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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

Singing lessons for Turkish imams who ruin call to prayer

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 12:40
related places: Istanbul

Imams and muezzins in Istanbul are undergoing training to improve their tuneless calls-to-prayer.
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Turkish man arrested in West Bank

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 10:38
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli security forces have arrested a Turkish employee of a charity organisation operating in the West Bank.
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Turkey party head quits over 'sex' tape

Monday, May 10th 2010, 17:09

A Turkish opposition leader resigns after a video emerges purporting to show him having an affair.
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Turkey backs constitution changes

Friday, May 7th 2010, 11:42

Turkey's parliament backs all but one of 27 changes to the constitution, which critics say could undermine the secular courts.
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Kurd rebels 'attack army outpost'

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 12:05

Kurdish rebels attack a military outpost in eastern Turkey, killing four soldiers, and wounding several, officials say.
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Armenia halts deal on Turkey ties

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 11:12
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenia halts ratification of a historic deal to normalise relations with Turkey amid a row over its terms.
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Nationalist wins in north Cyprus

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 20:42
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot voters elect as president Dervis Eroglu, a nationalist who favours independence for the north.
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Divided north

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 14:52

Unity hopes fade as Turkish Cypriots go to polls
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Pirates quit Turkish cargo vessel

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 17:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Turkish ship seized three days ago has been abandoned by Somali pirates, leaving the crew unharmed, Turkish officials say.
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Greek man sues over being 'Turkish yoghurt model'

Friday, April 9th 2010, 19:57
related countries: Greece Greece, Sweden Sweden

A Greek man is suing a dairy in Sweden for $6.9m for using his image on pots of Turkish-style yoghurt, Swedish media report.
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Somali pirates seize Turkish ship

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 18:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates strike again, hijacking a Turkish cargo ship with a crew of 25 people off the coast of Kenya, the EU's naval force says.
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Israel is a 'threat' says Turkey

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 16:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkey's prime minister says Israel is the "main threat to peace" in the Middle East, Israel says it regretted the "attack".
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EU row sours Merkel's Turkey trip

Monday, March 29th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Germany Germany

The German chancellor repeats her belief that Turkey is not suitable for EU membership, during a visit to Turkey.
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Turkish arrests over match-fixing

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 23:06

Turkish police detain 46 people, including players and coaches, in connection with a Europe-wide match-fixing scandal.
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Angry in Ankara

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 12:43

Tobacco workers protest as Turkey's state sector shrinks
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Turkey 'could deport Armenians'

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 17:39

Turkey's PM threatens to deport 100,000 Armenians, amid fresh tensions over Turkish mass killings of Armenians in World War I.
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Turkey 'trusts Iran nuclear aims'

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Iran Iran

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the BBC he believes Iran has no intention of developing nuclear weapons.
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Turkey ban on insemination trips

Monday, March 15th 2010, 18:10

A new law in Turkey makes it a criminal offence for a woman to go abroad and get pregnant via artificial insemination.
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Turkey and Sweden in genocide row

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 22:26
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Turkey withdraws its ambassador to Sweden after the parliament votes to describe as genocide the killing of Armenians in WWI.
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Turkey quake sparks homes rethink

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:52

Turkey's prime minister orders architectural changes in an eastern area where an earthquake left 51 people dead.
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Man shot at consulate in Turkey

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Istanbul

A man is shot by security guards after opening fire at the Ukrainian consulate in Istanbul in Turkey.
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Strong quake hits eastern Turkey

Monday, March 8th 2010, 12:29

A strong earthquake of 6.0 magnitude has struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 57 people, officials say.
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US will not adopt 'genocide' bill

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House vows to block a bill that sparked Turkish anger by referring to the World War I "genocide" of Armenians.
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Hurt feelings

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:21
related countries: United States United States

US-Turkish ties will survive row over genocide vote
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Turkish anger at 'genocide' vote

Friday, March 5th 2010, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Turkey reacts angrily to a US congressional panel's resolution describing World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.
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US vote attacks Turkey 'genocide'

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 22:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

A US Congress panel describes the World War I killing of Armenians in Turkey as genocide, prompting Turkish outrage.
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US debate over Turkish 'genocide'

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 18:55
related countries: Armenia Armenia, United States United States

The Obama administration urges Congress not to label the killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during World War I as genocide.
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Fresh charges over Turkey 'plot'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 23:09

Two retired generals are charged over an alleged plot in 2003 to overthrow the Turkish government, reports say.
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Turkish voices

Friday, February 26th 2010, 15:07

'Coup' arrests spark fresh debate on army's role
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Fresh detentions in Turkey 'plot'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 14:30

Turkish authorities detain 18 more suspects over an alleged plot to create chaos and provoke a military coup, local media say.
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Turkish PM in 'coup plot' warning

Friday, February 26th 2010, 12:18

Turkish prime minister vows that conspirators in an alleged plot to sow chaos and provoke a coup will face justice.
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Turkey seeks to calm 'plot' fears

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 21:45

Turkey's president says tensions over an alleged coup plot will be resolved within the law, after meeting the armed forces chief.
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Turkey's religious-secular divide

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 11:56

Turkey's investigation into alleged military plotting reflects the country's divided secular and religious loyalties explains Jonathan Head.
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Turkey officers in 'coup' charges

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 7:31

Twenty military officers are formally charged in Turkey with attempting to overthrow the government.
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Eroding role

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 12:31

Turkey's army at uncomfortable crossroads
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Turkey mine explosion 'kills 17'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 21:06

A methane explosion at a coal mine in north-west Turkey has killed 17 workers, Turkish news agencies say.
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Hiddink named new Turkey manager

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 10:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Dutchman Guus Hiddink will become Turkey's new manager when his contract with Russia expires on 30 June.
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Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 13:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The first train service in decades sets off from northern Iraq to Turkey, in a move both countries hope will boost trade.
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