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Troops killed in Turkey bombing

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 20:58

Five soldiers and one special forces police officer have been killed in a bomb attack in south-eastern Turkey blamed on Kurdish rebels, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Greece Greece, Syria Syria

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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Greece passes migrants' return law

Friday, April 1st 2016, 22:07
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek parliament passes a law allowing migrants to be returned to Turkey under an EU deal aimed at easing the numbers trying to reach Europe.
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Bomb blast kills police in SE Turkey

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 19:34
related places: Diyarbakir

Seven police officers die in a bomb attack in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir which the president blames on "terrorists".
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Protests over Erdogan song rejected

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

Germany and the EU reject Turkish protests about a German song mocking the alleged authoritarianism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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US orders families from Turkey regions

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 19:09
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it is ordering families of defence and diplomatic personnel out of southern and western Turkey amid fears for their safety.
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VIDEO: On the ground with Kurdish forces in Aleppo

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 4:08

The BBC gains exclusive access in Aleppo province, where Kurdish forces have seized most of the border with Turkey from Islamic State fighters.
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Turkey Kurdish city reels from conflict

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 1:32

Crushed hopes of Kurds in Turkey's south-east
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Trial of Turkish journalists adjourned

Friday, March 25th 2016, 14:43

The trial of two prominent Turkish journalists, charged with revealing state secrets, has been adjourned until 1 April.
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Turks in Greece to monitor migrant deal

Monday, March 21st 2016, 13:46
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkish observers arrive on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to oversee an EU deal on sending migrants back to Turkey.
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Istanbul match delayed over bomb fears

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 19:14
related places: Istanbul

Turkish authorities postpone a top football match in Istanbul at short notice, a day after a deadly bomb in the city.
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Turkey blames IS for Istanbul bombing

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 17:00
related places: Istanbul

The suicide bomber who killed four people in Istanbul on Saturday was a member of the so-called Islamic State group, Turkey's interior minister says.
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VIDEO: Migrants arrive in Lesbos under new rules

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 10:40

Migrants have arrived in Lesbos, and will now be affected by the new agreement in place with Turkey.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal comes into force

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 9:37
related countries: Greece Greece

The EU deal with Turkey to tackle the migrant crisis formally comes into effect, but Greece warns moves designed to stem the flow across the Aegean will take time.
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Suicide bomber strikes central Istanbul

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 22:34
related places: Istanbul

A suicide bomber hits a major shopping area in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing four people and wounding 36, officials say.
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VIDEO: Several dead after Istanbul bombing

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 14:33
related places: Istanbul

Several people have died and more are injured after a suicide bomb went off in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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Amnesty hits out at EU over migrant deal

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 8:03

Amnesty International accuses European leaders of "double speak" over a deal which will see Europe-bound migrants returned to Turkey.
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EU finalises Turkey migrant return deal

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkey and European Union leaders reach a deal over the migrant crisis, which will see failed asylum claimants in Greece returned to Turkey.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal: A Herculean task

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:22

EU faces huge challenges on migrant deal with Turkey
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Turkey and EU close in on migrant deal

Friday, March 18th 2016, 14:47
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Turkey and EU negotiators agree a draft deal over the migrant crisis but it awaits official approval from the 28 member states.
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Leaders cautious on EU migrant deal

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 17:36

EU leaders trying to finalise a deal with Turkey on the migrant crisis warn of the difficulties they face at the start of a summit in Brussels.
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Kurdish militants claim Ankara attack

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 15:17
related places: Ankara

The Kurdish militant group TAK says it carried out Sunday's suicide attack in the Turkish capital Ankara, which killed 37 people.
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VIDEO: 'A tough place to live' as Idomeni migrants wait

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 6:44

EU leaders are to meet to try to finalise a deal with Turkey to help ease the migrant crisis.
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VIDEO: The lives behind the lifejacket mountain

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 0:08
related countries: Greece Greece

Migrants who survived the journey from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, recount their perilous voyage.
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Cyprus threat to EU-Turkey migrant deal

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:33
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

The Cypriot president rejects the terms of an EU offer to Turkey to resume membership talks, jeopardising a deal to send migrants back from Greece.
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Turkey's Erdogan 'redefines' terrorism

Monday, March 14th 2016, 21:28
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's president seeks to widen the definition of terrorism from militants to supporters, potentially including journalists, MPs and activists.
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The best friends killed in Turkey attacks

Monday, March 14th 2016, 19:11

The Turkish childhood friends killed in separate terrorism attacks
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Turkey strikes PKK after Ankara bomb

Monday, March 14th 2016, 18:17
related places: Ankara

Turkey begins operations against PKK Kurdish rebels at home and in Iraq, a day after a suicide car bomb in Ankara killed at least 37 people.
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VIDEO: Grief at Ankara blast site

Monday, March 14th 2016, 12:40
related places: Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed a crackdown on terror after Sunday's attack in Ankara that killed at least 36 people.
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VIDEO: Turkish capital hit by huge explosion

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 22:44
related places: Ankara

A car bomb has killed at least 34 people and wounded more than a hundred, in the heart of the Turkish capital, Ankara.
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Deadly explosion hits central Ankara

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 22:16
related places: Ankara

A car bomb has exploded in the Kizilay district in the Turkish capital Ankara, with officials saying at least 32 people are dead.
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Turkish guards strike migrant boat

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 17:43
related countries: Greece Greece

The BBC is given a video that shows a boat full of migrants being beaten with sticks as it sails from Turkey to a Greek island.
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Turkey's first lady praises harem

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 13:33

The wife of Turkey's president describes the harem of the Ottoman era as an educational establishment that prepared women for life, according to media reports.
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Could Turkey implement EU migrant plan?

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 13:29

Doubts over whether Turkey can implement EU migrant plan
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EU-Turkey 'one-in one-out' migrant plan

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 10:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The EU and Turkey agree principles of a deal on the migrant crisis that includes a radical one-in, one-out plan for Syrians fleeing the conflict.
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VIDEO: The perilous journey from Turkey to Greece

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:53
related countries: Greece Greece

The BBC's Ian Pannell speaks to some of those making the perilous journey from Turkey to Greece.
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EU and Turkey hold 'difficult' summit

Monday, March 7th 2016, 18:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia
related places: Brussels

The EU holds a key summit with Turkey on tackling the refugee crisis, as the Turkish president accuses the EU of failing to deliver on aid.
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VIDEO: Migrants living in abandoned homes

Monday, March 7th 2016, 7:32
related places: Ankara

Turkey has been promised billions of dollars to help stem the flow of migrants into Europe, but in return Ankara wants help resettling some of them.
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Migrant boat sinking claims 25 lives

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Greece Greece

A migrant boat sinks off Turkey with the loss of 25 lives as Macedonia reportedly introduces new curbs on Syrians trying to enter from Greece.
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Seized Turkey paper backs government

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 12:02

Turkey's biggest daily, Zaman, runs pro-government articles two days after being seized by authorities, as its ex-journalists start their own paper.
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You first: EU and Turkey in stand-off

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 0:32

EU and Turkey in Aegean stand-off
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Seized Turkey paper laments 'dark days'

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 23:29

Turkey's biggest newspaper, Zaman, condemns its takeover by the authorities in a last independent edition, while supporters are tear-gassed outside.
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Turkish police raid critical newspaper

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 7:32

Turkish police raid the offices of Zaman, the country's biggest newspaper, hours after a court ruling placed it under state control.
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EU asylum seekers 'doubled in 2015'

Friday, March 4th 2016, 16:37

The number of people seeking asylum in the European Union in 2015 reached 1,255,600 - more than double the previous year, new figures suggest.
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Turkey seizes critical Zaman newspaper

Friday, March 4th 2016, 16:27

The Turkish government seizes control of the Zaman newspaper linked to an exiled cleric critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Syrians jailed over Alan Kurdi death

Friday, March 4th 2016, 10:48

Turkey jails two Syrians over the drowning of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi whose death last year focused attention on the refugee crisis.
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Two officers killed in Turkey blast

Friday, March 4th 2016, 7:50

Two police officers have been killed by a car bomb attack by Kurdish militants in south-eastern Turkey, officials say.
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