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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

Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 13:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.
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VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: Syria Syria

Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.
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UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 19:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.
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Turkey clamps down on Syria border

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the arrival of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
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VIDEO: Turkey fires tear gas to repel Kurds

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 21:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border.
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Turkish troops clear border Kurds

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 11:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees.
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66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 22:21

Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.
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VIDEO: 66,000 cross from Syria into Turkey

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 18:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Since parts of the border were opened 66,000 people have crossed from Syria into Turkey in just 24 hours, a Turkish government official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Turkish IS hostages return home

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey.
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Turkish hostages in Iraq released

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 12:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are freed and brought back to Turkey.
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VIDEO: 'Huge relief' as hostages freed

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been released and arrived back in Turkey.
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Turkey mulls anti-IS 'buffer zone'

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 13:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Turkey is developing plans for a buffer zone on its border with Iraq and Syria against Islamic State militants, leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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VIDEO: Slum comedy a hit on Turkish YouTube

Monday, September 15th 2014, 0:25

Hit Turkish YouTube comedy opposes slum demolition
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CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:59
related countries: United States United States

The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.
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'Youngest hostage' returns to France

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 16:51
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

A mother arrives back in France from Turkey with her baby after her husband reportedly took the child to Syria.
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VIDEO: Istanbul bridge collapse kills one

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 14:55
related places: Istanbul

One person has been killed and four people injured when a pedestrian overpass collapsed in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Turkish policeman jailed for killing

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 13:19
related places: Ankara

A Turkish policeman who killed a protester during last summer's demonstrations in the capital, Ankara, is sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail.
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VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
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Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 20:48
related places: Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
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VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan is inaugurated

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 13:26
related places: Erdogan

Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in later after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.
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Turkey's leader switches roles

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 23:38
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's Erdogan moves from top job to top job
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Turkey sees rise in halal tourism

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 11:08

Turkish resort sees rise in Islamic tourism
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Turkey clash over Syrian refugees

Monday, August 25th 2014, 13:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Istanbul

Hundreds of people in Istanbul fight with Turkish police during a protest against the rising number of refugees from Syria.
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Davutoglu named as Turkey's new PM

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 17:42

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's prime minister, the ruling AK Party confirms.
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Turkish police arrested for spying

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 13:06

At least 25 Turkish police are arrested amid a crackdown on those linked to a corruption inquiry targeting government officials.
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Protester dies in Turkey statue row

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:48

A Kurdish protester is killed in eastern Turkey in clashes over the removal of a statue of the founder of a militant Kurdish group.
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Turkish anger over German 'spying'

Monday, August 18th 2014, 13:37
related countries: Germany Germany

The German ambassador to Turkey is called to the foreign ministry over reports that Germany spied on Turkish officials.
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Turkey's Kurdish women eye equality

Friday, August 15th 2014, 23:50

Kurdish women in Turkey no longer eye independence
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India probes Jet Airways plane drop

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 6:50
related countries: Belgium Belgium, India India
related places: Ankara, Brussels

India's aviation watchdog is investigating reports that a Jet Airways aircraft flying to Brussels suddenly dropped 5,000 feet over Ankara, alarming controllers.
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Islamic State seizes towns in Syria

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:59
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Militants from the Islamic State group capture several towns close to Syria's border with Turkey, cutting supply lines for rebels in Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Turks celebrate presidential win

Monday, August 11th 2014, 5:42

Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country.
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Erdogan hails new era for Turkey

Monday, August 11th 2014, 0:59

Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails a new era for Turkey and urges unity after winning the country's first direct presidential election.
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Erdogan wins Turkey presidency

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 20:52

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins his country's first direct presidential election, promising a period of "social reconciliation".
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VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan claims victory

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 20:50
related places: Erdogan

Outgoing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan thanks his supporters after winning his country's first direct presidential election.
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VIDEO: Polls close in Turkey election

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 16:06

Voting ends in Turkey first direct presidential election, as Mark Lowen reports.
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VIDEO: Who is running in Turkey's election?

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 21:10

Turkey's first direct presidential election is set for Sunday.
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Final rallies for Turkey election

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 20:55

Campaigning in Turkey's first direct presidential election draws to a close ahead of Sunday's vote.
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The next move of 'Teflon Tayyip'

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 11:19

Why Erdogan has come to dominate Turkey
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VIDEO: Crowd-sourcing democracy in Turkey

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 9:55

Turkish netizens watching to make sure presidential vote is fair
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VIDEO: Turkey gears up for election day

Friday, August 8th 2014, 5:56

Turkey will hold a presidential election on Sunday - the first time in the country's history that the position will be chosen, not by parliament, but by the Turkish public.
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