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Nearly 2,000 jailed for life since 2016 coup: Turkey state media

Ankara - Nearly 2,000 people have been sentenced to life in prison since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish state media reported Tuesday.

Orthodox Patriarch welcomes Ukraine's independent church

Ankara - The Orthodox Patriarch has welcomed the creation of an Orthodox church in Ukraine independent of Moscow and invited its leader to Istanbul to receive official confirmation of its status.

Erdogan and Trump urge cooperation after Turkey's Syria threat

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed Friday to "more effective coordination" between their countries' operations in Syria, after Ankara threatened to launch a new offensive in the war-torn nation.

Turkey court orders Kurdish leader to remain in custody

Ankara - A Turkish court on Thursday ordered the continued detention of Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas despite a European rights court ruling calling for his release, an official from his political party said.

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 86 injured

Ankara - Nine people were killed and nearly 90 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said, becoming the latest rail disaster to hit the country.

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured

Ankara - Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said.

Four dead, 43 injured in Ankara train crash

Ankara - A high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43, the Ankara governor said.

Kurdish leader tells Turkish court he is a 'political hostage'

Sincan - Jailed top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas said he was a "political hostage" on Wednesday during his first court appearance in Turkey since a European rights court demanded his release.

Turkey to launch operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday warned it will launch a new operation in Syria within days against an American-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a terrorist group, risking renewed tensions with NATO ally the United States.

Op-Ed: Military drones; the new wave raises questions

Sydney - New technologies, and more capabilities, and more punch are making drones serious military threats. Theoretically, there is no real limit to what these drains can carry, and deliver to a target.

Turkey issues warrant for exiled opposition journalist

Ankara - Turkey issued an arrest warrant Wednesday against exiled opposition journalist Can Dundar, accusing him of involvement in anti-government protests in 2013, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince aides over Khashoggi

Istanbul - A Turkish court issued arrest warrants Wednesday for two suspects close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, increasing pressure on the kingdom's de facto leader.

Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

Ankara - A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas against his conviction for "terrorist propaganda", his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to President Rec...

Turkey defies rights court ruling on jailed Kurdish politician

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday rejected a request to free a jailed top Kurdish politician after over two years behind bars, defying a European rights court ruling that his detention was politically motivated.

Turkey slams 'unacceptable' UK court extradition rejection

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday lambasted an "unacceptable" decision by a British court to reject a request from Ankara to extradite a prominent businessman accused of providing financial support for the 2016 failed coup.

Syria rebels hand 4-year-old to her Belgian mother

Dizin - A rebel administration in Syria's last major insurgent stronghold of Idlib handed over a four-year-old girl to her Belgian mother on Monday after a custody dispute following her father's death.

Turkish riot police halt march decrying violence against women

Istanbul - Turkish riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and used their shields to halt an unauthorised march in Istanbul marking an international day calling for an end to violence against women.

Turkey says EU overstepped brief by calling for Kurdish leader's release

Ankara - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday accused the European Union's top diplomat of overstepping her brief by calling for the release of jailed Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas.

Turkey charges arch-foe Gulen and 27 others over Russian envoy's killing

Ankara - A Turkish prosecutor on Friday charged 28 suspects including US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a 2016 failed coup, over the murder of the Russian ambassador later in the same year.

Turkey says Trump turning a 'blind eye' to Khashoggi murder

Ankara - Turkey on Friday said US President Donald Trump intended to turn a "blind eye" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder after he said it would not affect Washington's ties with Riyadh.
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