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Call for Turkey to end assault on Kurds

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

France urges Turkey to end its assault on positions taken by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as the attacks continue into a second day.
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VIDEO: What is happening on Turkey/Syria border?

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 1:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Thousands of refugees are fleeing the conflict in Aleppo after a recent surge in the military operations by the government backed by Russian airstrikes
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Building collapses in Istanbul

Friday, February 12th 2016, 13:53
related places: Istanbul

A five-storey building collapses in the centre of the Turkish city of Istanbul, but it is unclear if there are any casualties.
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Nato ships sent to tackle traffickers

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 17:30
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

Nato is sending ships to deter people-smugglers from taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, in its first intervention in Europe's migrant crisis.
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Pro-Erdogan Turkish papers 'attacked'

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 10:36
related places: Istanbul

Assailants hurl petrol bombs and fire shots at the offices of two pro-government Turkish newspapers in Istanbul, the papers and the police say.
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Migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

Monday, February 8th 2016, 17:53
related countries: Greece Greece

A migrant boat capsizes off Turkey, killing at least 27 people who were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say.
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Turkey uses refugee crisis to up the ante

Monday, February 8th 2016, 15:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey stuck between Syrian humanitarian crisis and refugee crisis in Europe
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New refugee camps go up inside Syria

Monday, February 8th 2016, 4:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkish aid workers set up tents and distribute supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.
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EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 3:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Officials in the EU urge Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees trapped on its border after fleeing fighting.
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Ecuador-Turkey row over speech scuffle

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 20:18
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Quito

Ecuador protests to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were ejected during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Quito.
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Syrian refugee numbers soar at border

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 18:18
related countries: Syria Syria

The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
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Syrian fighting rages as thousands flee

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 5:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Fierce clashes are reported near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, as thousands of refugees stream to the Turkish border.
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Refugees mass at Turkey-Syria border

Friday, February 5th 2016, 20:43

Some 15,000 Syrians are massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a government offensive in Aleppo, the UN and Turkey say.
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Tens of thousands flee Aleppo fighting

Friday, February 5th 2016, 12:35
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

About 70,000 Syrian refugees are moving to Turkey's border as they flee fighting near Aleppo, Ankara says, while activists put the number at 40,000.
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EU approves Turkey migration fund

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 17:39
related countries: Syria Syria

The EU approves billions of euros in funding for Turkey to cope with record number of Syrian migrants, in the hope that fewer cross into the EU.
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UN urges Turkey to investigate shooting

Monday, February 1st 2016, 11:20
related places: Cizre

The top UN human rights official calls on Turkey to investigate the apparent shooting by security forces of unarmed civilians in the city of Cizre.
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VIDEO: Is this a stolen Picasso?

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 5:11
related places: Istanbul

Police in Turkey have recovered what they say is a stolen painting by Pablo Picasso, in an undercover operation in Istanbul.
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VIDEO: 'Russia will face consequences over jet'

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Turkey's president has warned that Russia will "face consequences" after one of Moscow's fighter jets violated Turkish airspace.
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Russia 'violated airspace' - Turkey

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 19:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Turkey's foreign ministry says it has summoned the Russian ambassador after a Russian plane violated its airspace near the Syrian border.
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Dozens dead as migrant boat capsizes

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 15:50
related countries: Greece Greece

At least 39 migrants, including several children, have drowned after their boat capsized while crossing from Turkey to the Greek islands, officials say.
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VIDEO: Migrant's wife and children lost at sea

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 19:22
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Samos

The coastguard in Greece says at least 24 migrants drowned when the boat they were travelling in from Turkey sank in the Aegean Sea, off the island of Samos.
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24 migrants drown off Greek island

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 14:37
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Samos

Twenty-four migrants drown off the Greek island of Samos near Turkey, as a continuing migrant influx puts pressure on the EU.
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Dutch in Turkey ferry plan for migrants

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 12:17
related countries: Greece Greece, Netherlands Netherlands

Migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands would immediately be sent back by ferry to Turkey, under a Dutch plan to solve the crisis.
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Turkey battles PKK in southeast

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 20:53

Security forces have killed 20 Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey while three soldiers have also died, the Turkish military said.
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Turkish journalists face life in jail

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 16:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Turkish journalists face life in prison over a story alleging the government armed Islamists in Syria.
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VIDEO: EU calls for ceasefire in Turkey

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 8:13

The European Union has called for an immediate ceasefire in southeast Turkey, where violence has soared between the military and PKK Kurdish insurgents
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Tears and destruction amid Turkey PKK crackdown

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 1:41

Devastation as Turkey cracks down on PKK
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Turkey accused of buying oil from IS

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 23:35

Israel's defence minister says Turkish money has been used to buy oil from the so-called Islamic State group,
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'No explosives' found on diverted plane

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 16:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Istanbul, Houston

A Turkish Airlines spokesman says no explosives have been found on one of its planes that was diverted to Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland after a security threat.
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US 'ready for IS military solution'

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 23:02
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden says the US and Turkey are prepared to seek a military solution against the Islamic State group if a political deal in Syria proves impossible.
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VIDEO: 'Desperate scenes on Europe's shores'

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 23:42
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek and Turkish coastguards have recovered the bodies of more than 40 migrants, including 20 children, whose boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean.
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Dozens drown as boats sink off Greece

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 18:15
related countries: Greece Greece

At least 42 migrants have drowned off the Greek coast in two separate shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea, officials say.
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VIDEO: Secret filming shows people smuggling deal

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 0:07
related countries: Greece Greece

Undercover filming as a people smuggling broker arranges a deal to transport people from Turkey to Greece.
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Turkish reporters defiant over espionage claim

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 1:04

Detained Turkish reporters defiant over espionage claim
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Rocket 'kills one' at Turkish school

Monday, January 18th 2016, 12:36
related countries: Syria Syria

One person is killed after a rocket lands near a Turkish school next to the Syrian border, officials say.
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VIDEO: Rescuers pull terrified migrants from sea

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 19:23

Rescuers pull to safety dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe from Turkey by boat.
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VIDEO: 'Welcome cooling' at Europe's borders

Friday, January 15th 2016, 20:05
related countries: Greece Greece

As the UN is continuing to record as many as 5,000 migrants a day making the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, Damian Grammaticas reports that "at every border across Europe, the welcome is cooling".
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'Pro Kurd' academics held in Turkey

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:57

Twelve academics in Turkey are arrested for denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels in the south-east, media reports say.
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VIDEO: 'I'd rather die than go back to Syria'

Friday, January 15th 2016, 6:31
related countries: Syria Syria

A BBC investigation has found that the Turkish authorities have detained and deported refugees back to Syria.
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Turkey 'acting illegally' over Syria refugees

Friday, January 15th 2016, 2:05
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC investigates claims that Turkey is returning Syria refugees
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Six killed by bomb at Turkey police HQ

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 10:57

A car bomb attack on a police HQ in Turkey's majority-Kurdish province of Diyarbakir kills six people and wounds dozens, local media say.
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IS suspects arrested in Turkey

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 18:03
related places: Istanbul

Dozens of people with suspected links to Islamic State are arrested across Turkey, following Tuesday's deadly suicide bombing in Istanbul.
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'IS bomber' kills tourists in Istanbul

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 20:49
related places: Istanbul

A suicide bomber suspected to be a member of so-called Islamic State kills 10 people, at least eight of them German tourists, in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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'IS' motive for Jewish teacher attack

Monday, January 11th 2016, 18:21
related countries: France France

A Turkish Kurd teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in France says he was acting in the name of the Islamic State group, according to a prosecutor.
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Turkish troops clash with IS in Iraq

Friday, January 8th 2016, 11:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey says it has repelled an Islamic State attack on its troops in Bashiqa in northern Iraq, killing 17 militants.
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Fake life jackets for migrants seized

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 17:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Police in Turkey say they have confiscated more than 1,000 fake life jackets made for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece.
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VIDEO: Bodies washed on to Lesbos shoreline

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 23:33
related countries: Greece Greece

At least 34 people have drowned off the coast of Turkey after their boats sank during an attempted crossing to the Greek island of Lesbos.
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