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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: Migration on Bulgaria's border

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:13
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria faces a constant influx of migrants. across its Turkish border.
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Turkish ex-President Demirel dies

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 4:14

Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel - who also served seven times as prime minister - dies in hospital, aged 90, hospital officials say.
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VIDEO: Syrians flee Tal Abyad fighting

Monday, June 15th 2015, 6:40
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey has allowed dozens of Syrian refugees who have fled fighting between Kurdish and IS fighters to enter its territory.
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Turkey student murder trial begins

Friday, June 12th 2015, 10:01

Three men go on trial in Turkey over the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old student that sparked protests about violence against women.
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Erdogan urges swift government

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 11:15

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for a new government "as soon as possible", after his AK party lost its majority in elections.
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Turkey PM resigns but stays in power

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 17:15

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has resigned in a procedural move after his governing AK Party lost its majority in parliamentary elections.
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Deadly clashes in Turkish city

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:51
related places: Diyarbakir

Four people, including the head of a charity, are shot dead in Turkey's mainly Kurdish south-eastern city of Diyarbakir.
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No party can rule alone - Erdogan

Monday, June 8th 2015, 13:26
related places: Erdogan

No party in Turkey is able to govern alone after an inconclusive election, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the country faces a period of political instability.
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VIDEO: 'Erdogan trying to encourage coalition'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 13:01

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the inconclusive election result means no party can govern alone. Mark Lowen says he is trying to encourage a coalition.
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Turkey facing political turmoil

Monday, June 8th 2015, 10:06

Turkey's AK party is meeting to try and form a government after losing its majority at a general election for the first time in 13 years.
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VIDEO: Turkey's AKP party loses majority

Monday, June 8th 2015, 6:01

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has suffered a major setback in Turkey's general election after his party lost its parliamentary majority.
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Turkey ruling AKP loses majority

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 22:05

Turkey's ruling AK party has lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years, but remains the largest party.
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Turkey votes in crucial election

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 14:03

Voting has ended in Turkey's parliamentary election, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking a big enough majority to change the constitution.
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Turkey blasts 'were homemade bombs'

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 13:25
related places: Diyarbakir

Two explosions that tore through an election rally in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir were caused by homemade bombs packed with marbles, party officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadly blasts at Turkey rally

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:59
related places: Diyarbakir

Two explosions at an election rally in Turkey's mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir have killed at least two and injured 100, according to officials.
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'Two dead' in Turkey election blasts

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:19

At least two people have died and 100 injured in two explosions at a Kurdish opposition rally, two days before Turkey's general election, officials say.
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Migrants turn to eastern Med route

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:31
related countries: Greece Greece, Libya Libya

More migrants so far this year have travelled to Europe via Greece and Turkey rather than from Libya, the EU's border management agency says.
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Turkey's least predictable election for over a decade

Friday, June 5th 2015, 8:39

Is Turkey facing its last democratic election?
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Turkey's women struggle for equality

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 12:06

Turkey's women struggle for equality
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VIDEO: Turkey election: How Kurds feel

Monday, June 1st 2015, 12:17
related places: Diyarbakir

Mark Lowen visits the Kurdish stronghold of Diyarbakir as part of his road trip around Turkey before the country's election.
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Kurds, women, gays put faith in upstart Turkish party

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 23:02
related places: Erdogan

Kurds, women and gays hope rising party can thwart Erdogan
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VIDEO: Turkey press 'most sensitive issue'

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 23:01

The BBC's Selin Girit reports on press freedom in Turkey prior to the country's election.
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Turkish paper probed on arms claims

Friday, May 29th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish prosecutors launch an investigation after a newspaper releases footage it says proves the security services sent arms to Syrian rebels.
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VIDEO: Turkey's pious liberated or stifled?

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 4:57
related places: Konya

Ahead of Turkey's general election, the BBC's Mark Lowen reports from the conservative eastern city of Konya where the AK party, with its religious roots, has strong support.
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Inside Turkey's conservative heartland

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 0:56

City booms under Turkey's Islamist-rooted government
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VIDEO: The liberal Turkish city trying to keep life secular

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:45
related places: Izmir

The governing Turkish AK party is pushing for a fourth term in office in the face of criticism from opponents that it is trying it to stifle dissent - Mark Lowen gets the view from Izmir.
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Turkey election trip: Izmir looks West amid growing conservatism

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 23:40
related places: Izmir

Turkey's liberal west gears up for election
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Boyfriend charged in TV show shooting

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 12:08

Turkish authorities charge an ex-boyfriend with shooting Mutlu Kaya, a young talent show contestant.
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Turkey TV contestant shot in head

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 13:33

A 19-year-old Turkish woman taking part in a talent show on national TV is shot in the head while at home in south-east Turkey, media say.
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Turkey blasts target pro-Kurd party

Monday, May 18th 2015, 16:02

Seven people are hurt in two explosions at party offices in southern Turkey, raising tensions in the run-up to next month's general election.
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'Optimism' at Cyprus peace talks

Friday, May 15th 2015, 13:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

The leaders of the divided Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus have resumed peace talks amid a "climate of optimism", the UN mediator says.
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VIDEO: Nato meeting ends with off-key chorus

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 14:35

European officials linked arms and ended a Nato meeting in Turkey with a rousing chorus of the 1980s charity anthem, We Are The World.
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VIDEO: Soma still scarred by mine tragedy

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 8:11
related places: Soma

One year on from the worst industrial disaster in Turkey's history, the mining town of Soma is still scarred by the tragedy, as Mark Lowen reports.
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Turkey mine disaster: Raw anger in Soma a year on

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 0:09
related places: Soma

Turkish mining town seethes one year after accident
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Cyprus leaders to revive peace talks

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Cyprus peace talks are to resume on Friday, the UN announces after a meeting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders.
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Turkish ship 'attacked near Libya'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 11:12
related countries: Libya Libya

Turkey's foreign ministry says a Turkish freighter was attacked near the coast of Libya, killing one Turkish crew member.
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Turkey PM in unapproved Syria visit

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu crosses into Syria on an unauthorised visit to see the tomb of the grandfather of the Ottoman empire's founder.
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Former Turkish President Evren dies

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 21:59

General Kenan Evren, the leader of Turkey's 1980 military coup and then president of the country, has died at the age of 97.
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VIDEO: The migrant who lost it all at sea

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 6:40
related countries: Greece Greece, Nigeria Nigeria

Kingsley a Nigerian man with an Environmental Science degree took a harrowing boat journey to reach Greece from Turkey, but lost his passport, clothes and money at sea.
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Turkey probes 'ruined' mosaics

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 16:39

An investigation is under way in Turkey over claims that Roman mosaics were damaged during restoration work.
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The mules targeted by armed forces

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 23:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Why mules are being targeted on the Iraqi-Turkish border
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Istanbul police clash with leftists

Friday, May 1st 2015, 16:46
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police say they have detained nearly 140 people following clashes during May Day protests in Istanbul.
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