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Turkey expands secret service powers

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 17:18

A law comes into force in Turkey giving the secret services greater powers of surveillance and extending immunity for its agents.
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Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 16:59

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
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Gul rules out Erdogan job swap

Friday, April 18th 2014, 15:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Erdogan

President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
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Erdogan criticises Twitter ruling

Friday, April 4th 2014, 10:08

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises a ruling by the constitutional court which lifted a controversial ban on Twitter.
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Turkish officials 'lift Twitter ban'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:06

The Turkish authorities lift a much-criticised ban on Twitter following a ruling by the constitutional court.
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Turkey's Twitter ban illegal - court

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 16:09

Turkey's ban on the social media site Twitter violates freedom of expression and individual rights, the country's constitutional court has ruled.
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VIDEO: Turkey: Water cannon blasts protests

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 21:36
related places: Ankara

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon at demonstrators on the streets of Ankara. James Reynolds reports.
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Server hijack aids Turkey web block

Monday, March 31st 2014, 11:09

Turkey has started hijacking net addresses as it steps up attempts to block access to social media.
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Turkey PM claims election victory

Monday, March 31st 2014, 3:24

Turkey's prime minister claims victory in local elections seen as a barometer of his popularity, and vows his enemies "will pay the price".
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VIDEO: Turkey PM claims election victory

Monday, March 31st 2014, 2:10

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory after his AK Party won the country's local elections.
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A taste of Turkey's tense elections

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 2:02

Close-up view of tense election campaign
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Turkey moves to block YouTube access

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:12

Turkey begins blocking access to YouTube after a recording is posted on it purporting to show ministers discussing a possible military operation in Syria.
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Bid to lift Twitter ban in Turkey

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 16:34

A court in Turkey orders the suspension of a controversial ban on the social media site Twitter but it could be weeks before it takes effect.
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Boy injured at Turkish Kurd rally

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 9:41
related places: Diyarbakir

A boy aged 10 is critically injured after reportedly being hit by a police tear gas canister at a rally in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.
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VIDEO: Greeks in Turkey seeking a better life

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 11:04

Selin Girit meets some of the Greeks who have sought a better life by moving to Turkey - despite the countries' historic rivalry
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Turkish tweets from hidden networks

Monday, March 24th 2014, 13:17

Tweets continue to flow from Turkey despite the government blocking the social media site inside the country.
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Turkey downs Syrian military jet

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey shoots down a Syrian military jet it says violated its airspace, but Damascus condemns what it calls "blatant aggression".
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Twitter 'ignored Turkish courts'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 2:57

Turkish finance minister tells the BBC that his government's ban on Twitter was justified because the site had failed to comply with court orders.
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Q&A: Erdogan's troubles

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 14:33
related places: Erdogan

Why Twitter tussle is not the only battle Turkish PM is fighting
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VIDEO: Turks voice defiance over Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 22:53

Some 2.5 million tweets were posted within three hours of Twitter getting blocked in Turkey.
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VIDEO: Turkish students condemn Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 18:49
related places: Istanbul

University students in Istanbul voice their criticism of the Prime Minister's move to block Twitter in Turkey.
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Turkey's Gul condemns Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 16:33

Turkey's President Gul challenges a ban on Twitter backed by Prime Minister Erdogan after users across the country report the service is blocked.
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VIDEO: Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey

Friday, March 21st 2014, 3:38

Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country.
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Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey

Friday, March 21st 2014, 0:10

Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked after PM Erdogan vowed to "wipe out" the website.
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'Nine killed' in Turkey train crash

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:31

At least nine people are killed and five injured after a passenger train crashes into a minibus carrying people to work in Turkey, local media say.
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The violent Turkish drama Afghan children love

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 0:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The bloodthirsty Turkish drama Afghan children love
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Court chides Turkey over Kurd leader

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 20:58

The European Court of Human Rights rules against Turkey over the jail conditions of Kurdish separatist leader Abdullah Ocalan.
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VIDEO: Syrians broadcast from Turkey

Monday, March 17th 2014, 0:09
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Istanbul

BBC reporter James Reynolds visits US-backed Watan FM radio, based in Istanbul, which helps exiled Syrians broadcast across the border into Syria.
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Turkey unrest boy 'linked to terror'

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 16:35

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the teenager who died of injuries sustained in last year's anti-government protests had links to terrorism.
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'Two dead' amid Turkey protests

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 3:40

Two people die as protests erupt across Turkey, Turkish media say, after the funeral of a teenager who had been in a coma since clashes last year.
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Clashes after Turkish boy's funeral

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 19:01

Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul after the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
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VIDEO: Turkey clashes after boy's funeral

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:27
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police have fired water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul during a protest triggered by the funeral of a teenage boy wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
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Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 14:51

Clashes erupt in Turkey's two biggest cities after the death of a teenager struck on the head during anti-government protests nine months ago.
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Turkish ex-military chief freed

Friday, March 7th 2014, 23:52
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug is released from prison in Istanbul after a local court overturns his conviction for plotting a coup.
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Turkey PM warns social media sites

Friday, March 7th 2014, 12:21

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says his government could ban Facebook and YouTube, amid leaks suggesting government corruption.
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Turkish general wins court appeal

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 15:22

Turkey's top court rules that the rights of ex-military chief Ilker Basbug were violated, paving the way for his possible release from jail.
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Turkey to close PM rival's schools

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 12:23

Turkish MPs vote to close down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by a cleric embroiled in a bitter feud with the prime minister.
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Turkey frees cabinet ministers' sons

Friday, February 28th 2014, 18:32

Turkey frees the sons of two ex-ministers pending trial, the latest twist in a major corruption investigation.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM 'tapped calls fabricated'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 6:05

Turkey's prime minister has accused his enemies in the police of trying to bring him and his AKP government down.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM faces corruption claim

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 21:08

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of protesters calling on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit.
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Turkey tightens control of judiciary

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 14:01

The Turkish president signs a law giving the government more control over the country's judiciary weeks after a bribery inquiry rocked the government.
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Turkish PM fury at 'fabricated call'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 22:45

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns as fabricated an audio recording that appears to show him discussing how to hide large sums of money.
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Turkey phone-tapping scandal erupts

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:06

Pro-government media in Turkey accuse prosecutors loyal to cleric Fethullah Gulen of illegally tapping thousands of phones to destabilise the government.
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Syria hospital hit by car bomb

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 17:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Several people are reported killed by a bomb near a field hospital near the Turkish border, as a leading militant is killed in a separate attack in Aleppo.
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Turkey MPs pass reforms amid brawl

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:43

Turkish MPs approve controversial plans to reform the country's top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one MP with a broken nose.
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Cyprus reunification talks resume

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:28
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus resume after an 18-month break as the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders meet on neutral territory.
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