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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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Cage rage as tiger kills lion in Turkish zoo

Monday, March 7th 2011, 19:46

A Bengal tiger has killed a lion at Ankara Zoo after finding a gap in the fence separating their cages, zoo officials in the Turkish capital say.
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Seven jailed over Turkish 'plot'

Monday, March 7th 2011, 17:38

A Turkish court charges a writer and six journalists with involvement in an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
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Blogspot banned in football row

Friday, March 4th 2011, 5:17

A row over who can broadcast football matches in Turkey has led to Google's Blogspot blogging site being banned.
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Mass funeral for Turkish Islamist

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 10:52
related places: Istanbul

Thousands of mourners gather at a mosque in Istanbul for the funeral of Turkey's first Islamist prime minister, Necmettin Erbakan.
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Turkey's first Islamist PM dies

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 12:34

Turkey's first Islamist Prime Minister, Necmettin Erbakan, has died at the age of 84, one of his aides says.
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Diageo to buy Turkish drinks firm

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:25

Drinks manufacturer Diageo says it will buy Turkish spirits firm Mey Icki and expand its presence in emerging markets.
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VIDEO: Storm splits cargo ship in two

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 11:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Sochi

A Turkish cargo ship flying the Tanzanian flag, has been destroyed off the coast of Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi.
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Double factory blast hits Ankara

Friday, February 4th 2011, 14:06
related places: Ankara

Two explosions after a gas leak in an industrial zone in the Turkish capital Ankara leave 16 people dead and many injured.
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Canada and US in Egypt evacuation

Monday, January 31st 2011, 18:17
related countries: Canada Canada, Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The Canadian and US governments begin evacuating citizens from Egypt on chartered flights to Europe and Turkey, as protests continue.
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Turkey rejects Israel raid report

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 16:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey condemns an Israeli inquiry that said the Israeli navy acted lawfully during a deadly raid on an aid flotilla trying to reach Gaza last May.
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Iran nuclear talks 'are positive'

Friday, January 21st 2011, 14:59
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Fresh talks on Tehran's nuclear programme begin in a "positive atmosphere", Iran says, as Western diplomats hope to revive a fuel-swap plan.
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Turkey, Qatar end Lebanon talks

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 10:45
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Qatar Qatar

Ministers from Turkey and Qatar suspend efforts to mediate in the political crisis in Lebanon following the collapse of the government last week.
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Nice problem to have

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 0:17

Turkey's economic boom brings dilemmas new and old
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Boy George returns Cypriot icon

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 17:32
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Musician Boy George agrees to return to the Church of Cyprus an icon of Christ after learning it went missing after the 1974 Turkish invasion.
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Turkey alcohol curbs criticised

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 19:21

New rules on the sale of alcohol in Turkey raise fears its food and entertainment industries may be harmed.
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Kosovo organ case surgeon bailed

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 17:16

A surgeon charged with the alleged trafficking of human organs in Kosovo is arrested and bailed in his native Turkey.
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Turkey could scrap peace statue

Monday, January 10th 2011, 17:07
related countries: Armenia Armenia

The Turkish government is reportedly considering demolishing a giant sculpture meant to symbolise reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia.
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Turkey student makes porn film as dissertation

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 12:28

Three academics at one of Turkey's top universities are sacked after a student makes a pornographic film for his dissertation project.
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Survival tactics

Friday, January 7th 2011, 10:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkey's small Greek community struggles to keep traditions alive
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Air passengers thwart hijack attempt

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 10:53
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Istanbul, Oslo

Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo overpowered a man who tried to hijack their flight to Istanbul on Wednesday.
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Passengers thwart Turkish hijack

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 0:48
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Istanbul

Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jet have overpowered a man who tried to hijack their flight from Norway to Istanbul, security sources say.
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Greece plans Turkey migrant fence

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 12:42
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's public order minister announces plans to build a 12km (eight-mile) fence along its border with Turkey to stem illegal migration.
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All change

Friday, December 31st 2010, 5:08

Turkey's universities quietly drop headscarf ban
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Turkey 'wants better Israel ties'

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 19:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey's foreign minister says his country wants to fix ties with Israel, whose troops killed nine people on a Turkish pro-Palestinian aid ship in May.
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Turkish workers in Afghan kidnap

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen snatch four Turkish road workers and their local driver in Afghanistan's Paktia province, close to the Pakistan border.
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Cargo ship runs aground in Turkey

Friday, December 17th 2010, 23:29

One person is missing after a cargo ship crashed into coastal rocks in Turkey on Friday.
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Turkey 'plot' officers on trial

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:02

Nearly 200 serving and retired military officers have gone on trial in Turkey for their alleged involved in a 2003 coup plot, code-named Sledgehammer.
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Germany sounds alarm on migrants

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 13:19
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

Germany complains to Greece and the EU about the treatment of migrants on the Greek-Turkish land border.
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Israel and Turkey talks on rift

Monday, December 6th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Officials from Turkey and Israel meet in Geneva to try to heal the diplomatic rift caused by the killing of Turkish citizens in an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla in May.
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Turkey suspends senior officers

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 17:15

Turkey suspends three top serving military officers, accused of being linked to an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
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Turkish envoy sparks Austria spat

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:28
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Turkey's ambassador to Austria is summoned to the foreign ministry in Vienna for criticising attitudes towards immigrants.
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Eastern warning

Monday, November 8th 2010, 10:25

Turkey's president says interest in joining the EU may wane
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Group claims Turkey suicide bomb

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 12:26
related places: Istanbul

A radical Kurdish group, the Kurdish Freedom Falcons, say they carried out a suicide bombing in central Istanbul on Sunday that injured 32 people.
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Bursaspor 0-3 Man Utd

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 21:36

Manchester United eventually stroll to Champions League victory against a blunt Bursaspor in Turkey to virtually guarantee their place in the last 16.
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Istanbul suicide blast injures 32

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 15:18
related places: Istanbul

A suicide bomb blast in the centre of Istanbul injures 32 people, including 15 policemen, but no group has yet said it carried out the attack.
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Turkey scarf row mars anniversary

Friday, October 29th 2010, 23:02

Turkey's main opposition leader and military officials fail to attend the Republic Day reception hosted by President Gul in a row over the Islamic headscarf.
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Turkey seizes al-Qaeda suspects

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 10:39
related places: Istanbul, Van

Turkish police arrest 12 people suspected of links to Islamist militant network al-Qaeda in Istanbul and Van province.
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EU teams to patrol Greek border

Monday, October 25th 2010, 16:36
related countries: Greece Greece

The EU is for the first time sending border guards to help Greece stem an influx of migrants entering across the land border with Turkey.
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Gaza ships 'Turkish provocation'

Monday, October 25th 2010, 11:54
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni accuses Turkey of deliberately provoking Israel by supporting a Gaza-bound aid flotilla earlier this year.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Valencia

Manchester United put the Wayne Rooney saga behind them to beat Bursaspor 1-0, Gareth Bale hits a hat-trick as Spurs lose 4-3 at Inter and Rangers draw 1-1 with Valencia in the Champions League.
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Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 17:00

Turkey's Supreme Court warns politicians against a creeping relaxation of restrictions on women wearing headscarves.
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