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Turkey PKK conflict: Cizre bomb kills 11 policemen

Friday, August 26th 2016, 13:51
related places: Cizre

A car bomb claimed by Kurdish militants hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing 11 policemen and wounding 78.
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Exclusive footage shows retaken IS stronghold Jarablus

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 18:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Exclusive footage shows the offensive in which Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, retook the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State.
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IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels 'take Jarablus'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 20:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces and US air cover, say they have taken the Syrian town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State.
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US has 'strong record of support' for Turkey

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 13:34
related countries: United States United States

US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass tells the BBC's Mark Lowen that Turkey has a "strong and robust" relationship with the US and the European Union.
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Turkish tanks roll into northern Syria

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of Turkey's military operation to drive militants from so-called Islamic State, out of northern Syria.
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Into the lion's den?

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 23:19
related countries: United States United States

As US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in the Turkish capital, how do relations between the two countries stand?
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Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 21:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Karkamis

Turkey evacuated Karkamis near Syria, as it prepares an offensive against so-called Islamic State holding Jarablus.
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Turkey shells both IS and Kurdish positions in Syria

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey shells both so-called Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as a complex battle for control of the border region intensifies.
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Turkey wedding bomb: Agony of child victims' families

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 21:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey is reeling from a suicide bombing which targeted a wedding party close to the border with Syria on Saturday killing 54 people, 22 of whom were children.
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Turkey Kurdish wedding bomber 'may not have been child'

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 18:53

Turkey backtracks on an earlier statement which identified a suicide bomber who attacked a Kurdish wedding killing 54 people as a child.
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Turkey suicide bomb victims 'mostly children'

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 15:40
related places: Gaziantep

Most victims of the suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep were children, media reports say.
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Turkey wedding suicide bomber 'was child aged 12-14'

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 22:53
related places: Gaziantep

The suicide bomber who killed 51 at a Kurdish wedding in Turkey was 12 to 14 years old and was working for so-called Islamic State, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Turkey wedding blast 'heard across city'

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 13:28

People celebrating a wedding in southern Turkey are hit by an explosion, leading to multiple casualties.
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Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 6:07
related places: Gaziantep

A bomb at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep kills at least 30 people, in an attack blamed on so-called Islamic State.
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Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman's murder

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 1:21

The brutal murder of transgender activist Hande Kader in Turkey prompts an outcry and will fuel a rare protest on Sunday to be attended by prominent figures.
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Syrian war: Turkey to play more active role

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 18:36
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey plans a more active role in efforts to end the Syria war and sees President Assad as an interim but not long-term player.
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Turkey attacks: Blasts targeting police and soldiers kill at least 12

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 16:50

At least 12 people are killed and 219 wounded in bomb attacks on police stations and a military vehicle in eastern Turkey.
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Turkey fury over Islamism claims in leaked German report

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ankara

The Turkish government reacts angrily to a leaked German document that suggests Ankara has become a platform for Islamist groups.
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Turkey coup: Release for 38,000 prisoners jailed before coup

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 13:42

Turkey is to release conditionally 38,000 prisoners jailed before last month's failed coup, as its jails fill up with new detainees.
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Turkey coup inquiry: Police raid companies and target CEOs

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 10:13
related places: Istanbul

Police search 44 companies in Istanbul and try to arrest 120 executives, as part of Turkey's investigation into last month's failed coup, state media report.
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Turkey: Cumhuriyet editor Dundar resigns in wake of coup

Monday, August 15th 2016, 14:05
related places: Cumhuriyet, Dundar

Turkish journalist Can Dundar who faces jail on controversial secrecy charges resigns as editor of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper.
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Syria conflict: Bus blast kills rebels near Turkey border

Monday, August 15th 2016, 12:25
related countries: Syria Syria

More than 30 Syrian rebel fighters are reportedly killed in a suicide bombing on a bus near the Atmeh border crossing with Turkey claimed by IS.
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Turkish Parliament still scarred, a month on

Monday, August 15th 2016, 6:24

It has been one month since the attempted coup in Turkey, when military officers tried to take control of the country with tanks, rockets and aircraft.
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Pride and fear

Monday, August 15th 2016, 0:31

National defiance runs alongside fear and division as Turkey rebuilds itself after last month's coup attempt, the BBC's Mark Lowen reports.
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Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 82,000 sacked or suspended

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 14:20

Some 5,000 state employees have been sacked and 77,000 suspended in the purge since last month's failed coup in Turkey, the prime minister says.
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Turkey football legend sought over coup

Friday, August 12th 2016, 12:36

Prosecutors issue an arrest warrant for one of Turkey's best known sportsmen, ex-football international Hakan Sukur, state media say.
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Turkey-PKK conflict: Eight killed in twin bomb blasts

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 21:41

Kurdish PKK rebels have carried out two bomb attacks on police in the mainly Kurdish south-east of Turkey, killing at least eight people, officials say.
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Turkish admiral 'claims asylum in US' after failed coup

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

A Turkish military officer posted with Nato claims asylum in the US after authorities in Turkey link him to the failed coup, reports say.
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Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 16:14
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The leaders of Russia and Turkey patch up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations in St Petersburg.
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Russia and Turkey's tricky relationship

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 8:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to hold talks in St Petersburg with President Vladimir Putin and says he wants to "reset" ties with Russia.
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To Russia with love?

Monday, August 8th 2016, 23:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chooses Russia for his first trip abroad since the failed coup, as the West watches nervously.
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Turkey coup: Erdogan backs return of death penalty at vast Istanbul rally

Monday, August 8th 2016, 2:41
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's President Erdogan tells a vast rally in Istanbul that he would approve the return of the death penalty if it was backed by parliament and the public.
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Huge crowds rally against Turkey coup

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 15:13
related places: Istanbul

Huge crowds gather in Istanbul to protest against last month's attempted coup in Turkey.
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'Why I'm protecting Turkey's police'

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 12:24
related places: Istanbul

Bethany Bell speaks to a student who has been on the streets of Istanbul almost every night since the coup attempt.
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Turkey coup bid: Fethullah Gulen's lawyers fear attack on his life

Friday, August 5th 2016, 18:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen say they fear an attack on his life, in the wake of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.
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Turkey scolds Austria in EU membership dispute

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Austria Austria

Turkey angrily rejects Austrian suggestions that its membership talks with the EU should be ended following the crackdown since a failed coup.
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Turkey coup attempt: Court issues arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 14:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Istanbul

A court in Istanbul issues an arrest warrant for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen over Turkey's recent failed coup, media reports say.
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Gay Syrian man beheaded and mutilated in Turkey

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 10:28
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Istanbul

The headless, mutilated body of a gay Syrian man is identified by gay housemates in Istanbul.
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'Post-coup purge under way in Turkey'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 20:36

Turkey is urged to follow the rule of law when pursuing those it believes are behind last month's attempted coup.
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Europe rights official urges Turkey to heed rule of law

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 12:45

The most senior European official to visit Turkey since last month's "outrageous" attempted coup urges Turkey to act according to the rule of law.
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Divided diaspora?

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 14:56

In the wake of the attempted coup in Turkey and President Erdogan's crackdown, are tensions between his supporters and opponents spilling over into Europe?
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Migrant crisis: Germany warns Turkey against 'blackmailing EU'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 4:18
related countries: Germany Germany

Europe must not let itself be blackmailed by Turkey in talks about visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says.
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Turkey failed coup: US military chief condemns plotters

Monday, August 1st 2016, 21:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ankara

The chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff visits Ankara and condemns the recent coup attempt in Turkey, as the US seeks to shore up ties.
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Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan 'snatch squad' soldiers captured

Monday, August 1st 2016, 10:24
related places: Erdogan

Turkish special forces capture a group of soldiers suspected of trying to seize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup attempt.
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The 'women heroes' who rose up in Turkey

Monday, August 1st 2016, 6:56

The BBC's Selin Girit meets some of those women regarded as heroes for standing up to the attempted coup in Turkey.
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Thousands march in Germany in support of Turkey's President Erdogan

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 20:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Tens of thousands of people in Germany turn out in support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a rally that raises diplomatic tensions.
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Turkey steps up army dismissals over 15 July coup attempt

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 11:40

The Turkish government sacks about 1,400 soldiers over this month's failed coup, bringing the number of army dismissals to more than 3,000.
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Turkey's President Erdogan seeks to rein in spy agency after coup

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 0:42

Turkey's president wants to close the nation's military academies and directly control the spy agency and the military chief of staff after a failed coup.
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Turkey-PKK conflict: Dozens killed in south-east clashes

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 12:32

The Turkish military kills 35 Kurdish militants who tried to storm an army base in the south-east, officials say.
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Turkey's Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 8:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's president says he will withdraw all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him, as a gesture to the unity shown since the failed coup.
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