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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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Turkey challenges Russia over IS claim

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 10:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Ankara, Is

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Russia to prove that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
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Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:25
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
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Turkey rounds up hundreds of migrants

Monday, November 30th 2015, 17:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Hours after deal with EU about migrants, Turkish authorities round up some 1,300 migrants who were allegedly bound for Greece, state news reports.
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Turkey 'won't apologise' to Russia

Monday, November 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Turkey says it will not apologise for bringing down a Russian jet on the Syrian border, saying it has a right and duty to protect its airspace.
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Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:09
related countries: Greece Greece, Russia Russia

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.
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Russian pilot's body flown to Ankara

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Turkey flies the body of the Russian pilot killed after his plane was downed on the Syrian border to Ankara, to be met by Russian diplomats.
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Turkey and EU strike migrants deal

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 20:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Turkey and European leaders have struck a deal to try to control the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe.
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VIDEO: 'My children are half-Russian, half-Turkish'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 16:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Antalya

The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.
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Thousands mourn Turkish lawyer's death

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 14:45
related places: Diyarbakir

Thousands mourn the death of a prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer, who was shot dead in Turkey's south-eastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Do Syrians want to leave Turkey?

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 5:03

The BBC's Mark Lowen finds out if some Syrians wish to stay in Turkey or travel to Europe.
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Turkish PM vows to find lawyer's killers

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 23:29
related places: Istanbul

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledges to bring to justice the killers of pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci, as unrest breaks out in Istanbul.
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Pro-Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 20:06
related places: Diyarbakir

A prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer is shot dead in Turkey's south-eastern city of Diyarbakir, amid rising tension in the country's Kurdish areas.
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Russia announces Turkey sanctions

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 19:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
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Erdogan 'saddened' by Russia plane loss

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he was "saddened" by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces and wished it had not happened.
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VIDEO: Caught on camera: Battle where lawyer is killed

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 13:11

A leading pro-Kurdish lawyer has been shot dead in south-eastern Turkey during a gun battle between police and unidentified gunmen.
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Canada 'to admit Alan Kurdi relatives'

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 2:20
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria

Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, whose drowning off Turkey triggered an international outcry, are to be admitted to Canada, his aunt says.
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Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

Friday, November 27th 2015, 19:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses a TV speech to warn President Putin not to "play with fire" over the downing of a Russian plane.
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Children die as boats sink off Turkey

Friday, November 27th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Greece Greece

Six children have drowned as two migrant boats carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish media say.
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VIDEO: Russians tell Turks: we're abandoning your beaches

Friday, November 27th 2015, 13:38

Russians vow to stop going to Turkey on holiday in revenge for downed plane.
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Police seize 800 Belgium-bound guns

Friday, November 27th 2015, 9:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Italy Italy
related places: Trieste

Italian police in the northern port city of Trieste seize nearly 800 shotguns en route from Turkey to Belgium.
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Turkey 'knew downed plane was Russian'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin rejects as "impossible" Turkey's claims it did not know the fighter jet it shot down was Russian.
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Turkish journalists charged with spying

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 22:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey's secret services sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
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Russia plans sanctions against Turkey

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of one of its jets, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.
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Russia mixes food and foreign policy

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 14:58

Turkey is latest country to be banished from the menu
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Turkey expects new talks on EU bid

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 11:52

The EU will give fresh impetus next month to Turkey's bid to join the 28-nation bloc by opening talks on economic policy, Turkey says.
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Audio of 'warning' to Russia jet issued

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 9:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Turkish military releases an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.
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VIDEO: 'Audio warning' released by Turkish military

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Turkish military has released what it says is an audio recording of the warning given to the Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border.
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Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
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VIDEO: Eggs thrown at Turkish embassy in Moscow

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

A protest has taken place outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.
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