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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

'Smugglers' loose bees on police

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 14:39

Suspected smugglers reportedly let loose bees on Turkish police officers searching for contraband cigarettes in a lorry carrying bee hives.
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Somali wounded flown to Turkey

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 10:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Thirty-six of the most severely wounded people in Tuesday's Islamist suicide attack in Somalia's capital are being flown to Turkey for treatment.
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Deadly bomb blast in south Turkey

Friday, September 30th 2011, 16:01
related places: Antalya

An explosion outside a Turkish military police building near the southern city of Antalya has left one person dead, officials say.
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Turkey 'seizes Syria arms ship'

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 1:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says it has seized a Syrian ship with weapons, in another sign of rapidly deteriorating relations between the two countries.
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Turkey sends oil ship to Cyprus

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 12:59
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkey sends an energy exploration ship to search for gas and oil in waters off the Turkish-controlled north of Cyprus.
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Mortuary ready for resurrection

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 17:41

A local town council in central Turkey builds a morgue with a warning system in case dead bodies come back to life.
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'Bomb blast' hits Turkish capital

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 14:06
related places: Ankara

An explosion thought to have been caused by a bomb rocks the centre of the Turkish capital, Ankara, leaving three people dead.
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Cyprus begins controversial drill

Monday, September 19th 2011, 16:01
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus says it has begun exploratory drilling for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean in defiance of Turkish anger at the plans.
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Syria defector in TV 'confession'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 13:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A Syrian officer who defected from the army and fled to Turkey reappears in Damascus, retracting key claims about the uprising in a TV interview.
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VIDEO: Turkish PM Erdogan attacks Israel

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 21:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that recognition of a Palestinian state is an obligation not an option.
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Turkish PM pushes Palestine state

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recognition of a Palestinian state is an obligation not an option, and that Israel is a barrier to peace.
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Turkey's PM to outline Egypt plan

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 10:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to address the Arab League, where he will give details of support for transition to democracy in Egypt.
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Turkey 'to escort Gaza aid ships'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 21:17
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Israel Israel

Turkey's prime minister says his country will in future escort aid ships travelling to the Gaza Strip, amid an escalating row with Israel.
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Bomb threats target Pakistan jets

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Pakistan International Airlines jets, bound for the UK and Malaysia, are forced to make emergency landings due to bomb threats, officials say.
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Turkey vows new Israel sanctions

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 19:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey says it is 'totally suspending' all defence ties with Israel after its refusal to apologise for last year's deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla.
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Turkey to take Israel to UN court

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 20:52
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey says it will challenge Israel's blockade of Gaza in a UN court after rejecting a UN report into the killing of nine of its citizens on a ship.
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Turkey expels Israeli ambassador

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 21:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey expels Israel's ambassador and suspends all military agreements over Israel's refusal to apologise for the raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
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Plane comes off runway in India

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 6:49
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

A Turkish Airlines plane skids off the runway after landing at the airport in the Indian city of Mumbai, but no one has been injured.
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VIDEO: Israeli flotilla raid 'excessive'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 3:39
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN has described as "excessive and unreasonable" an Israeli military assault on a flotilla to Gaza in which nine Turkish humanitarian workers were killed.
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Brazil defender moves to Arsenal

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 15:09
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Arsenal have signed Brazilian international left-back Andre Santos from Turkish champions Fenerbahce for £6.2m.
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Turkey strikes 'killed 160 rebels'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 14:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A campaign of air strikes by Turkey's military last week targeted Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq and killed up to 160 fighters, military officials say.
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Fenerbahce to appeal Europe axe

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 9:01

Fenerbahce plan an appeal against the decision by the Turkish Football Federation to withdraw them from the Champions League because of a match-fixing investigation.
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Turkey reports heavy PKK losses

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 10:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Turkish army says it has killed up to 100 Kurdish rebels in strikes on northern Iraq - but rebels confirm only a fraction of the deaths.
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Prayers offered for Izmir victims

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 18:07
related places: Izmir

Prayers are being said in churches in the Turkish city of Izmir for the two County Down women murdered there on Thursday.
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Victim's family travel to Izmir

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 9:14
related places: Izmir

The family of one of the County Down women murdered in Turkey are travelling to the country to make arrangements to repatriate her body.
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Teen in court over Izmir murders

Friday, August 19th 2011, 21:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Izmir

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court over the murders of County Down women Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore.
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Turkey jets in new strikes on PKK

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish warplanes hit separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq for the second night following an earlier attack that killed nine Turkish troops.
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Turkish planes attack PKK bases

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 14:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish aircraft bombard separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq following an earlier attack that killed nine Turkish troops.
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PKK attack kills Turkish soldiers

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 19:50

Kurdish separatist militants in south-eastern Turkey kill nine soldiers in an ambush, prompting Turkish air strikes on Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq.
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Galatasaray clinch Eboue signing

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 15:39

Arsenal sell Emmanuel Eboue to Galatasaray, with the Turkish club saying they paid £3m for the Ivory Coast utility player.
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Turkey general faces 'plot' trial

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:22

Senior Turkish general Bilgin Balanli and 27 others go on trial accused of plotting to undermine the government.
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Syrian army 'kills Homs citizens'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 20:33
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian troops kill 18 people in Homs, activists say, as the US says it is watching the government crackdown "with horror".
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Warrants for top Turkish officers

Monday, August 8th 2011, 14:35

A Turkish court orders the arrests of seven generals and admirals accused of trying to undermine the government.
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Turkey appoints military chiefs

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 12:09

Turkish President Abdullah Gul approves the appointment of four top military leaders, after the resignation of their predecessors last week.
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Kurdish leaders charged in Turkey

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 16:22

Turkey charges more than one 100 Kurdish politicians for demanding better conditions for the imprisoned ex-PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan.
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Turkey to appoint military chiefs

Monday, August 1st 2011, 20:42

Turkey's government has begun a four-day meeting to appoint new commanders of the armed forces, in the wake of a row about officers' arrests.
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VIDEO: UK concerns over Turkey border

Monday, August 1st 2011, 5:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Turkey needs to improve its border controls before being allowed to join the EU, according to a committee of MPs in the UK, which is concerned about the smuggling of both people and drugs.
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Turkey's military chiefs resign

Friday, July 29th 2011, 21:29

The chief of the Turkish armed forces, Isik Kosaner, resigns along with the heads of the army, navy and air force.
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Turkey postpones football season

Monday, July 25th 2011, 18:40

Turkey's football federation says it has postponed the start of the season by a month amid an investigation into alleged match-fixing.
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