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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

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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Turk jailed for Hrant Dink murder

Monday, July 25th 2011, 16:30
related countries: Armenia Armenia

The Turkish killer of the ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is sentenced to nearly 23 years in prison.
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US museum to return Turkish bust

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

The top half of the Weary Herakles statue, which was bought by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1982, is to be returned to its native Turkey.
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Vodafone sees slower sales growth

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 7:14
related countries: India India

Sales growth at Vodafone slows in the second quarter as weak trading in southern Europe is offset by growth in India and Turkey.
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Thousands attend Syria funerals

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 19:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Tens of thousands attend protesters' funerals in Damascus, as Syria's opposition groups hold anti-government meetings in Turkey.
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VIDEO: Syrian opposition hold talks in Istanbul

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 15:26
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Istanbul

Dozens of Syrian opposition figures are meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul, aiming to create a unified opposition to President Bashar al-Assad's government.
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US fully recognises Libyan rebels

Friday, July 15th 2011, 20:23
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Hillary Clinton says the US has recognised Libyan rebels as the country's "legitimate authority", potentially opening up a huge funding stream.
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Turkey responds to Kurdish attack

Friday, July 15th 2011, 19:31

Turkey's prime minister has vowed that Kurdish rebels will pay a "heavy price" after launching an ambush that killed 13 Turkish soldiers.
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New Turkey match-fixing arrests

Monday, July 11th 2011, 13:35

Turkish police detain 22 more people, including the chairman of top club Trabzonspor, in a widening investigation into alleged football match-fixing.
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Turkey football club boss charged

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 22:48

Turkish football champions Fenerbahce's chairman Aziz Yildirim is remanded and charged over alleged match-fixing, as club fans riot in his support.
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Turkish police suspect 19 matches

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 16:19

Turkish police say they have so far uncovered evidence that bribes and intimidation were used to fix 19 football games, after questioning more than 60 people they arrested last Sunday.
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VIDEO: Libya: Fighting in the Nafusa mountains

Monday, July 4th 2011, 8:47
related countries: Libya Libya

Turkey is the latest country to say it recognises Libya's rebel Transitional National Council as the true representative of the country's people.
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Turkey recognises Libyan rebels

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 21:14
related countries: Libya Libya

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his country recognises the rebel Transitional National Council as the true representative of the Libyan people.
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Arrests in Turkey match-fix probe

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 19:35

The president of Turkish football club Fenerbahce is one of about 30 people arrested in an investigation into match-fixing, state media say.
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Boycott at new Turkish parliament

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 14:43

Opposition parties in Turkey boycott the swearing-in of the new parliament after nine MPs are barred from taking their seats.
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VIDEO: More camps on Turkey Syria border

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 3:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Syrian troops move into another village near the Turkish border and a town near Lebanon, amid reports of deadly shootings at protesters' funerals
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Syrian army 'widens border sweep'

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 2:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Syrian troops move into another village near Turkey and a town near Lebanon, amid reports of deadly shootings at protesters' funerals, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syria warned over border tactics

Friday, June 24th 2011, 6:16
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US has condemned Syria for reportedly moving soldiers and tanks closer to the Turkish border, raising concerns about further conflict and the plight of refugees in the area.
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US warns Syria over border move

Friday, June 24th 2011, 0:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Clinton condemns Syria's reported troop movements near the Turkish border and voices concern about the refugees there.
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Syrian refugees flee army advance

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 20:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Hundreds of Syrian refugees flee into Turkey from camps they had set up on the border as troops move into the area, witnesses say.
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VIDEO: More Syrian refugees flee to Turkey

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 16:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Hundreds more Syrians have fled to Turkey after Syrian army tanks entered the town of Khirbet al-Jouz, near the northern border between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Syrians seek sanctuary on border

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 19:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian troops are said to be tightening their grip on villages in the north of the country, as people seek refuge on the border with Turkey.
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Turkish aid for displaced Syrians

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey sends aid across the border to people displaced within Syria, as Syrian forces continue their crackdown in the north.
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Syria troops 'raid border town'

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 23:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian troops sweep into the town of Bdama near the Turkish border, reports say, as a campaign to crush protests continues.
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VIDEO: Syria: Army storms key border town

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 19:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian troops have stormed into a town near the border with Turkey, reports say, as the government presses on with its campaign to crush a popular revolt.
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VIDEO: Angelina Jolie meets Syrian refugees

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 1:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Actress and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie has visited camps along Turkey's border with Syria, where she met refugees who have fled the country since the beginning of the unrest.
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VIDEO: Inside Syria: 'A tale of horror'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 19:32
related countries: Syria Syria

A BBC journalists who entered Syria and met displaced people on the border with Turkey says they are living in fear of their lives.
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Armenia 'ready for Turkish ties'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 16:04
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenia's prime minister says it is ready to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey without any pre-conditions.
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VIDEO: Tensions rise on Syrian border

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 3:25
related countries: Syria Syria

Jonathan Head reports from the Syrian Turkish border where Syrians have fled from the into Turkey in the past week to escape military operations.
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VIDEO: Syrians seek refuge in Turkey

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says over 8,000 Syrians have sought refuge over the border, as Syrian tanks spread out around towns and villages near the border, widening a crackdown on 12 weeks of anti-government protests.
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Turkey arrests Anonymous members

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 10:05

Turkish police have arrested 32 people believed to be members of hacker collective Anonymous.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees crowd Turkey border

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 3:06
related countries: Syria Syria

More than 6,000 people are now thought to have crossed into Turkey from Syria as its forces pursue rebels through the area around Jisr al-Shughour.
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Syrian army extends northern push

Monday, June 13th 2011, 21:52

Syria says its forces are pursuing rebels through the area around Jisr al-Shughour, after consolidating control over the northern town.
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Turkish PM vows to seek consensus

Monday, June 13th 2011, 14:55

Turkey's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan promises to build consensus after winning a third term in office with a reduced number of seats.
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