN for branding Zionism a "crime against humanity".
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Uefa declares Drogba eligible

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 21:23

Didier Drogba is eligible to play for Turkey's Galatasaray in the Champions League after Uefa rejects Schalke's protest.
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FBI examines US death in Turkey

Monday, February 4th 2013, 21:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Istanbul, New York

The FBI is helping Turkish authorities investigate how a mother-of-two from New York died in Istanbul, a US congressman has said.
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PKK leader holds key to Turkish-Kurdish peace

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:07

Kurdish rebel leader Ocalan holds key to peace
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US tourist 'found dead' in Turkey

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 22:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police arrest nine people after a female US tourist who disappeared 10 days ago is found dead in Istanbul, reports say.
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Marxist group claims Turkey blast

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 15:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ankara, Friday

Turkey's extreme-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front says it carried out a suicide attack on the US embassy in Ankara on Friday.
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Bomber hits US embassy in Ankara

Friday, February 1st 2013, 18:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ankara

A suicide bomber attacks an entrance of the US embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, killing a security guard, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Moustache jobs' in Turkish clinics

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 19:57

Facial hair is seen as a powerful symbol of strength and virility in Turkey.
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Galatasaray make Sneijder capture

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Turkish side Galatasaray complete the signing of Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder from Italian club Inter Milan.
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VIDEO: Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey

Monday, January 21st 2013, 21:47

A shipment of Patriot missiles sent by Nato has now arrived in Turkey.
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Man aims weapon at Bulgarian MP

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 0:35
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Sofia

A man puts a gas pistol to the head of the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party, Ahmed Dogan, during a televised conference in Sofia.
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VIDEO: Bulgarian leader fights off gunman

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 17:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Sofia

Police in Bulgaria have arrested a man after he jumped on stage and put a gun to the head of the leader of the country's ethnic Turkish party, Ahmed Dogan, as he was making a speech in Sofia.
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Turkey raids target Marxist group

Friday, January 18th 2013, 13:00

Turkish police arrest dozens of people, including 15 lawyers, with suspected links to a banned Marxist organisation, in dawn raids.
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Calls for peace at slain PKK activists' funerals

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 17:42

Thousands gather in Turkey for the funerals of three Kurdish activists
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