loading

News: Turkey

We have started to collect the most important news related to Turkey in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Turkey – overview

Turkey: news

Turkey coup attempt: 'I was run over by two tanks'

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 18:16

CCTV footage shows the moment government supporter Sabri Unal was run over by tanks during the attempted coup in Turkey.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey coup attempt: Crackdown toll passes 50,000

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 6:59

More than 50,000 people have been detained, sacked or suspended from their jobs amid a crackdown in Turkey following last week's failed coup.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 18:46

A purge of top officials following a failed coup in Turkey broadens even further with the suspension of 15,200 education staff.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey PM vows to purge Gulen movement 'by the roots'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 12:02

The Turkish prime minister vows supporters of an exiled cleric will be uprooted as the state continues to round up suspected backers of Friday's failed coup.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Torn apart

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 10:53

Turkey's armed forces have been dealt a significant psychological blow by the attempted coup, with their prestige and status damaged, Doruk Ergun writes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Exiled cleric Gulen rejects Turkey 'coup' claims

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 6:17

The exiled Islamic cleric accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being behind a failed coup attempt has publicly defended himself.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan signals death penalty return

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 4:23
related places: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to reinstate the death penalty "if the people demand it", following the recent coup attempt.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Court battle

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 0:36
related countries: Greece Greece

Eight Turkish soldiers have gone on trial in Greece after fleeing Turkey's attempted coup - and now they are fighting extradition, as Bethany Bell reports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey coup attempt: General Akin Ozturk denies role in plot

Monday, July 18th 2016, 21:26

Former Turkish air force commander Gen Akin Ozturk denies being a ringleader of Friday's attempted military coup, as he is charged with treason.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey coup attempt: Police and officials purged

Monday, July 18th 2016, 14:40

Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended on suspicion of having links to the weekend's failed coup.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey Coup: What does it mean for President Erdogan?

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 21:53

Fergal Keane considers what the attempted coup means for Turkey's President Erdogan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 20:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ankara

Arrests in Turkey after Friday's failed coup rise to around 6,000, as President Erdogan vows to cleanse state bodies of the "virus" that caused it.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Fethullah Gulen: Turkey coup 'could have been staged'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 12:40

The reclusive cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by President Erdogan for the failed coup in Turkey, suggests that the government could have staged the uprising.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey: Protesters take to streets against coup attempt

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 9:49

Protesters take to the streets of Turkey to demonstrate their rejection of the attempted coup in the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkish crowds rally to democracy calls after coup attempt

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 6:03

Large crowds gather in Turkish cities after calls by President Erdogan to turn out again to defend democracy following the failed military coup.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Fethullah Gulen: 'Second most powerful man in Turkey'

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the United States to extradite an Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of masterminding the attempted coup.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Can Erdogan heal divisions in Turkey?

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 22:25

Political leaders from around the world have condemned the attempt to oust the democratically elected government in Turkey.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey: Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 18:22

Nearly 3,000 soldiers including high-ranking officers are detained after a coup attempt that led to the deaths of 265 people, Turkey's prime minister says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pivotal position

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 16:47

Straddling Europe and Asia, turmoil in Turkey deeply worries the West, says the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey: Soldiers storm CNN building during coup attempt

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 12:30

Soldiers raid Turkish media as they tried to take over the country in a coup attempt in which at least 161 people have died.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkish President Erdogan appears in Istanbul to denounce army coup attempt

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 4:58
related places: Ankara, Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flies in to Istanbul and denounces a coup attempt in which 60 are reported dead as "an act of treason".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkish soldiers surrender on Bosphorus bridge

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 4:26

Footage captures Turkish soldiers surrendering on a bridge over the Bosphorus, in Istanbul.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'It was a nightmare for all of us'

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 3:49
related places: Ankara

Forty-two people died during overnight clashes in the capital, Ankara, most of them civilians, the prosecutor's office said.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey's state TV reads army group's statement

Friday, July 15th 2016, 23:31

An announcer on Turkey's state TV read a statement on the coup attempt.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Some police, intelligence resisting' in Turkey

Friday, July 15th 2016, 22:09

"It became apparent that some police were resisting, and also some elements of military intelligence", says Mark Urban.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'May God help him' - Turkey's PM on Johnson

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 8:43

Turkey's prime minster said he hopes Mr Johnson tries to make it up to Turkey in an interview earlier this week.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey PM Yildirim hints at mending ties with Syria

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 17:25
related countries: Syria Syria

PM Binali Yildirim says Turkey will try to develop good relations with Syria, in an apparent U-turn aimed at securing "regional stability".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey helicopter crash kills seven in Giresun

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 21:07

A Turkish helicopter carrying military officers crashes in the country's north-east, killing seven of the 15 people on board, the army says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Istanbul airport attack: 30 charged including foreigners

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 15:53
related places: Istanbul

Turkey charges 17 more suspects - allegedly including foreigners - over the devastating bombings at Istanbul's Ataturk airport last month.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey sends Gaza aid after six-year rift with Israel ends

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 22:15
related countries: Israel Israel

A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza arrives in an Israeli port for the first time since relations were restored six years after a deadly clash at sea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Thawing out

Friday, July 1st 2016, 23:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkey's downing of a Russian jet led to frosty relations, but an apology has brought about a dizzyingly swift thaw, writes Sarah Rainsford.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Military doctor died in Istanbul looking for IS son

Friday, July 1st 2016, 5:29
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Istanbul

A Tunisian military doctor was killed in the Istanbul airport attacks, after travelling to Turkey to bring back his son who had joined the so-called Islamic State.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia's Putin lifts ban on charter holidays to Turkey

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifts curbs on Russian tour firms selling holidays in Turkey, as a row over the downing of a Russian jet is settled.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz'

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 15:59
related places: Istanbul

The three men who carried out Tuesday's deadly attack on an Istanbul airport were all from former Soviet states, Turkish media and officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

EU opens new phase in Turkey membership bid talks

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 10:37

The EU opens a new chapter in Turkey's controversial EU membership talks, covering budget contributions to the bloc.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sweatshop risk

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 1:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Tim Whewell visits the special schools springing up in Turkey to help the refugee children of Syria's "lost generation".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 42 as Turkey mourns

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 21:03
related places: Istanbul

Turkey observes a national day of mourning as the death toll in a suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport rises to 42, including 13 foreign nationals.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Istanbul airport: Footage shows Istanbul attacker

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 18:37
related places: Istanbul

Turkey is observing a national day of mourning after a gun and suicide bomb attack killed 41 people at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 11:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Erdogan

Vladimir Putin pushes for ties with Turkey to be restored, months after a Russian military jet was shot down by Turkey
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Istanbul attack: CCTV footage inside the airport

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 11:01
related places: Istanbul

Turkish investigators are examining video footage after three suicide bombers attacked Istanbul's main airport, killing at least 41 people.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 41 dead and more than 230 hurt

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 10:18
related places: Istanbul

A suicide bomb and gun attack at Istanbul airport kills 41 people, at least 13 of them foreign nationals, and injures more than 230.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey's 'bumpy ride' into the European Union

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 6:52

The BBC's Mark Lowen reports on the challenges facing Turkey as it tries to strengthen its case to join the European Union.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey 'sorry for downing Russian jet'

Monday, June 27th 2016, 15:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Turkish President Erdogan apologises for downing of Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border in November, Moscow says
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Israel and Turkey end rift over Gaza flotilla killings

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and Turkey normalise relations, ending a six-year rift over the killing by Israeli troops of 10 Turkish activists on a Gaza-bound ship.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pope genocide comments show 'crusader mentality' - Turkey

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 9:15

Turkey says Pope Francis' description of the WW1 mass killing of Armenians as genocide shows "the mentality of the crusades".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey guilty verdict for depicting Erdogan as Gollum

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 18:19
related places: Erdogan

A Turkish man gets a suspended one-year jail term for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by depicting him as the Gollum character from the Lord of the Rings.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey charges press freedom activists with 'terrorist propaganda'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 1:28

A Turkish court charges three campaigners for press freedom with "terrorist propaganda", including a journalist for Reporters Without Borders.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Prayer rooms but no labs'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 0:17
related places: Istanbul

When a group of high school students in Istanbul turned their backs on their head teacher at a graduation ceremony, a wave of protests began across Turkey.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Syrian refugee: 'Five of my family were shot' at Turkish border

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 18:12
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian refugee describes how her family were shot at by Turkish border guards, in footage filmed by an activist and obtained by the BBC.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Turkey border guards 'shot Syrian children' - monitors

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish border guards have shot dead at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were trying to cross into Turkey, activists say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »


This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.