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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 vote gets Western backing

Monday, September 13th 2010, 6:51
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The US and EU welcome the result of the Turkish referendum on constitutional change won by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
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US seal World Championship title

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

The United States win the World Basketball Championship for the first time since 1994 with a win over home favourites Turkey.
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Turkey votes on new constitution

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 8:56

Turks vote on a referendum on reforming the constitution with opinion polls suggesting a close result.
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Kosovo clash after sport defeat

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 2:02
related countries: Albania Albania, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Mobs of Albanian and Serb youths clash in Kosovo following the defeat of Serbia by Turkey in a basketball championship game.
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Erdogan facing crucial Turkey vote

Friday, September 10th 2010, 5:49

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's referendum on constitutional reform is being seen as a vote of confidence in his leadership.
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Erdogan raps rivals ahead of poll

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 8:52

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises the tactics of his opponents, in a BBC interview ahead of Sunday's constitutional referendum.
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Turkey's controversial constitution vote

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 5:11

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended the controversial referendum on changing the constitution.
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Twelve dead in Turkey landslides

Friday, August 27th 2010, 15:04

At least 12 people are killed in northern Turkey in landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials say.
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Turkish embassy man stays in jail

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli court approves the detention of a man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv, while the man's lawyer says this client was an Israeli informer.
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Man handed to Israel after stand-off

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 2:10
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Israel, in an apparent bid for asylum, has been turned over to the Israeli authorities.
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Hostage drama at Turkish embassy

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 21:45
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

A man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv and briefly took two people hostage is arrested and taken to hospital with gun shot wounds.
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In pictures

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 15:44

Historic Orthodox mass at monastery in eastern Turkey
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Deadly blast hits Turkey pipeline

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 23:51

Two people are killed and one injured after an explosion hits an oil pipeline in south-eastern Turkey, reports say.
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Monday, August 9th 2010, 22:25
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defends a commando raid on ships bringing aid to Gaza, while giving evidence before a government-appointed commission.
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Turkey names new military chiefs

Monday, August 9th 2010, 12:34

Turkey's government appoints generals to two top posts, ending a stand-off with the military.
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Turkey groom kills wedding guests

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 18:17

A bridegroom in Turkey accidentally kills his father and two aunts while firing an AK-47 in celebration at his own wedding, media say.
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Turkish aid vessels return home

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 17:28
related countries: Israel Israel

A Turkish aid ship that was raided by Israeli forces in May arrives back in Turkey after its release by Israel.
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Turkish 'coup' warrants annulled

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 12:27

A Turkish court annulls arrest warrants against 102 military officers charged over an alleged coup plot in 2003.
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Israel releases Turkish aid ship

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 16:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel releases an impounded Turkish aid ship on which nine activists were killed as they tried to break the Gaza blockade two months ago.
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Iran stoning lawyer now in Turkey

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 18:44
related countries: Iran Iran

A lawyer who defended a woman sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran is now in Turkey, the UN refugee agency says.
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Smugglers' lives

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 8:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Business as usual on the Iranian-Turkish border
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Smugglers' lives

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 8:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Business as usual on the Iranian-Turkish border
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Cameron says Gaza 'a prison camp'

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 13:40
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron condemns the blockade on the Gaza Strip during a visit to Turkey, describing the territory as a "prison camp".
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Turkey must join EU, says Cameron

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 10:54

David Cameron argues for Turkey's membership of the European Union, saying he is "angry" at the slow pace of negotiations.
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Guti ends 25-year Madrid service

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 12:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Besiktas, Madrid

Midfielder Guti has announced he is leaving Real Madrid after 15 seasons with the Spanish club and is weighing up an offer from Turkish club Besiktas.
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Spaniards file Israeli raid case

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 14:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Three Spaniards arrested by Israel during a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla are filing a court case against the Israeli prime minister.
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PKK sets disarmament conditions

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 11:28

The leader of a Kurdish rebel group tells the BBC it would disarm in return for greater political and cultural rights for Turkey's Kurds.
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Turkey meets with Hamas leader

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Turkey's foreign minister meets with a Hamas leader in Syria, a move that could threaten relations with Israel further.
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Turkish soldiers killed by rebels

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 11:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Six Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels near the border with Iraq, Turkish reports say.
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Turkish 'coup plotters' indicted

Monday, July 19th 2010, 17:04
related places: Istanbul

A court in Istanbul indicts 196 people, including senior military figures, for plotting to overthrow the government, reports say.
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Court annuls key Turkish reforms

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 22:25

Turkey's Constitutional Court annuls key parts of government-backed constitutional reforms.
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'Thirteen die' in Turkey clashes

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 19:56

Three soldiers and 10 Kurdish rebels die in an attack on a military outpost in south-east Turkey, the army says.
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Israeli PM admits 'insult' error

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 16:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu admits making a "mistake" by leaving his foreign minister out of secret talks with Turkish officials.
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Turkey back to talks with Israel

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 15:47
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Ankara

Israel holds its first high-level meeting with Turkey since Turkish activists were killed on an aid ship bound for Gaza.
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Turkey Kurdish clashes 'kill 17'

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 9:43

Fighting in south-eastern Turkey leaves 12 Kurdish rebels and five members of the Turkish security forces dead, reports say.
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Turkey inches forward in EU bid

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 10:34
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkey is due to open a new chapter in its negotiations to join the EU, but a dispute over Cyprus means other chapters are blocked.
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Israeli plane barred from Turkey

Monday, June 28th 2010, 11:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey blocked an Israeli military flight from Turkish airspace, in apparent retaliation for Israel's raid on a Gaza aid convoy.
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Five die in Istanbul bus bombing

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 14:31
related places: Istanbul

Five people are killed and at least 12 hurt in a bomb attack on a bus carrying soldiers and civilians in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Turkish troops 'killed by rebels'

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 16:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ten Turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels near the Iraqi border, reports say.
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PKK returnees on trial in Turkey

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 11:07

Thirty supporters of an outlawed Kurdish party go on trial in south-eastern Turkey, eight months after they returned from exile.
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