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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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Hard news for Turkey's journalists

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 1:56

The Turkish journalists facing intimidation, injury and arrest
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Clashes as Turkey PM condemns 'plot'

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 11:33
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police use tear gas against thousands of anti-government protesters in Istanbul as Prime Minister Erdogan lashes out angrily at "plotters".
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Turkish ministers' sons charged

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 9:10

The sons of two Turkish government ministers and the head of the state-owned bank are charged in connection with a huge corruption investigation.
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More senior police 'fired' in Turkey

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:44

Turkey reportedly dismisses another 14 senior police officials after controversial mass arrests in a corruption inquiry.
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Turkey's PM Erdogan faces threat from wounded ally

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 20:13

What lies behind the latest challenge to Turkey's PM?
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Turkey PM decries 'dirty probe plot'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 18:22

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounces the arrest of high-profile officials as a "dirty operation" against his government.
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Police removed after Turkish arrests

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 16:42

Turkish police chiefs who reportedly oversaw a wave of arrests for bribery are removed from their posts as the government questions police motives.
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VIDEO: Police chiefs 'sacked' in Turkey

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 15:59
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police chiefs who oversaw a wave of high-profile arrests for bribery have been sacked from their posts in Istanbul, Turkish media say.
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Sons of Turkish ministers arrested

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 16:06

Turkish police arrest the sons of three cabinet ministers as part of an investigation into alleged bribery relating to public tenders.
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EU and Turkey in deal on migrants

Monday, December 16th 2013, 14:39

Turkey and the EU sign a deal enabling EU countries to send back illegal migrants who entered the 28-nation bloc via Turkey.
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Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
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VIDEO: Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports on how foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces.
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VIDEO: Football unity in divided Cyprus

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 18:08
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks to try and heal the divisions between Greece and Turkey over the island of Cyprus have failed over the years, but a development in the sporting world is giving some observers cause for optimism.
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Egypt expels Turkish ambassador

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt tells the Turkish ambassador to leave the country, after Turkey's prime minister calls for the release of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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'Attacker' held at Turkey PM office

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 12:08

Police in Turkey have arrested a suspected attacker outside the prime minister's office, according to reports.
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Turkey 1-0 Northern Ireland

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adana

A goal by Mevlut Erdinc in first-half injury-time gives Turkey a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in their friendly game in Adana.
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VIDEO: Turkish soaps soften Saudi hearts?

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 11:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Why are Turkish maids melting Saudi hearts?
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EU restarts talks with Turkey

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 17:00

The European Union opens a long-delayed round of talks with Turkey on the country's 26-year-old bid to become a member.
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VIDEO: Cheering and jeering on Turkey's Republic Day

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 17:54
related places: Istanbul

BBC cameraman Christian Parkinson shows what it is like to film and report from inside a protest, in Istanbul.
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Four Turkish MPs sport headscarves

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 14:38

Four Turkish female lawmakers appear in parliament in headscarves, following a recent reversal of the decades-long ban on Islamic headgear.
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Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 15:36
related places: Istanbul

A railway line underneath the Bosphorus Strait opens in Istanbul, Turkey, the world's first sea tunnel connecting Europe and Asia.
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Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 6:38
related places: Istanbul

A new rail tunnel underneath the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey will link the the Asian and European shores of Istanbul.
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Doner kebab 'inventor' dies at 80

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 15:14
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Kadir Nurman, the Turkish immigrant credited with developing the doner kebab, dies in Berlin at the age of 80.
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'Halal' sex shop opens in Turkey

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 16:55

Turkish online 'Halal' sex shop opens
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Turkey EU accession talks to restart

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:59

The EU agrees to restart Turkey membership talks, four months after they were postponed when EU members criticised a crackdown on protests.
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Hostages freed in Lebanon swap deal

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 4:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Nine Lebanese citizens kidnapped in Syria last year return home to Beirut, after a complex hostage deal sees two Turkish pilots released in Lebanon.
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Abducted Turks in Lebanon video

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 21:19
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon in August apparently in connection with the Syria conflict appear in a video on Lebanese television.
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VIDEO: Turkey lifts headscarf ban

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 22:01

Turkey has lifted rules banning women from wearing headscarves in the country's state institutions - with the exception of the judiciary, military and police - ending a decades-old restriction.
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Kenya seizes ivory bound for Turkey

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Kenyan customs officers in Mombasa seize about four tonnes of ivory, worth $1.4m, hidden inside sacks of sesame seeds ready to be shipped to Turkey.
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Key Turkish coup sentences upheld

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 12:07

A Turkish court upholds the convictions of key military officers ruled to have plotted the overthrow of the government of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Man found guilty of Turkey murders

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man is found guilty of murdering two women from Northern Ireland who were stabbed to death while on holiday in Turkey, but his father is cleared.
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Amnesty accuses Turkey of abuse

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 13:22

Turkish authorities committed widespread human rights abuses in a summer crackdown on anti-government protests, Amnesty International says.
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Erdogan announces Kurdish reforms

Monday, September 30th 2013, 16:06

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces political and human rights reforms aimed at benefiting Kurds and other minorities.
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Galatasaray open talks with Mancini

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 20:59

Turkish champions Galatasaray open talks with former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini about their vacant manager's position.
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Ankara police building attacked

Friday, September 20th 2013, 23:45
related places: Ankara

A police building in the Turkish capital, Ankara, is struck by a rocket attack, Interior Minister Muammer Guler says.
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VIDEO: Protesters return to Ankara streets

Friday, September 20th 2013, 1:56
related places: Ankara

Hundreds of university students in Turkey have vented their anger about plans to build a new road across their campus by taking to the streets of Ankara.
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VIDEO: Turkish students clash with police

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 22:36
related places: Ankara

Police fired water cannons, smoke grenades and rubber bullets to disperse students demonstrating against plans to reconstruct their Ankara campus.
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My Germany: The Turkish bath manageress

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 1:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Bringing Berlin's women together in a Turkish bath
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VIDEO: Clashes continue across Turkey

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 4:44

Police have clashed with anti-government demonstrators for a third night in cities across Turkey.
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