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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

Turkish police arrested for wiretaps

Monday, January 5th 2015, 15:57

At least 20 Turkish police officers are arrested in Turkey, accused of illegally wiretapping politicians, civil servants and business people.
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Turkey 'Marxist' held over attack

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 13:27
related places: Istanbul

A man held for attacking guards near the Turkish PM's offices in Istanbul is a Marxist militant, Turkish media report.
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Pope gunman visits John Paul II tomb

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 17:59

The Turkish man who shot and injured former Pope John Paul II in 1981 lays flowers on the late pontiff's tomb in the Vatican.
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Turkey 'insult' teenager released

Friday, December 26th 2014, 13:33

A Turkish teenager arrested on Wednesday for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been released but still faces trial.
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Boy, 16, arrested for Erdogan insult

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 17:02
related places: Erdogan

Police in Turkey arrest a 16-year-old student on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reports say.
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Turks celebrate Father Christmas as local hero

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 1:19

Turkish town cherishes St Nicholas as local hero
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VIDEO: A look back at Turkey's turbulent year

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:01

The BBC's Mark Lowen looks back at a turbulent year in Turkish politics and what it means for democracy in the country.
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Fatal tourist balloon crash in Turkey

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 10:01
related countries: China China, Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese tourist is killed and nine other people, thought to be Chinese and Malaysian, are injured in a hot air balloon crash in Turkey.
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Erdogan battles 'parallel state' in Turkey

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 1:02
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's Erdogan in battle with 'parallel state'
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Erdogan pours scorn on EU criticism

Monday, December 15th 2014, 16:00

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses EU criticism of recent mass arrests of journalists, urging the EU to "mind its own business".
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Celtic draw Inter in Europa League

Monday, December 15th 2014, 12:46
related places: Besiktas

Celtic are drawn against Inter Milan in the last 32 of the Europa League, with Liverpool facing Turkish side Besiktas.
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VIDEO: Police raid Turkish media group

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 20:53

Police in Turkey arrest over 20 employees of a media organisation that has close ties to a cleric who opposes President Erdogan.
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Turkey criticised over media arrests

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 20:10

Top European Union officials sharply criticise the mass arrest of Turkish media representatives linked to opposition political movements.
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Turkey raids target media critics

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 14:33

Turkish police arrest at least 23 people during raids on a newspaper and TV station with close ties to US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.
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'Three Turkish border troops killed'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Ceylanpinar

Three Turkish soldiers are killed by gunfire in the town of Ceylanpinar on the border with Syria, Turkish news agencies report.
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EU pledges aid to Syria refugees

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Syria Syria

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini pledges more aid to help Syrian refugees in Turkey during a two-day visit there.
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Anger at Turkish school faith plans

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:07

Proposals to introduce compulsory religious classes for young children in Turkey face heavy criticism from opponents.
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VIDEO: Syria: 'EU can play a role'

Monday, December 8th 2014, 7:33
related countries: Syria Syria

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in Turkey to urge it to participate fully in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Pope urges Muslims to condemn terror

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 22:22

Pope Francis urges Muslim leaders worldwide to speak up clearly and condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam.
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VIDEO: Pope and Patriarch issue joint pledge

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 21:48

The Pope has issued a joint call with the eastern Orthodox Church for Christians and Muslims to work together to stop the killing in the Middle East.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Blue Mosque

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 22:03
related places: Istanbul

Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul in Turkey on a visit by Pope Francis to the historic city.
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Pope in Istanbul 'silent adoration'

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:11
related places: Istanbul, Muslim

Pope Francis stands in "silent adoration" in Istanbul's Blue Mosque alongside the city's top Muslim cleric, on the second day of his Turkey visit.
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Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 8:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.
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Pope call to combat fanaticism

Friday, November 28th 2014, 15:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
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Pope in Turkey to boost faith ties

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:01

Pope Francis begins a trip to Turkey aimed at promoting interfaith dialogue and is also expected to highlight the plight of Middle East refugees.
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VIDEO: Turkey's declining Christianity

Friday, November 28th 2014, 6:35

A century ago Christians made up 20% of Turkey's population, the figure is now just 1.2%.
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Anxious times for Turkey's last Christians

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 1:30

Anxious times for Turkey's Christians as Pope visits
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Women not equal to men, says Erdogan

Monday, November 24th 2014, 16:31
related places: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.
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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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