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Clashes at Istanbul internet protest

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 18:57
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the internet.
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Cyprus reunification talks to resume

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:44
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus are to resume following agreement between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on a negotiations roadmap.
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Turkey tightens control of internet

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 1:36

The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.
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VIDEO: Turkish journalist on new internet law

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 0:13

The Turkish government has proposed a new internet law which would give the government greater power to block websites.
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Turkey protest death police on trial

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 10:57

Eight men, including four policemen, go on trial in central Turkey over the death of a student in anti-government protests in June last year.
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VIDEO: Ferry says farewell with a bang

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 2:46

Footage has emerged which shows a ferry making a dramatic entrance as it arrived at a breakers yard in Turkey to be dismantled.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees flock to Bulgaria

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:19
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Syria Syria

More than 6,000 refugees from the war in Syria have arrived in Bulgaria over the past year, after crossing the border from Turkey.
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South Africa raises interest rates

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 17:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's central bank raises interest rates, following efforts by Turkey and other emerging currencies to stabilise their currencies.
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Asia stocks rise on Turkey rate hike

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 7:46

Asian stock markets stage a relief rally after Turkey's central bank agrees at an emergency meeting to raise interest rates to stabilise its currency.
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Turkish central bank in rate raise

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 23:34

After an emergency meeting, the Turkish central bank raises its overnight lending rate to 12% from 7.75% to help stabilise the lira.
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Northern Cyprus lifts ban on gay sex

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:14
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The EU welcomes the decision of Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus to decriminalise homosexual relations - the last European territory to do so.
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Turkey in emergency meeting on lira

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:58

The Turkish central bank calls an emergency meeting of its monetary policy committee for Tuesday following a sharp fall in the value of the lira.
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Monday, January 27th 2014, 9:38

Cleric Fethullah Gulen, seen as a rival to Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, denies using his influence to start probes into alleged government corruption.
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Fethullah Gulen: Powerful but reclusive Turkish cleric

Monday, January 27th 2014, 8:15

Turkey's 'second most powerful man' breaks silence
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EU chiefs press Turkey PM on reforms

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 18:28
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders urge Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to continue democratic reforms required under the terms of its EU membership bid.
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Jail sought in Turkey red dress case

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 0:16

Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the "woman in red", reports say.
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Turkish judges deplore reform plans

Friday, January 10th 2014, 12:08

Turkey's top judicial body condemns government plans to reform it, calling the move unconstitutional.
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Turkish police purge spreads

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 9:59

Police chiefs in at least 15 of Turkey's 81 provinces are removed from their posts overnight as the government struggles to contain a corruption scandal.
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Turkey clears military over bombing

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 16:46

Turkish military prosecutors drop an investigation into the deaths of 34 Kurdish civilians in an air force bombing raid in 2011.
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Turkish corruption probe row deepens

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 15:32

Turkey dismisses 350 police officers and the top judiciary body says it will investigate officials overseeing an inquiry into government corruption.
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Hundreds of Turkish police dismissed

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:28

Turkey removes 350 police officers from their posts in the capital following an anti-corruption probe which the PM says is a "dirty plot".
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Turkey PM backs army plot retrials

Monday, January 6th 2014, 11:31

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he favours the retrial of hundreds of military officers controversially convicted of coup plots.
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VIDEO: Erdogan dismisses corruption claims

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 7:41

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said allegations of corruption in his government are a "dark plot" by destructive forces outside Turkey.
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Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 17:17

The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.
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VIDEO: Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 11:07

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.
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Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 7:29

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.
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Turkey: Army will not get involved

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:54

The Turkish military releases a statement saying it does not want to get involved in political arguments, as a corruption scandal rages.
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VIDEO: Protesters clash with police in Turkey

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:29
related places: Istanbul

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and plastic bullets to break up an anti-government demonstration in Istanbul's Taksim Square.
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VIDEO: Another sacking in scandal-hit Turkey

Friday, December 27th 2013, 1:44

A public prosecutor in Turkey who spoke out about alleged police obstruction in a major corruption case has been dismissed.
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VIDEO: Turkish PM defiant after reshuffle

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 9:28

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministers resigned over a corruption inquiry.
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Defiant Turkish PM in reshuffle

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 22:34

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan reshuffles his cabinet after three ministers resigned over a corruption probe, with one of them urging him to quit.
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Turkey ministers resign amid scandal

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 20:15

Three Turkish ministers resign over a corruption inquiry that has hit the government, and one calls for PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down.
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Hard news for Turkey's journalists

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 1:56

The Turkish journalists facing intimidation, injury and arrest
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Clashes as Turkey PM condemns 'plot'

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 11:33
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police use tear gas against thousands of anti-government protesters in Istanbul as Prime Minister Erdogan lashes out angrily at "plotters".
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Turkish ministers' sons charged

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 9:10

The sons of two Turkish government ministers and the head of the state-owned bank are charged in connection with a huge corruption investigation.
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More senior police 'fired' in Turkey

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:44

Turkey reportedly dismisses another 14 senior police officials after controversial mass arrests in a corruption inquiry.
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Turkey's PM Erdogan faces threat from wounded ally

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 20:13

What lies behind the latest challenge to Turkey's PM?
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Turkey PM decries 'dirty probe plot'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 18:22

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounces the arrest of high-profile officials as a "dirty operation" against his government.
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Police removed after Turkish arrests

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 16:42

Turkish police chiefs who reportedly oversaw a wave of arrests for bribery are removed from their posts as the government questions police motives.
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VIDEO: Police chiefs 'sacked' in Turkey

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 15:59
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police chiefs who oversaw a wave of high-profile arrests for bribery have been sacked from their posts in Istanbul, Turkish media say.
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Sons of Turkish ministers arrested

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 16:06

Turkish police arrest the sons of three cabinet ministers as part of an investigation into alleged bribery relating to public tenders.
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EU and Turkey in deal on migrants

Monday, December 16th 2013, 14:39

Turkey and the EU sign a deal enabling EU countries to send back illegal migrants who entered the 28-nation bloc via Turkey.
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Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
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VIDEO: Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports on how foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces.
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VIDEO: Football unity in divided Cyprus

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 18:08
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks to try and heal the divisions between Greece and Turkey over the island of Cyprus have failed over the years, but a development in the sporting world is giving some observers cause for optimism.
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