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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

VIDEO: Turkey PM faces corruption claim

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 21:08

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of protesters calling on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit.
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Turkey tightens control of judiciary

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 14:01

The Turkish president signs a law giving the government more control over the country's judiciary weeks after a bribery inquiry rocked the government.
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Turkish PM fury at 'fabricated call'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 22:45

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns as fabricated an audio recording that appears to show him discussing how to hide large sums of money.
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Turkey phone-tapping scandal erupts

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:06

Pro-government media in Turkey accuse prosecutors loyal to cleric Fethullah Gulen of illegally tapping thousands of phones to destabilise the government.
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Syria hospital hit by car bomb

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 17:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Several people are reported killed by a bomb near a field hospital near the Turkish border, as a leading militant is killed in a separate attack in Aleppo.
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Turkey MPs pass reforms amid brawl

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:43

Turkish MPs approve controversial plans to reform the country's top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one MP with a broken nose.
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Cyprus reunification talks resume

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:28
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus resume after an 18-month break as the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders meet on neutral territory.
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VIDEO: Row stops Europe Valentine's deliveries

Monday, February 10th 2014, 4:39
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Millions of flowers that were destined for cities across Europe are unlikely to be delivered because of an ongoing border dispute between Bulgaria and Turkey.
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VIDEO: Fireworks thrown at Turkey rally

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 19:33
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police have fired water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the internet.
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Clashes at Istanbul internet protest

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 18:57
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the internet.
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Cyprus reunification talks to resume

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:44
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus are to resume following agreement between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on a negotiations roadmap.
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Turkey tightens control of internet

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 1:36

The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.
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VIDEO: Turkish journalist on new internet law

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 0:13

The Turkish government has proposed a new internet law which would give the government greater power to block websites.
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Turkey protest death police on trial

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 10:57

Eight men, including four policemen, go on trial in central Turkey over the death of a student in anti-government protests in June last year.
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VIDEO: Ferry says farewell with a bang

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 2:46

Footage has emerged which shows a ferry making a dramatic entrance as it arrived at a breakers yard in Turkey to be dismantled.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees flock to Bulgaria

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:19
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Syria Syria

More than 6,000 refugees from the war in Syria have arrived in Bulgaria over the past year, after crossing the border from Turkey.
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South Africa raises interest rates

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 17:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's central bank raises interest rates, following efforts by Turkey and other emerging currencies to stabilise their currencies.
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Asia stocks rise on Turkey rate hike

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 7:46

Asian stock markets stage a relief rally after Turkey's central bank agrees at an emergency meeting to raise interest rates to stabilise its currency.
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Turkish central bank in rate raise

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 23:34

After an emergency meeting, the Turkish central bank raises its overnight lending rate to 12% from 7.75% to help stabilise the lira.
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Northern Cyprus lifts ban on gay sex

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:14
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The EU welcomes the decision of Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus to decriminalise homosexual relations - the last European territory to do so.
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Turkey in emergency meeting on lira

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:58

The Turkish central bank calls an emergency meeting of its monetary policy committee for Tuesday following a sharp fall in the value of the lira.
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Monday, January 27th 2014, 9:38

Cleric Fethullah Gulen, seen as a rival to Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, denies using his influence to start probes into alleged government corruption.
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Fethullah Gulen: Powerful but reclusive Turkish cleric

Monday, January 27th 2014, 8:15

Turkey's 'second most powerful man' breaks silence
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EU chiefs press Turkey PM on reforms

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 18:28
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders urge Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to continue democratic reforms required under the terms of its EU membership bid.
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Jail sought in Turkey red dress case

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 0:16

Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the "woman in red", reports say.
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Turkish judges deplore reform plans

Friday, January 10th 2014, 12:08

Turkey's top judicial body condemns government plans to reform it, calling the move unconstitutional.
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Turkish police purge spreads

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 9:59

Police chiefs in at least 15 of Turkey's 81 provinces are removed from their posts overnight as the government struggles to contain a corruption scandal.
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Turkey clears military over bombing

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 16:46

Turkish military prosecutors drop an investigation into the deaths of 34 Kurdish civilians in an air force bombing raid in 2011.
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Turkish corruption probe row deepens

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 15:32

Turkey dismisses 350 police officers and the top judiciary body says it will investigate officials overseeing an inquiry into government corruption.
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Hundreds of Turkish police dismissed

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:28

Turkey removes 350 police officers from their posts in the capital following an anti-corruption probe which the PM says is a "dirty plot".
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Turkey PM backs army plot retrials

Monday, January 6th 2014, 11:31

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he favours the retrial of hundreds of military officers controversially convicted of coup plots.
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VIDEO: Erdogan dismisses corruption claims

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 7:41

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said allegations of corruption in his government are a "dark plot" by destructive forces outside Turkey.
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Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 17:17

The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.
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VIDEO: Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 11:07

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.
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Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 7:29

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.
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Turkey: Army will not get involved

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:54

The Turkish military releases a statement saying it does not want to get involved in political arguments, as a corruption scandal rages.
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VIDEO: Protesters clash with police in Turkey

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:29
related places: Istanbul

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and plastic bullets to break up an anti-government demonstration in Istanbul's Taksim Square.
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VIDEO: Another sacking in scandal-hit Turkey

Friday, December 27th 2013, 1:44

A public prosecutor in Turkey who spoke out about alleged police obstruction in a major corruption case has been dismissed.
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