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Turkey restores curfew in Kurdish city

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 22:04

Turkish authorities re-impose a curfew in the south-eastern Kurdish city of Cizre, just a day after an earlier restriction was lifted.
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VIDEO: Bee bedlam after Turkey truck crash

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 7:26

Beekeepers struggled to recapture thousands of bees after a truck containing beehives overturned in Turkey.
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Turkey lifts curfew on Kurdish city

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 7:16
related places: Cizre

The Turkish authorities lift a curfew imposed on south-eastern city of Cizre, where the army has been battling Kurdish militants.
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French consul sold boats to migrants

Friday, September 11th 2015, 22:33
related countries: France France
related places: Bodrum

France suspends its honorary consul in the Turkish port of Bodrum after a report showed dinghies being sold to migrants from a shop that she owns.
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VIDEO: Residents in Turkey's Cizre 'desperate'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 15:38
related places: Cizre

Turkey should grant independent observers immediate access to the besieged city of Cizre, the Council of Europe has said.
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Many dead in besieged Turkish city

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 22:34
related places: Cizre

Dozens of Kurdish militants die in army operations in the Turkish city of Cizre, officials say, as pro-Kurdish MPs say civilians are among the dead.
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Grim reports from Turkey's Cizre

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 21:38
related places: Cizre

Grim reports emerging from Turkish town amid PKK battle
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Leaders 'driving Turkey to civil war'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 22:36

The head of the pro-Kurdish HDP accuses Turkey's ruling party of orchestrating nationalist attacks and pushing the country towards civil war.
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VIDEO: Making the journey to Europe

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:17

The BBC's Turkey correspondent Mark Lowen reports on the many nationalities making the journey to Europe.
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Turkey pro-Kurdish party HQ attacked

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 22:16
related places: Ankara

The headquarters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP party are attacked in Ankara amid rising tensions between Turkish forces and Kurdish militants.
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Turkey sends ground troops into Iraq

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 16:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey sends ground troops into northern Iraq and launches air strikes on Kurdish PKK rebel bases after its forces came under attack in eastern Turkey.
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VIDEO: The Syrians exploited by people-smugglers

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 6:56

The BBC's Fergal Keane reports from the Turkish coast, where secret filming reveals the extent of the illegal people-smuggling trade.
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Turkey 'to wipe out' PKK after attack

Monday, September 7th 2015, 22:06

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vows to "wipe out" Kurdish PKK rebels in their strongholds after a deadly bomb attack on the Turkish army.
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PKK attack kills Turkish soldiers

Monday, September 7th 2015, 15:02
related places: Hakkari

Several Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack in the south-eastern province of Hakkari by the PKK Kurdish rebel group.
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Turkey 3-0 Netherlands

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 18:24
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands' hopes of qualifying automatically for Euro 2016 are ended by a heavy defeat in Turkey.
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VIDEO: Syria burial for drowned Kurdi family

Friday, September 4th 2015, 21:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The bodies of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and members of his family have been buried in Kobane in Syria after being transported there from Turkey.
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VIDEO: Grief at drowned Syria boys' burial

Friday, September 4th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Syria Syria

The bodies of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and members of his family are buried in Kobane in Syria after being transported there from Turkey.
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Drowned migrant boy buried in Syria

Friday, September 4th 2015, 11:18
related countries: Syria Syria

The bodies of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and his family are buried in the Syrian town of Kobane after being taken across the Turkish border.
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VIDEO: Aunt's heartbreak over boys' death

Friday, September 4th 2015, 9:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Tima Kurdi, the aunt of a three-year-old Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, found drowned on a beach in Turkey has told the BBC how she found out about the death of her nephews and sister-in-law.
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'No record' of Syrian boy asylum bid

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 20:53
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria

Canada denies it received a bid for asylum from the family of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was found on a beach in Turkey.
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Syrian boy's father tells of drowning

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 19:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy found drowned on a beach in Turkey tells the BBC of the family's fatal voyage trying to reach Europe.
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The story of Alan's family

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 16:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Alan

The family of Alan Kurdi were, along with thousands of Syrian Kurds, in limbo in Turkey, with no passports to take them on to a better life
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VIDEO: 'The most beautiful children in the world'

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:51
related countries: Syria Syria

The father of two young boys who died while trying to cross from Syria into Turkey speaks about his loss.
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UK reporters freed from Turkish jail

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 14:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.
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Outcry over drowned migrant boy photo

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 22:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Images emerge of a three-year-old Syrian boy, whom reports name as Aylan, who drowned when the migrant boat he was in capsized off Turkey.
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Turkish workers seized in Iraq

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 10:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Eighteen Turkish construction workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq's capital Baghdad, Iraqi and Turkish officials say.
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Family 'heading for Syria' detained

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 19:09
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A mother and her four children, who were believed to be travelling from London to Syria, are detained in Turkey.
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From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 17:05
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Syria Syria

Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden
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UK journalists arrested in Turkey

Monday, August 31st 2015, 19:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British Vice News reporters and a translator are arrested in Turkey, accused of helping an illegal armed group.
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Valdes move to Besiktas collapses

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 12:09
related places: Besiktas

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes's proposed transfer to Turkish side Besiktas falls through.
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Turkish jets attack IS Syria targets

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 13:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish fighter jets attack Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time as part of the US-led coalition, the Turkish foreign ministry says.
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Pro-Kurdish MPs join Turkey cabinet

Friday, August 28th 2015, 21:24

The Turkish prime minister appoints two politicians from the pro-Kurdish HDP party to the country's power-sharing cabinet.
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Markovic set for Fenerbahce move

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:15

Liverpool's Lazar Markovic, a £20m signing last summer, is set for a season-long loan move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.
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Will a Turkish border deal block IS recruits?

Friday, August 28th 2015, 0:30

Will closing Turkish border cut recruit supply?
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VIDEO: The refugees who have fled Syria

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 22:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The BBC looks at the lives of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, now living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
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Turkey to join anti-IS air campaign

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

The US and Turkey reach an agreement which will see Turkish jets join the air campaign against Islamic State militants.
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Davutoglu to be interim Turkey PM

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 13:11

Turkey's president appoints PM Ahmet Davutoglu to head an interim administration ahead of polls on 1 November.
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Turkey to vote in November snap poll

Friday, August 21st 2015, 12:58

Snap elections are being called in Turkey after efforts to form a coalition government in the wake of a June vote fail.
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Migrant ferry docks in Greek port

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 13:16
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A Greek government-chartered ferry arrives at Piraeus port near Athens, after picking up almost 2,500 migrants from islands near Turkey.
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Turkish troops killed in bomb attack

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 16:00
related places: Istanbul

Eight Turkish soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in south-eastern Siirt province blamed by the army on Kurdish PKK militants.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:19

Chelsea to rival Manchester United for Pedro and consider new bid for John Stones, Turkish club eye Terry.
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Turkish PM abandons coalition bid

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 21:11

Turkey's prime minister returns his mandate after talks on forming a government with the nationalist MHP fail, making new elections likely.
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VIDEO: The dangerous night-time dash to Kos

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 18:10
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Bodrum, Kos

Under the cover of darkness, many refugees are attempting the dangerous journey from Bodrum in Turkey, to Kos in Greece.
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Turkish Kurd grief: 'They don't even let us bury our dead'

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:20

Turkey blocks return of bodies of Kurds killed fighting IS
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VIDEO: Turkish Kurds' anger at security controls

Friday, August 14th 2015, 9:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The families of Kurdish Turks say the bodies of family members who have been killed in Syria are being stopped from returning home by strict control measures introduced by Turkey.
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Turkey polls loom as talks collapse

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 17:07

Two months after Turkey's ruling AKP lost its majority in national elections, it has failed to agree coalition terms with its main secular rival.
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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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