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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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VIDEO: Syrian opposition demands Assad quits

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 2:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian opposition groups meeting in Turkey have called on President Assad to resign immediately, and make way for a transition to democracy.
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Tourist group poisoned in Turkey

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 16:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bodrum

Three young Russian women tourists die and others are in hospital after drinking poisoned alcohol on a yacht in the Turkish resort of Bodrum.
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Gaza flotilla vow on anniversary

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 10:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Details of a new Gaza aid flotilla are announced in Turkey as thousands rally to mark one year since activists were killed by Israeli forces.
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Blast hits Istanbul shopping area

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 10:42
related places: Istanbul

A bomb blast in the Turkish city of Istanbul injures seven people in a busy shopping district, weeks before an election.
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Six quit over Turkey sex scandal

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 14:37

Six leaders of Turkey's Nationalist Action Party (MHP) resign amid a sex video scandal that has fanned tensions ahead of elections in June.
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Dutch asylum for Turkish ex-judge

Friday, May 20th 2011, 14:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Turkish ex-judge who says he was prosecuted for his views on the fate of Armenians and Kurds wins asylum in the Netherlands.
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Turkey earthquake leaves two dead

Friday, May 20th 2011, 8:15

At least two people die and 79 are injured in a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in north-west Turkey.
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Eurovision hopefuls whittled down

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 8:49

Nine countries are ruled out of the Eurovision song contest after a semi-final that saw regular participant Turkey axed from the competition.
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Imperious Vettel wins in Istanbul

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 13:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Istanbul

Sebastian Vettel dominates the Turkish Grand Prix as Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber wins a battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso for second, with Lewis Hamilton fourth and Jenson Button sixth.
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Live - Turkish Grand Prix

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 12:14
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins the Turkish Grand Prix, with team-mate Mark Webber second and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari third.
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Dominant Vettel takes Turkey pole

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 9:19

Sebastian Vetttel is on pole for the Turkish Grand Prix ahead of fellow Red Bull driver Mark Webber and Mercedes' Nico Rosberg with Lewis Hamilton fourth and Jenson Button sixth.
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Live - Turkish GP qualifying

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 7:30

Sebastian Vettel attempts to take his fourth pole position of the season in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Live - Turkish Grand Prix

Friday, May 6th 2011, 6:34

The second free practice session is taking place ahead of Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix.
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Hamilton cautious ahead of Turkey

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 13:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Despite his win in Shanghai last time out, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is keeping his expectations in check ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Attack after Turkey PM poll rally

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 17:03

A policeman is killed during an attack in northern Turkey, staged within hours of a visit by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish media say.
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Turkey calls on Col Gaddafi to go

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 19:34
related countries: Libya Libya

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges Col Muammar Gaddafi to step down, in what is said to be a marked change in Turkish policy towards Libya.
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Turkey to build huge relief canal

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 11:27

Turkey will build a new waterway to bypass the heavily congested Bosphorus Strait, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces.
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Turkey demolishing peace statue

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 14:29
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Turkey starts demolishing a statue dedicated to reconciliation with Armenia, described by the prime minister as a monstrosity.
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Nobel winner up for fiction prize

Monday, April 11th 2011, 12:42

Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, is one of six writers shortlisted for this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
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VIDEO: Ballet legend de Valois remembered

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 12:28

Ballet legend Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet and Turkish State Ballet, is remembered
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Turkey ship rescues Libya injured

Monday, April 4th 2011, 4:25
related countries: Libya Libya

A Turkish humanitarian ship carrying more than 250 injured people from the Libyan city of Misrata arrives in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
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Cyprus youth remember their dead

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 22:42
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece, Libya Libya

As the fighting in Libya continues, teenagers from the Greek and Turkish communities on Cyprus unite to commemorate those lost on their island's conflict decades ago.
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Turkey warns over Libya 'agenda'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 13:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Turkish President Abdullah Gul warns the coalition forces taking action in Libya against pursuing any hidden agenda.
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NYT journalists released in Libya

Monday, March 21st 2011, 12:58
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Four New York Times journalists detained by pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya have been released to the Turkish embassy in Tripoli.
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Turks order Iranian plane to land

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

An Iranian cargo plane flying to Syria was ordered to land in Turkey but allowed to leave after a lengthy search.
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'People's darling'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:49

The Turkish singer fighting for his life after a gun attack
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Turkey singing star Tatlises shot

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:53
related places: Istanbul

Turkish singer Ibrahim Tatlises is shot in the head and critically wounded in an attack in Istanbul.
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Cage rage as tiger kills lion in Turkish zoo

Monday, March 7th 2011, 19:46

A Bengal tiger has killed a lion at Ankara Zoo after finding a gap in the fence separating their cages, zoo officials in the Turkish capital say.
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Seven jailed over Turkish 'plot'

Monday, March 7th 2011, 17:38

A Turkish court charges a writer and six journalists with involvement in an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
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Blogspot banned in football row

Friday, March 4th 2011, 5:17

A row over who can broadcast football matches in Turkey has led to Google's Blogspot blogging site being banned.
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Mass funeral for Turkish Islamist

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 10:52
related places: Istanbul

Thousands of mourners gather at a mosque in Istanbul for the funeral of Turkey's first Islamist prime minister, Necmettin Erbakan.
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Turkey's first Islamist PM dies

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 12:34

Turkey's first Islamist Prime Minister, Necmettin Erbakan, has died at the age of 84, one of his aides says.
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Diageo to buy Turkish drinks firm

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:25

Drinks manufacturer Diageo says it will buy Turkish spirits firm Mey Icki and expand its presence in emerging markets.
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VIDEO: Storm splits cargo ship in two

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 11:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Sochi

A Turkish cargo ship flying the Tanzanian flag, has been destroyed off the coast of Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi.
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Double factory blast hits Ankara

Friday, February 4th 2011, 14:06
related places: Ankara

Two explosions after a gas leak in an industrial zone in the Turkish capital Ankara leave 16 people dead and many injured.
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Canada and US in Egypt evacuation

Monday, January 31st 2011, 18:17
related countries: Canada Canada, Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The Canadian and US governments begin evacuating citizens from Egypt on chartered flights to Europe and Turkey, as protests continue.
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Turkey rejects Israel raid report

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 16:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey condemns an Israeli inquiry that said the Israeli navy acted lawfully during a deadly raid on an aid flotilla trying to reach Gaza last May.
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Iran nuclear talks 'are positive'

Friday, January 21st 2011, 14:59
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Fresh talks on Tehran's nuclear programme begin in a "positive atmosphere", Iran says, as Western diplomats hope to revive a fuel-swap plan.
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