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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

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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Turkey, Qatar end Lebanon talks

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 10:45
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Qatar Qatar

Ministers from Turkey and Qatar suspend efforts to mediate in the political crisis in Lebanon following the collapse of the government last week.
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Nice problem to have

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 0:17

Turkey's economic boom brings dilemmas new and old
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Boy George returns Cypriot icon

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 17:32
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Musician Boy George agrees to return to the Church of Cyprus an icon of Christ after learning it went missing after the 1974 Turkish invasion.
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Turkey alcohol curbs criticised

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 19:21

New rules on the sale of alcohol in Turkey raise fears its food and entertainment industries may be harmed.
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Kosovo organ case surgeon bailed

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 17:16

A surgeon charged with the alleged trafficking of human organs in Kosovo is arrested and bailed in his native Turkey.
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Turkey could scrap peace statue

Monday, January 10th 2011, 17:07
related countries: Armenia Armenia

The Turkish government is reportedly considering demolishing a giant sculpture meant to symbolise reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia.
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Turkey student makes porn film as dissertation

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 12:28

Three academics at one of Turkey's top universities are sacked after a student makes a pornographic film for his dissertation project.
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Survival tactics

Friday, January 7th 2011, 10:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkey's small Greek community struggles to keep traditions alive
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Air passengers thwart hijack attempt

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 10:53
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Istanbul, Oslo

Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo overpowered a man who tried to hijack their flight to Istanbul on Wednesday.
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Passengers thwart Turkish hijack

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 0:48
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Istanbul

Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jet have overpowered a man who tried to hijack their flight from Norway to Istanbul, security sources say.
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Greece plans Turkey migrant fence

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 12:42
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's public order minister announces plans to build a 12km (eight-mile) fence along its border with Turkey to stem illegal migration.
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All change

Friday, December 31st 2010, 5:08

Turkey's universities quietly drop headscarf ban
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Turkey 'wants better Israel ties'

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 19:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey's foreign minister says his country wants to fix ties with Israel, whose troops killed nine people on a Turkish pro-Palestinian aid ship in May.
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Turkish workers in Afghan kidnap

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen snatch four Turkish road workers and their local driver in Afghanistan's Paktia province, close to the Pakistan border.
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Cargo ship runs aground in Turkey

Friday, December 17th 2010, 23:29

One person is missing after a cargo ship crashed into coastal rocks in Turkey on Friday.
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