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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

US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 18:39
related countries: United States United States

The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained ties.
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Dutch mum rescues daughter from IS

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 17:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Syria Syria

A Dutch mother arrives with her daughter in the Netherlands, after travelling to Syria to bring her back from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.
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VIDEO: IS defector: 'I joined out of fear'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 23:13
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Paul Wood reports from Turkey's border with Syria, where a defector from Islamic State has been speaking about the brutality of the militant group.
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Muslims found Americas, says Erdogan

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 20:24
related places: Erdogan

Muslims discovered the Americas more than three centuries before Christopher Columbus, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Poulter leads storm-hit Turkish Open

Friday, November 14th 2014, 19:33

England's Ian Poulter opens a three-shot lead in the penultimate event of the European Tour's Race to Dubai Final Series.
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Turkey Erdogan palace costs to soar

Friday, November 14th 2014, 17:45

A controversial 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's president will cost even more than the original £385m ($615m) price tag, the BBC has been told.
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Turkish protesters attack US sailors

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Istanbul

Turkish protesters attack three US sailors in Istanbul, trying to put hoods on them and chanting "Yankees go home".
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VIDEO: Istanbul misery for Syria refugees

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Istanbul

Turkey is home to more than a million Syrian refugees, with many living in camps near the border or in cities such as Istanbul.
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Turkey-PKK peace process 'at turning point'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 2:10

Turkey's ceasefire with Kurdish rebels at risk of collapse
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Footballer flees Turkey after attack

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 2:43

Footballer leaves Turkey after 'racist' attack
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Erdogan palace cost soars for Turks

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 10:54

A controversial new 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's President Erdogan will cost about £385m ($615m) - nearly twice the previous estimate.
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Hair advert 'uses al-Qaeda photo'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 10:13

A Turkish company uses image of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to advertise a hair removal product.
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Turkish president gets smoker fined

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 13:17
related places: Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reprimands a man for defying a ban on smoking in public buildings, after spotting him an Istanbul cafe.
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Turkish firm buys Jaffa Cakes owner

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 16:35
related places: Yildiz

United Biscuits, maker of Jaffa Cakes and Penguin biscuits, is sold to Turkey's Yildiz by its private equity owners.
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Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 12:42
related places: Istanbul

At least 24 people are killed and scores are missing after a boat believed to be carrying refugees sank off the north coast of Turkey, officials say.
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VIDEO: The village hosting Kobane refugees

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 9:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Jiyar Gol visits a Turkish border village and hears from refugees from the besieged Syrian city of Kobane.
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VIDEO: Kobane living conditions 'dire'

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 13:46

The BBC's Jiyar Gol reports from the Turkey-Syria border, as Peshmerga fighters head for the besieged city of Kobane hoping to defeat Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Peshmerga fighters 'in Kobane'

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 4:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State.
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Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

Friday, October 31st 2014, 21:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
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Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 11:08

Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.
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Peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 8:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Scores of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle militants besieging the town of Kobane.
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VIDEO: Why won't Turkey's tanks attack IS?

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey's prime minister explains why Turkish ground troops have not been deployed to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.
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Accident traps Turkish coal miners

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 17:59

At least 18 workers have been trapped hundreds of metres underground after a coal mining accident in southern Turkey, officials say.
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Turkish PM rejects Kobane criticism

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 9:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey defends its strategy on Islamic State
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VIDEO: Turkey PM 'will help coalition forces'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 6:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that Turkey will continue to help coalition forces if there is a co-ordinated plan for the creation of a ''democratic'' Syria.
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Yellow powder sparks security alerts

Friday, October 24th 2014, 18:04
related places: Istanbul

Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
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Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, its foreign minister says.
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VIDEO: US airdrops weapons to Kurds

Monday, October 20th 2014, 7:12
related countries: United States United States

The US carries out airdrops of weapons and supplies to Kurdish fighters, despite a lack of support from Turkey.
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No Security Council seat for Turkey

Friday, October 17th 2014, 1:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Spain Spain

Turkey fails to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council, with members voting in favour of Spain and New Zealand instead.
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Kurds 'regain Kobane hill from IS'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) say they have recaptured a strategically important hilltop west of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey.
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Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 12:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Hakkari

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish rebels near the Iraqi border, in the first major air raid since the PKK declared a ceasefire in 2013.
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Turkey 'allows Syria rebel training'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkey agrees to allow the training of moderate Syrian rebels on its soil, the US says, as part of efforts to combat Islamic State.
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UK waters face 'invasional meltdown'

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
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Syria Kobane toll 'passes 500'

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 20:20
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 553 people are reported killed in the battle for Kobane, the Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey under Islamic State attack.
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Hundreds trapped in Kobane, warns UN

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:58
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN special envoy to Syria says up to 700 people, mainly elderly, remain trapped in the Syrian border town of Kobane, besieged by IS militants.
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Turkey action in Syria 'unrealistic'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Expectations that Turkey will lead a ground operation against Islamic State in Syria on its own are "not realistic", its foreign minister says.
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Nineteen dead in Turkey protests

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 16:21
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 19 people die as Kurdish protesters vent their fury at Turkey's lack of military support for a Syrian border town being attacked by IS.
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Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 4:33
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Night of clashes at Turkey protests

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:36

At least 12 people are killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey.
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VIDEO: Kurds protest across Europe over IS

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Protests have been held across Europe over Islamic State's attack on Kobane, Syria, near the border with Turkey.
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