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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

Germany warms to Turkish EU bid

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 14:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ankara

Germany pledges not to block Turkey's bid to join the EU, despite Chancellor Merkel's opposition to full membership for Ankara.
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Trains collide in northern Turkey

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 14:43

Two passenger trains collide in north-western Turkey, killing one of the drivers and injuring at least seven other people.
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Kurd sentenced for Turkey bombing

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 23:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Turkish court sentences a Kurd to life for a 2005 attack that left five dead, including a British and Irish tourist.
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Turks want Santa's bones returned

Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:23
related countries: Italy Italy

A Turkish archaeologist urges his government to demand that Italy return the bones of St Nicholas to their original resting place.
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Eight held in Turkey 'army plot'

Saturday, December 26th 2009, 22:10

Eight Turkish soldiers are detained over an alleged plot to assassinate the deputy prime minister, the army says.
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Two killed at pro-Kurdish protest

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 13:17

Two people are shot dead and several wounded during a pro-Kurdish demonstration in south-east Turkey, local media report.
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Pro-Kurd party MPs to withdraw

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 15:53

MPs from a pro-Kurdish party say they will withdraw from Turkey's parliament in protest at a ruling to dissolve their party.
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Turkish court bans pro-Kurd party

Friday, December 11th 2009, 22:06

Turkey's highest court bans the country's largest pro-Kurdish party over alleged links with Kurdish separatist rebels.
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Turkey mine blast kills nineteen

Friday, December 11th 2009, 9:12

Nineteen miners are killed in a suspected methane blast at a coal mine in western Turkey, officials say.
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Turkey may ban Kurdish DTP party

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 12:30

Turkey's Constitutional Court is considering whether to ban the country's leading Kurdish party, the DTP.
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Turkish soldiers killed in attack

Monday, December 7th 2009, 16:24
related places: Tokat

At least seven soldiers are shot dead in an attack by gunmen on a military unit in northern Turkey, officials say.
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Balancing act

Monday, December 7th 2009, 12:16

Can Obama still count on Turkey as the ally he needs?
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Turkey mulls Iran Raelian's fate

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 16:13
related countries: Iran Iran

Turkey contemplates the fate of an arrested Iranian leader of the Raelian movement, who says she is fleeing persecution.
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Turkish call for right to strike

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 15:10

Tens of thousands of public sector workers in Turkey walk off the job for a day to call for the legal right to strike.
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Turkey 'could store Iran uranium'

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 7:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Turkey and the UN's nuclear watchdog confirm they are discussing a plan to allow Iran to store enriched uranium in Turkey.
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Turkey unveils reforms for Kurds

Friday, November 13th 2009, 17:01

The Turkish government announces plans to expand the rights of Kurds, who for decades have complained of discrimination.
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Turkey high-speed train derails

Friday, November 13th 2009, 12:33
related places: Eskisehir

A high-speed train derails near the city of Eskisehir, western Turkey, with three carriages leaving the tracks, reports say.
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Turkey's PKK peace plan delayed

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 19:34

Turkey's opposition delays the government's announcement of its plan to end a conflict in the mainly Kurdish south-east.
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Ahmedinejad in Turkey for summit

Monday, November 9th 2009, 12:02
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Istanbul

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Istanbul for an Islamic summit as pressure mounts on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Turkey defends Sudan leader visit

Friday, November 6th 2009, 17:23
related countries: Sudan Sudan

President Abdullah Gul criticises the EU after it asks Turkey to reconsider an invitation to Sudan's president.
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Turkish judge orders PKK release

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 17:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A judge in Turkey orders the release of five Kurdish rebels who crossed from Iraq as part of a 34-strong "peace group".
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PKK 'surrender' tests Turkey plan

Monday, October 19th 2009, 16:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Ankara

Eight Kurdish rebels cross into Turkey from Iraq to surrender in a sign of support for Ankara's peace efforts.
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Turkish TV series angers Israel

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 0:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel is to summon the Turkish ambassador over a TV programme in Turkey depicting Israeli soldiers shooting children.
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Diplomatic coup at football match

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 20:50
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenia's president attends a football match in Turkey, in a new step towards reconciliation between the two nations.
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Azerbaijan condemns Turkish pact

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 12:16
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan criticises the agreement between Turkey and Armenia, saying it raises doubts about regional stability.
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Turkey-Israel in air exercise row

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 11:45
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey excludes Israel from taking part in an air exercise over Turkish territory, the Israeli army says.
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Armenia and Turkey normalise ties

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 20:41
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenia and Turkey sign a historic deal to restore diplomatic ties and reopen their border after a century of hostility.
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Fear of forgetting

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 23:38
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon Armenians object to planned deal with Turkey
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Turkey anti-IMF protest dispersed

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 12:02

Police in Turkey disperse protests against a meeting of the World Bank and the IMF with tear gas and water cannon.
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Bees attack Turkey crash victims

Monday, September 28th 2009, 17:14

About 14 people are taken to hospital in Turkey after being attacked by bees, who escaped from hives following a road accident.
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Turkey, Armenia to restore ties

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 20:57
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Turkey's prime minister says his country will sign a deal to establish diplomatic relations with Armenia on 10 October.
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Cost of war

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 23:53

Mourning mother presses for end to 'dirty war' in Turkey
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'Last Ottoman' dies in Istanbul

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 15:17
related places: Istanbul

Ertugrul Osman - the would-be sultan known in Turkey as the "last Ottoman" - dies in Istanbul at the age of 97.
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Iraq and Syria at talks in Turkey

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 16:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The foreign ministers of Iraq and Syria meet for talks in Turkey to defuse tensions following a diplomatic row.
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Turkey approves Kurdish studies

Friday, September 11th 2009, 11:23

A Turkish university will for the first time teach the Kurdish language, which was banned nationwide until 1991.
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Women saved from Turkey TV scam

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 14:23

Nine women are freed from a villa they entered two months ago thinking they were taking part in a reality TV show.
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Turkish flood death toll rises

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 9:04
related places: Istanbul

At least 31 people are now known to have died in the sudden floods that engulfed Istanbul, with others still missing.
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Turks swept away in flash floods

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 11:36

At least 23 people are killed and more are missing after the heaviest rain in 80 years triggers sudden floods in Turkey.
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