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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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VIDEO: Mine rescuer on 'awful' conditions

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:22
related places: Soma

Rescue worker Ugur Acar speaks to BBC Turkish's Sinan Okus about the dire situation inside the Soma mine in the aftermath of Tuesday's explosion.
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Erdogan struggles with mine disaster

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 16:44

Turkey's PM struggles as grief over mine disaster turns to anger
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Fury over worst Turkey mine disaster

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:55
related places: Soma

Anger erupts over the mine disaster in western Turkey, as the death toll rises to 274 making it the deadliest such incident in the country's history.
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Desperate search at Turkish mine

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 16:09

Rescue teams are searching desperately for dozens of Turkish miners missing after a blast caused a pit to collapse, killing at least 245.
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Turkey mine blast death toll rises

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 9:25

An explosion at a mine in Turkey leaves 201 workers dead as a huge rescue operation gets under way to reach hundreds still trapped underground.
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Deadly Turkey blast 'traps hundreds'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 21:24

At least 17 people have been killed and hundreds are trapped after an explosion and fire at a coal mine, Turkish government officials say.
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Turkey rebuffs Cyprus pay-out order

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 15:35
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Turkey says it will not pay compensation to Greek Cypriots over the 1974 invasion following a European court ruling it says is unfair.
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Turkey told to pay Cyprus damages

Monday, May 12th 2014, 15:47
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkey is ordered to pay 90m (£73m; $123m) euros by the European Court of Human Rights for the 1974 invasion of Cyprus.
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Dating show man in murder confession

Friday, May 9th 2014, 17:07

A contestant on a Turkish television dating show reveals he murdered his former wife and a former lover - and vows not to kill his next partner.
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Yates and Cavendish in Turkey double

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 13:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cavendish

Adam Yates becomes the Tour of Turkey's first British winner as Mark Cavendish outsprints his rivals for a fourth stage win.
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Yates leads going into final day

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 12:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British cyclist Adam Yates holds a one-second lead going into Sunday's final stage of the Tour of Turkey.
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Tear gas at Turkish May Day protests

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 13:40
related places: Istanbul

Riot police in Turkey use tear gas and water cannon to prevent demonstrators defying a ban on protests on Istanbul's central Taksim Square.
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VIDEO: Tense May Day preparations in Istanbul

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 23:17
related places: Istanbul

Despite the Turkish government's ban on demonstrations in Taksim Square in central Istanbul, unions and opposition activists say they will converge there for May Day rallies.
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Turkey to seek cleric's extradition

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:34
related countries: United States United States

Turkey is to start extradition proceedings against the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Cavendish wins stage two in Turkey

Monday, April 28th 2014, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British rider Mark Cavendish is still in the lead at the Tour of Turkey after winning Stage Two of the race.
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Turkey expands secret service powers

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 17:18

A law comes into force in Turkey giving the secret services greater powers of surveillance and extending immunity for its agents.
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Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 16:59

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
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Gul rules out Erdogan job swap

Friday, April 18th 2014, 15:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Erdogan

President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
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Erdogan criticises Twitter ruling

Friday, April 4th 2014, 10:08

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises a ruling by the constitutional court which lifted a controversial ban on Twitter.
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Turkish officials 'lift Twitter ban'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 17:06

The Turkish authorities lift a much-criticised ban on Twitter following a ruling by the constitutional court.
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Turkey's Twitter ban illegal - court

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 16:09

Turkey's ban on the social media site Twitter violates freedom of expression and individual rights, the country's constitutional court has ruled.
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VIDEO: Turkey: Water cannon blasts protests

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 21:36
related places: Ankara

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon at demonstrators on the streets of Ankara. James Reynolds reports.
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Server hijack aids Turkey web block

Monday, March 31st 2014, 11:09

Turkey has started hijacking net addresses as it steps up attempts to block access to social media.
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Turkey PM claims election victory

Monday, March 31st 2014, 3:24

Turkey's prime minister claims victory in local elections seen as a barometer of his popularity, and vows his enemies "will pay the price".
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VIDEO: Turkey PM claims election victory

Monday, March 31st 2014, 2:10

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory after his AK Party won the country's local elections.
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A taste of Turkey's tense elections

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 2:02

Close-up view of tense election campaign
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Turkey moves to block YouTube access

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:12

Turkey begins blocking access to YouTube after a recording is posted on it purporting to show ministers discussing a possible military operation in Syria.
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Bid to lift Twitter ban in Turkey

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 16:34

A court in Turkey orders the suspension of a controversial ban on the social media site Twitter but it could be weeks before it takes effect.
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Boy injured at Turkish Kurd rally

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 9:41
related places: Diyarbakir

A boy aged 10 is critically injured after reportedly being hit by a police tear gas canister at a rally in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.
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VIDEO: Greeks in Turkey seeking a better life

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 11:04

Selin Girit meets some of the Greeks who have sought a better life by moving to Turkey - despite the countries' historic rivalry
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Turkish tweets from hidden networks

Monday, March 24th 2014, 13:17

Tweets continue to flow from Turkey despite the government blocking the social media site inside the country.
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Turkey downs Syrian military jet

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey shoots down a Syrian military jet it says violated its airspace, but Damascus condemns what it calls "blatant aggression".
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Twitter 'ignored Turkish courts'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 2:57

Turkish finance minister tells the BBC that his government's ban on Twitter was justified because the site had failed to comply with court orders.
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Q&A: Erdogan's troubles

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 14:33
related places: Erdogan

Why Twitter tussle is not the only battle Turkish PM is fighting
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VIDEO: Turks voice defiance over Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 22:53

Some 2.5 million tweets were posted within three hours of Twitter getting blocked in Turkey.
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VIDEO: Turkish students condemn Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 18:49
related places: Istanbul

University students in Istanbul voice their criticism of the Prime Minister's move to block Twitter in Turkey.
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Turkey's Gul condemns Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 16:33

Turkey's President Gul challenges a ban on Twitter backed by Prime Minister Erdogan after users across the country report the service is blocked.
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VIDEO: Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey

Friday, March 21st 2014, 3:38

Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country.
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