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News: Turkey

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

VIDEO: European Parliament

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:50

MEPs are holding their annual review of the work of the European External Action Service (EEAS).
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Turkey blames Kurd deaths on feud

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:33
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the murder of three Kurdish activists in Paris appears to have been the result of an internal PKK feud.
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Inter accept bid for Sneijder

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Inter Milan accept a bid of around £8.2m from Turkish club Galatasaray for Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
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Kurdish rebels 'killed in Turkey'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 11:31

Twelve PKK Kurdish separatist rebels and a soldier are reported killed in a clash at an outpost in south-eastern Turkey.
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VIDEO: Nato missiles sent to Syria border

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Patriot

A Dutch convoy of Patriot missiles is travelling to the Turkish Syrian border to join German and US deployments, after a number of rockets from Syria hit targets inside Turkey.
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Patriot missiles on way to Turkey

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato has begun to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey to help defend it against threats from neighbouring Syria.
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Turkish ex-military boss arrested

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 15:16

Former Turkish army chief Gen Ismail Hakki Karadayi is held over a 1997 coup that ousted a pro-Islamist government.
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Turkey hits back at EU criticism

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 13:32

Turkey accuses the EU of "biased" and "bigoted" attitudes in an EU assessment of its progress towards membership of the 27-nation bloc.
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Syria rebels aim to seize airport

Friday, December 7th 2012, 17:44
related countries: Syria Syria

Rebels in Syria say they aim to capture Damascus international airport, as fighting with government forces around the capital intensifies.
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VIDEO: One injured in Turkey bridge collapse

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 23:29
related places: Corum

A pedestrian bridge has collapsed, slightly injuring one person, in the Turkish town of Corum.
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Nato approves Patriot deployment

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 18:31
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus, Patriot

Nato approves the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries on Turkey's border with Syria, as concern grows over chemical weapons.
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Vessel sinks off Turkish coast

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 17:25
related places: Istanbul

Two rescuers and one crew member are killed, and 10 people are missing, after a cargo ship sinks in bad weather off the Turkish coast.
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Watchdog: Simpsons 'mocked God'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 16:14

Turkey's broadcasting watchdog fines a TV channel over an episode of The Simpsons which shows God taking orders from the devil.
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VIDEO: What Patriot missile system can do

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 12:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato is set to approve the deployment of Patriot missile interceptors to defend Turkey's border with Syria.
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VIDEO: How do Patriot missiles work?

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato is set to approve the deployment of Patriot missile interceptors to defend Turkey's border with Syria, what do they look and how do they work?
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VIDEO: Nato 'to approve' Turkey defences

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 7:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato is expected to approve the deployment of Patriot Missile Interceptors to defend Turkey's border with Syria.
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Putin in Turkey for Syria talks

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 16:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Turkey for talks with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which are expected to include the Syrian conflict.
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Syrian refugees slipping into Turkey

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 3:01
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian border crossers trying to keep their options open
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Nato mulls Turkey's missile plea

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 17:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato says it is considering a request by Turkey to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems to protect its border with conflict-torn Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria's growing refugee crisis

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 6:15
related countries: Syria Syria

With no end in sight to the crisis in Syria, refugees are crossing the border into neighbouring countries, such as Turkey, in increasing numbers.
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Jailed Kurds end hunger strike

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 18:43

Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners in Turkish jails have ended a 68-day hunger strike after an appeal to do so by jailed rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
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VIDEO: Kurds clash with Turkish police

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 3:01

Demonstrators clash with police in a Kurdish-majority area of south-east Turkey.
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Gulf states back Syria opposition

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Six Gulf states recognise a new Syrian opposition coalition as the country's "legitimate representative", a day after factions united.
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VIDEO: Syrian aircraft attack border town

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian government aircraft have reportedly bombed the rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain, near the border with Turkey.
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Turkish helicopter crash kills 17

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 9:54

Seventeen Turkish soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the south-east of the country, Turkish officials say.
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Turkey tries ex-Israeli commanders

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:37
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Istanbul

The trial in absentia of four former Israeli commanders over the deadly raid on a Turkish aid boat trying to break the blockade of Gaza in 2010 opens in Istanbul.
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Car bomb 'kills child' in Turkey

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:58
related places: Semdinli

An 11-year-old child is killed when Kurdish rebels set off a car bomb in the south-eastern Turkish town of Semdinli, says PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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VIDEO: Arab tourists avoiding Turkey border

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 15:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Rajan Datar reports on the extent to which tourism in Turkey has been affected by the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Muslim fashion magazine outsells Vogue

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 15:08
related places: Muslim

The Muslim fashion magazine Ala appeals to a conservative chic female market in Turkey and in its debut year outsold Vogue.
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Viewpoint: What now for Turkey's ruling party?

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:33

Turkey's ruling party marks a decade in power
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VIDEO: Desperate Housewives - Turkish style

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 9:01

Turkish TV soap operas have now become so popular in the Arabic speaking world that the shows are driving a boom in tourism from the Middle East to Turkey.
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Kurds clash with Turkish police

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 16:45

Thousands of Kurdish protesters have clashed with police in Turkey on what they called a day of resistance in towns and cities across the country.
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Turkey's press continues to feel pressure

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:41

Why being a reporter in Turkey can put you in prison
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Schooling Syria's refugee children

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian exiles in Turkey set up schools for their children
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VIDEO: Turkish floods cause disruption

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 17:00

Floods in north-west Turkey killed at least three people and caused widespread damage.
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Press 'under threat' in Turkey

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:50

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a watchdog group, accuses Turkey of waging one of the world' biggest press crackdowns in recent history.
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Rebels blow up pipeline in Turkey

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Kurdish rebels have blown up a gas pipeline in Turkey, disrupting the flow of gas from Iran
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Turkish pianist 'insulted Islam'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:48
related places: Istanbul

World-famous Turkish pianist Fazil Say appears in court in Istanbul charged with inciting hatred and insulting the values of Muslims over tweets he wrote mocking radical Islam.
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VIDEO: Violence escalates in Turkey-PKK conflict

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:53

Turkey's conflict with the Kurdish rebels of the PKK has reached its most violent point in 13 years.
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VIDEO: Turkey's women struggle for work

Monday, October 15th 2012, 15:41

The past decade has seen Turkey's economy soar, but while jobs have been created and industries have grown, the number of women in the workforce is far lower than its peers.
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Syria bans Turkish civil flights

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 18:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria bans Turkish civilian flights over its territory, days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian plane reportedly carrying defence equipment.
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Turkey bans all Syrian flights

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 16:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey bans Syrian civilian flights over its territory, as tensions between the two countries have been further escalating.
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