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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'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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EU 'breaking promise' to Turkey

Monday, September 7th 2009, 10:19

EU leaders are accused of derailing Turkey's membership bid and undermining the bloc's credibility.
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Turkey and Armenia set for ties

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 10:05
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Turkey and its neighbour Armenia move closer to establishing diplomatic relations after decades of bitter mistrust.
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Iraq-Syria war of words escalates

Monday, August 31st 2009, 15:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Syria and Iraq trade accusations as Turkey leads diplomatic efforts to cool a row over responsibility for deadly attacks in Iraq.
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Turks begin Iraq-Syria mediation

Monday, August 31st 2009, 9:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Turkey's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad in a bid to resolve a row between Iraq and Syria over a recent spate of bombings in Iraq.
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Turks rally against smoking ban

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 14:57
related places: Ankara

Hundreds of Turks protest in the capital Ankara against a month-old ban on smoking in bars and restaurants.
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Turkey PM aims to end PKK fight

Friday, August 14th 2009, 13:24

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says Ankara must deal with the problem of Kurdish rebels in Turkey's south-east.
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Putin seals new Turkey gas deal

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 16:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Ankara

The prime ministers of Turkey and Russia sign a series of agreements to cooperate on major oil and gas projects.
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Turkish police arrest 'Islamists'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 10:48

Turkish police arrest almost 200 people suspected of being members of the banned Islamist group Hizb al-Tahrir.
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Six die in Turkey village attack

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 13:06

Three men - reportedly from the same family - go on a shooting rampage in a village in eastern Turkey, killing six people.
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Second Turkish 'plot' trial opens

Monday, July 20th 2009, 11:58

Fifty-six people, including two retired generals, go on trial in Turkey accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
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Cypriots divided on anniversary

Monday, July 20th 2009, 9:13
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cypriots mark the 35th anniversary of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, which led to the island's partition.
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Turkey smoke ban extends to bars

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 23:42

Turkey extends an existing ban on smoking in public places to all bars, cafes and restaurants, despite some opposition.
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China demands Turkish retraction

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 14:45
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China urges the Turkish prime minister to retract his accusation that Beijing practised genocide against ethnic Uighurs.
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Fatal ammunition blast in Turkey

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 11:45

An explosion of ammunition in south-eastern Turkey kills four soldiers and injures several more, reports say.
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Turkey attacks China 'genocide'

Friday, July 10th 2009, 19:23
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Turkey's prime minister says ethnic violence in China's Xinjiang region is "a kind of genocide", as the death toll passes 180.
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Turkish ship seized off Somalia

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 8:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Turkish freight company says one of its tankers with a crew of 23 has been seized by pirates off Somalia.
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Turkey to 'never give up' EU bid

Friday, June 26th 2009, 17:15
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Turkey urges France and Germany to back its EU membership bid, rejecting their idea of a special partnership.
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Turkey censured on domestic abuse

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 17:31

A top European court says Turkey denied a woman her "right to life" by failing to prevent her murder by her son-in-law.
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Brilliant Button on top in Turkey

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 13:36

Brawn's Jenson Button coasts to a sixth win of the season with a dominant display in Istanbul.
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Live - Turkish Grand Prix

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 10:34

Jenson Button storms to victory at the Turkish Grand Prix to make it six wins out of seven this season, with Mark Webber second and Sebastian Vettel third.
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Smooth Massa tops Turkey practice

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 9:14

Ferrari's Felipe Massa is quickest in a tight final practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Live - Turkish GP qualifying

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 7:30

Felipe Massa aims to take pole position for the fourth year running at the Turkish Grand Prix after topping final practice.
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