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Two killed in clashes with PKK in southeast Turkey: report

Ankara - A Turkish soldier and a village guard were killed on Saturday in separate clashes with Kurdish rebels in Turkey's restive southeast, local media reported.

Turkish man attacks bus driver with umbrella, causes pile-up

Istanbul - Turkish police have detained a man who caused a mass pile-up and traffic chaos in Istanbul on Friday when he attacked a bus driver with an umbrella, reports said.

Six wounded as Turkish town hit by rocket fired from Syria

Istanbul - A rocket fired from an area in Syria held by Islamic State (IS) jihadists slammed into the centre of a Turkish town on Thursday, wounding six people including five children, reports said.

Turkey detains ex Galatasaray football star in coup probe

Istanbul - Turkish police on Thursday detained a former prominent footballer from the Istanbul giants Galatasaray on suspicion of links to the group blamed for the July 15 failed coup.

Turkey arrests top journalist Altan day after release

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday put a prominent journalist under arrest just a day after he was released over accusations related to the failed July coup, in a case that has sparked global concern.

US warns of 'Starbucks attack risk' in south Turkey

Istanbul - The United States has warned of the risk of a terror attack in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border on businesses frequented by Westerners, including the popular coffee chain Starbucks.

Turkey opposition journalists on trial again over 'Gulen links'

Ankara - Two Turkish opposition journalists who were handed jail sentences in a hugely-controversial espionage case earlier this year went on trial again Wednesday over alleged ties to the group accused of planning the July coup, local media reported.

Knife attacker shot outside Israeli embassy in Ankara

Ankara - A mentally disturbed Turkish man wielding a knife tried to storm the Israeli embassy in Ankara on Wednesday but was shot by police before reaching the building, Turkish and Israeli officials said.

Turkey jails 45 students over 2012 anti-Erdogan protest

Ankara - A Turkish court jailed 45 students Tuesday over a 2012 protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at an Ankara university when he visited to celebrate a satellite launch, state media reported.

Back to school in Turkey after post-coup teacher purge

Istanbul - Turkish schools reopened Monday for the first time since July's attempted coup, following a summer which saw tens of thousands of teachers sacked or suspended over alleged links to the plotters or to Kurdish rebels.

Turkey police detain IS suspects 'planning attack'

Istanbul - Turkish police have detained more than 20 Islamic State suspects, including a Syrian man believed to be organising an attack in Istanbul, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.

Turkey hopes Syria ceasefire will be permanent

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said a fragile ceasefire in neighbouring Syria was largely holding and expressed hopes that it would become permanent.

Turkey 'asks US to arrest Gulen' for 'ordering' coup

Istanbul - Turkey has asked Washington to arrest US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen for "ordering" the July 15 coup bid which was aimed at ousting the government, state media reported on Tuesday.

Jailed Kurdish leader in 'good health': brother

Diyarbakir - The leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, is "in good health" and has called for an end to the Kurdish conflict, his brother said Monday after visiting him in jail.

Car bomb hits eastern Turkish city of Van, 27 injured

Istanbul - A car bomb exploded outside the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in the eastern Turkish city of Van on Monday, leaving 27 people wounded, officials said.

Turkey's Erdogan says mayors' dismissal long overdue

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended the suspension of 28 mayors over alleged links to Kurdish militants or US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, saying it was a long-overdue move. "To me, it is a step that came late.

Jailed PKK chief receives first family visit in two years: lawyers

Istanbul - Jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan on Sunday received his first family visit in two years, meeting his brother on the Turkish prison island where he has been held for over one-and-a-half decades, his lawyers said.

Turkey ousts 28 mayors under post-coup emergency

Istanbul - Turkey on Sunday removed 28 mayors accused of links to Kurdish militants or US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, using emergency powers to replace them with state-appointed trustees in a move that sparked accusations of trampling on democracy.

Erdogan says Turkey has 'duty' to defeat IS

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey had a duty to defeat the Islamic State extremist group, adding its operation inside Syria was a first step towards this goal.

Canadian who admits smoking pot banned from entering U.S.

Vancouver - Even though the use of marijuana is legal in several U.S. states and Canada plans to legalize its use even for recreational purposes, a federal U.S. law allows people to be denied entry if they admit to smoking pot recreationally.
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