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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

Plane interception angers Russia

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Moscow accuses Turkey of endangering Russian lives by using its military to force a Syria-bound passenger plane to land in Ankara.
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McIlroy out after losing to Woods

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:17

World number one Rory McIlroy is eliminated from the World Golf Final in Turkey after losing to Tiger Woods.
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VIDEO: Turkey intercepts Syrian plane

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 2:34
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian passenger plane has been allowed to take off from the Turkish capital, where it was forced down by Turkish fighter jets.
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Turkey intercepts Syrian plane

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Turkish fighter jets force a Syrian passenger plane, suspected of carrying weapons, to land at Ankara airport amid tensions between the neighbours.
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Defiance in Turkey's Kurdish heartland

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 23:30

Resentment undimmed in Turkey's Kurdish communities
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McIlroy and Woods lose in Turkey

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:38

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods fall short in their opening matches at the inaugural World Golf Final.
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VIDEO: Turkey-Syria border tension continues

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:20

The BBC's James Reynolds says that while Turkey wants to defend its territory, it does not want to get dragged into fighting a war.
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Turkey responds to Syrian fire

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 19:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish artillery return fire after a Syrian mortar round lands in a border village and a car bomb kills a policeman at a police headquarters in Damascus.
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Turkey 'fires over Syrian border'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 18:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's military fires into Syria for a fourth straight day after a Syrian mortar landed near a Turkish village, local media say.
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Turkey 'in new Syria retaliation'

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's military returns fire after a Syrian mortar round again lands on Turkish soil, television channels say.
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Anger and grief in Turkish border town

Friday, October 5th 2012, 16:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish border town comes to terms with deadly Syrian shelling
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UN condemns Syria's Turkey attack

Friday, October 5th 2012, 10:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The UN condemns a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish border town, after hours of talks to persuade Russia to agree to the wording.
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Turkey 'will not start Syria war'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 23:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ankara

Turkey's prime minister says his country has no intention of starting a war, as the UN condemns Syria for shelling a Turkish town.
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VIDEO: Turkey authorises military action

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The Turkish parliament has approved a government request to send troops across the border into Syria, after yesterday's mortar attack, in which five Turkish civilians were killed.
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Turkey renews strikes on Syria

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish artillery hits targets inside Syria in response to deadly cross-border shelling, with unconfirmed reports that Syrian troops have been killed.
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VIDEO: Iran's currency crisis halts trade

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 14:47
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

As riot police clash with protesteres in Tehran, the collapse in the value of the currency has had a dramtic impact on cross border trade between Iran and Turkey.
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Turkish leader's remains exhumed

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:34
related places: Istanbul

The remains of Turkish President Turgut Ozal are exhumed from an Istanbul grave to be inspected by coroners, amid suspicions he was poisoned.
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UN states 'aid terror in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:33
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

States such as the US and Turkey which back rebels in Syria are supporting terrorism, the country's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem tells the UN.
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Turkish party 'model for Muslims'

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 15:14
related places: Muslim

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey says his ruling political party has become a model for others to follow in Muslim states.
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Risk worth taking for Syria safe zones, says Turkey

Friday, September 28th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's foreign minister tells BBC of need for action on Syria
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Deadly blast strikes Turkish city

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 20:42
related places: Tunceli

Seven people - mainly members of the security forces - are killed in a blast in the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli, media report.
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Rebel command 'moved into Syria'

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 20:42
related countries: Syria Syria

The rebel Free Syrian Army announces it has moved its command centre from Turkey to "liberated areas" inside Syria.
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Turkey jails coup plot generals

Friday, September 21st 2012, 16:50

A Turkish court jails three former senior officers for 20 years each for plotting a coup - part of a mass trial of military personnel.
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Deadly attack on Turkish convoy

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 14:12

Militants kill seven Turkish soldiers and injure at least 56 more in a rocket attack on a convoy in the east - security officials.
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Turkey says many PKK rebels dead

Monday, September 17th 2012, 13:09

Some 500 Kurdish rebels have been "rendered ineffective" by Turkish security forces in the space of a month, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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'PKK bomb' kills Turkish police

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 10:28

A roadside bomb has killed eight Turkish police officers in southern Turkey in an attack which security officials blame on Kurdish PKK rebels.
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Leftists claim Istanbul bombing

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:56
related places: Istanbul

A Turkish leftist group says it carried out a suicide bombing outside a police station in Istanbul which killed a policeman.
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Turkey bombs rebels in north Iraq

Monday, September 10th 2012, 16:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey says it killed 25 rebels in a recent air offensive in northern Iraq, as the army also says hundreds of people have died in clashes in south-east Turkey this year.
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Migrants drown off Turkish coast

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 15:37
related places: Izmir

A boat carrying migrants capsizes off the coast of western Turkey killing at least 60 people, about half of them said to be children.
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VIDEO: Migrants drown off Turkish coast

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 15:29

A boat carrying migrants has capsized off the coast of western Turkey, with the loss of at least 58 lives.
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Turkish arms depot blast kills 25

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:21

An explosion in western Turkey at an ammunition store for hand grenades kills 25 soldiers and wounds four others, the army says.
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Fenerbahce close on Meireles deal

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:15
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Meireles

Turkish side Fenerbahce say they are hopeful of signing Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles from Chelsea.
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Ten Turkish troops die in clashes

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 10:11
related places: Sirnak

Ten members of Turkey's security forces have been killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels close to the border with Iraq and Syria, officials say.
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Syria refugee camp plea vexes UN

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN Security Council discusses Turkey's demand for refugee camps inside Syria but admits the issue raises "serious questions".
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English 'originated in Turkey'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 11:42

Modern Indo-European tongues 'originated in Turkey'
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Children among Turkish bomb dead

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 14:11
related places: Gaziantep

Four children are now known to have died in a bomb blast in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Monday evening.
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Deadly blast hits Turkish city

Monday, August 20th 2012, 20:42
related places: Gaziantep

A suspected car bomb in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep leaves at least eight people dead, security sources and media say.
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VIDEO: Syrian farmer 'to take on regime'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:39
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse meets some of the Syrians who have fled to Turkey and yearn to return and take on the Syrian army.
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Turkish Kurd MP released by PKK

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:45

A Kurdish member of Turkey's parliament who was kidnapped by the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party on Monday is released.
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Turkish Kurd MP abducted 'by PKK'

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 21:30

A Kurdish member of Turkey's parliament is kidnapped by suspected members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party in the east of the country.
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US steps up planning for Syria

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the deepening Syrian crisis.
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