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Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 13:34

The online encyclopaedia is inaccessible under an official order, but no reason for this is given.
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Russian spy ship Liman sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 14:27
related countries: Russia Russia

All 78 personnel aboard the Black Sea Fleet ship were rescued, the Turkish coastal authority says.
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Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 9:59

The bodies of two children were among those pulled from waters between Turkey and Lesbos.
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Turkey referendum: EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 14:22
related places: Ankara

An EU spokesman calls on Ankara to launch a transparent investigation into alleged irregularities.
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Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 8:35
related places: Erdogan

Donald Trump differs from European leaders in assessing the narrow win for Turkey's president.
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Turkey referendum: Erdogan dismisses criticism by monitors

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 1:31
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's leader rejects a report saying he was given an unfair advantage in Sunday's referendum.
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Protesters rally in Istanbul over referendum result

Monday, April 17th 2017, 8:51
related places: Istanbul

Opponents of Turkey's president march through Istanbul over the referendum result.
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Turkey referendum grants President Erdogan sweeping new powers

Sunday, April 16th 2017, 21:20
related places: Erdogan

The referendum result means Turkey's president could stay in office until 2029.
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Academic voices her fears for Turkey ahead of referendum

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 7:57

Academic Oget Oktem Tanor explains how she's been punished for signing an anti-government petition.
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Turkey militants 'used tunnel to plant explosives'

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 15:31

An explosion first thought to be an accident was in fact a cunning militant attack, Turkey says.
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Blast rocks mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkey

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 11:02
related places: Diyarbakir

A blast causes casualties at a police station in Diyarbakir, which has seen Kurdish-Turkish clashes.
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'Someone will get killed'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 23:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

How do Turks in the Netherlands feel about Turkey's controversial referendum on 16 April?
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Turkish cabin crew deliver mid-air baby

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 13:48

Cabin crew on a Turkish Airlines flight celebrated the arrival of an extra passenger when a woman gave birth to a baby girl.
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Turkish cabin crew help woman give birth at 42,000ft

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 22:34

Mother and baby are now reported to be in good health after the baby girl's mid-air arrival.
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Australia warns of Anzac Day terror threat in Turkey

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 8:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Information suggests that terrorists may seek to target Anzac Day commemorations, Australia says.
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Voting starts in Europe for Turkish referendum

Monday, March 27th 2017, 11:41

The first ballots are cast by Turkish citizens living in six European countries.
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The migrants 'trapped' on the Greek island of Chios

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 23:12
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Chios

Five hundred people have come from Turkey to Chios, Greece, in the past two weeks alone.
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Trump's ex-national security adviser 'discussed Gulen removal'

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 9:58

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn met Turkish officials during the election campaign.
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Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

Friday, March 24th 2017, 18:54
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Prosecutors are looking into claims Turks living in Switzerland are being spied on.
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Migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast 'drowning 11'

Friday, March 24th 2017, 16:17

Five children are among the dead, while nine people were rescued, Turkish media report.
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Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU'

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 12:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The promise came as a senior German politician said Mr Erdogan was no longer welcome in Berlin.
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Merkel tells Turkey's Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts

Monday, March 20th 2017, 16:58
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

The German Chancellor says "all necessary measures" are being considered after Turkish president's taunts.
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'Whatever he says is right'

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 1:19
related places: Sakarya

Mark Lowen spends an afternoon in Sakarya, the Turkish president's heartland.
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Running for their lives

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 0:40
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC Arabic's Janay Boulos reports on the perils of being smuggled over the Syrian-Turkish border.
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Germany Turkey: 30,000 Kurds in Frankfurt anti-Erdogan protest

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 23:11
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan, Frankfurt

Turkey accuses Germany of hypocrisy after 30,000 Kurds are allowed to rally in Frankfurt.
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Erdogan threatens to scrap EU-Turkey migrant deal

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 16:55

President Erdogan says the EU can "forget about" Turkey re-admitting migrants, as a row continues.
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'Turkey backers' target Amnesty, BBC and other major Twitter accounts

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 10:37

Hackers tweeted "Nazi Germany, Nazi Holland" from several official accounts in Turkish.
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Turkey-Netherlands row: Erdogan slams Dutch over Srebrenica

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 0:14
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Erdogan

The Turkish president shows no sign of ending his angry tirade at the Netherlands.
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Turkey slams EU officials in row over Netherlands campaigning

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 13:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

EU officials had urged restraint in a row over Turkish political campaigning in the Netherlands.
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Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch ambassador barred

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 6:47
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Ankara

Ankara says it is suspending high-level meetings with Dutch officials as a bilateral row escalates.
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Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch warn citizens after Erdogan threat

Monday, March 13th 2017, 18:59
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's president had vowed retaliation after his ministers' rallies were blocked in Europe.
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Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 23:34
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

Germany's foreign minister said he hoped Turkey would "return to its senses".
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Turkey's Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 17:57
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Erdogan

The Turkish president says he will teach the Dutch about diplomacy after his ministers are barred.
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Turkey referendum: Clashes as Dutch expel minister

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 12:18
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Erdogan, Rotterdam

Turkey vows a "harsh response" as a diplomatic row with the Netherlands escalates.
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Turkey referendum: Protests as consulate in Rotterdam is blocked

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 23:00

Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya is stopped by police as she tries to enter the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam.
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Turkey-PKK conflict: UN report tells of '2,000 dead' since truce collapse

Friday, March 10th 2017, 19:56

A brother's account is included in a UN report saying 2,000 died in south-east Turkey in 18 months.
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Hands speak: Hip-hop meets sign language

Friday, March 10th 2017, 0:14

Turkish rapper Fuat Ergin and his new band Eller Konusur, which means "Hands Speak", are creating a new harmony between hip-hop and sign language.
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Turkish diplomat 'seeks Swiss asylum'

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 11:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The deputy ambassador's reported move comes amid a purge of people seen as disloyal to President Erdogan.
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Germany warns Turkey over Nazi jibes amid referendum row

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 11:37
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany urges a return to "friendly relations" with Turkey amid a bitter row over a referendum.
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Turkey's Erdogan makes Nazi jibe over Germany rally ban

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 23:09
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's president railed against blocks in Germany on his political campaigning for new powers.
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Pilot of crashed Syrian jet rescued in Turkey

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 12:12
related countries: Syria Syria

It is unclear why the plane crashed, but an Islamist group says opposition fighters shot it down.
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'Syrian' military plane crashes near Turkey border

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 22:05
related countries: Syria Syria

A search is under way for the pilot, as an Islamist group says opposition fighters shot it down.
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Erdogan anger as Germany-Turkey war of words escalates

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 22:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Turkey's President Erdogan is now accusing Germany of "aiding terror".
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Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 22:45
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ankara

Ankara is angry over the cancellation of a public speech by a Turkish minister in Germany.
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Syria conflict: Manbij militia to hand villages to army

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

The US-allied Manbij Military Council says it wants to halt an advance by Turkish-backed rebels.
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Turkish crackdown

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 15:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

The arrest of a German-Turkish journalist is causing a diplomatic row between Germany and Turkey.
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Turkish town of Karamursel hails its 'Superman' mayor

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 14:06
related places: Karamursel

The mayor of Karamursel in Turkey is lauded for rescuing a diver in difficulties.
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German-Turkish reporter arrested in Turkey for 'terrorist propaganda'

Monday, February 27th 2017, 22:49
related countries: Germany Germany

Die Welt's Deniz Yucel is in pre-trial detention accused of producing terrorist propaganda.
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Why is it hard to say 'no' in Turkey?

Friday, February 24th 2017, 6:14

With a referendum looming, 'no' seems to be becoming a difficult word to say in Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Turkey says capture of IS stronghold of al-Bab nearly complete

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 16:39

Turkish-backed forces besieging the town of al-Bab have reached the centre, Turkey says.
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Turkey reverses female army officers' headscarf ban

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 13:52

The army was the last institution in officially secular Turkey with a ban on the Muslim headscarf.
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