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Erdogan condemns Israel's 'excessive' use of force in Jerusalem

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday denounced as "excessive" the use of force by Israeli security forces in deadly clashes over sensitive Jerusalem holy site."I condemn Israel's insistence on its position despite all warnings...

'Hero' T-shirt prompts wave of arrests in Turkey

Istanbul - Turkish police have over the last week detained at least 15 people for wearing a T-shirt with a slogan the authorities argue is a veiled message backing the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup.

Turkey to re-arrest four activists in Amnesty case

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Friday issued new arrest warrants for four activists previously detained but then released in a controversial case that has raised tensions with the West.

Germany cannot scare Turkey with 'threats': Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in an escalating row over a wave of arrests that prompted Berlin to step up warnings to German tourists and investors.

Nearly 80 injured in Turkey by quake: report

Ankara - Almost 80 people were injured in the Turkish resort of Bodrum after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey, local media reported Friday.

Turkey accuses Germany of 'great political irresponsibility'

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday accused Germany of displaying "great political irresponsibility" in stepping up a travel warning for the country after Berlin reacted angrily to Ankara's latest arrests of human rights activists."Sending a message...

Turkey formally arrests producer of Erdogan film

Ankara - A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of a film producer after he made a controversial movie showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held at gunpoint in a bloody coup d'etat, reports said Wednesday.

Turkey PM opts for stability in light cabinet reshuffle

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday announced a lighter-than-expected cabinet reshuffle, avoiding major changes in a bid to send a business-as-usual message a year after the failed coup.

Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge

Ak - She was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered.

Heavy rainfall hits Istanbul causing transport chaos

Istanbul - Heavy rainfall hit Istanbul on Tuesday, flooding streets and causing disruption to public transport, officials and AFP correspondents said.

Turkey court orders six rights activists be kept in custody

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered that six human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director remain in custody for allegedly aiding a "terror" group, in a case the rights watchdog called a "travesty of justice.

Syrian displaced by IS fight paints his heartache

Ak - Under the Islamic State group's rule, Syrian farmer Faysal was forced to hide his sketches and paintings, but displaced by fighting he has finally been able to resume his beloved hobby.

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced Tuesday.

Turkey court rules to keep six rights activists in custody

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered that six human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director remain in custody for aiding a terror group, in a case the NGO called a "travesty of justice.

Air strikes pummel Syria's Raqa as US-backed forces advance on IS

Ak - Heavy bombardment and fierce fighting shook the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Raqa on Monday, as US-backed forces said they captured a new neighbourhood from entrenched jihadists.

Turkey extends post-coup state of emergency

Istanbul - Turkey's parliament voted on Monday to renew a state of emergency in effect since last year's failed coup attempt sparked the biggest crackdown in the country's modern history.

Saving the grapes of Raqa

Ak - Since she fled her home near the jihadist stronghold of Raqa in northern Syria more than a month ago, Warda al-Jassem has been impatient to return -- to water her vine.

US-backed forces say advancing against IS in Syria's Raqa

Ak - US-backed forces said Monday they had seized a new neighbourhood from the Islamic State group in the jihadist stronghold of Raqa in northern Syria.

Mr President? Erdogan voice message surprises Turkey mobile users

Istanbul - When making a social phone call, you don't expect to hear the voice of the head of state.

Tragic end to Raqa family's hopes of burying loved ones

Ak - While thousands of people scramble to flee Syria's battle-torn Raqa, members of the Sheikh Wais family bravely headed back in to recover the bodies of loved ones killed there.
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