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VIDEO: Life for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 8:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Izmir

Around 70,000 Syrian refugees are gathered in the port city of Izmir in Turkey, which has become a hub for human smuggling.
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Turkey PM: Syria no-fly zone needed

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey will continue to push for a no-fly zone in Syria and does not rule out the use of ground troops, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells the BBC.
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Turkey footballer escapes gun attack

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 17:00
related places: Istanbul

Turkish footballer Mehmet Topal escapes unharmed after gunmen fire on his bulletproof car in Istanbul.
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Turkey 'strikes Kurdish militants'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 13:14
related places: Istanbul

Turkey launches a series of air strikes against Kurdish militants in the south-east, a day after a wave of deadly attacks there and in Istanbul.
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PKK leader says Turkey protecting IS

Monday, August 10th 2015, 2:08

Cemil Bayik, the man currently leading the Kurdistan Workers' Party, tells the BBC he believes Turkey is trying to protect the Islamic State group.
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What do Kurds make of Turkey-PKK fighting?

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 23:20

Turkey's Kurds tell how return to violence is affecting their lives
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VIDEO: PKK leader: 'Turkey is protecting IS'

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 23:04

The man currently leading the PKK says it is still open to negotiations with the the Turkish government if a ceasefire is declared.
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Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands - UN

Friday, August 7th 2015, 18:55
related countries: Greece Greece

The refugee crisis on three Greek islands is "total chaos", the UN refugee agency says, as Italian police arrest five in connection with Wednesday's drownings off Libya.
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VIDEO: Turkey denies airstrikes killed civilians

Friday, August 7th 2015, 9:16

Turkey has been taking action against Kurdish fighters that it accuses of launching attacks within Turkey.
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VIDEO: Turkish-Syria border 'much tighter'

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 12:13
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from the Turkish/Syrian border looking for evidence of the Turkish military build-up.
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US drone strikes Syria from Turkey

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 18:51
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US has carried out its first air strike on so-called Islamic State in Syria from a base in Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman has said.
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VIDEO: Kurkcu: Turkey 'tolerating' IS

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 16:29

The Turkish government is "tolerating" Islamic State militants says pro-Kurdish HDP MP Ertugrul Kurkcu
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Battle against IS 'soon' - Turkey

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 13:05
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkey announces plans to escalate attacks on Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria, in an operation co-ordinated with the US.
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Suicide attack hits Turkish troops

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 21:00

Two Turkish soldiers are killed and dozens are wounded in a suicide attack near the border with Iran blamed on Kurdish PKK militants.
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VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan warning to PKK

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 1:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The government in Iraqi Kurdistan urges the Kurdish separatist group, the PKK, to leave civilian areas in northern Iraq amid continuing Turkish air strikes.
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Iraqi Kurds issue warning to PKK

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 15:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish authorities urge Turkish Kurd separatist forces to leave civilian areas, as Turkey continues its air strikes.
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Turkey emerges from shadows in fight against Islamic State

Friday, July 31st 2015, 23:59

Could a once reluctant Turkey be a South Asia power broker?
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Five killed in PKK attacks in Turkey

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:44

Separate PKK attacks in Turkey on a police station and railway leave two police, two attackers, and a railway worker dead, officials say.
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Turkish soldiers 'die in PKK ambush'

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 12:37
related places: Sirnak

Three Turkish soldiers are killed as a military convoy is attacked by the PKK in the south-eastern province of Sirnak.
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Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 11:51
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Ankara

A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.
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Erdogan in China amid Uighur tension

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 3:01
related countries: China China

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in China for a state visit, following recent tensions over the treatment of China's Uighur minority.
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VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes?

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.
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Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Turkey

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 15:49

Turkey's president says his country cannot continue the peace process with the Kurds amid attacks by Kurdish militants on Turkish targets.
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VIDEO: Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Erdogan

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkey's president says Kurdish attacks on Turkish targets make peace impossible, as Nato members discuss its campaigns against border militants.
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Nato discusses Turkey border crisis

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 10:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato countries hold an emergency meeting to discuss Turkey's campaign against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.
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Turkey 'planning Syria buffer zone'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 22:30
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Turkey are working on plans to oust Islamic State (IS) fighters from a strip along the Turkish-Syria border, officials say.
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Syria Kurds condemn 'Turkey attacks'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 14:19
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Kurdish forces in Syria accuse Turkey of repeatedly attacking their positions, but Ankara says the units are not targeted by its military.
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Turkish PM: No troops into Syria

Monday, July 27th 2015, 8:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkey says it has no plans to send ground troops into Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, as it continues air strikes on IS positions.
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VIDEO: Why Turkey wants Nato talks

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 21:45

Turkey has called a special meeting of Nato ambassadors to discuss military operations against the Islamic State (IS) group and PKK Kurdish separatists.
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Bomb kills soldiers in tense Turkey

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 12:34

A bomb attack on a military convoy in south-eastern Turkey kills two soldiers, amid tension with Kurdish activists and air strikes on the separatist PKK.
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Australian nurse on terror charges

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 4:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian nurse Adam Brookman is charged with terrorism offences after he voluntarily returned to the country from Turkey.
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Turkish jets strike IS and PKK

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 3:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkish air force jets have carried out strikes against Islamic State positions in Syria - and also targeted Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.
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VIDEO: Will Turkey's airstrikes backfire?

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 18:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish separatists based in northern Iraq, and against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Turkey's dangerous game

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 15:58

Turkey no longer the reluctant bystander
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VIDEO: 'Co-operation with US is important'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 13:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

As Turkey allows America to use one of its key airbases to attack IS targets, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country's co-operation with the US is important.
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Turkey vows to follow up IS strikes

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 0:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey vows to maintain a crackdown on Islamic State militants, after launching its first air strikes against their positions in Syria.
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VIDEO: Could this airbase swing anti-IS fight?

Friday, July 24th 2015, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Incirlik

The significance of the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey explained, as Turkey says it will allow the US to use the base to launch airstrikes against IS.
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Turkey bombs Islamic State in Syria

Friday, July 24th 2015, 11:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Incirlik

The Turkish government says it has bombed Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria, as Turkish police raid properties believed linked to IS.
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IS and Turkey in deadly clashes

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 21:01
related places: Diyarbakir

A Turkish soldier is killed after Islamic State fighters open fire on a border post from inside Syrian territory, the Turkish army says.
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VIDEO: Turkey's IS dilemma

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 23:49

The assassination of two Turkish police officers by the Kurdish PKK militant group highlight rising tensions between Turkish Kurds and the government in the face of the threat from IS.
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Suruc bomber was 'Turkish student'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:06
related countries: Syria Syria

The suicide bomber who killed 32 youth activists in the Turkish town of Suruc was a 20-year-old Turkish student, government officials say.
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Mass funeral for Turkey bomb victims

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:45
related countries: Syria Syria

A mass funeral ceremony is held in Turkey for most of the 32 activists killed in a suicide bomb attack near the Syrian border, which is being blamed on IS.
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Turkey massacre suspect identified

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 14:41
related countries: Syria Syria

A suspect has been identified in the suicide bomb attack that killed 32 young activists in Turkey on Monday, the country's prime minister says.
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Turkey to strengthen Syria border

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 4:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Suruc

Turkey's prime minister plans to increase security along the Syrian border after an apparent suicide attack killed 30 in Suruc.
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Bomber massacres Turkey activists

Monday, July 20th 2015, 20:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Suruc

A suspected female suicide attacker kills at least 30 people, most of university age, in the Turkish town of Suruc, near the Syrian border.
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Turkish court blocks school closures

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 6:58
related countries: United States United States

Turkey's constitutional court overturns a law closing down a network of schools run by a US-based opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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IS suspects held after Turkey raids

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:02

Turkey arrests 21 suspected members of the Islamic State group in locations across the country, state media report.
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Protests shut Thai embassy in Turkey

Friday, July 10th 2015, 10:23
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand

Thailand closes its embassy in Turkey following protests over Thailand's deportation of about 100 Uighurs to China.
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Turkey police pepper spray protesters

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:38
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police fire pepper spray at pro-Uighur demonstrators outside the Chinese embassy in Ankara, hours after violence hit the Thai consulate.
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Fenerbahce in talks with Van Persie

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:19

Turkish side Fenerbahce announce they have opened talks to sign striker Robin van Persie from Manchester United.
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China-Turkey relationship strained

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 0:40
related countries: China China

The treatment of Chinese Uighurs spurs flag-burning in Turkey and a China warning for tourists, writes the BBC's Selin Gerit in Istanbul.
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