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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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VIDEO: Turkish students condemn Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 18:49
related places: Istanbul

University students in Istanbul voice their criticism of the Prime Minister's move to block Twitter in Turkey.
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Turkey's Gul condemns Twitter ban

Friday, March 21st 2014, 16:33

Turkey's President Gul challenges a ban on Twitter backed by Prime Minister Erdogan after users across the country report the service is blocked.
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VIDEO: Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey

Friday, March 21st 2014, 3:38

Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country.
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Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey

Friday, March 21st 2014, 0:10

Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked after PM Erdogan vowed to "wipe out" the website.
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'Nine killed' in Turkey train crash

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:31

At least nine people are killed and five injured after a passenger train crashes into a minibus carrying people to work in Turkey, local media say.
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The violent Turkish drama Afghan children love

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 0:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The bloodthirsty Turkish drama Afghan children love
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Court chides Turkey over Kurd leader

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 20:58

The European Court of Human Rights rules against Turkey over the jail conditions of Kurdish separatist leader Abdullah Ocalan.
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VIDEO: Syrians broadcast from Turkey

Monday, March 17th 2014, 0:09
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Istanbul

BBC reporter James Reynolds visits US-backed Watan FM radio, based in Istanbul, which helps exiled Syrians broadcast across the border into Syria.
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Turkey unrest boy 'linked to terror'

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 16:35

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the teenager who died of injuries sustained in last year's anti-government protests had links to terrorism.
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'Two dead' amid Turkey protests

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 3:40

Two people die as protests erupt across Turkey, Turkish media say, after the funeral of a teenager who had been in a coma since clashes last year.
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Clashes after Turkish boy's funeral

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 19:01

Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul after the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
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VIDEO: Turkey clashes after boy's funeral

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:27
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police have fired water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul during a protest triggered by the funeral of a teenage boy wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
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Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 14:51

Clashes erupt in Turkey's two biggest cities after the death of a teenager struck on the head during anti-government protests nine months ago.
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Turkish ex-military chief freed

Friday, March 7th 2014, 23:52
related places: Istanbul

Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug is released from prison in Istanbul after a local court overturns his conviction for plotting a coup.
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Turkey PM warns social media sites

Friday, March 7th 2014, 12:21

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says his government could ban Facebook and YouTube, amid leaks suggesting government corruption.
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Turkish general wins court appeal

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 15:22

Turkey's top court rules that the rights of ex-military chief Ilker Basbug were violated, paving the way for his possible release from jail.
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Turkey to close PM rival's schools

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 12:23

Turkish MPs vote to close down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by a cleric embroiled in a bitter feud with the prime minister.
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Turkey frees cabinet ministers' sons

Friday, February 28th 2014, 18:32

Turkey frees the sons of two ex-ministers pending trial, the latest twist in a major corruption investigation.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM 'tapped calls fabricated'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 6:05

Turkey's prime minister has accused his enemies in the police of trying to bring him and his AKP government down.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM faces corruption claim

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 21:08

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of protesters calling on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit.
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Turkey tightens control of judiciary

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 14:01

The Turkish president signs a law giving the government more control over the country's judiciary weeks after a bribery inquiry rocked the government.
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Turkish PM fury at 'fabricated call'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 22:45

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns as fabricated an audio recording that appears to show him discussing how to hide large sums of money.
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Turkey phone-tapping scandal erupts

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:06

Pro-government media in Turkey accuse prosecutors loyal to cleric Fethullah Gulen of illegally tapping thousands of phones to destabilise the government.
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Syria hospital hit by car bomb

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 17:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Several people are reported killed by a bomb near a field hospital near the Turkish border, as a leading militant is killed in a separate attack in Aleppo.
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Turkey MPs pass reforms amid brawl

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:43

Turkish MPs approve controversial plans to reform the country's top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one MP with a broken nose.
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Cyprus reunification talks resume

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:28
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus resume after an 18-month break as the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders meet on neutral territory.
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VIDEO: Row stops Europe Valentine's deliveries

Monday, February 10th 2014, 4:39
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Millions of flowers that were destined for cities across Europe are unlikely to be delivered because of an ongoing border dispute between Bulgaria and Turkey.
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VIDEO: Fireworks thrown at Turkey rally

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 19:33
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police have fired water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the internet.
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Clashes at Istanbul internet protest

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 18:57
related places: Istanbul

Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the internet.
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Cyprus reunification talks to resume

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:44
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus are to resume following agreement between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on a negotiations roadmap.
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Turkey tightens control of internet

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 1:36

The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.
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VIDEO: Turkish journalist on new internet law

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 0:13

The Turkish government has proposed a new internet law which would give the government greater power to block websites.
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Turkey protest death police on trial

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 10:57

Eight men, including four policemen, go on trial in central Turkey over the death of a student in anti-government protests in June last year.
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VIDEO: Ferry says farewell with a bang

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 2:46

Footage has emerged which shows a ferry making a dramatic entrance as it arrived at a breakers yard in Turkey to be dismantled.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees flock to Bulgaria

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:19
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Syria Syria

More than 6,000 refugees from the war in Syria have arrived in Bulgaria over the past year, after crossing the border from Turkey.
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South Africa raises interest rates

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 17:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's central bank raises interest rates, following efforts by Turkey and other emerging currencies to stabilise their currencies.
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Asia stocks rise on Turkey rate hike

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 7:46

Asian stock markets stage a relief rally after Turkey's central bank agrees at an emergency meeting to raise interest rates to stabilise its currency.
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Turkish central bank in rate raise

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 23:34

After an emergency meeting, the Turkish central bank raises its overnight lending rate to 12% from 7.75% to help stabilise the lira.
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Northern Cyprus lifts ban on gay sex

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:14
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The EU welcomes the decision of Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus to decriminalise homosexual relations - the last European territory to do so.
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Turkey in emergency meeting on lira

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:58

The Turkish central bank calls an emergency meeting of its monetary policy committee for Tuesday following a sharp fall in the value of the lira.
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