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Outlook bleak for Turkey tourism after airport blasts

Istanbul - Turkey's already limping tourism industry is suffering a fresh grievous blow after the latest in a series of attacks targeted at tourists claimed dozens of lives, analysts said Wednesday.

Turkey terror: The militant groups behind attacks

Istanbul - Turkey has been hit by a wave of attacks over the past year that have claimed the lives of more than 260 people, mainly in the capital Ankara and the country's biggest city Istanbul.

Witnesses recount panic, horror of Istanbul airport carnage

Istanbul - A petrified honeymoon couple hugged each other inside a hair salon cupboard as shots rang out outside, praying the gunmen rampaging through Istanbul's airport would not find them.

Major bomb attacks in Turkey

Istanbul - At least 41 people died in a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's international airport on Tuesday, the latest in a series of attacks that have claimed at least 260 lives over the past year.

41 dead in Istanbul airport carnage blamed on IS

Istanbul - Turkey pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists Wednesday after suicide bombers armed with automatic rifles attacked Istanbul's main international airport, killing 41 people, including foreigners.

Major bomb attacks in Turkey

Istanbul - Following is a list of the worst bomb attacks in Turkey since 1986:- 2016 -June 28: At least 36 people are killed in a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport.

Istanbul airport attacks kill 36, Turkey blames IS

Istanbul - Turkey Wednesday pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists after a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's main international airport killed at least 36 people, including foreigners.

At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

Istanbul - A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport killed at least 32 people and left scores wounded, in the latest deadly strike to rock Turkey's biggest city.

Turkey, Israel set to start process of exchanging ambassadors

Ankara - 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 Tuesday.

Turkish PM retracts compensation offer for downed Russia jet: media

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday went back on an earlier offer of compensation to Russia for shooting down one of Moscow's military jets in November, media reported.

Turkey mends fences with former foes Israel and Russia

Istanbul - Turkey launched a major diplomatic charm offensive Monday, reaching out a conciliatory hand to Russia and hailing a deal to restore ties with Israel as it looks to boost its neighbourhood clout.

Erdogan hopes for 'quick' return to normal Turkey-Russia ties

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he hoped for a "quick" normalisation in ties with Russia after he expressed regret over the downing of one of Moscow's military jets.

Turkey police fire rubber bullets at banned Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Turkish riot police in Istanbul on Sunday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city's Gay Pride parade.

Turkey's Erdogan says Brexit is 'start of new era'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Britain's planned departure from the European Union signalled the "beginning of a new era" and warned the bloc could face new breakups.

Erdogan meets Hamas leader amid reports of Israel deal

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday met the leader of radical Palestinian group Hamas for unscheduled talks following reports Ankara was close to agreeing a deal on normalising ties with Israel.

Turkish man given suspended jail for 'comparing Erdogan to Gollum'

Istanbul - A court in Turkey's southern resort city of Antalya has handed a Turkish man a suspended jail sentence of over one year for comparing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum, a report said Thursday.

Turkey in new quest to patch up with regional foes

Ankara - Reaching out to Russia and working to normalise ties with Israel, Turkey is moving to mend fences and restore its waning regional clout by returning to a policy known as "zero problems with neighbours".

Turkey confirms new talks with EU on membership bid

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday confirmed it would hold new membership talks with the European Union next week and would pressure the bloc to "keep its promises" over visa-free travel.

Erdogan suggests UK-style referendum on Turkey EU bid

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time suggested Turkey could hold a referendum over whether to continue its long-stalled bid to join the European Union.

Turkish prosecutors 'demand over 14 years in jail' for activists

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors have asked for three prominent activists and journalists to be handed jail sentences of over 14 years on charges of publishing terror propaganda for guest editing a pro-Kurdish daily, a report said on Thursday.
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