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Turkey sends 300 extra commandos to Syria

The Syrian towns of Jarabulus, Al Rai and Dabiq were retaken from the IS jihadists in lightning moves in the early weeks of the operation.

09 Dec 2016 2:57 PM

11 children among 12 dead in Turkey school dorm fire

Some of injuries were caused when terrified students jumped out the window to escape the flames.

30 Nov 2016 9:41 AM

Bosphorus ship spotters set sights on Russian war boats

Minutes after fishermen tip him off that a ship is about to pass through Istanbul’s Bosphorus, Yoruk Isik drops what he’s doing and rushes to his favourite vantage point, camera in hand.

24 Oct 2016 12:10 AM

Turkey detains Gulen brother in coup probe

The Turkish police on Sunday detained a brother of the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is accused of masterminding the failed July coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state

03 Oct 2016 7:07 AM

Turkey sacks 87 spies for ‘links’ to failed coup

Turkey has dismissed 87 staff from its spy agency over alleged links to the failed July 15 coup, state media said on Tuesday, in the first purge of one of the country’s most powerful institutions.

28 Sep 2016 1:59 AM

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10 Turkish troops killed by Kurds

Ten members of the Turkish security forces were killed in two separate attacks in southeastern Turkey on Monday blamed on the outl-awed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), local media reported.

27 Sep 2016 6:32 AM

Turkey says ready to help US capture IS Capital

Turkey would be ready to join any initiative proposed by the United States to capture an ISIS stronghold in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks published on Wednesday, as Turkish-backed fo

08 Sep 2016 2:23 AM

Turkey to free 38,000 pre-coup prisoners

Turkey on Wednesday said it would free 38,000 prisoners not linked to the failed coup in a move apparently aimed at releasing pressure on prisons filled to bursting with suspects from the putsch.

18 Aug 2016 6:13 AM

16,000 held in Turkey coup probe

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday 16,000 people have been formally arrested and remanded in custody in connection with last month's failed coup attempt, while another 6,000 detaine

10 Aug 2016 6:14 AM

Rebels who tried to ‘kill’ Tayyip Erdogan captured

Turkish special forces captured a group of rebel commandos who tried to seize or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, and a government minister said plotters would “never see God’s sun

02 Aug 2016 6:15 AM

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Turkey overhauls top military council

A Turkish protester holds a banner, reading “Erdogan is a hero of democracy,” during a demonstration in Cologne, Germany. (Photo: AP)

01 Aug 2016 5:18 AM

Turkey investigating people who say coup attempt was hoax

Turkey also said it plans to hire more than 20,000 teachers to replace those who have been fired after the coup.

24 Jul 2016 6:54 PM

Turkey detains Fethullah Gulen’s nephew

Turkey has detained a nephew of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen after last week’s failed coup, state-run media reported Saturday, the first time one of the his relatives has been apprehended in the

24 Jul 2016 6:43 AM

Turkey set for emergency measures

Turkey will announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy as it purges thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service a

21 Jul 2016 3:18 AM

Turkey launches first air strikes on PKK in Iraq since coup

Former Turkish air force chief General Akin Ozturk, 25 other ex-generals and many soldiers were arrested, suspected of planning the coup.

20 Jul 2016 1:05 PM

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Turkey vows to uproot Gulen movement

Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, after an already deep purge of the army, police and judiciary, and said on Tuesday it had sent Washingt

20 Jul 2016 2:20 AM

Top generals and judges among 6,000 held in Turkey coup plot

Turkish authorities pressed on Sunday with a ruthless crackdown against suspects in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 6,000 people detained as he vowed to stamp out the “vir

18 Jul 2016 1:36 AM

Anger, bloodshed in Istanbul

Draped in Turkish flags, people poured on to the streets and put up a stiff fight against the putschists.

17 Jul 2016 12:54 PM

Unesco adds Nalanda to World Heritage list

The UN’s cultural agency on Friday added four new sites in Iran, India, China and Micronesia to its World Heritage list.

16 Jul 2016 12:47 AM

Terrorists came to Europe with refugees: Angela Merkel

Militant groups smuggled some of their members into Europe in the wave of migrants who have fled from Syria, German Chancellor Angela said on Monday.

12 Jul 2016 7:07 AM

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