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Bodies found after migrant boats sink

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Greece Greece

At least 34 bodies are washed up on the Turkish coast in the latest tragedy to hit migrants and refugees trying to cross the sea to Greece.
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UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 5:35
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The UN Security Council condemns an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran but makes no mention of the execution of a Shia cleric which triggered the unrest.
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VIDEO: Huge chunks of snow injure passers-by

Monday, January 4th 2016, 19:45

Two people have been injured in Turkey as huge chunks of snow fell off a roof and hit passers-by.
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Turks face big losses as Russia sanctions bite

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 0:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian boycott hits the Turkish export market
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Three held after Brussels raids

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 23:26

Belgium detains three people in connection with an alleged New Year's Eve terror plot, as cities around the world heighten security measures.
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VIDEO: Rough seas slow Lesbos migrant arrivals

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 19:16
related countries: Greece Greece

Bad weather in the Aegean Sea means the numbers of migrants and refugees travelling to the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey has slowed down.
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Two held over Turkey 'attack plot'

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 12:32
related places: Ankara

Turkish police arrest two suspected members of so-called Islamic State over an alleged New Year's Eve attack plot in Ankara, officials say.
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Gay referee wins Turkey court case

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 17:27

Turkey's first openly gay referee wins a court case after being sacked by the Turkish Football Federation in 2009.
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Turkey calls Kurdish plea 'treason'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 13:31

Turkey's President Erdogan condemns as "treason" a call by prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas for Kurdish autonomy.
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VIDEO: Tears as Kurdi's relatives land in Canada

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 4:39
related countries: Canada Canada

The relatives of the three-year-old boy who drowned off the coast of Turkey, triggering an international outcry, have arrived in Canada as refugees.
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Anti-IS activist gunned down in Turkey

Monday, December 28th 2015, 9:58

An anti-Islamic State activist and filmmaker from the group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently is shot dead by assassins in broad daylight in Turkey.
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VIDEO: Turkish president 'prevents suicide attempt'

Friday, December 25th 2015, 22:54
related places: Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks a man out of jumping off a bridge in Istanbul, his office says.
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Erdogan 'talks man out of suicide'

Friday, December 25th 2015, 22:19
related places: Istanbul

Turkish President Erdogan intervened when a depressed man apparently threatened to throw himself off the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, his office says.
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Cyprus leaders in joint TV address

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 20:11
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on the divided island of Cyprus for the first time give a joint TV address to wish residents a happy holiday.
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Eighteen migrants drown off Turkey

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Greece Greece

At least 18 people, including several children, drown after their boat capsizes trying to cross from Turkey to Greece - the third such sinking this week.
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Cleaner killed in Turkish airport blast

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 16:14
related places: Istanbul

An explosion on the tarmac at an Istanbul airport kills a woman cleaner on a plane, and police are investigating whether it was caused by a bomb.
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AUDIO: 'We could be killed at any moment'

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 17:44

BBC Newshour speaks with a Kurdish man in southeast Turkey terrified as the Turkish army launches an attack near his home.
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Million migrants enter Europe in 2015

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 16:18

Eleven new deaths are reported at sea off Turkey as the number of migrants and refugees crossing into Europe this year passes one million.
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Russian jet's black box 'unreadable'

Monday, December 21st 2015, 15:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Data on the flight recorder of the Russian war plane downed by Turkey last month has so far proved unreadable, Russia's military says.
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Turkey will not allow PKK 'chaos'

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 18:21

Turkey says around 70 Kurdish militants have been killed since Wednesday as it fights against "chaos" in south-eastern cities.
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Russian jet's black box 'damaged'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The memory card in the flight recorder of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey on the Syria border last month is damaged, Russian investigators say.
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Israel and Turkey 'to restore ties'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 9:03
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and Turkey reach a preliminary agreement on restoring ties frozen over Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound ship, an Israeli official says.
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Migrant crisis dominates as EU meets

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 18:00
related countries: Germany Germany

EU leaders are gathering in Brussels for an end-of-year summit focused on tackling Europe's migrant crisis.
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Turkey kills PKK militants in clampdown

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 13:22

Turkish security forces kill 23 suspected PKK members in two days of operations in two towns in the east of the country, authorities say.
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VIDEO: Putin again condemns Turkey over jet

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has poured fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet last month.
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Turkey 'mistreated scores of migrants'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 12:33

Amnesty International accuses Turkey of detaining and mistreating scores of migrants, pressuring some of them to return to war zones.
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Two dead in Turkey Kurdish protests

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:06
related places: Diyarbakir

Two protesters die in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir in a clash between police and Kurdish demonstrators over a security crackdown.
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Russia and Turkey's tit-for-tat tale

Monday, December 14th 2015, 16:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Tomatoes, footballers and oil rigs suffer as Russia and Turkey bicker
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Turkey withdraws troops from Iraq camp

Monday, December 14th 2015, 10:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Mosul

Turkey reportedly withdraws some of its troops from a camp near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in Iraq, following complaints from Baghdad.
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Russian ship fires shots at Turkish boat

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 21:32
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian warship "fired warning shots" at a Turkish fishing boat to avoid a collision in the Aegean, Moscow says, amid continuing tension between the two countries.
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Turkey fines Twitter for 'propaganda'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 16:39

Turkey's communications regulator has fined Twitter 150,000 lira (£33,000) for failing to remove "terrorist propaganda".
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Russia 'wants Syria ethnic cleansing'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accuses Russia of attempting "ethnic cleansing" with its air strikes in northern Syria.
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Russia rejects Turkey's 'missile' blame

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Istanbul

Russia rejects Turkey's criticism after a sailor on a Russian naval ship allegedly brandished a missile launcher as the vessel passed through Istanbul.
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Children die in Turkey migrant sinking

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 13:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six children, including a baby, died when a dinghy carrying Afghan migrants capsized off the Turkish coast, reports say.
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Turkey protest at 'Russia rocket stunt'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Istanbul

Turkey summons the Russian ambassador after pictures are published of a serviceman brandishing a rocket launcher on a warship while passing through Istanbul.
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Iraq threatens Turkey with UN action

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Iraq says it might turn to the UN within 48 hours unless Turkey withdraws troops it sent to areas near the northern IS-held city of Mosul.
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Iraq summons Turkish envoy over troops

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 20:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Iraq's foreign ministry summons the Turkish ambassador to demand that Turkey withdraw troops sent to an area near the IS-run city of Mosul.
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VIDEO: 'You go to jail for wearing tight trousers'

Friday, December 4th 2015, 15:17
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian refugee who has fled to Turkey talks to the BBC about what life in Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold, was like.
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Peter Jackson enters Gollum tweet row

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 19:36

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson says an image apparently comparing Turkey's president to the character Gollum actually shows Smeagol.
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Putin: Turkey 'will regret' Syria act

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's President Putin castigates Turkey's leaders, warning that they will regret shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria.
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Turkey: Russia's IS oil claims 'slander'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 22:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russian allegations he is directly involved in the illegal oil trade with Islamic State militants are "slander".
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Russia says Erdogan trading oil with IS

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 19:53
related places: Erdogan

Russia accuses Turkish President Erdogan and his family of being directly involved in trading oil with Islamic State, with Mr Erdogan calling the claim "slander".
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EU migration deal with Turkey is fraught with risk

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 1:59

Why the EU migrant deal with Turkey is a gamble
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Court examines Erdogan-Gollum meme

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 22:59
related places: Erdogan

A Turkish court reportedly orders a character assessment of Gollum from Lord of the Rings to see if comparing him to President Erdogan counts as an insult.
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VIDEO: Putin and Erdogan talk tough over jet

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 22:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Erdogan

Russia’s President Putin and Turkey’s President Erdogan are trading increasingly hostile words since the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey.
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US tells Turkey and Russia to end row

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 18:45
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Is

US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
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Blast at Istanbul metro station

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 17:19
related places: Istanbul

An explosion hits a metro station in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a district mayor saying it was caused by a bomb.
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