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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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VIDEO: Protesters try to block Lesbos boats

Friday, April 8th 2016, 7:53

A second group of migrants is on its way to Turkey, as part of the European Union deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe.
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VIDEO: Is EU migrant deal working?

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:35
related countries: Greece Greece

As the first people return from Greece to Turkey as part of an EU deal to attempt to stop the flow of migrants, BBC correspondents in both countries assess its success.
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Turkish authorities 'probing data leak'

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 12:32

Turkish prosecutors are investigating an alleged data leak of personal information of about 50 million citizens, according to reports.
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VIDEO: 'Shall we go and drown in the sea?'

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 11:32
related countries: Greece Greece, Iraq Iraq

The Turkish coast guard has intercepted a boat carrying around 40 Iraqi migrants who were trying to sail from Turkey to Greece.
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Turkish PM wants citizenship crackdown

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:32

Turkey should consider stripping terrorism supporters of their citizenship, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Greece halts migrant removals to Turkey

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 17:00

Greece pauses deportations of migrants to Turkey, a day after boats took back 202 people under an EU plan to block a key migrant route.
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VIDEO: Migrants protest in Lesbos camp

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Greece Greece

Thousands of migrants being held in camps in Greece have applied for asylum, which could slow the rate of returns to Turkey under a European Union deal.
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Greece deports first migrants to Turkey

Monday, April 4th 2016, 18:19
related countries: Greece Greece

The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece arrive in Turkey - part of an EU deal that has been strongly criticised.
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Concern rises as EU migrant deal looms

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:40
related countries: Greece Greece

There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, a day before it goes into effect.
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VIDEO: Anger in Turkey over migrant return

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:10
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkey is to start receiving migrants back from Greece from Monday under plans agreed with the EU, but many residents of the town they are due to return to are unhappy.
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Troops killed in Turkey bombing

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 20:58

Five soldiers and one special forces police officer have been killed in a bomb attack in south-eastern Turkey blamed on Kurdish rebels, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Greece Greece, Syria Syria

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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Greece passes migrants' return law

Friday, April 1st 2016, 22:07
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek parliament passes a law allowing migrants to be returned to Turkey under an EU deal aimed at easing the numbers trying to reach Europe.
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Bomb blast kills police in SE Turkey

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 19:34
related places: Diyarbakir

Seven police officers die in a bomb attack in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir which the president blames on "terrorists".
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Protests over Erdogan song rejected

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

Germany and the EU reject Turkish protests about a German song mocking the alleged authoritarianism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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US orders families from Turkey regions

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 19:09
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it is ordering families of defence and diplomatic personnel out of southern and western Turkey amid fears for their safety.
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VIDEO: On the ground with Kurdish forces in Aleppo

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 4:08

The BBC gains exclusive access in Aleppo province, where Kurdish forces have seized most of the border with Turkey from Islamic State fighters.
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Turkey Kurdish city reels from conflict

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 1:32

Crushed hopes of Kurds in Turkey's south-east
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Trial of Turkish journalists adjourned

Friday, March 25th 2016, 14:43

The trial of two prominent Turkish journalists, charged with revealing state secrets, has been adjourned until 1 April.
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Turks in Greece to monitor migrant deal

Monday, March 21st 2016, 13:46
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkish observers arrive on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to oversee an EU deal on sending migrants back to Turkey.
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Istanbul match delayed over bomb fears

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 19:14
related places: Istanbul

Turkish authorities postpone a top football match in Istanbul at short notice, a day after a deadly bomb in the city.
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Turkey blames IS for Istanbul bombing

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 17:00
related places: Istanbul

The suicide bomber who killed four people in Istanbul on Saturday was a member of the so-called Islamic State group, Turkey's interior minister says.
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VIDEO: Migrants arrive in Lesbos under new rules

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 10:40

Migrants have arrived in Lesbos, and will now be affected by the new agreement in place with Turkey.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal comes into force

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 9:37
related countries: Greece Greece

The EU deal with Turkey to tackle the migrant crisis formally comes into effect, but Greece warns moves designed to stem the flow across the Aegean will take time.
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Suicide bomber strikes central Istanbul

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 22:34
related places: Istanbul

A suicide bomber hits a major shopping area in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing four people and wounding 36, officials say.
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VIDEO: Several dead after Istanbul bombing

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 14:33
related places: Istanbul

Several people have died and more are injured after a suicide bomb went off in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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Amnesty hits out at EU over migrant deal

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 8:03

Amnesty International accuses European leaders of "double speak" over a deal which will see Europe-bound migrants returned to Turkey.
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EU finalises Turkey migrant return deal

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkey and European Union leaders reach a deal over the migrant crisis, which will see failed asylum claimants in Greece returned to Turkey.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal: A Herculean task

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:22

EU faces huge challenges on migrant deal with Turkey
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Turkey and EU close in on migrant deal

Friday, March 18th 2016, 14:47
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Turkey and EU negotiators agree a draft deal over the migrant crisis but it awaits official approval from the 28 member states.
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Leaders cautious on EU migrant deal

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 17:36

EU leaders trying to finalise a deal with Turkey on the migrant crisis warn of the difficulties they face at the start of a summit in Brussels.
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Kurdish militants claim Ankara attack

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 15:17
related places: Ankara

The Kurdish militant group TAK says it carried out Sunday's suicide attack in the Turkish capital Ankara, which killed 37 people.
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VIDEO: 'A tough place to live' as Idomeni migrants wait

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 6:44

EU leaders are to meet to try to finalise a deal with Turkey to help ease the migrant crisis.
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VIDEO: The lives behind the lifejacket mountain

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 0:08
related countries: Greece Greece

Migrants who survived the journey from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, recount their perilous voyage.
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