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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 urges PKK to end struggle

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 1:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ankara calls on Kurdish PKK rebels to lay down their arms after a week-long Turkish offensive in Iraq.
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Turkish troops pull out of Iraq

Friday, February 29th 2008, 20:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey's military says it has withdrawn troops from Iraq after an operation against Kurdish PKK rebels.
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US presses for end to Turkey raid

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 10:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Turkey's incursion into northern Iraq to fight Kurdish rebels should be as short as possible, the US says.
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'No timetable' for Turkey assault

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 19:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Turkish official says military action against the PKK in northern Iraq will go on "until terrorist bases are eliminated".
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Turkish appeal against scarf law

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 17:22

A Turkish opposition party asks the Constitutional Court to overturn a recent reform allowing headscarves in universities.
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US to seek end to Turkey assault

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 12:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says he will tell Turkey to end its military operations in northern Iraq quickly.
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Iraq denounces Turkish offensive

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 19:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad condemns Turkey's incursion into northern Iraq and demands an immediate troop withdrawal.
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Turkey academics defy scarf law

Monday, February 25th 2008, 19:42

A number of Turkish universities defy a new law allowing women students to wear Islamic headscarves.
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Turkey hits rebels in new attacks

Monday, February 25th 2008, 17:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Turkish army says it has killed 41 more Kurdish rebels in the latest clashes in northern Iraq.
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Turkey admits loss of helicopter

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 18:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey admits it has lost a helicopter, hours after Kurdish rebels in Iraq say they shot one down.
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US urges short Turkish campaign

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 9:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US urges Turkey to keep its military campaign against Kurdish militants in north Iraq as short as possible.
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Iraq warns Turkey over incursion

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 17:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Any escalation of Turkey's incursion against Kurdish rebels in Iraq could destabilise the region, Baghdad warns.
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'Dozens dead' in Turkish assault

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 5:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey says dozens of Kurdish rebels have been killed as its ground assault in northern Iraq enters a third day.
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Turkish student headscarf ban ends

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 17:59

Turkey's leader signs into law constitutional amendments allowing Islamic headscarves in universities.
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Turkish troops enter north Iraq

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 17:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish forces cross into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels said to be sheltering there, Ankara says.
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Transparency call at Dink trial

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 12:49
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Turkish and European MPs demand transparency in the trial of 19 people accused of murdering Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
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MEP warns Turkey on reforms

Monday, February 11th 2008, 17:00
related places: Ankara

A senior Euro MP has warned the Turkish government that the EU is losing patience over changes to Ankara's penal code.
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Turkey eases ban on headscarves

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 11:43

Turkey's parliament votes to ease the ban on women wearing Islamic headscarves in universities.
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Croatia contains cargo ship fire

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 14:48
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatian workers attach tow lines to a blazing Turkish ship laden with fuel oil in the Adriatic Sea.
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Turks move to ease headscarf ban

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 9:35

Turkey's parliament backs a constitutional change to ease the ban on Islamic headscarves in universities.
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Turkish jets in fresh Iraq raids

Monday, February 4th 2008, 14:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish jets attack some 70 Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Turks protest over headscarf plan

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 17:43
related places: Ankara

Thousands rally in Ankara to protest against a plan to allow women to wear the Islamic headscarf in universities.
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Turkish MPs plan headscarf reform

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 7:06

Turkey's ruling AK Party and opposition MPs present a plan to ease the headscarf ban in universities.
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Turkey sentences academic

Monday, January 28th 2008, 16:33

A Turkish professor gets a 15-month suspended jail term for "insulting" state founder Kemal Ataturk.
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New move to lift Turkey scarf ban

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 15:58

Turkey's ruling party and a key opposition party agree to work to lift a ban on headscarves in universities.
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Greece calls for new Turkey start

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 22:22
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's prime minister urges a new start with Turkey, on the first visit by a Greek leader in nearly 50 years.
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Turks remember slain journalist

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 15:12
related countries: Armenia Armenia
related places: Istanbul

Thousands gather in Istanbul, Turkey, to mark one year since the murder of ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
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Turkish jets bomb rebels in Iraq

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 14:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Ankara

Turkish warplanes have attacked Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, the military in Ankara says.
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Four held over Turkish car blast

Friday, January 4th 2008, 14:47
related places: Diyarbakir

Turkish police hold four suspects over a deadly car bombing in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.
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Turkey to have wide smoking ban

Friday, January 4th 2008, 10:30

Turkish MPs back a blanket ban on smoking in enclosed public places - but it may prove tough to enforce.
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Five killed in Turkish car blast

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 20:06
related places: Diyarbakir

A car bomb kills five and injures dozens in the Kurdish-dominated Turkish city of Diyarbakir, officials say.
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Turkish jets in fresh Iraq strike

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 10:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish warplanes again launch strikes at Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Turkish raids 'killed hundreds'

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 18:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish forces have killed hundreds of Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq in the past 10 days, Turkey's military says.
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Iraq Kurds warn Turkey on raids

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 3:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The leader of Iraq's northern Kurdish region condemns Turkish air strikes, saying innocents have died.
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Turkey 'in new Iraq air strikes'

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 21:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish warplanes again bomb Kurdish rebels across the border in northern Iraq, according to local officials.
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Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 23:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey launches fresh air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Turkey defends incursions in Iraq

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 0:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Turkish military defends air strikes and a ground incursion into Iraq to target alleged PKK rebel positions.
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Iraq's Kurdish leader snubs Rice

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 18:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rice, Washington

Iraq's Kurdish leader refuses to meet the US secretary of state citing Washington's stance on raids by Turkey.
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Turkish soldiers cross into Iraq

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 13:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Some 300 Turkish troops enter northern Iraq, local officials say, stepping up pressure on Kurdish rebels.
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