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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

Briton 'killed in balloon crash'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 8:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is killed and 10 others injured in a hot-air balloon crash during a trip in Turkey, media reports say.
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Turkish soldiers killed in blast

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 10:57

Six Turkish soldiers are killed and eight wounded in by a landmine blast in a mainly Kurdish province of south-east Turkey.
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Turkish president 'facing trial'

Monday, May 18th 2009, 17:54

A Turkish court rules that President Abdullah Gul should stand trial for alleged embezzlement in the late 1990s.
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Swine flu hits India and Turkey

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 12:07
related countries: India India

India and Turkey record their first cases of swine flu, giving further evidence that the virus is spreading.
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Deal to boost key EU gas project

Friday, May 8th 2009, 13:57

The EU signs an energy deal with Turkey and other partners aimed at developing a "southern corridor" to bring gas to Europe.
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Turkish massacre villagers flee

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 14:44

Dozens of Turkish villagers flee their homes in fear of reprisals for this week's wedding massacre, in which 44 people died.
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Turkish wedding suspects charged

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 8:36

Police charge eight people over an attack on a wedding party near in south-eastern Turkey which left 44 people dead.
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Turkey PM condemns massacre

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 18:26

Turkey's prime minister condemned as "atrocious" an attack by gunmen on a wedding party that left 44 people dead.
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Blood feud

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 12:11

Turkish wedding attack blamed on state-armed militia
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Many die in Turkey wedding attack

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 7:14

Masked attackers raid a wedding party in south-eastern Turkey, killing 44 people including women and children.
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Iraq cleric attends Turkey talks

Friday, May 1st 2009, 17:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr makes his first public appearance in two years, at talks in Turkey on Iraq's future.
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Turkey strikes Iraqi Kurd rebels

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish warplanes bomb PKK bases in northern Iraq, a day after rebel attacks killed 10 Turkish soldiers, the army says.
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Turkey planes bomb Kurdish rebels

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 8:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq on Wednesday and Thursday, the Turkish army says.
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Turkey blast kills nine soldiers

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 9:46

Kurdish rebels are blamed for a landmine attack that is reported to have killed at least nine Turkish soldiers.
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Istanbul siege 'leaves two dead'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 9:50
related places: Istanbul

Two people are killed during a police raid on a flat in Istanbul, where left-wing militants are said to be holed up, reports say.
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Turkey criticises Obama comments

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 15:54
related countries: Armenia Armenia, United States United States

Turkey criticises the US president for not emphasising its dead while marking the killing of Armenians by Turks.
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Turkey and Armenia set 'roadmap'

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 9:48
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Turkey and Armenia agree on a "framework" to normalise their bilateral ties, putting decades of strained relations behind them.
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Hardliners win N Cyprus election

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 22:14

Turkish Cypriot nationalists win an election in northern Cyprus that could hamper peace talks with Greek Cypriots.
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Row strands saved migrants at sea

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 7:53
related countries: Italy Italy, Malta Malta

Scores of migrants are stranded on a Turkish cargo ship as a row rages between Italy and Malta over who will accept them.
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More Turks in 'coup plot' charges

Friday, April 17th 2009, 10:36

Eight people are charged in Turkey over an alleged plot to topple the government - making 150 in total.
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Arrests in Turkey coup plot probe

Monday, April 13th 2009, 12:59

Turkish police detain at least 12 people, including a university president, in connection with an alleged coup plot.
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Friday, April 10th 2009, 14:55
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

A Turkish Cypriot leader calls for a probe into alleged links between suspected Turkish coup plotters and northern Cyprus.
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Obama reaches out to Muslim world

Monday, April 6th 2009, 16:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ankara

Barack Obama says the US "is not at war with Islam", during his first visit as president to a mainly Muslim state.
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Digging for truth

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 6:49

Kurds seek bodies and justice over Turkey's 'dirty war'
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Key Afghan-Pakistan talks due

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 5:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The Afghan president meets his Pakistani counterpart in Turkey for talks on ways to combat Islamic militants.
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Turkish PM's party slips in polls

Monday, March 30th 2009, 9:00

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party wins local elections - but with a significant fall in support.
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Turkish politician in air crash

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 11:50

The leader of an ultra nationalist party in Turkey is missing after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed on Wednesday.
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Iraqi leader gives PKK ultimatum

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 16:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's president tells Kurdish guerrillas using north Iraq as a base for attacks on Turkey to lay down their arms or leave.
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'Propaganda'

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 4:32

Turkish film about 1915 'genocide' revives old dispute
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Obama trip to Turkey within weeks

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 14:01
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama will visit Turkey "in a month or so", says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a visit to Ankara.
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Weapons 'rife in Turkish schools'

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 17:13

More than one in 10 Turkish children takes a weapon to school, according to a survey by a parliamentary commission.
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Kurdish 'grave sites' to be dug

Friday, February 27th 2009, 22:00

Excavations are ordered at sites in Turkey where bodies of Kurds killed in the 1990s may have been dumped.
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Jet had repairs days before crash

Friday, February 27th 2009, 10:46

The Turkish Airlines jet that crashed near Amsterdam's Schiphol airport had been repaired on Monday.
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Deadly Turkish plane crash probed

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 11:23

Investigations continue into what caused a Turkish Airlines plane to crash land at Amsterdam airport, killing nine people and injuring 86.
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Turkish plane crash in Amsterdam

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 19:02

A Turkish Airlines plane breaks up after landing short of the runway at Amsterdam airport, killing nine people and injuring 84.
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MP breaks language law in Turkey

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 3:19

A leading Kurdish MP breaks Turkish law by giving a speech in parliament in Kurdish, and a live TV relay is cut.
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Turkey's Kurdish clashes continue

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 17:22

Demonstrators marking 10 years since the arrest of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan clash with Turkish police for a second day.
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Clashes at Turkish Ocalan rally

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 22:46

Police in Turkey break up a demonstration marking the tenth anniversary of the arrest of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
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Arabic press praises Erdogan

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 10:17
related places: Erdogan

There was criticism in some Turkish papers of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan after he stormed off stage during a Davos debate.
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Turkish PM given hero's welcome

Friday, January 30th 2009, 5:01
related places: Istanbul

Thousands cheer Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return to Istanbul after storming out of a Gaza debate in Davos.
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Turkish PM storms off in Gaza row

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 23:52
related countries: Israel Israel

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan storms off the stage at Davos after a heated debate with Israel's president over Gaza.
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Ten killed in Turkish avalanche

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 15:37

Ten climbers are killed and seven others survive an avalanche on a mountain in north-east Turkey, officials say.
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