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Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Barack Obama went behind my back

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused US counterpart Barack Obama of going behind his back for criticising Turkey’s press freedom record and linked it to efforts to “divide” Turkey, media rep

04 Apr 2016 5:26 AM

Arabic bookstore anchors Syrian refugees

A rustic, three-story Arabic bookstore in old Istanbul has become an anchor for many Syrians who have stayed put in Turkey but crave a taste of home.

04 Apr 2016 5:18 AM

Twitter campaign backs Turkey President

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have created a viral Twitter hashtag #WeLoveErdogan to rally around the Turkish leader as he makes a highly sensitive visit to the United States an

31 Mar 2016 6:17 AM

Turkey hunts would-be bombers

Turkish newspapers carried a front-page pictures on Monday of three more men, believed to be planning suicide bomb attacks for Islamic State, after a suspected member of the radical militant group kil

22 Mar 2016 12:49 AM

Five Afghans, including baby, drown trying to reach Greece

Five Afghans, including two children and a six-month old baby, drowned in the Aegean overnight trying to reach Greece as Turkey starts to implement an EU agreement to curb illegal migration.

11 Mar 2016 7:00 AM


EU, Turkey seek to realise migrant plan

Syrian refugees sit on railway tracks at an improvised camp in northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, near the Greek border, on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

09 Mar 2016 5:45 AM

EU, Turkey seek to realise migrant plan

EU and Turkish leaders on Tuesday sought to turn into a lasting accord a plan on easing Europe’s migrant crisis hailed as a game-changer by Ankara and Brussels but swiftly criticised by the UN’s refug

09 Mar 2016 1:52 AM

Turkey plans refugee city in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested building a new city in northern Syria to house some of the millions of refugees escaping the country’s civil war, reports said Saturday.

06 Mar 2016 4:38 AM

Turkey newspaper defiant after raid, warns of ‘darkest days’

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the “darkest days” in the history of the press in a defiant edition Saturday as the police use

06 Mar 2016 4:13 AM

Turkey jails 2 over Aylan Kurdi's death

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced two Syrian people smugglers to more than four years in prison over the drowning of Aylan Kurdi, the toddler who became a symbol of Europe’s refugee crisis when his

05 Mar 2016 7:07 AM


28 soldiers killed in Ankara blast

Turkey PM blames Kurdish militants

19 Feb 2016 2:24 AM

Greece in EU’s line of fire on migrant crisis

The EU piled more pressure on Greece on Wednesday, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees so that other overstretched member states can send migrants back there.

11 Feb 2016 6:01 AM

At least 11 migrants drown off Turkey: report

The migrants had set off from the district of Dikili in western port city of Izmir to reach the Greek island of Lesbos.

08 Feb 2016 4:41 PM

Turkey to US: It’s either us or Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed anger over a US official’s visit to a Kurdish militia group controlling the Syrian town of Kobane, urging Washington to choose between Turkey and the “

08 Feb 2016 6:02 AM

Turkey seeks life term for 2 anti-President journalists

Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday demanded life sentences for two top journalists from the Opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on charges of revealing state secrets with a report that had alleged President

28 Jan 2016 3:36 AM


Joe Biden: PKK threat to Turkey like ISIS

US vice-president Joe Biden said on Saturday that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is a threat to Turkey like the ISIS, condemning the Kurdish militants as “a terror group plain and simple”.

24 Jan 2016 6:05 AM

Four wounded in shelling near school in Turkish town on Syrian border: reports

Unconfirmed reports said there could be up to two fatalities and the shelling likely came from Syria.

18 Jan 2016 1:47 PM

Turkish work permits for Syria refugees

Turkey is to grant work permits to Syrian refugees, an official statement said on Friday, in a key move which could allow Syrians to build more prosperous and stable lives in the country.

16 Jan 2016 6:08 AM

‘Heard a strange sound, shouted run’

The guide of a group of Ger-man tourists who were targeted by a suicide bom-ber in Istanbul said she heard the moment the attacker released his expl-osive charge and then shouted “run!” to her clie-nt

14 Jan 2016 6:09 AM

Turkey detains 3 Russians in anti-IS raid after bombing

Turkish authorities identified the bomber as a Syrian born in 1988, who had recently entered Turkey .

13 Jan 2016 3:32 PM