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Turkish leadership split spoils the party

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 12:44

Turkish leadership split spoils the party
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Future of Turkish PM Davutoglu in doubt

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 21:12

Turkey's ruling party will hold an extraordinary congress in the coming weeks, media say, amid speculation over the future of PM Ahmet Davutoglu.
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EU sets out road to Turkey visa deal

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 15:24

The European Commission recommends granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens, but says Turkey has yet to fulfil key conditions.
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Satirist says Merkel 'filleted' him

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:59
related countries: Germany Germany

A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".
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EU executive 'to back' Turkey visa deal

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 11:17

The European Commission will back visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, sources tell the BBC, but the deal still needs European Parliament backing.
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VIDEO: Visa-free travel 'Turkey's dream'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 7:45

The European Commission will grant Turkey conditional approval for visa-free travel within the EU's Schengen area, sources have told the BBC.
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Mass brawl in Turkish parliament

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 20:50

Members of Turkey's ruling AK party and pro-Kurdish politicians trade blows in parliament over plans to strip MPs of their immunity from prosecution.
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VIDEO: Brawl erupts at Turkish parliament

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 19:21

Politicians brawl at the Turkish parliament over proposed changes to the constitution.
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Sunday, May 1st 2016, 13:25
related places: Gaziantep

A suicide bomber kills two policemen in south-eastern Turkey, in an attack officials blame on a suspected Islamic State militant.
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VIDEO: Two dead in Turkey explosion

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 8:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Officials in Turkey say two police officers have been killed and more have been injured in a bombing close to the border with Syria.
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'Suicide bomber' hits western Turkey

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 17:57
related places: Bursa

A suicide bomber blows herself up in the western Turkish city of Bursa, killing one and injuring 10, local media say.
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Secular pledge for Turkey constitution

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 10:07

Turkey's secularist character is "not up for debate", its PM says, following a controversial call for its new constitution to be religion-based.
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Call to end Turkey's secular status

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 12:11
related places: Muslim

A top member of Turkey's ruling AK party calls for taking secularism out of the country's new constitution, arguing it is a Muslim country.
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Kurdish PKK warns Turkey of long fight

Monday, April 25th 2016, 5:00
related places: Ankara

The Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, tells the BBC it is ready to escalate its fight against Turkey because Ankara is trying to force its surrender.
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VIDEO: Turkey's most wanted man talks to BBC

Monday, April 25th 2016, 4:59

The BBC has met Turkey's most wanted man, Cemil Bayik, leader of the PKK militant group. His forces are waging two simultaneous conflicts against Turkey and so-called Islamic State.
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Journalist held for Erdogan 'insult'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 14:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Erdogan

A Dutch-Turkish journalist has been detained in Turkey after posting tweets critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her newspaper says.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal is 'working'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 8:25
related countries: Syria Syria

The EU-Turkey migrant deal is producing results, European Council President Donald Tusk says, after visiting a camp on the Turkish-Syrian border.
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Merkel visits migrants in Turkish camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Germany's Angela Merkel and top EU officials visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: Merkel visits Turkey migrant camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 16:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials are visiting a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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Erdogan insults hotline angers Dutch

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 21:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Turkish consulate infuriates Dutch MPs by calling on Turkish groups in the Netherlands to inform it of insults against President Erdogan.
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Jailed tycoon moved to Turkish prison

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 21:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tycoon Asil Nadir, who was jailed in the UK for stealing millions of pounds from his Polly Peck empire, is transferred to a prison in Turkey.
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Turkey 'coup' convictions overturned

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 13:31

Turkey's top appeals court overturns the convictions of 275 people, including military officers, accused of plotting a coup.
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Child abuse scandal shocks Turkish town

Monday, April 18th 2016, 23:05

Unease in Turkey over child sex scandal
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IS rockets kill children in Turkey

Monday, April 18th 2016, 16:14
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Kilis

Rockets fired from northern Syria have killed four Syrians - three of them children - in the Turkish border town of Kilis, local officials say.
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Merkel: Turkey insult case can go ahead

Friday, April 15th 2016, 15:28

The German government has approved a criminal inquiry into a comic who mocked the Turkish president, Chancellor Merkel announces.
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VIDEO: The president versus the satirist

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:35
related countries: Germany Germany

The BBC's Mark Lowen in Turkey and Damien McGuinness in Germany assess the row over a German TV comic who has come under fire for reciting an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Turkey 'blocks' Russian news site

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian Sputnik news site says its website has been blocked in Turkey, in what may be a reflection of tensions between the two countries.
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Turkish row over satirist stirs German free speech fears

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Turkey satire row stirs German free speech fears
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VIDEO: 'I lost 16 members of my family' in migrant sea crossing

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:29
related countries: Greece Greece, Iraq Iraq

Asya Hekmat, an Iraqi Kurd migrant, lost 16 members of her family when the boat that took them from Turkey to Greece capsized.
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German satirist given police protection

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 17:44
related countries: Germany Germany

A German TV comic, Jan Boehmermann, is placed under police protection after he reads an obscene poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Pirates 'attack cargo ship' off Nigeria

Monday, April 11th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Pirates attack a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria kidnapping six of the crew, says the Nigerian navy.
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Turkey demands Germany action over poem

Monday, April 11th 2016, 12:32
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Erdogan

The Turkish government makes a formal request to Germany to prosecute a TV satirist for broadcasting an obscene poem about President Erdogan.
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'First migrant deaths' since Turkey deal

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 15:23

Four women and a child die in the Aegean Sea in what are thought to be the first deaths in the area since a new operation to deter migrants began.
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US issues warning over Turkey travel

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 14:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Antalya, Istanbul

The US warns its citizens of "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the resort city of Antalya.
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Migrant deportations to Turkey resume

Friday, April 8th 2016, 10:59
related countries: Greece Greece

A second group of deported migrants arrives by ferry in Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe.
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VIDEO: Protesters try to block Lesbos boats

Friday, April 8th 2016, 7:53

A second group of migrants is on its way to Turkey, as part of the European Union deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe.
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VIDEO: Is EU migrant deal working?

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:35
related countries: Greece Greece

As the first people return from Greece to Turkey as part of an EU deal to attempt to stop the flow of migrants, BBC correspondents in both countries assess its success.
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Turkish authorities 'probing data leak'

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 12:32

Turkish prosecutors are investigating an alleged data leak of personal information of about 50 million citizens, according to reports.
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VIDEO: 'Shall we go and drown in the sea?'

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 11:32
related countries: Greece Greece, Iraq Iraq

The Turkish coast guard has intercepted a boat carrying around 40 Iraqi migrants who were trying to sail from Turkey to Greece.
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Turkish PM wants citizenship crackdown

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 21:32

Turkey should consider stripping terrorism supporters of their citizenship, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Greece halts migrant removals to Turkey

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 17:00

Greece pauses deportations of migrants to Turkey, a day after boats took back 202 people under an EU plan to block a key migrant route.
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VIDEO: Migrants protest in Lesbos camp

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Greece Greece

Thousands of migrants being held in camps in Greece have applied for asylum, which could slow the rate of returns to Turkey under a European Union deal.
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Greece deports first migrants to Turkey

Monday, April 4th 2016, 18:19
related countries: Greece Greece

The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece arrive in Turkey - part of an EU deal that has been strongly criticised.
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Concern rises as EU migrant deal looms

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:40
related countries: Greece Greece

There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, a day before it goes into effect.
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VIDEO: Anger in Turkey over migrant return

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:10
related countries: Greece Greece

Turkey is to start receiving migrants back from Greece from Monday under plans agreed with the EU, but many residents of the town they are due to return to are unhappy.
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Troops killed in Turkey bombing

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 20:58

Five soldiers and one special forces police officer have been killed in a bomb attack in south-eastern Turkey blamed on Kurdish rebels, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Greece Greece, Syria Syria

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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Greece passes migrants' return law

Friday, April 1st 2016, 22:07
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek parliament passes a law allowing migrants to be returned to Turkey under an EU deal aimed at easing the numbers trying to reach Europe.
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Bomb blast kills police in SE Turkey

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 19:34
related places: Diyarbakir

Seven police officers die in a bomb attack in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir which the president blames on "terrorists".
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