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Turkish strikes 'kill 27 IS militants'

Monday, May 16th 2016, 11:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The Turkish army and US-led coalition forces are reported to have carried out attacks in northern Syria, killing 27 Islamic State militants.
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'Kurdish rebels' killed in Turkey blast

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 21:44
related places: Istanbul

Four suspected Kurdish rebels are killed while loading explosives in south-eastern Turkey, while several people are hurt in a bomb blast in Istanbul, officials say.
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EU-Turkey deal 'only if conditions met'

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 12:15
related places: Ankara

A deal to allow Turks visa-free travel within Europe will collapse if Ankara does not fulfil its commitments, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warns.
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Turkey 'losing hope' for EU visa deal

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 22:43
related places: Ankara

A Turkish minister tells the BBC he is losing hope of getting a visa-free deal with the EU, as Ankara's tough anti-terror laws remain a key sticking point.
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'Erdogan-Burgers' back on German menu

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 12:25
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne, Erdogan

"Erdogan-Burgers" will be sold by a restaurant in Cologne again, after closing for three days because of threats by Turkish nationalists.
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UN deplores Turkish military abuses

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 16:24

A top UN official voices alarm over violence against civilians by Turkish government forces in the mainly Kurdish south-east.
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VIDEO: Despair in Turkish town hit by war

Monday, May 9th 2016, 6:08
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Kilis

Rockets fired from across the border in Syria have hit the Turkish town of Kilis almost every day for the past few weeks.
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Fans brawl at wheelchair basketball game

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 16:08
related countries: Germany Germany

A brawl at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany between rival Turkish supporters leaves seven fans needing treatment in hospital.
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Turkey jails prominent journalists

Friday, May 6th 2016, 20:30

Prominent Turkish journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul are jailed for revealing state secrets.
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Gunman attacks Turkey journalist

Friday, May 6th 2016, 16:06
related places: Istanbul

Turkish journalist Can Dundar survives attempt on his life after gunman opens fire outside Istanbul courthouse.
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Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 21:40
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.
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Turkey PM to quit amid rift reports

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 15:04
related places: Erdogan

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at his party's congress this month, amid reports of a rift with President Erdogan.
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Turkish leadership split spoils the party

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 12:44

Turkish leadership split spoils the party
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Future of Turkish PM Davutoglu in doubt

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 21:12

Turkey's ruling party will hold an extraordinary congress in the coming weeks, media say, amid speculation over the future of PM Ahmet Davutoglu.
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EU sets out road to Turkey visa deal

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 15:24

The European Commission recommends granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens, but says Turkey has yet to fulfil key conditions.
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Satirist says Merkel 'filleted' him

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:59
related countries: Germany Germany

A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".
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EU executive 'to back' Turkey visa deal

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 11:17

The European Commission will back visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, sources tell the BBC, but the deal still needs European Parliament backing.
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VIDEO: Visa-free travel 'Turkey's dream'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 7:45

The European Commission will grant Turkey conditional approval for visa-free travel within the EU's Schengen area, sources have told the BBC.
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Mass brawl in Turkish parliament

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 20:50

Members of Turkey's ruling AK party and pro-Kurdish politicians trade blows in parliament over plans to strip MPs of their immunity from prosecution.
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VIDEO: Brawl erupts at Turkish parliament

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 19:21

Politicians brawl at the Turkish parliament over proposed changes to the constitution.
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Sunday, May 1st 2016, 13:25
related places: Gaziantep

A suicide bomber kills two policemen in south-eastern Turkey, in an attack officials blame on a suspected Islamic State militant.
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VIDEO: Two dead in Turkey explosion

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 8:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Officials in Turkey say two police officers have been killed and more have been injured in a bombing close to the border with Syria.
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'Suicide bomber' hits western Turkey

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 17:57
related places: Bursa

A suicide bomber blows herself up in the western Turkish city of Bursa, killing one and injuring 10, local media say.
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Secular pledge for Turkey constitution

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 10:07

Turkey's secularist character is "not up for debate", its PM says, following a controversial call for its new constitution to be religion-based.
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Call to end Turkey's secular status

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 12:11
related places: Muslim

A top member of Turkey's ruling AK party calls for taking secularism out of the country's new constitution, arguing it is a Muslim country.
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Kurdish PKK warns Turkey of long fight

Monday, April 25th 2016, 5:00
related places: Ankara

The Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, tells the BBC it is ready to escalate its fight against Turkey because Ankara is trying to force its surrender.
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VIDEO: Turkey's most wanted man talks to BBC

Monday, April 25th 2016, 4:59

The BBC has met Turkey's most wanted man, Cemil Bayik, leader of the PKK militant group. His forces are waging two simultaneous conflicts against Turkey and so-called Islamic State.
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Journalist held for Erdogan 'insult'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 14:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Erdogan

A Dutch-Turkish journalist has been detained in Turkey after posting tweets critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her newspaper says.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal is 'working'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 8:25
related countries: Syria Syria

The EU-Turkey migrant deal is producing results, European Council President Donald Tusk says, after visiting a camp on the Turkish-Syrian border.
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Merkel visits migrants in Turkish camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Germany's Angela Merkel and top EU officials visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: Merkel visits Turkey migrant camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 16:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials are visiting a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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Erdogan insults hotline angers Dutch

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 21:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Turkish consulate infuriates Dutch MPs by calling on Turkish groups in the Netherlands to inform it of insults against President Erdogan.
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Jailed tycoon moved to Turkish prison

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 21:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tycoon Asil Nadir, who was jailed in the UK for stealing millions of pounds from his Polly Peck empire, is transferred to a prison in Turkey.
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Turkey 'coup' convictions overturned

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 13:31

Turkey's top appeals court overturns the convictions of 275 people, including military officers, accused of plotting a coup.
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Child abuse scandal shocks Turkish town

Monday, April 18th 2016, 23:05

Unease in Turkey over child sex scandal
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IS rockets kill children in Turkey

Monday, April 18th 2016, 16:14
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Kilis

Rockets fired from northern Syria have killed four Syrians - three of them children - in the Turkish border town of Kilis, local officials say.
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Merkel: Turkey insult case can go ahead

Friday, April 15th 2016, 15:28

The German government has approved a criminal inquiry into a comic who mocked the Turkish president, Chancellor Merkel announces.
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VIDEO: The president versus the satirist

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:35
related countries: Germany Germany

The BBC's Mark Lowen in Turkey and Damien McGuinness in Germany assess the row over a German TV comic who has come under fire for reciting an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Turkey 'blocks' Russian news site

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian Sputnik news site says its website has been blocked in Turkey, in what may be a reflection of tensions between the two countries.
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Turkish row over satirist stirs German free speech fears

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Turkey satire row stirs German free speech fears
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VIDEO: 'I lost 16 members of my family' in migrant sea crossing

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:29
related countries: Greece Greece, Iraq Iraq

Asya Hekmat, an Iraqi Kurd migrant, lost 16 members of her family when the boat that took them from Turkey to Greece capsized.
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German satirist given police protection

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Germany Germany

A German TV comic, Jan Boehmermann, is placed under police protection after he reads an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Pirates 'attack cargo ship' off Nigeria

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Pirates attack a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria kidnapping six of the crew, says the Nigerian navy.
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Turkey demands Germany action over poem

Monday, April 11th 2016, 12:32
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

The Turkish government makes a formal request to Germany to prosecute a TV satirist for broadcasting an obscene poem about President Erdogan.
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'First migrant deaths' since Turkey deal

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 15:23

Four women and a child die in the Aegean Sea in what are thought to be the first deaths in the area since a new operation to deter migrants began.
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US issues warning over Turkey travel

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 14:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Antalya, Istanbul

The US warns its citizens of "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the resort city of Antalya.
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Migrant deportations to Turkey resume

Friday, April 8th 2016, 10:59
related countries: Greece Greece

A second group of deported migrants arrives by ferry in Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe.
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