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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 'plot' officers on trial

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:02

Nearly 200 serving and retired military officers have gone on trial in Turkey for their alleged involved in a 2003 coup plot, code-named Sledgehammer.
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Germany sounds alarm on migrants

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 13:19
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

Germany complains to Greece and the EU about the treatment of migrants on the Greek-Turkish land border.
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Israel and Turkey talks on rift

Monday, December 6th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Officials from Turkey and Israel meet in Geneva to try to heal the diplomatic rift caused by the killing of Turkish citizens in an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla in May.
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Turkey suspends senior officers

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 17:15

Turkey suspends three top serving military officers, accused of being linked to an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
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Turkish envoy sparks Austria spat

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:28
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Turkey's ambassador to Austria is summoned to the foreign ministry in Vienna for criticising attitudes towards immigrants.
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Eastern warning

Monday, November 8th 2010, 10:25

Turkey's president says interest in joining the EU may wane
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Group claims Turkey suicide bomb

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 12:26
related places: Istanbul

A radical Kurdish group, the Kurdish Freedom Falcons, say they carried out a suicide bombing in central Istanbul on Sunday that injured 32 people.
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Bursaspor 0-3 Man Utd

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 21:36

Manchester United eventually stroll to Champions League victory against a blunt Bursaspor in Turkey to virtually guarantee their place in the last 16.
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Istanbul suicide blast injures 32

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 15:18
related places: Istanbul

A suicide bomb blast in the centre of Istanbul injures 32 people, including 15 policemen, but no group has yet said it carried out the attack.
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Turkey scarf row mars anniversary

Friday, October 29th 2010, 23:02

Turkey's main opposition leader and military officials fail to attend the Republic Day reception hosted by President Gul in a row over the Islamic headscarf.
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Turkey seizes al-Qaeda suspects

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 10:39
related places: Istanbul, Van

Turkish police arrest 12 people suspected of links to Islamist militant network al-Qaeda in Istanbul and Van province.
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EU teams to patrol Greek border

Monday, October 25th 2010, 16:36
related countries: Greece Greece

The EU is for the first time sending border guards to help Greece stem an influx of migrants entering across the land border with Turkey.
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Gaza ships 'Turkish provocation'

Monday, October 25th 2010, 11:54
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni accuses Turkey of deliberately provoking Israel by supporting a Gaza-bound aid flotilla earlier this year.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Valencia

Manchester United put the Wayne Rooney saga behind them to beat Bursaspor 1-0, Gareth Bale hits a hat-trick as Spurs lose 4-3 at Inter and Rangers draw 1-1 with Valencia in the Champions League.
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Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 17:00

Turkey's Supreme Court warns politicians against a creeping relaxation of restrictions on women wearing headscarves.
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Trial of Kurdish activists starts

Monday, October 18th 2010, 13:45

The trial begins in south-east Turkey of 151 people, including 12 elected mayors, who are accused of links to the Kurdish rebel PKK.
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Going Greek

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 4:29
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Israel woos Athens after flotilla raid prompts Turkish rift
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Turks rally in Armenian holy site

Friday, October 1st 2010, 12:41
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Turkish Muslim nationalists pray inside the ruins of a historic Christian cathedral in a move likely to provoke Armenians.
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Uncomfortable past

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 10:53
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenian prayer service exposes bitter divide in Turkey
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Armenians worship at church in Turkey

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 23:43

Armenians have taken part in a mass at an ancient church on an island in Turkey for the first time in almost a century.
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Bittersweet hope

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 17:41
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenian church brought back to life in Turkey
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Armenian Mass at church in Turkey

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 15:11
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenian worshippers hold a service in a church in eastern Turkey for the first time in nearly 100 years.
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Plodding along

Friday, September 17th 2010, 1:35

Turkey tries to keep focus on EU membership
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Nine die in disputed Turkish bomb

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 17:24

Turkey blames Kurdish rebels for a blast which kills nine people in a minibus in south-east Turkey - but the PKK denies it.
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Turkey 'failed to protect' Dink

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 15:18
related countries: Armenia Armenia

The European Court of Human Rights rules that Turkey failed to protect the life of slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
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Gulf of mistrust

Monday, September 13th 2010, 15:03

Referendum will not solve Turkey's divide
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Turkish vote gets Western backing

Monday, September 13th 2010, 6:51
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The US and EU welcome the result of the Turkish referendum on constitutional change won by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
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US seal World Championship title

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

The United States win the World Basketball Championship for the first time since 1994 with a win over home favourites Turkey.
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Turkey votes on new constitution

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 8:56

Turks vote on a referendum on reforming the constitution with opinion polls suggesting a close result.
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Kosovo clash after sport defeat

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 2:02
related countries: Albania Albania, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Mobs of Albanian and Serb youths clash in Kosovo following the defeat of Serbia by Turkey in a basketball championship game.
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Erdogan facing crucial Turkey vote

Friday, September 10th 2010, 5:49

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's referendum on constitutional reform is being seen as a vote of confidence in his leadership.
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Erdogan raps rivals ahead of poll

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 8:52

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises the tactics of his opponents, in a BBC interview ahead of Sunday's constitutional referendum.
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Turkey's controversial constitution vote

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 5:11

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended the controversial referendum on changing the constitution.
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Twelve dead in Turkey landslides

Friday, August 27th 2010, 15:04

At least 12 people are killed in northern Turkey in landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials say.
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Turkish embassy man stays in jail

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli court approves the detention of a man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv, while the man's lawyer says this client was an Israeli informer.
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Man handed to Israel after stand-off

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 2:10
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Israel, in an apparent bid for asylum, has been turned over to the Israeli authorities.
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Hostage drama at Turkish embassy

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 21:45
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

A man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv and briefly took two people hostage is arrested and taken to hospital with gun shot wounds.
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In pictures

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 15:44

Historic Orthodox mass at monastery in eastern Turkey
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