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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 held in wiretap probe

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 12:13

At least 67 Turkish police are arrested on suspicion of wire-tapping linked to a corruption inquiry targeting the prime minister's inner circle.
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VIDEO: Cyprus: Bridging the mistrust

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Forty years ago on 20 July 1974 Turkish troops landed on Cyprus, in response to a Greek-led coup on the island. Now it's time for scars to heal, some say.
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Chelsea's Ba in £4.7m Besiktas move

Friday, July 18th 2014, 10:48
related places: Besiktas

Chelsea striker Demba Ba passes medical and completes a £4.7m move to 13-time Turkish champions Besiktas.
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Turkey PM in new constitution move

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:18

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledges to push for a new constitution if he is elected president next month.
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Syria opposition elects new leader

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 16:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.
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Erdogan to run for Turkey presidency

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 13:30

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to run for president in the August election, the ruling AK Party confirms.
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Two Britons killed in Turkey crash

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 6:45

Two Britons have been killed and two more are in hospital after a "jeep safari accident" in Turkey, the Foreign Office says.
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Turkey 'coup plotters' to be freed

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 14:43

A Turkish court orders the release of 230 military officers convicted over a 2003 plot to overthrow PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 20:44

Turkey gives life sentences to the two surviving leaders of the 1980 coup, former army head Kenan Evren and ex-air chief Tahsin Sahinkaya.
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Emre given sentence for racist slur

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 16:05

Turkey's Emre Belozoglu is given a suspended prison sentence for a racist slur he used against Ivorian Didier Zokora in 2012.
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Turks seek release of Mosul hostages

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 11:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

The Turkish government tries to secure the release of 80 Turks abducted in northern Iraq, but stops short of asking Nato allies for help.
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Elk romps through central Helsinki

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:26
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Helsinki

Passing a famous restaurant and Turkish embassy.
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Turkish PM vows to punish protester

Monday, June 9th 2014, 21:03

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to make a Kurdish protester who took down the national flag "pay the price".
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Rouhani visit warms Iran-Turkey ties

Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Ankara

Hassan Rouhani is holding trade talks with senior Turkish officials in Ankara, on the first visit to Turkey by an Iranian president since 1996.
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Two Kurds die in Turkey clashes

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 14:37
related places: Diyarbakir

Two Kurdish protesters die from gunshot wounds sustained in clashes with government soldiers in Diyarbakir, in south-eastern Turkey.
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Afghan bomber kills Turkish workers

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least seven people, three of them Turkish engineers, are killed by suicide bombers in two separate attacks in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Protests continue in Turkey

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 5:23
related places: Ankara

Police in Turkey have fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of demonstrators in Ankara - a day after violent clashes on the first anniversary of anti-government protests.
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Turkey capital hit by fresh clashes

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 19:00
related places: Ankara

Fresh clashes hit the Turkish capital, Ankara, a day after unrest broke out on the first anniversary of nationwide anti-government protests.
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Turkish police tear gas protesters

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 21:05
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Istanbul and Ankara on the first anniversary of deadly anti-government protests.
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Turkey PM issues anniversary warning

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 10:44
related places: Istanbul

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns youths to ignore calls for a protest on the anniversary of a deadly crackdown in Istanbul.
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YouTube set to be restored in Turkey

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:09

A Turkish court has ruled that a ban on YouTube violated free speech and has ordered access to the site to be restored.
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VIDEO: Fresh clashes at Turkey protest

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 4:36
related places: Istanbul

Anti-government demonstrators and Turkish riot police in have clashed for a second day in Istanbul.
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Two killed during Turkish protests

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:58
related places: Istanbul

Two people have been killed from injuries resulting from clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Istanbul.
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VIDEO: 'Every home grieves' for dead miners

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 6:44

Survivors of Turkey's worst mining disaster are struggling to come to terms with the deaths of 301 men.
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Three face Turkey mine deaths charge

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 21:18
related places: Soma

Three people arrested in Turkey are facing a charge of causing multiple deaths in the Soma mine disaster, officials say.
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Arrests over Turkish mine deaths

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 18:59

Turkish police investigating the country's worst-ever mine disaster in which 301 lives were lost arrest 25 people, remanding three of them in custody.
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VIDEO: Turkey arrests 24 over mine disaster

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 17:15

Turkish police arrest 24 people following the country's worst-ever mining disaster, the state-run news agency reports.
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Turkey toll 301 as mine rescue ends

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 18:15
related places: Soma

Turkey is calling a halt to the Soma mine rescue operation after two more bodies are found, bringing the final death toll to 301.
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VIDEO: Turkey braced for more protests

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 15:03
related places: Izmir, Soma

Selin Girit speaks to protesters in the Turkish city of Izmir, two hours from Soma.
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Turkish village mourns lost miners

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 12:58

Turkish village mourns its lost miners
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Tear gas fired at Turkey mine unrest

Friday, May 16th 2014, 17:03
related places: Soma

Turkish police fire tear gas at thousands of protesters in town of Soma where some 300 miners died on Tuesday.
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Turkey mine owner denies negligence

Friday, May 16th 2014, 14:53

Turkish mine operator Soma Holding denies negligence in Tuesday's deadly mine collapse that killed at least 284 people.
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VIDEO: Tensions rise as Turkey buries dead

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 22:11

Trade unions in Turkey hold a one-day strike in protest at the country's worst mine disaster, as President Gul visits the stricken site.
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Turkish strike over mine disaster

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 21:34

Trade unions in Turkey hold a one-day strike in protest at the country's worst mine disaster, as the first funerals of victims are held.
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Deadly blast at Syria-Turkey border

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 21:16
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 43 people have been killed and dozens hurt by a suspected car bomb blast near a border crossing between Syria and Turkey, activists say.
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VIDEO: Mine rescuer on 'awful' conditions

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:22
related places: Soma

Rescue worker Ugur Acar speaks to BBC Turkish's Sinan Okus about the dire situation inside the Soma mine in the aftermath of Tuesday's explosion.
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Erdogan struggles with mine disaster

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 16:44

Turkey's PM struggles as grief over mine disaster turns to anger
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Fury over worst Turkey mine disaster

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:55
related places: Soma

Anger erupts over the mine disaster in western Turkey, as the death toll rises to 274 making it the deadliest such incident in the country's history.
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Desperate search at Turkish mine

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 16:09

Rescue teams are searching desperately for dozens of Turkish miners missing after a blast caused a pit to collapse, killing at least 245.
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