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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

EU hails Turkey free speech move

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 12:43

Turkey's vote to amend a law that limits freedom of speech is welcomed by the EU.
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Turkey reforms controversial law

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 3:33

Turkey's parliament approves the softening of a law criticised by the EU for limiting free speech, reports say.
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F1: Kovalainen focuses on Turkey

Monday, April 28th 2008, 16:50

McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen turns his attention to racing in the Turkish GP after getting the all-clear to leave hospital.
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Israel focus for Erdogan in Syria

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 20:29
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus, Erdogan

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets the Syrian president as part of mediation between Israel and Syria.
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The demise of Turkey's pork butchers

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 11:22

Sarah Rainsford reflects on tough legislation in Turkey forcing many in the pork industry out of business.
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Turkey launches raids on N Iraq

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 10:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey's air force bombs Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, saying they were trying to launch operations against Turkey.
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UN condemns Turkey border deaths

Friday, April 25th 2008, 16:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN blames Turkish police for the deaths of four men forced to cross a fast-flowing river on the Iraqi border.
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Israel 'ready to return Golan'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 20:30
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Israel is ready to withdraw from the Golan Heights in return for peace, according to a Syrian government minister.
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Turkish soldier dies in PKK clash

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 9:25

Turkey says a soldier is killed during clashes between troops and Kurdish rebels near its south-eastern border.
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'World peace' hitcher is murdered

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 14:42
related countries: Italy Italy

A female Italian artist hitch-hiking to the Middle East to promote world peace is murdered in Turkey.
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Fighting for free speech in Turkey

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 11:00

Sarah Rainsford discovers that despite limits on free speech in Turkey, some people are still willing to publish controversial work.
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Symbolic Cyprus border crossing

Friday, April 11th 2008, 17:06
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Mehmet Ali Talat becomes the first Turkish Cypriot leader to enter Greek Cypriot territory through Ledra Street.
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Symbolic Cyprus crossing reopens

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 22:43
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece
related places: Nicosia

The Ledra Street crossing in the divided Cypriot city of Nicosia reopens, despite a brief dispute.
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Turkey 'kills 16 Kurdish rebels'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 10:27

Turkey says its troops have killed seven more members of the Kurdish guerrilla group the PKK.
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Turkey court mulls party ban case

Monday, March 31st 2008, 1:48

Turkey's constitutional court will rule whether to hear a case aimed at closing down the governing AK party.
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Turkey hits rebel targets in Iraq

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 14:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey uses shelling and air raids to target rebel positions in Iraq, killing at least 15, the Turkish military says.
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Two die in Turkey Kurdish clashes

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 14:38

New clashes between Turkish police and Kurdish protesters marking the Newroz spring festival kill two.
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Turkish police clash with Kurds

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 21:36

Clashes erupt in Turkey between police and Kurdish protesters during the Nowruz spring festival.
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Peace talks on Cyprus to restart

Friday, March 21st 2008, 13:19
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece
related places: Nicosia

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agree to resume talks on reunifying the island and to open a street in the capital.
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Cyprus leaders begin peace talks

Friday, March 21st 2008, 9:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The new Cyprus President, Demetris Christofias, holds peace talks with the Turkish Cypriot leader.
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Four dead at Turkey power plant

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 13:30

A blast at the construction site of a power plant in Turkey leaves four workers dead, state-run media say.
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Turkish PM attacks proposed ban

Sunday, March 16th 2008, 0:01

A surprise proposal to ban Turkey's ruling AK party is against the "national will", says the Prime Minister.
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Move to ban ruling Turkish party

Friday, March 14th 2008, 20:00

A Turkish state prosecutor asks the country's top court to ban the ruling AK Party for anti-secular activities.
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Cyprus leaders to meet next week

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10:08
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The new Cypriot president and the Turkish Cypriot leader agree to talks on the future of the divided island.
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Iraq promises to curb PKK

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 3:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani insists his government will not tolerate Kurdish rebels in the north attacking Turkey.
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Cyprus may hold early peace talks

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 12:08
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus' new president says he wants to meet the Turkish Cypriot leader later this month to revive peace talks.
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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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