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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

Turkey jails Kurdish politician

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 17:58

A Turkish court jails Kurdish politician Leyla Zana for 10 years for spreading propaganda for the Kurdish rebel PKK.
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Turkey to hear jail torture case

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 16:33

Turkey's court agrees to hear the case against 60 police and prison officials accused of torture and ill treatment of four people.
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Battle for rights

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 16:31

Writers targeted as violent nationalism grips Turkey
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Chemical ship hijacked in Gulf of Aden

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 18:30

Pirates have seized a Turkish chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden, Turkish maritime officials say.
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UK duchess stands by Turkish film

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: York

Britain's Duchess of York rejects criticism over an undercover film that highlights poor conditions in Turkish orphanages.
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Croatia gets EU entry timetable

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 13:18
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Macedonia Macedonia

Croatia could conclude EU accession talks next year, but Macedonia and Turkey have a lot more to do, the EU says.
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Free to believe?

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 11:18
related countries: Germany Germany

German example gives Turkey church dispute new focus
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Kurdish protests at Turkish PM visit

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 21:25

Police clash with demonstrators in Turkey protesting at the visit of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the restive southeast region.
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Turkey denies Christians church

Friday, October 31st 2008, 10:47
related places: Tarsus

Turkey rules out handing over the revered medieval church in Tarsus, where Catholics want to hold Christian services.
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Turkey denies Christians church

Friday, October 31st 2008, 10:47
related places: Tarsus

Turkey rules out handing over the revered medieval church in Tarsus, where Catholics want to hold Christian services.
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PM 'undermined' Turkey secularism

Friday, October 24th 2008, 8:36

Turkey's PM breached secular principles, says the country's top court, explaining why it punished the ruling AK Party.
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Turkey 'plotters' trial resumes

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 7:47

The trial of 86 people accused of being part of an ultra-nationalist plot to provoke a military coup is due to resume in Turkey.
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Fenerbahce 2-5 Arsenal

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 20:40
related places: Istanbul

Arsenal produce a fine attacking display to thrash Fenerbahce 5-2 in their Champions League match in Istanbul.
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Disarray at Turkish terror trial

Monday, October 20th 2008, 15:41
related places: Istanbul

The trial of more than 80 people accused of an ultra-nationalist coup plot adjourns in Istanbul after a chaotic opening.
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Turkish troops in rebel clashes

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 9:13

Five Turkish soldiers and five Kurdish rebels are killed in fighting in south-east Turkey, the Turkish military says.
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Turkish plane 'hijacker' subdued

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 11:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Passengers overpower a hijacker who tried to take over a Turkish Airlines plane flying to St Petersburg, officials say.
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Turkey apology over prison death

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 21:15

Turkey's justice minister issues a rare apology over the death of a human rights activist allegedly beaten by prison officers.
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Turkish planes bomb northern Iraq

Monday, October 13th 2008, 7:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey's military says its planes bombed Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, in the seventh cross-border raid in recent days.
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Turkey hits rebel targets in Iraq

Friday, October 10th 2008, 11:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish jets bomb suspected Kurdish rebels inside Iraq, the army says, days after the policy is extended.
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Turkey extends Iraq raid window

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 17:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish MPs extend the army's mandate to carry out raids against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq by one year.
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Turkey sends new raids into Iraq

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 8:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish warplanes carry out further air strikes against Kurdish rebels in Turkey and Iraq, after last week's deadly attack on Turkish troops.
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PKK 'holding two Turkish troops'

Monday, October 6th 2008, 12:21

Kurdish rebels say they are holding two Turkish soldiers - though it is not clear whether they are alive or dead.
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Turkish troops killed in clashes

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 9:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Fifteen Turkish soldiers and 23 Kurdish rebels die in fighting close to Turkey's border with Iraq, the military says.
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Turkey's widening diplomatic horizons

Monday, September 29th 2008, 13:21
related places: Ankara

Jonathan Marcus boards the night train bound for Ankara in search of Turkey's new foreign policy.
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East meets West

Monday, September 29th 2008, 1:14

Turkish woman builds mosque with inclusion in mind
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Turkey planes hit PKK rebels Iraq

Friday, September 26th 2008, 10:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish warplanes have attacked suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in an overnight raid.
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Turkish singer defiant in court

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 12:57

Turkish singer Bulent Ersoy is defiant in court after being accused of turning the public against the military.
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Izmir babies died 'of infection'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 10:02
related places: Izmir

A bacterial infection is believed to have caused the deaths of 13 babies within 24 hours at a hospital in Izmir, Turkey, doctors say.
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Baby deaths in Turkish hospital

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:05
related places: Izmir

Turkish authorities investigate the deaths of 13 newborn babies over a 24-hour period at a hospital in the western city of Izmir.
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Passenger ferry sinks in Turkey

Monday, September 15th 2008, 8:48
related places: Bandirma

A ferry carrying nearly 100 people sinks off Turkey's north-western coast, leaving at least one person dead and five missing.
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Passenger ferry sinks in Turkey

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 22:22
related places: Bandirma

A Turkish ferry carrying about 150 passenger sinks near the north-western port of Bandirma, with one person reported dead.
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Passenger ferry sinks in Turkey

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 22:22
related places: Bandirma

A Turkish ferry carrying about 150 people sinks near the north-western port of Bandirma, leaving at least one person dead.
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Turkish president in Armenia trip

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 17:58
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Turkey's president accepts an invitation to attend a football match in Armenia, a country Turkey has no official ties with.
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Roman ruler statue found in Turkey

Monday, August 25th 2008, 19:20

Archaeologists in Turkey discover parts of a colossal marble statue depicting the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.
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Car explodes at Turkey checkpoint

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 14:36
related places: Mersin

A vehicle explodes at a checkpoint near the southern Turkish city of Mersin, injuring six policemen, reports say.
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Sudan's Bashir in visit to Turkey

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 11:24

Sudan's president makes his first foreign trip since being accused of war crimes by the international court.
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Turkish warplanes 'bomb PKK base'

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 9:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Turkish military says its warplanes have "successfully" hit a base of PKK Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
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Iran president hails Turkish ties

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad highlights strong links between Iran and Turkey ahead of a two-day visit.
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Head of Roman empress unearthed

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 11:58

Archaeologists in Turkey find a colossal marble head, thought to be of Hadrian's "daughter-in-law".
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Turkish soldiers killed in blast

Monday, August 11th 2008, 15:01

At least nine Turkish soldiers are killed in an explosion in the east of the country, Turkish media report.
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