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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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Hundreds of Turkish police dismissed

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:28

Turkey removes 350 police officers from their posts in the capital following an anti-corruption probe which the PM says is a "dirty plot".
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Turkey PM backs army plot retrials

Monday, January 6th 2014, 11:31

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he favours the retrial of hundreds of military officers controversially convicted of coup plots.
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VIDEO: Erdogan dismisses corruption claims

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 7:41

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said allegations of corruption in his government are a "dark plot" by destructive forces outside Turkey.
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Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 17:17

The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.
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VIDEO: Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 11:07

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.
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Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 7:29

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.
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Turkey: Army will not get involved

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:54

The Turkish military releases a statement saying it does not want to get involved in political arguments, as a corruption scandal rages.
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VIDEO: Protesters clash with police in Turkey

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:29
related places: Istanbul

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and plastic bullets to break up an anti-government demonstration in Istanbul's Taksim Square.
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VIDEO: Another sacking in scandal-hit Turkey

Friday, December 27th 2013, 1:44

A public prosecutor in Turkey who spoke out about alleged police obstruction in a major corruption case has been dismissed.
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VIDEO: Turkish PM defiant after reshuffle

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 9:28

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministers resigned over a corruption inquiry.
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Defiant Turkish PM in reshuffle

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 22:34

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan reshuffles his cabinet after three ministers resigned over a corruption probe, with one of them urging him to quit.
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Turkey ministers resign amid scandal

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 20:15

Three Turkish ministers resign over a corruption inquiry that has hit the government, and one calls for PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down.
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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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