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Turkey PM Yildirim hints at mending ties with Syria

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 17:25
related countries: Syria Syria

PM Binali Yildirim says Turkey will try to develop good relations with Syria, in an apparent U-turn aimed at securing "regional stability".
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Turkey helicopter crash kills seven in Giresun

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 21:07

A Turkish helicopter carrying military officers crashes in the country's north-east, killing seven of the 15 people on board, the army says.
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Istanbul airport attack: 30 charged including foreigners

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 15:53
related places: Istanbul

Turkey charges 17 more suspects - allegedly including foreigners - over the devastating bombings at Istanbul's Ataturk airport last month.
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Turkey sends Gaza aid after six-year rift with Israel ends

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 22:15
related countries: Israel Israel

A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza arrives in an Israeli port for the first time since relations were restored six years after a deadly clash at sea.
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Thawing out

Friday, July 1st 2016, 23:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkey's downing of a Russian jet led to frosty relations, but an apology has brought about a dizzyingly swift thaw, writes Sarah Rainsford.
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Military doctor died in Istanbul looking for IS son

Friday, July 1st 2016, 5:29
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Istanbul

A Tunisian military doctor was killed in the Istanbul airport attacks, after travelling to Turkey to bring back his son who had joined the so-called Islamic State.
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Russia's Putin lifts ban on charter holidays to Turkey

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifts curbs on Russian tour firms selling holidays in Turkey, as a row over the downing of a Russian jet is settled.
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Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz'

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 15:59
related places: Istanbul

The three men who carried out Tuesday's deadly attack on an Istanbul airport were all from former Soviet states, Turkish media and officials say.
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EU opens new phase in Turkey membership bid talks

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 10:37

The EU opens a new chapter in Turkey's controversial EU membership talks, covering budget contributions to the bloc.
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Sweatshop risk

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 1:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Tim Whewell visits the special schools springing up in Turkey to help the refugee children of Syria's "lost generation".
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Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 42 as Turkey mourns

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 21:03
related places: Istanbul

Turkey observes a national day of mourning as the death toll in a suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport rises to 42, including 13 foreign nationals.
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Istanbul airport: Footage shows Istanbul attacker

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 18:37
related places: Istanbul

Turkey is observing a national day of mourning after a gun and suicide bomb attack killed 41 people at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday.
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Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 11:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Erdogan

Vladimir Putin pushes for ties with Turkey to be restored, months after a Russian military jet was shot down by Turkey
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Istanbul attack: CCTV footage inside the airport

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 11:01
related places: Istanbul

Turkish investigators are examining video footage after three suicide bombers attacked Istanbul's main airport, killing at least 41 people.
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Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 41 dead and more than 230 hurt

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 10:18
related places: Istanbul

A suicide bomb and gun attack at Istanbul airport kills 41 people, at least 13 of them foreign nationals, and injures more than 230.
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Turkey's 'bumpy ride' into the European Union

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 6:52

The BBC's Mark Lowen reports on the challenges facing Turkey as it tries to strengthen its case to join the European Union.
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Turkey 'sorry for downing Russian jet'

Monday, June 27th 2016, 15:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Turkish President Erdogan apologises for downing of Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border in November, Moscow says
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Israel and Turkey end rift over Gaza flotilla killings

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and Turkey normalise relations, ending a six-year rift over the killing by Israeli troops of 10 Turkish activists on a Gaza-bound ship.
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Pope genocide comments show 'crusader mentality' - Turkey

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 9:15

Turkey says Pope Francis' description of the WW1 mass killing of Armenians as genocide shows "the mentality of the crusades".
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Turkey guilty verdict for depicting Erdogan as Gollum

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 18:19
related places: Erdogan

A Turkish man gets a suspended one-year jail term for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by depicting him as the Gollum character from the Lord of the Rings.
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Turkey charges press freedom activists with 'terrorist propaganda'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 1:28

A Turkish court charges three campaigners for press freedom with "terrorist propaganda", including a journalist for Reporters Without Borders.
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'Prayer rooms but no labs'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 0:17
related places: Istanbul

When a group of high school students in Istanbul turned their backs on their head teacher at a graduation ceremony, a wave of protests began across Turkey.
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Syrian refugee: 'Five of my family were shot' at Turkish border

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 18:12
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian refugee describes how her family were shot at by Turkish border guards, in footage filmed by an activist and obtained by the BBC.
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Turkey border guards 'shot Syrian children' - monitors

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish border guards have shot dead at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were trying to cross into Turkey, activists say.
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Turkey: Scuffles at banned transgender rally in Istanbul

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 16:50
related places: Istanbul

An attempt to hold a banned transgender rally in Istanbul has ended in scuffles, the BBC's Mark Lowen reports from the Turkish city.
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Turkey LGBT: Scuffles at banned Istanbul transgender event

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 16:24
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police fire tear gas and plastic bullets after transgender rights activists gather in Istanbul in defiance of a ban on marching.
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Turkish Radiohead fans attacked in Istanbul

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 2:33
related places: Istanbul

Rock band Radiohead have condemned an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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Radiohead fans attacked at Istanbul record shop

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 21:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Istanbul

UK rock band Radiohead condemn an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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Turkey: Erdogan revisits controversial Gezi Park plans

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 21:23
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's president says he wants to revive plans to redevelop a central Istanbul park which sparked large anti-government protests in 2013.
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Spain 3-0 Turkey

Friday, June 17th 2016, 22:12
related countries: Spain Spain

Two-time defending champions Spain progress to the last 16 of the European Championships with a masterful display against Turkey.
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Sublime 22-pass move as Spain beat Turkey 3-0

Friday, June 17th 2016, 21:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Alvaro Morata finishes a sublime 22-pass move to score his second and Spain's third goal in a 3-0 win over Turkey in Euro 2016 Group D.
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Turkey: Istanbul gay pride march banned over 'security' concern

Friday, June 17th 2016, 14:56
related places: Istanbul

The authorities in Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, ban a gay pride march planned for 26 June, citing "security and public order" concerns.
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Europe migrant crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over migration policy

Friday, June 17th 2016, 12:33

The medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it will no longer take funds from the European Union in protest at its migration policy.
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A perfect storm

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 23:24

Turkey faces a drop of at least 40% in tourist arrivals this year, with political and security issues to blame, BBC correspondent Mark Lowen reports.
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Migrant crisis: EU's top diplomat in Turkey resigns

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 15:36
related places: Ankara

The EU's top diplomat in Turkey resigns following a row with the government in Ankara over his criticism of its conduct in a landmark migrant deal.
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Turkey 0-1 Croatia

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 15:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia, France France
related places: Paris

Luka Modric's 25-yard volley earns a dominant Croatia victory over Turkey in their opening Euro 2016 fixture in Paris.
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Eleven German MPs under police protection in 'genocide' row

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 1:41
related countries: Germany Germany

Eleven German MPs of Turkish origin are put under police protection after receiving death threats for voting to describe the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.
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Attack on Istanbul police bus kills 11

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 13:25
related places: Istanbul

A car bomb attack targeting a police bus has killed seven officers and four civilians in central Istanbul, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Women without children are deficient'

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 6:28

The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said a woman's life is "incomplete" if she does not have children.
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Foreign leaders to attend Ali's funeral

Monday, June 6th 2016, 16:20
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The president of Turkey and the king of Jordan are among the dignitaries scheduled to speak at Muhammad Ali's funeral on Friday, a family spokesman says.
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Death threats amid Germany-Turkey row

Monday, June 6th 2016, 11:32
related countries: Germany Germany

A German MP of Turkish origin, Cem Ozdemir, condemns death threats he says he received over Germany's recognition of the Ottoman Turks' massacre of Armenians as genocide.
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Erdogan: Childless women 'incomplete'

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 21:07

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a woman who rejects motherhood is "deficient" and "incomplete", urging women to have at least three children.
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'Genocide' row 'won't wreck Turkey ties'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 9:44
related countries: Germany Germany

German MPs' vote to recognise the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide will not wreck ties with Turkey, PM Binali Yildirim says.
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Migrant crisis: Bulgaria tightens border with Turkey

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 4:33
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria-Turkey deal targets migrants on land route
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Turkey recalls envoy in 'genocide' row

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 17:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Turkey recalls its ambassador in anger, after German MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as 'genocide'.
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Germany defies Turkey over 'genocide'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 14:08
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Germany Germany

German MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as "genocide", prompting Turkey to recall its ambassador in anger.
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Can Russia and Turkey heal rift?

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 23:42

Will Russia and Turkey overcome their differences?
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US-backed forces open new anti-IS front

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:25
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US-backed fighters open up a new front against so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border.
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