2 killed in blast near US embassy in Turkey
Feb 1, 2013
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 30, 2014
US-led strikes hit Islamic State group fighters closing on a key town on Syria's border with Turkey overnight as Ankara prepared to request parliamentary authorisation Tuesday to join the coalition.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 29, 2014
Turkey's government said Monday it was likely to submit motions to parliament within 24 hours requesting extended mandates for military action in Iraq and Syria, so Ankara can join the coalition against Islamic State militants.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 26, 2014
Turkey said Friday it was prepared to take any measure that ensures its own security in the fight against Islamic State militants, keeping Ankara's options open amid growing pressure from its Western allies for concrete action.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 24, 2014
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday welcomed US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, saying Ankara could provide military or logistical support for the campaign.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 12, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ankara Friday for talks aimed at building a coalition against Islamic State jihadists, a visit that comes after Turkey refused to allow the use of its air bases for launching attacks on the extremists.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 28, 2014
Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in what his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 27, 2014
Thousands of people on Tuesday came together in Ankara to form the world's largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic who remains its number one national hero.
World | Reuters | Monday August 18, 2014
Turkey summoned the German ambassador in Ankara on Monday over a report in magazine Der Spiegel that Germany's BND intelligence agency had been spying on its NATO ally for years, a Turkish foreign ministry official said.
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Thursday August 14, 2014
Whether a Jet Airways plane plunged 5,000 feet while its pilot was napping and the co-pilot was preoccupied with her tablet is being investigated, the airline said today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 19, 2014
Four Palestinians who were seriously wounded during Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip arrived in Turkey for treatment in Ankara hospitals, with more expected to come, state media and officials said on Monday.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 11, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has started to evacuate wounded people from Gaza to Turkey for treatment.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 25, 2014
A Turkish train carrying Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the first ever high speed trip between Ankara and Istanbul on Friday suffered an unscheduled halt due to a technical problem, television reports said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 23, 2014
Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 22, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 17, 2014
Turkey's top court on Thursday ruled that the investigation into the killing of an ethnic Armenian journalist had been flawed, paving the way for potential further trials against new suspects.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 16, 2014
A group of Turkish miners from the town hit in May by Turkey's worst ever mine tragedy marched on parliament on Wednesday to urge the government to honour the promises made in the wake of the disaster.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
Turkey's much-vaunted high speed rail link between the main cities of Ankara and Istanbul suffered a new setback just a week before its official opening when a train crashed in testing, media reports said on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
Thirty-two Turkish truck drivers held hostage by Islamic militants in Iraq flew back home to Turkey on Thursday following their release after three weeks in captivity, local officials said.
World | Reuters | Tuesday July 1, 2014
Tayyip Erdogan declared his candidacy on Tuesday for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule and supporters, especially conservative Muslims, see as the crowning prize in his drive to reshape NATO member Turkey.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
Turkey raised fears on Wednesday over potential spillover from turmoil in neighbouring Iraq, as NATO promised not to hesitate to defend its ally from the widening conflict.