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Turkish court acquits German footballer Naki in Kurdish case

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 13:56
related countries: Germany Germany

A Turkish court dismisses a charge that German-born footballer Deniz Naki backed Kurdish rebels.
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Turkish mother who threw slipper at son may be jailed

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 12:11

A 62-year-old woman in Turkey could go to jail for throwing a plastic slipper at her son.
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Why are there so many stray cats in Istanbul?

Monday, November 7th 2016, 6:23
related places: Istanbul

BBC News investigates the "rise" of stray cats in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Turkey's pro-Kurd HDP party boycotts parliament after arrests

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 15:49

Turkish opposition party the HDP is halting all activity in Parliament after its leaders' arrest.
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Turkish police break up pro-Kurdish Istanbul protest

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 17:03
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police use water cannon and tear gas to break up a protest in Istanbul against the arrest of leaders of the pro-Kurdish HDP party.
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Turkey coup aftermath: Pro-Kurdish Istanbul protests broken up

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 15:55
related places: Cumhuriyet

Protests against Kurdish party arrests are scattered with tear gas and water cannon in Turkey.
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Still a democracy?

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 13:40
related places: Erdogan

As opponents are purged and journalists jailed, can Erdogan's Turkey still be called a democracy?
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Turkey pro-Kurd HDP party condemns arrest of leaders

Friday, November 4th 2016, 22:34

The pro-Kurdish HDP party in Turkey says the arrest of its leaders is a bid to eradicate democracy.
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Turkey HDP: Blast after pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained

Friday, November 4th 2016, 9:52

A deadly car bomb goes off in Turkey hours after pro-Kurdish opposition leaders are arrested.
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Syria conflict: Helicopter 'drops bombs on Turkish-backed rebels'

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 12:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says it believes a Syrian government aircraft has attacked Turkish-backed rebels battling IS.
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Child refugees in Turkey making clothes for UK shops

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Clothes made by child refugees in Turkey are ending up among those sold by leading British brands, a Panorama investigation reveals.
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Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle'

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 23:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Turkey insists that it cannot remain idle during the fight to drive militants from so-called Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Syria conflict: IS 'ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq'

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 19:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Dabiq

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria have captured the symbolically important town of Dabiq from so-called Islamic State, say rebel commanders and monitors.
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Turkey protesters march against post-coup purge

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 23:19
related places: Ankara, Istanbul

Around 500 people march in Turkey's capital Ankara and in Istanbul to protest against the extension of the state of emergency in the country.
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Writer Pamuk chides Erdogan and West over failed Turkey coup

Friday, October 14th 2016, 13:28
related places: Erdogan

World-renowned Turkish author Orhan Pamuk criticises the response of both President Erdogan and the West to July's failed coup.
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War of words

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 23:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi are caught in a war of words over the presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq.
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Putin and Erdogan pledge deeper military contact after gas deal signed

Monday, October 10th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Erdogan, Istanbul

The Russian and Turkish leaders agree to intensify military and intelligence contacts after ministers sign a gas pipeline deal in Istanbul.
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Turkish police clash with Kurdish activists in Ankara

Monday, October 10th 2016, 12:36
related places: Ankara

Turkish police fired pepper spray and water cannon as families and activists gathered to remember victims of an October 2015 suicide attack in Ankara.
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Syria: Why does the town of Dabiq matter?

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 10:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Dabiq

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are closing in on the so-called Islamic State's stronghold of Dabiq, but why does the town matter?
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Turkey suicide bombers killed near Ankara after police 'tip off'

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 7:59
related places: Ankara

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up near Turkey's capital, Ankara, after they were approached by police and told to surrender weapons.
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Syria war: IS bomb kills rebels at Turkey border crossing

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 10:45
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 29 people, mostly rebels, are reportedly killed in a bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State near Syria's border with Turkey.
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Germany drops Turkey President Erdogan insult case

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 17:31
related countries: Germany Germany

German prosecutors drop the investigation into a TV comedian over a joke seen as insulting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Turkey purges 13,000 police officers over failed coup

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 13:14

Nearly 13,000 police officers become the latest to be dismissed or suspended as part of the Turkish government's crackdown following July's coup.
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Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 12:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Dabiq

At least 15 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are killed in clashes with Islamic State militants, as they move on the group's stronghold of Dabiq.
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Turkey's great purge

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 0:10

Public sector staff are being purged en masse in Turkey, as the post-coup crackdown convulses society, Mark Lowen reports.
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Portraits of Turkey's purge

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 23:07

Following the failed coup attempt in July 2016, Turkey’s purge of suspected sympathizers divides the country.
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Turkey detains brother of Fethullah Gulen in coup crackdown

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 15:42
related countries: United States United States

A brother of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has been detained by Turkish police on terror charges, state-run media report.
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Greek anger at Turkey border treaty remarks

Friday, September 30th 2016, 18:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece reacts angrily after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to question a 1923 treaty that set borders between the two countries.
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Class action

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:44

Turkey is pursuing a world-wide campaign to shut down schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, but what are these schools and how are they linked to him?
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Turkey attacker shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 11:13
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Ankara

A man wielding a knife has been shot and wounded by security staff outside Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
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Muslim women face German job barriers - discrimination study

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 17:23
related countries: Germany Germany

An experiment in Germany reveals job discrimination against women with Turkish names - and even more for headscarf-wearers.
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Syria ceasefire: UN's Ban Ki-moon makes aid plea

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 21:25

Russia and the United States need to press all sides in the Syrian conflict to allow desperately needed aid to reach besieged cities, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.
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Joy in Jarablus as IS militants forced to retreat

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Residents in the Syrian town of Jarablus celebrate as Islamic State militant are forced to retreat by Turkey-backed rebel troops.
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Turkey-PKK: Clashes as Turkey removes 28 elected mayors

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 14:40

Clashes break out in south-eastern Turkey after 28 elected mayors are replaced by government-appointed officials.
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Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria reportedly kill at least 100 people after the US and Russia announce plans for a truce.
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Turkey-PKK conflict: Thousands of teachers suspended

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:33

More than 11,000 teachers in Turkey are suspended for alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a week before school starts.
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Unlikely story

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 23:09

A look at the reasons behind the growing success of Turkish TV shows in South America, where they are now viewed by millions of people.
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Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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Paraglider woos fiance with violin

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 20:54

Musician Nuri Ata played the violin for his fiance while paragliding over Turkey.
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IS rocket attack kills Turkish soldiers in Syria

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 17:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and five injured in a rocket attack by so-called Islamic State in northern Syria, the Turkish army says.
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Syria war: IS 'loses control along Turkey border'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 7:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says allied forces have driven so-called Islamic State (IS) from the last stretch of the border with Syria which the militants controlled.
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IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 20:31
related countries: Syria Syria

More Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an operation targeting positions held by the Islamic State group, Turkish media reports say.
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Turkey coup attempt: 543 more court officials sacked

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 16:13

A further 543 judges and prosecutors are sacked in Turkey, bringing the number of dismissals since the coup on 15 July to at least 3,288.
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US journalist Lindsey Snell detained in Turkey

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 22:14
related countries: United States United States

The US state department confirms American journalist Lindsey Snell was detained by Turkish authorities earlier this month.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 20:52
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US welcomes a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State.
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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

Monday, August 29th 2016, 19:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
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Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey says it has killed 25 militants near Jarablus in Syria, while a monitoring group reports 35 civilian deaths in same area.
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Cars stranded in flooded underpass in Turkey capital

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 10:13
related places: Ankara

Dozens of motorists are stranded when heavy rain flooded an underpass in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
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First Turkish death in Syrian campaign

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Turkey suffers its first loss of life in an intensifying campaign in northern Syria, when a soldier is killed in a Kurdish attack on a tank unit.
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Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 15:21
related places: Muslim

Turkey allows policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform.
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