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In America
October 13, 2017 5:08 am gmt |
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Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan blamed his country’s dispute with the United States on the outgoing U.S. ambassador John Bass on Thursday (October 12), saying Washington was “sacrificing” relations with its NATO ally. At a meeting with provincial governors in Ankara Erdogan ...
In World
September 17, 2017 10:59 am gmt |
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French journalist Loup Bureau boarded a plane home at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in the early hours of Sunday (September 17) after his recent release by Turkish authorities. Bureau was seized by security forces on the Iraqi border last month and released on Friday (September 15). Bureau was esc...
In Europe
July 28, 2017 10:32 am gmt |
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An AtlasGlobal Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Thursday (July 27) after being hit by hailstones during a freak storm. Heavy damage could be seen to the plane’s nose and the cockpit windows were covered in debris caused by the severe ...
In Europe
July 23, 2017 12:42 pm gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Germany on Sunday (July 23), saying German politicians should not make threats based on “false news”, as a row between the two country escalates. Asked about a letter published in Germany’s Bild newspaper by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, E...
In Europe
July 21, 2017 10:44 am gmt |
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Turkey’s economy minister said on Thursday (July 20) German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both the Turkish government and its laws, and denied reports Ankara gave Berlin a list of companies it was targeting for suspected links to last year’s coup attempt. In an interview ...
In Latest Stories
July 21, 2017 5:10 am gmt |
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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 has killed at least two people on the island of Kos and injured 200 in Greek and Turkish coastal towns. The quake struck near major tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the early hours of Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. Around 200 people have ...
In Europe
June 10, 2017 9:34 am gmt |
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Turkey’s troop deployment in Qatar is an apparent message of support for Qatar, said a Turkish political analyst on Thursday in Istanbul. Turkey’s Grand National Assembly on Wednesday approved draft bills allowing its deployment of troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar. The bill incl...
In Europe
April 16, 2017 7:26 am gmt |
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More than 167,000 polling stations across Turkey opened at 07:00 local time (0400 GMT) on Sunday for a referendum on expanding presidential powers. More than 55 million Turkish citizens, including one million first-time voters, will vote on constitutional amendment that proposes replacing the current...
In Europe
April 7, 2017 11:00 am gmt |
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In a hardening of Turkey’s tone, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on Friday (April 7) that it was necessary to oust the Syrian regime “as soon as possible from the leadership of Syria.” Turkey, a NATO member and part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, h...
In Europe
March 31, 2017 9:41 am gmt |
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Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country’s consulate in central Brussels on Thursday (March 30), Belgian police said. A police spokeswoman said she could give no further details on the number of wounde...
In Europe
March 26, 2017 12:40 pm gmt |
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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (March 25) that Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks following a planned vote on April 16. Turkey began EU accession talks in 2005 but they have moved very slowly due to disagreements over Cyprus, huma...
In Europe
March 26, 2017 12:35 pm gmt |
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Demonstrators gathered in front of the Swiss parliament in Bern on Saturday (March 25) to protest against Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan. The protests had been organised by several Kurdish associations, socialist activists and members of the left-wing movements, demanding the protection of ...
In Europe
February 3, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Germany is going to receive 500 refugees from Turkey each month, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday in Ankara, while paying a one-day working visit to Turkey. Merkel held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during her visit. The Chan...
In Europe
January 19, 2017 10:09 am gmt |
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Russia and Turkey conducted their first joint airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Syria on Wednesday, the Russian defense ministry said. Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military’s General Staff said at a press briefing that altogether 17 Russian and Turkish aircra...
In Europe
January 4, 2017 9:50 am gmt |
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Police detained 27 people as part of the Istanbul nightclub attack investigation in the western city of Izmir on Wednesday (January 4), including women and children, who had travelled from Konya,it is learnt. Video footage showed some of them being brought out of an apartment building to waiting vehi...
In Europe
November 23, 2016 7:29 am gmt |
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Leading European lawmakers on Tuesday (November 22) urged a halt to membership talks with Turkey over its post-coup purges. Erdogan, exasperated with the EU’s intensified criticism of his rights record, has said the bloc would have to “live with the consequences” should it stop the ...
In Europe
October 23, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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Turkey is prepared to “take measures” in Iraq because it is not satisfied by promises from Washington and Baghdad that Kurdish militants and Shi’ite militias will not take part in current fighting, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday (October 22). “Turkey can never...
In Europe
October 19, 2016 10:48 am gmt |
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The European Union should implement visa-free travel for Turks by the end of the year and stop insisting that Turkey changes its anti-terrorism laws, Turkey’s EU minister told Reuters on Tuesday (October 18), warning that Ankara may cancel the readmission agreement. Turkey agreed in March to st...
In Europe
September 14, 2016 10:06 am gmt |
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The UN high commissioner for human rights has voiced concerns over allegations of continued violations of international law in southeast Turkey. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein made the remarks during a speech at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva on Tuesday. While adding that his conc...