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Turkey charges two policemen in Erdogan spying case

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Sunday charged two former policemen with illegally eavesdropping on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their extradition from Romania, state-media said.

Turkey PM denies rift with Erdogan, calls for presidential system

Istanbul - Turkey should adopt a presidential system, the country's Prime Minister has declared, refuting claims that he and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were at loggerheads over the idea.

Water tunnels lead to 5,000-year-old underground city in Turkey

Nevsehir - A construction project in Cappadocia, Turkey, already famous for its underground cities, cave churches and strange chimney houses, has unearthed what may be the largest hiding place ever found in the region.

Turkey approves tough anti-protest law after all-night debate

Ankara - The Turkish parliament on Friday passed a stripped down version of its controversial homeland security bill that has enraged the opposition, after a 16-hour debate that lasted all night.

Turkey military, Kurdish clashes test peace process

Ankara - The Turkish military Wednesday responded with artillery fire to attacks launched by Kurdish rebels, raising concerns over the fragility of a peace process to end a decades-long insurgency.

One dead, 3 wounded in blast at Turkish radical magazine: Report

Istanbul - One person was killed and three people were wounded Wednesday when a blast ripped through the offices of a magazine linked to a Turkish radical Islamist group in Istanbul, the Dogan news agency reported.

Turkey probes top minister and mayor as ruling party rift grows

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday launched an investigation into Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc and Ankara mayor Melih Gokcek after the two traded angry accusations as a row within the ruling party widened.

Erdogan rift with Turkey government widens as threats fly

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dug in his heels Monday in what appears to be a widening rift with his own government over the Kurdish peace process.

Erdogan at odds with government over Kurdish peace process

Istanbul - An unprecedented rift emerged Sunday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government over the handling of the peace process to end the decades-long armed struggle by Kurdish militants.

Missing British medical students feared to have joined IS

Istanbul - A group of British medical students of Sudanese origin who went missing after travelling to Turkey are feared to have crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group as doctors, reports and sources said on Sunday.

Kurdish chief calls for congress to end Turkey rebellion

Diyarbakir - Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan on Saturday called for Kurds to hold a historic congress to end a decades-long armed struggle against the Turkish state that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Chile, Canada clash in women’s field hockey qualifier in Dublin

Dublin - The Chilean women’s national field hockey team continued its remarkable participation in the second round of the Women's FIH World Hockey League tournament in Ireland. The South Americans will face the Canadian team seeking to advance to the semifinals.

Proud Turkey marks centenary of World War I Gallipoli victory

- Turkey on Wednesday marked 100 years since the start of the Gallipoli Campaign by the Allies in World War I, an event seen now as a glorious victory by Ottoman forces and a crucial moment in the formation of the modern Turkish state.

Turkey compares talks with Assad to 'shaking hands with Hitler'

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday rubbished suggestions that talks should be held with President Bashar al-Assad, saying negotiating with the Syrian leader was no different to shaking hands with Nazi tyrant Adolf Hitler.

Turkey not headed toward 'dictatorship': Erdogan

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday dismissed claims that a new constitution expanding his powers would install a "dictatorship"."They say the presidential system would bring dictatorship.

Turkey arrests 3 in raids over Erdogan Twitter insults

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday detained three people accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other top officials on Twitter, after raiding their homes.

Turkish ex-president to 'stay out of politics'

Istanbul - Turkey's former president Abdullah Gul said Friday he had no plans to return to politics, ending speculation of a possible comeback in June legislative elections.

Turkey opens fire to stop Syrian migrant ship

Istanbul - The Turkish coastguard opened fire to stop a cargo vessel carrying 337 mainly Syrian migrants heading towards European Union waters and arrested the suspected traffickers, a top local official said Friday.

Turkey government steps back on controversial security bill

Ankara - The Turkish government took an unexpected step back on its controversial homeland security bill, taking the legislation out of parliament and sending it back to a committee for further revision.

Turkey says spy detained for helping British girls join IS

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday said an intelligence agent working for one of the states in the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group had been captured for helping three British teenage girls cross into Syria to join the militants.
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