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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

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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Turkey hits Kurdish sites in Iraq

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Turkish military said it has carried out strikes on Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq, a day after 18 people died in fighting in south-east Turkey.
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Turkish troops 'killed by rebels'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 8:53

At least eight Turkish soldiers are killed and 16 wounded in an ambush by Kurdish rebels, state TV says.
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VIDEO: Second fire at Turkish jail injures 14

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 4:06

Fourteen people have been wounded in a second fire at a prison in southeast Turkey, officials say.
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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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