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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

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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Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:56
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand

A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
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Ocalan delivers call to Turkey Kurds

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 14:47

Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group, calls for a congress to bring an end to the 30-year armed struggle.
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Syria-bound British teenagers bailed

Monday, March 16th 2015, 9:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are released on bail.
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Turkey returns Syria-bound UK teens

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are sent back to the UK.
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In pictures: Nepal plane accident

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 22:04
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway at Nepal airport
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Is Turkey increasingly misogynistic?

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 1:28

Views on how life for Turkey's women is changing
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CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 10:56
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
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Anger over new powers for Turkish authorities online

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 0:51

Anger over new powers for the Turkish authorities online
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Turkish author Yasar Kemal dies

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 18:59
related places: Istanbul

One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure.
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Kurdish leader seeks Turkey peace

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 16:03

The jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group urges his followers to end a 30-year armed struggle and seek a democratic peace.
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Husband fined for 'not loving wife'

Friday, February 27th 2015, 14:42

Turkish court fines a man for "emotional violence" for telling his wife he doesn't love her.
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Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool (agg 1-1, pens 5-4)

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 21:09
related places: Besiktas

Liverpool are knocked out of the Europa League in the round of 32 as Turkish side Besiktas win a penalty shootout.
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Kabul bomb hits Turkish embassy car

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 10:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide attack on a Turkish embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills at least one, local officials say.
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Missing UK girls in Syria, police say

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 19:39
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three missing UK teenagers believed to be heading to join Islamic State militants are thought to have crossed into Syria, police say.
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Syria girl used sister's passport

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the three schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State militants flew to Turkey on her older sister's passport, it has been confirmed.
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Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish forces enter war-torn northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Turkish army vehicles evacuate tomb

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish troops cross into Syria to evacuate and destroy Suleyman Shah's mausoleum - an enclave where the forefather of the Ottoman empire was buried.
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PM concern for 'Syria-bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 13:37
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron calls the disappearance of three London schoolgirls feared to be travelling to join Islamic State extremists in Syria as "deeply concerning".
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Men in miniskirts campaign for women's rights

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 1:43

Protests spread after a Turkish minibus murder
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VIDEO: UK schoolgirls 'on way to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:37
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Three missing east London schoolgirls are feared to be travelling to Syria via Turkey, police say.
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Three UK girls 'heading to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Fears grow over three London schoolgirls who have flown to Turkey, amid concerns they may cross the Syrian border and join the Islamic State terrorist group.
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VIDEO: Turkey bus murder sparks angry protest

Friday, February 20th 2015, 10:38

A young woman's murder in Turkey could prove a watershed moment in fight against violence against women, reports the BBC's Selin Girit.
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Outrage follows Turkish woman's murder

Friday, February 20th 2015, 0:39

Murder fuels Turkish women's anger at sexual violence
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US and Turkey agree Syria rebel deal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 21:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkey and the US sign an agreement to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces, US officials say.
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Turkey favours China missile deal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:14
related countries: China China

Nato member Turkey appears ready to buy a Chinese missile defence system incompatible with Nato equipment.
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Turkish women share stories of abuse

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 16:11

The Turkish women breaking their silence online
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Turkey protests over woman's murder

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 7:50

Thousands of women join protests in several Turkish cities over the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted a rape attempt.
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