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Erdogan back in Ankara after coup, to chair Security Council meet

The crunch meetings come as controversy grows over the scope of the legal crackdown against coup plotters.

20 Jul 2016 12:34 PM

85 generals, admirals charged in Turkey coup attempt

Authorities rounded up thousands alleged to have been involved in the coup, which killed 208 govt supporters and 24 coup plotters.

19 Jul 2016 3:57 PM

Turkey coup: 3000 held; crackdown over suspected links to cleric Gulen

Gunfire and explosions had rocked both Istanbul and Ankara through the night after soldiers took up positions in both cities.

17 Jul 2016 11:54 AM

161 dead in coup bid, 3,000 held, says Turkish PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday that 161 people were killed in the coup attempt against the government, with 2,839 soldiers now detained on the suspicion of involvement.

17 Jul 2016 7:38 AM

Turkey crushes coup bid

Troops clash with public, more than 250 killed

17 Jul 2016 7:12 AM


Iran indicts 3 dual nationals, Lebanese man

Iran’s judiciary has indicted three detained Iranian dual nationals and a Lebanese citizen also held in the Islamic Republic, the judiciary’s official news website Mizan said on Monday.

12 Jul 2016 7:12 AM

Turkey’s ties with Israel and Russia gain speed

Turkey and Israel will this week start the process of exchanging ambassadors after they signed a deal to restore ties following a bitter row in 2010, Ankara said on Tuesday.

29 Jun 2016 12:46 AM

Gaddafi’s jewelled ivory dagger seized in Istanbul

Turkish police have seized a jewel-encrusted ivory dagger said to have belonged to Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi and which was going to be sold for millions of dollars on the black market, Anado

15 Jun 2016 2:23 AM

EU envoy to Turkey quits after row

The EU’s top diplomat in Turkey has stepped down after a row with Ankara over his criticism of the government’s conduct in a landmark migrant deal, his office said on Tuesday.

15 Jun 2016 12:52 AM

It was genocide: Germany

Armenian activists embrace outside the Bundestag after the German legislators voted to recognise the genocide. (Photo: AFP)

03 Jun 2016 7:27 AM


Turkey: 104 ISIS militants killed in air, land strikes

Turkey’s state-run news agency said US-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the ISIS group in Syria have killed 104 militants.

29 May 2016 12:44 AM

Turkey’s new PM calls for presidential government

Turkey’s experienced transport minister Binali Yildirim, a steadfast ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was on Sunday named ruling party chief and was set to be also appointed as Prime Minister i

22 May 2016 11:50 PM

Turkey: 8 soldiers dead in clash with PKK, helicopter crash

The PKK, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey and its allies, has waged a three-decades-long insurgency against Turkey.

13 May 2016 3:58 PM

‘EU must fix pro-terror laws’

Erdogan wants visa-free travel for Turks to EU by October ‘at latest’

11 May 2016 6:45 AM

‘Turkey to develop EU policies in line with President remarks’

Turkey will develop the necessary policies on visa liberalisation with the European Union and execute them in line with President Tayyip Erdogan’s recent statements, the Turkish foreign ministry spoke

10 May 2016 6:43 AM


Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen

A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station on Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to media reports.

02 May 2016 6:24 AM

Turkey kills 900 ISIS jihadists in Syria raids

Turkey has killed almost 900 alleged members of the ISIS group since January through artillery fire and air raids, the state-run Anatolia news agency said on Monday, citing military sources.

26 Apr 2016 6:32 AM

Relief groups launch largest Syria aid delivery yet

Aid groups launched their largest delivery of assistance yet in war-torn Syria on Thursday after the UN evacuated hundreds of besieged residents, intensifying relief efforts even as peace talks falter

22 Apr 2016 1:33 AM

Europe needs Turkey more than Turkey needs EU: Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union Tuesday it needs Turkey more than Ankara needs the bloc, as tensions grew over promises for visa liberalisation in a crucial deal on stemming t

20 Apr 2016 6:25 AM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan won’t meet Barack Obama during US visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to the United States for only the second visit of his presidency at a time when relations between the two key Nato allies are severely tested by widening d

30 Mar 2016 7:18 AM