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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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Turkish Kurds riot after bombing

Friday, November 11th 2005, 20:05

Violent protests grip towns in Turkey's Kurdish south-east after a bomb blast which is blamed on secret police.
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Football: Switzerland beat Turkey

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 20:17

Switzerland edge past Turkey on the away goals rule to reach the World Cup finals.
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Football: Fifa begins Turkey probe

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 10:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Fifa announces an inquiry into violence at the Switzerland-Turkey World Cup play-off tie.
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Turkish publisher goes on trial

Friday, November 18th 2005, 0:57

Turkey prosecutes a publisher for a translated work critical of the Turkish military during the Kurdish insurgency.
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'Cologne Caliph' verdict quashed

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 14:51
related places: Muslim

A Turkish court overturns the conviction of a Muslim radical jailed for plotting to overthrow Turkey's secular system.
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Leading Turkey reporters charged

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 23:50

Five prominent Turkish journalists are charged with insulting the judiciary under a controversial new law.
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Turkey 'on trial' in writer case

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 14:43

The trial of an acclaimed Turkish author casts a shadow over EU accession talks, an EU official says.
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Big blast hits Istanbul building

Friday, December 16th 2005, 12:05
related places: Istanbul

A large blast has hit a building in the Turkish city of Istanbul, injuring several people, reports say.
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Turk writer's insult trial halted

Friday, December 16th 2005, 17:59

The trial of novelist Orhan Pamuk, accused of insulting Turkey, is halted just after he first appears in court.
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Turk PM warns on EU meddling

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 18:44

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises the EU for interfering in the trial of novelist Orhan Pamuk.
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Turkish MPs probe honour killings

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 17:58

Turkish MPs visits the south of the country to undertake the first ever survey into honour killings.
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Turkey orders fresh insult trial

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 15:04

A Turkish editor is to appear in court over publishing a novel that prosecutors say insults the nation.
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Writer fined for 'Turkish insult'

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 15:35

A writer is fined for insulting Turkish identity on similar charges to those facing novelist Orhan Pamuk.
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Euro MP faces Turkey insult probe

Tuesday, December 27th 2005, 18:11

Prosecutors launch an inquiry into whether an EU lawmaker should stand trial for insulting Turkish armed forces.
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Turkey insult law 'may be dumped'

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 21:54

Turkey's foreign minister indicates that a law being used to prosecute people for insulting the state could be scrapped.
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Partial reprieve for Turk writer

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 16:42

Turkish prosecutors decide to drop one of the insult charges against a novelist whose case has sparked uproar.
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Turkish 'bird flu test' boy dies

Sunday, January 1st 2006, 21:15

A Turkish boy dies in hospital as doctors wait to find out if he and three sick siblings had contracted bird flu.
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Turkish boy's death not bird flu

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 9:47

A 14-year-old Turkish boy who died at the weekend was not killed by bird flu, the health ministry says.
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Turkish teenagers die of bird flu

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 15:31

Two teenagers diagnosed with bird flu die in Turkey - the first human cases outside South-East Asia.
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Turkey deadly bird flu confirmed

Friday, January 6th 2006, 17:03

Tests confirm at least two of the three Turkish children killed by bird flu had the deadly H5N1 strain.
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Panic hits Turkey bird flu town

Saturday, January 7th 2006, 2:03

Worried residents in the Turkish town hit by three bird flu deaths head to a local hospital seeking treatment.
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Fresh cases of bird flu in Turkey

Sunday, January 8th 2006, 12:38

The virulent H5N1 virus is found in two children in eastern Turkey being treated for bird flu, the WHO says.
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'Three bird flu cases' in Ankara

Sunday, January 8th 2006, 13:12
related places: Ankara

Two children and an adult test positive for bird flu in the Turkish capital Ankara, the city's governor says.
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Struggle to contain bird flu in Turkey

Thursday, January 12th 2006, 12:01

Sarah Rainsford is in east Turkey, where authorities are battling to contain the outbreak of bird flu.
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Belgium bird flu tests negative

Saturday, January 14th 2006, 15:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A man taken to hospital in Belgium after returning from Turkey tests negative for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus.
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Fourth bird flu death in Turkey

Monday, January 16th 2006, 15:40

A 15-year-old girl who died on Sunday tests positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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Pope gunman avoids military duty

Monday, January 16th 2006, 17:15

The Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II is ruled unfit for military service, military doctors say.
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Turkish tourists set free in Iran

Tuesday, January 17th 2006, 20:07
related countries: Iran Iran

Three Turkish tourists kidnapped in Iran while on a paragliding trip are freed amid denials of a ransom deal.
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'Bird flu secrecy' angers Turkey

Friday, January 20th 2006, 16:59

Turkey says neighbouring countries are hampering its fight against bird flu by refusing to declare outbreaks of the virus.
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Turkey ends Pope gunman freedom

Friday, January 20th 2006, 23:12

The gunman who shot Pope John Paul II returns to prison after a Turkish appeals court overrules his early release.
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French bird flu case is negative

Sunday, January 22nd 2006, 21:37
related countries: France France

A French woman tested for bird flu after returning from Turkey does not have the disease, health officials say.
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Court drops Turkish writer's case

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 11:42

A Turkish court drops a case against renowned writer Orhan Pamuk, which had drawn Western criticism.
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Pope gunman jailed 'until 2010'

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 12:50

The gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 must spend another four years in jail, Turkish prosecutors say.
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Turkey urges fresh Cyprus talks

Tuesday, January 24th 2006, 17:38
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkey proposes reviving UN talks on the reunification of Cyprus, offering to lift trade restrictions.
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Shooting kills priest in Turkey

Sunday, February 5th 2006, 17:40
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Trabzon

A Italian Catholic priest is shot dead outside his church in the northern Turkish port of Trabzon, police say.
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Arrest over Turkey priest killing

Tuesday, February 7th 2006, 10:11
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Trabzon

Turkish police arrest a youth suspected of killing an Italian Catholic priest in the northern port of Trabzon.
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Scuffles in Turkey 'insult' trial

Tuesday, February 7th 2006, 21:14

Five writers go on trial in Turkey for comments they made about the killing of Armenians during WWI.
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Istanbul net cafe bomb kills one

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 22:39
related places: Istanbul

A bomb blast claimed by a Kurdish group leaves one person dead and 16 injured at an internet cafe in Istanbul.
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Several hurt in Turkey shop blast

Monday, February 13th 2006, 20:25
related places: Istanbul

At least 11 people are hurt in an apparent bomb blast outside a supermarket in Istanbul, Turkish officials say.
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Hamas leaders invited to Russia

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 17:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Hamas is formally invited for talks in Moscow, as it steps up its diplomatic initiative with a visit to Turkey.
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