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World Press Photo 2017: Russia envoy killing picture wins award

Monday, February 13th 2017, 13:29
related countries: Russia Russia

An image of the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey wins the World Press Photo awards.
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'Restricted and imprisoned'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 1:22

Academics in Turkey share their experiences as they face increasing pressure and mass sackings.
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Syria conflict: Turkey denies mistakenly telling Russia to bomb troops

Friday, February 10th 2017, 16:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says its jets bombed co-ordinates provided by Turkey - a claim the Turkish military rejects.
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German court upholds Erdogan poem ban

Friday, February 10th 2017, 15:33
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

The court deemed satirist Jan Boehmermann's poem about Turkey's president "abusive and defamatory".
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Presidential powers

Friday, February 10th 2017, 15:20

The BBC's Mark Lowen explains why a draft new constitution for Turkey is encountering such fierce opposition.
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Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 17:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

President Putin sends condolences over the "tragic incident" and both countries plan to investigate.
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Syria war: Turkish forces 'push into IS-held al-Bab'

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 12:54

Ten Turkish soldiers are killed in the space of two days as Islamic State fighters battle on.
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Doorstep demand

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 1:02

Asli Erdogan could face life in jail after being accused of involvement in Turkey's failed coup.
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Turkish author Asli Erdogan on her 136 days in jail

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 0:01

Turkish author Asli Erdogan was jailed for 136 days over her links with a pro-Kurdish newspaper.
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Syria conflict: Army cuts IS supply route into al-Bab

Monday, February 6th 2017, 14:17
related countries: Syria Syria

The town of al-Bab is now almost entirely surrounded by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels.
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Gunman threat at Istanbul hospital

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 12:00
related places: Istanbul

A man locks himself into a hospital room, saying he will kill himself and others, media report.
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Theresa May in Turkey: UK agrees £100m defence deal

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 17:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Theresa May discusses trade with Turkey's president, and a deal to develop fighter jets is sealed.
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Turkey threatens to cancel migrant deal over Greek coup ruling

Friday, January 27th 2017, 17:27
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkish officials are insisting Greece must extradite soldiers allegedly involved in a coup attempt.
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Turkish anger as Greece rejects extradition of eight soldiers

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 19:49
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece rules against extraditing eight soldiers that Turkey accuses of involvement in a failed coup.
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Syria conflict: Iran, Russia and Turkey 'to enforce' truce

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 12:34
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran, Russia and Turkey say they will jointly enforce a fragile three-week cessation of hostilities.
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Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 5:17
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia
related places: Astana

The government's lead negotiator accuses his rebel counterpart of making "provocative" comments.
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Turkey's President Erdogan wins power-boosting vote

Saturday, January 21st 2017, 12:59

Turkish MPs vote for a new draft constitution which would heavily increase the president's powers.
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Pious vs secular

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 0:11

An attack on a Turkish nightclub revives a debate over whether the country's secular side is under threat.
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Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 18:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Is

Moscow says nine of its jets and eight of Turkey's pounded so-called Islamic State targets.
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Kyrgyzstan plane crash: It crashed 'on top of the village'

Monday, January 16th 2017, 20:33
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground, say officials.
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Kyrgyzstan plane crash: Dozens die as Turkish cargo jet hits homes

Monday, January 16th 2017, 15:30
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Bishkek

Entire families are killed, witnesses say, as a Turkish cargo jet crashes on landing near Bishkek.
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Turkish MPs back new constitution boosting Erdogan's powers

Monday, January 16th 2017, 7:21
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's parliament gives initial approval to a new constitution to boost presidential powers.
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Cyprus talks: Erdogan dismisses full Turkish troop withdrawal

Friday, January 13th 2017, 15:08
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Erdogan

Turkey resists calls for it to remove thousands of soldiers from Cyprus under a reunification deal.
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Cyprus talks to continue at expert level, Greece and Turkey say

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 23:41
related countries: Greece Greece

Security issues remain a key stumbling block to finding a deal to reunify the Mediterranean island.
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Cyprus peace deal close, says UN chief after Geneva talks

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 16:35
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UN secretary-general is optimistic on a re-unification deal but says there is no quick fix.
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Opposition MPs clash in Turkey parliament

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 11:42

MPs from the ruling AK Party clashed with Republican's People Party members when an MP tried to film a voting session.
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Chaos and carnage after Syria bomb attack

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 15:09
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 43 people have been killed in a car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz, near the Turkish border.
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Syria conflict: Bomb kills dozens in Azaz on Turkish border

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 14:59
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 43 people die in a car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz, near the Turkish border.
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Tragic pattern

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 13:03

The BBC's Mark Lowen reflects on the 18 months of terror attacks in Turkey.
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Canadian 'detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdogan'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 7:27
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian dual national is reportedly detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting the president.
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Turkey car bomb and gun attack on courthouse in Izmir

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 20:45
related places: Izmir

A policeman, court official and two attackers die in an assault on a courthouse in Turkey's city of Izmir.
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CCTV shows Turkey bomb blast

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 17:09
related places: Izmir

CCTV obtained from a police officer shows the deadly car bomb attack a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir.
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Turkey nightclub attack: Police 'detain several Uighurs' in raids

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 13:54

Turkey arrests several people of Uighur ethnicity over the deadly nightclub attack that killed 39.
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Airport ambush

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 16:39

Turkish fashion designer Barbaros Sansal is detained after posting an angry diatribe on Twitter.
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Turkey nightclub attack: Gunman identified, says minister

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 14:47
related places: Istanbul

Turkey says it has identified the chief suspect in the Istanbul nightclub attack but does not reveal his name.
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Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 11:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syrian rebel groups suspend preparations for peace talks, alleging government ceasefire violations.
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Turkey nightclub attack: Arrests in hunt for gunman

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 7:51

Turkish police launch raids and arrest 12 as the manhunt for the attacker of a nightclub intensifies.
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Turkey nightclub attack: 'I thought I would die'

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 22:13

A woman who was in the bathroom during the Turkish nightclub attack says she feared she would die.
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Turkey nightclub attack: IS says it carried out shooting

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 20:50
related places: Istanbul

So-called Islamic State says it carried out the new year attack on an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39.
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Monday, January 2nd 2017, 5:26
related places: Istanbul

A gunman who shot dead 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub remains at large, Turkish officials say.
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Istanbul attack: Video shows gunman approaching nightclub

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 23:22

Video shows bullets flying as a gunman approaches a nightclub in Turkey.
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Istanbul attack: Footage shows lone 'gunman' in nightclub

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 14:24
related places: Istanbul

Unverified video footage on Turkish media apparently shows a gunman in a nightclub in Istanbul.
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Istanbul new year Reina nightclub attack 'leaves 39 dead'

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 12:02
related places: Istanbul

A gunman is on the run after at least 39 people were killed in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub.
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New path for Syria

Friday, December 30th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish policy towards Syria has changed the conflict - but what does that mean for the opposition?
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Syria conflict: Clashes reported despite truce

Friday, December 30th 2016, 21:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Fighting is reported in parts of Syria despite a nationwide truce coming into force early on Friday.
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Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik held 'over tweet'

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 18:15

A leading Turkish investigative journalist, Ahmet Sik, is held over social media postings, police say.
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Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and Turkey

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 17:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Syrian government and rebels agree a nationwide ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Turkey plans for ceasefire before new year

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 11:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Turkey says it is working with Russia on a ceasefire across Syria to take effect before the new year.
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Syria conflict: Turkey and Russia 'agree ceasefire plan'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 16:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Turkey's foreign minister says it has agreed with Russia a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria.
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US says claim it supported IS in Syria is 'ludicrous'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 1:53
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says there is no basis for the Turkish president's claim that it supported IS in Syria.
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