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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

VIDEO: The migrant who lost it all at sea

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 6:40
related countries: Greece Greece, Nigeria Nigeria

Kingsley a Nigerian man with an Environmental Science degree took a harrowing boat journey to reach Greece from Turkey, but lost his passport, clothes and money at sea.
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Turkey probes 'ruined' mosaics

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 16:39

An investigation is under way in Turkey over claims that Roman mosaics were damaged during restoration work.
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The mules targeted by armed forces

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 23:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Why mules are being targeted on the Iraqi-Turkish border
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Istanbul police clash with leftists

Friday, May 1st 2015, 16:46
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police say they have detained nearly 140 people following clashes during May Day protests in Istanbul.
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'American diplomats: we are all blondes'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ankara

US envoy to Turkey doctors image in row with Ankara mayor
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Turkish court acquits protest leaders

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 15:00

A court in Turkey acquits 26 people charged with organising protests against the country's leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in 2013.
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Cavendish wins second stage in a row

Monday, April 27th 2015, 15:21
related places: Antalya

Mark Cavendish makes it back-to-back stage wins at the start of the Tour of Turkey with victory in Antalya.
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VIDEO: Man rescued two days after quake

Monday, April 27th 2015, 11:34
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

A team of Turkish rescue workers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a building in Kathmandu, two days after the earthquake
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Akinci wins northern Cyprus election

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 22:49
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus, after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.
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Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 15:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the first Tour of Turkey stage in a sprint finish for his seventh victory of the season.
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VIDEO: Australia and NZ remember Anzac dead

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 21:52
related places: Gallipoli

Ceremonies have taken place at Gallipoli in Turkey to commemorate those who died in the campaign.
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Queen marks Gallipoli centenary

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 13:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gallipoli

The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
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Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 11:48
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.
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VIDEO: Thousands mark Anzac centenary

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 4:48
related places: Gallipoli

Thousands of people gather in Gallipoli in Turkey to mark the centenary of the military landings there during the First World War.
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VIDEO: Drone flight over Gallipoli battlefield

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 23:01
related places: Gallipoli

The BBC News drone is flown over the major sites of the World War One Gallipoli campaign on the Turkish Peninsula.
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Armenian tragedy still raw in Turkey 100 years on

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 23:31
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Darkest moment still haunts Turkey 100 years on
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Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain

Monday, April 20th 2015, 23:08
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will "respectfully remember" deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide.
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Six released in Syria 'terror' probe

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge.
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Anzac centenary details unveiled

Friday, April 17th 2015, 3:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's largest Anzac Day service will include an Aboriginal didgeridoo and the story of the founder of modern-day Turkey, officials announce.
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The problem with insulting Erdogan

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 0:02
related places: Erdogan

Insult the president of Turkey and you may pay a heavy price
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Turkey mine bosses appear in court

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 12:44
related places: Soma

Eight former managers of the Soma mine in western Turkey where 301 people died last year appear in court on murder charges.
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Erdogan condemns Pope over 'genocide'

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 17:19

Turkish President Erdogan sharply criticises Pope Francis for using the term "genocide" for the killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1.
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Turkey mine disaster trial opens

Monday, April 13th 2015, 13:41

The trial opens in Turkey of 45 managers and employees charged over a mine disaster in which 301 people were killed last year.
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'Syria-bound' Waheed Ahmed to return

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 20:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of nine Britons held in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria illegally is expected to return to the UK after being deported.
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Turkish TV bans opposition advert

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 15:39

Turkey's main opposition party accuses state TV of abusing public office for banning its election campaign advert.
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Turkey social media ban raises censorship fears

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 19:02

Turkey's social media ban raises spectre of censorship
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Two detained over attack on team coach

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 11:18

Turkish police have detained two people suspected of being involved in a gun attack on Fenerbahce's team coach.
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Turkey threatens Google with ban

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 10:32

Turkey threatened to ban Google unless it removed links to controversial images of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint.
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Turkey lifts Twitter block for image

Monday, April 6th 2015, 19:00

Social media restrictions are lifted in Turkey as sites comply with a court order to stop sharing images of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint.
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Turkey league suspended after attack

Monday, April 6th 2015, 16:04

Turkey's SuperLig is suspended for one week following the attack on the Fenerbahce team bus on Saturday.
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Fenerbahce want league suspended

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 18:36

Fenerbahce call for the Turkish Super Lig to be suspended after their team bus was shot at by a gunman.
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VIDEO: Turkish football team bus attacked

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 6:13

The bus carrying the Fenerbahce football team in Turkey has been attacked, leaving the driver injured.
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Fenerbahce bus attacked by gunman

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 0:37

The team bus of Turkish Super Lig leaders Fenerbahce is shot at by a gunman after their league victory at Rizespor.
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Home searched after Turkey arrests

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Police have been searching the family home of one of nine Britons who allegedly tried to cross illegally from Turkey into Syria.
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Turkey detainee is son of councillor

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rochdale

One of nine Britons detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to cross illegally into Syria is named as the son of a Labour councillor from Rochdale.
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Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 19:40
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
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Gun attack on Istanbul police HQ

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 17:13
related places: Istanbul

Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul's police HQ, the city's governor says.
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Funeral for slain Turkish prosecutor

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:30

The funeral ceremony is held in Turkey for a prosecutor taken hostage and killed in a courthouse in Istanbul on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Turkey siege ends in deadly shootout

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 1:55

Turkish security forces storm a courthouse in which a prosecutor was being held hostage by members of an outlawed Marxist group.
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Turkey hit by massive power cut

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 22:50
related places: Istanbul

A huge power cut hits dozens of provinces across Turkey for several hours, causing transport chaos.
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Bloody end to Turkey hostage crisis

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 22:44

A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say.
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Turkey army coup plot trial collapses

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 16:30

A Turkish court clears 236 military suspects accused in a retrial of plotting to remove then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2003.
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