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VIDEO: Dozens arrested over protest tweets

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 9:10

Dozens of Twitter users in Turkey, who posted messages in support of anti-government protests, have been arrested.
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VIDEO: 'Political carnival' in Gezi Park

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 21:55
related places: Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir

Clashes continue across Turkey, in the capital Ankara and in Izmir but the heart of the demonstration remains in Istanbul's Taksim Square, which has been the focal point of the unrest.
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Demand for Turkey police dismissals

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:53
related places: Istanbul

Activists in Turkey demand the sacking of police chiefs over the violent suppression of protests, as striking workers join the demonstrations.
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VIDEO: Fifth night of violence in Turkey

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 3:45
related places: Ankara, Istanbul

Violent anti-government demonstrations have continued for a fifth consecutive night in Turkey, as police and protesters clashed in Ankara and Istanbul.
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VIDEO: Who are Turkey's protesters?

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 22:36
related places: Istanbul

Jeremy Bowen reports from Istanbul on the challenge to the Turkish leadership.
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Turkey apology to wounded protesters

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 20:42
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc apologises to protesters injured in initial protests opposing the demolition of an Istanbul park.
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VIDEO: Inside Turkish protesters' mini-town

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14:11
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc has apologised to protesters injured in demonstrations opposing the demolition of an Istanbul park
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Turkish union supports protesters

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 9:39

One of Turkey's trade union confederations stages a two-day strike in support of anti-government protests, in which two people have now died.
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VIDEO: Fourth night of protests in Turkey

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 5:48

Turkish protesters have clashed with police for a fourth night, while public sector workers are starting a two-day strike in support of the anti-government demonstrations.
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Protests 'no Turkish Spring' says PM

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 20:23

PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan again condemns the anti-government protests in Turkey, saying they do not constitute a Turkish Spring.
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Turkish stock market hit by protests

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:36

Turkey's main share index closes 10.5% down following the escalation of anti-government protests over the weekend.
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VIDEO: 'Beauty pageants on TV' amid violence

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:56

Turkish architect Deniz Pasha tells the BBC that the Turkish media is broadcasting "beauty pageants and cooking on television", rather than reporting protests in the country.
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Protests rage in Istanbul's Besiktas

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 8:55
related places: Besiktas, Istanbul

Turkish protesters erect barricades and police respond with tear gas around Istanbul's Besiktas district, after another day of nationwide unrest.
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Clashes mar protests across Turkey

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 23:19

Police deploy tear gas as tens of thousands of people take to the streets of Turkish towns and cities in a third day of anti-government unrest.
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VIDEO: Tear gas used as Turkey clashes spread

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:57
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police have used tear gas and water cannon against protesters occupying a park in central Istanbul.
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Park protests spread across Turkey

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:23
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police clash with protesters in Ankara and Istanbul in anti-government rallies that began as a protest over a park redevelopment.
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Turkey PM defiant as protests rage

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 14:52
related places: Ankara, Istanbul

Turkey's PM vows to press ahead with a controversial park redevelopment that sparked violence in Istanbul and Ankara, but police pull out of a square at the centre of unrest.
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Turkey protests rage for second day

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 10:24
related places: Istanbul

Violent protests in Turkey enter a second day, with fresh clashes in Ankara and Istanbul, sparked by the redevelopment of a local park.
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Clashes at Istanbul park protest

Friday, May 31st 2013, 23:11
related places: Istanbul

At least 12 people are injured after Turkish police use tear gas and water cannon against protesters occupying a park in central Istanbul.
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Turkey 'arrests terror suspects'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 22:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey detains 12 people suspected of ties to terrorism, an official says, with local media linking them to the Syrian jihadist Al-Nusra Front.
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Turkey to restrict alcohol sales

Friday, May 24th 2013, 13:58

The Turkish parliament approves controversial legislation to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol.
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Tourists die in Turkey balloon crash

Monday, May 20th 2013, 19:24

Three Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region.
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VIDEO: Turkey's 'Italian' makeover underway

Friday, May 17th 2013, 22:42
related countries: Italy Italy

At a time of economic doom and gloom across much of Europe - the credit rating for Turkey has been upgraded.
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Turkish bonds yield at record low

Friday, May 17th 2013, 11:34

Turkish bond yields have hit new lows as investors greeted Moody's increase in the country's credit rating to investment grade.
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Obama seeks to defuse controversies

Friday, May 17th 2013, 3:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

President Obama calls for beefed-up embassy security and names a new head of the federal tax agency, as he seeks to steady an administration buffeted by recent political storms.
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US 'saw Syria chemical evidence'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 20:31
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

President Barack Obama says the US has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria, after talks with Turkey's prime minister.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees now fleeing Turkey

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 6:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Reyhanli

Hundreds of refugees who fled to Turkey to escape the conflict in Syria are turning back, following the detonation of two car bombs in the southern town of Reyhanli which left 46 people dead.
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Turkish fighter crashes near Syria

Monday, May 13th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The pilot of a Turkish F-16 fighter jet is found dead after the plane crashed near Turkey's border with Syria, reports say.
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VIDEO: Inside a town caught in the middle

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Reyhanli

Tensions are rising between locals and Syrian refugees in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, following deadly car bombs on Saturday.
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Syria denies role in Turkey blasts

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Reyhanli

Syria says it was not behind two car bombs which claimed the lives of 46 people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli on Saturday.
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Turkey hostages freed in Afghanistan

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 15:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four of eight Turkish nationals captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan have been freed, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Turkey warns of response to bombing

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey warns it will take any necessary measure to protect itself after two car bombs exploded in a town on its border with Syria.
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VIDEO: Blasts kill dozens in Turkish town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Many people have been killed and dozens wounded in car bomb attacks in a Turkish town close to the Syrian border, the interior minister has said.
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Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 21:30
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Reyhanli

Twin car bombs kill at least 43 people and injure at least 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.
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Turkey says Syria used chemical arms

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 0:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in the fight against rebel forces.
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PKK rebels 'begin leaving Turkey'

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 12:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Fighters from the PKK Kurdish rebel group begin leaving Turkey for their safe havens in Iraq under a ceasefire, according to Kurdish sources.
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Japan signs Turkey nuclear deal

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 20:23
related countries: France France, Japan Japan

The Turkish government has signed a $22bn (£14bn) deal with a Japanese-French consortium to build a new nuclear power station.
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Olympic champion Cakir faces ban

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 18:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cakir

Turkey's Asli Cakir, who won gold in the women's 1500m at London 2012, faces a lifetime ban after anti-doping charge.
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Clashes mar May Day march in Turkey

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 15:54
related places: Istanbul

Riot police in the Turkish city of Istanbul use water cannon and tear gas to prevent leftist May Day marchers reaching the main square.
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VIDEO: Inside the PKK's headquarters in Iraq

Friday, April 26th 2013, 3:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Qandil

James Reynolds reports from the headquarters of Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, in the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq, as it announces the withdrawal of its fighters from Turkish territory.
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PKK fighters face life after Turkey withdrawal

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 20:40

Rebels face future after Turkey withdrawal
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PKK announces Turkey withdrawal

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 15:17

The military leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) says fighters will begin to withdraw from Turkey in early May as part of a peace plan.
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Gunmen abduct bishops in Syria

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 7:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Militants in a rebel-held area of northern Syria abduct two bishops travelling from the Turkish border back to the city of Aleppo.
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German neo-Nazi trial delayed

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:35
related countries: Germany Germany

The trial of an alleged German neo-Nazi for the murders of 10 people has been delayed following a row over limits on access to Turkish journalists.
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Turkish pianist guilty over insults

Monday, April 15th 2013, 9:05
related places: Muslim

World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say receives a 10-month suspended jail sentence over controversial charges of insulting Muslim values.
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Turkey protests delay 'coup' trial

Monday, April 8th 2013, 14:23
related places: Istanbul

The trial of 275 alleged coup plotters in Turkey is delayed after police clash with thousands of protesters outside the courthouse near Istanbul.
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Kerry warns Iran time is limited

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Iran and ties with Israel on a visit to Turkey, before talks in the West Bank on Middle East peace.
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Crisis offers opportunity to heal Cyprus division

Friday, March 29th 2013, 10:56
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkish Cypriots hope for benefits from Cyprus crisis
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