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Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 12:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Dabiq

At least 15 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are killed in clashes with Islamic State militants, as they move on the group's stronghold of Dabiq.
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Turkey's great purge

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 0:10

Public sector staff are being purged en masse in Turkey, as the post-coup crackdown convulses society, Mark Lowen reports.
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Portraits of Turkey's purge

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 23:07

Following the failed coup attempt in July 2016, Turkey’s purge of suspected sympathizers divides the country.
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Turkey detains brother of Fethullah Gulen in coup crackdown

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 15:42
related countries: United States United States

A brother of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has been detained by Turkish police on terror charges, state-run media report.
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Greek anger at Turkey border treaty remarks

Friday, September 30th 2016, 18:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece reacts angrily after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to question a 1923 treaty that set borders between the two countries.
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Class action

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:44

Turkey is pursuing a world-wide campaign to shut down schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, but what are these schools and how are they linked to him?
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Turkey attacker shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 11:13
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Ankara

A man wielding a knife has been shot and wounded by security staff outside Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
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Muslim women face German job barriers - discrimination study

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 17:23
related countries: Germany Germany

An experiment in Germany reveals job discrimination against women with Turkish names - and even more for headscarf-wearers.
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Syria ceasefire: UN's Ban Ki-moon makes aid plea

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 21:25

Russia and the United States need to press all sides in the Syrian conflict to allow desperately needed aid to reach besieged cities, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.
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Joy in Jarablus as IS militants forced to retreat

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Residents in the Syrian town of Jarablus celebrate as Islamic State militant are forced to retreat by Turkey-backed rebel troops.
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Turkey-PKK: Clashes as Turkey removes 28 elected mayors

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 14:40

Clashes break out in south-eastern Turkey after 28 elected mayors are replaced by government-appointed officials.
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Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria reportedly kill at least 100 people after the US and Russia announce plans for a truce.
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Turkey-PKK conflict: Thousands of teachers suspended

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:33

More than 11,000 teachers in Turkey are suspended for alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a week before school starts.
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Unlikely story

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 23:09

A look at the reasons behind the growing success of Turkish TV shows in South America, where they are now viewed by millions of people.
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Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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Paraglider woos fiance with violin

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 20:54

Musician Nuri Ata played the violin for his fiance while paragliding over Turkey.
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IS rocket attack kills Turkish soldiers in Syria

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 17:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and five injured in a rocket attack by so-called Islamic State in northern Syria, the Turkish army says.
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Syria war: IS 'loses control along Turkey border'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 7:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says allied forces have driven so-called Islamic State (IS) from the last stretch of the border with Syria which the militants controlled.
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IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 20:31
related countries: Syria Syria

More Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an operation targeting positions held by the Islamic State group, Turkish media reports say.
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Turkey coup attempt: 543 more court officials sacked

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 16:13

A further 543 judges and prosecutors are sacked in Turkey, bringing the number of dismissals since the coup on 15 July to at least 3,288.
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US journalist Lindsey Snell detained in Turkey

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 22:14
related countries: United States United States

The US state department confirms American journalist Lindsey Snell was detained by Turkish authorities earlier this month.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 20:52
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US welcomes a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State.
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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

Monday, August 29th 2016, 19:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
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Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says it has killed 25 militants near Jarablus in Syria, while a monitoring group reports 35 civilian deaths in same area.
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Cars stranded in flooded underpass in Turkey capital

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 10:13
related places: Ankara

Dozens of motorists are stranded when heavy rain flooded an underpass in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
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First Turkish death in Syrian campaign

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey suffers its first loss of life in an intensifying campaign in northern Syria, when a soldier is killed in a Kurdish attack on a tank unit.
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Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 15:21
related places: Muslim

Turkey allows policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform.
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Turkey PKK conflict: Cizre bomb kills 11 policemen

Friday, August 26th 2016, 13:51
related places: Cizre

A car bomb claimed by Kurdish militants hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing 11 policemen and wounding 78.
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Exclusive footage shows retaken IS stronghold Jarablus

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 18:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Exclusive footage shows the offensive in which Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, retook the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State.
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IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels 'take Jarablus'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 20:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces and US air cover, say they have taken the Syrian town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State.
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US has 'strong record of support' for Turkey

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 13:34
related countries: United States United States

US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass tells the BBC's Mark Lowen that Turkey has a "strong and robust" relationship with the US and the European Union.
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Turkish tanks roll into northern Syria

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of Turkey's military operation to drive militants from so-called Islamic State, out of northern Syria.
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Into the lion's den?

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 23:19
related countries: United States United States

As US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in the Turkish capital, how do relations between the two countries stand?
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Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 21:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Karkamis

Turkey evacuated Karkamis near Syria, as it prepares an offensive against so-called Islamic State holding Jarablus.
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Turkey shells both IS and Kurdish positions in Syria

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey shells both so-called Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as a complex battle for control of the border region intensifies.
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Turkey wedding bomb: Agony of child victims' families

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 21:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey is reeling from a suicide bombing which targeted a wedding party close to the border with Syria on Saturday killing 54 people, 22 of whom were children.
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Turkey Kurdish wedding bomber 'may not have been child'

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 18:53

Turkey backtracks on an earlier statement which identified a suicide bomber who attacked a Kurdish wedding killing 54 people as a child.
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Turkey suicide bomb victims 'mostly children'

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 15:40
related places: Gaziantep

Most victims of the suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep were children, media reports say.
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Turkey wedding suicide bomber 'was child aged 12-14'

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 22:53
related places: Gaziantep

The suicide bomber who killed 51 at a Kurdish wedding in Turkey was 12 to 14 years old and was working for so-called Islamic State, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Turkey wedding blast 'heard across city'

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 13:28

People celebrating a wedding in southern Turkey are hit by an explosion, leading to multiple casualties.
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Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 6:07
related places: Gaziantep

A bomb at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep kills at least 30 people, in an attack blamed on so-called Islamic State.
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Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman's murder

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 1:21

The brutal murder of transgender activist Hande Kader in Turkey prompts an outcry and will fuel a rare protest on Sunday to be attended by prominent figures.
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Syrian war: Turkey to play more active role

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 18:36
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey plans a more active role in efforts to end the Syria war and sees President Assad as an interim but not long-term player.
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Turkey attacks: Blasts targeting police and soldiers kill at least 12

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 16:50

At least 12 people are killed and 219 wounded in bomb attacks on police stations and a military vehicle in eastern Turkey.
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Turkey fury over Islamism claims in leaked German report

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ankara

The Turkish government reacts angrily to a leaked German document that suggests Ankara has become a platform for Islamist groups.
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Turkey coup: Release for 38,000 prisoners jailed before coup

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 13:42

Turkey is to release conditionally 38,000 prisoners jailed before last month's failed coup, as its jails fill up with new detainees.
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Turkey coup inquiry: Police raid companies and target CEOs

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 10:13
related places: Istanbul

Police search 44 companies in Istanbul and try to arrest 120 executives, as part of Turkey's investigation into last month's failed coup, state media report.
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Turkey: Cumhuriyet editor Dundar resigns in wake of coup

Monday, August 15th 2016, 14:05
related places: Cumhuriyet, Dundar

Turkish journalist Can Dundar who faces jail on controversial secrecy charges resigns as editor of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper.
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