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Turkey 'restricts' Facebook, Twitter at schools

Istanbul - Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said Thursday.

Pro-Erdogan candidate voted Turkey's new parliament speaker

Ankara - The defence minister from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party was elected parliament speaker Wednesday in a vote seen as a key barometer of the country's politics after the party lost its majority in June elections.

Turkey parliament fails to elect speaker after two votes

Ankara - Turkish lawmakers have failed to elect a new parliamentary speaker at the first two attempts on Tuesday in a key barometer of Turkish politics after the ruling party lost its majority on June 7 elections.

Gay Pride parade in Turkey draws government ire

The LGBT community in the United States is still celebrating its milestone victory in the Supreme Court. LGBT communities elsewhere, however, are still facing harsh discrimination, with activists in Turkey having been barred from marching.

Turkey seeks to calm speculation over Syria invasion

Ankara - Turkey sought to calm speculation Tuesday it was planning to invade Syria, saying it would not act unilaterally but has a right to protect its borders."To interpret our border security measures as 'Turkey is going to war'...

Turkey holds security meet; speculation on Syria action

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a top security meeting Monday as media speculated that Ankara was planning a military intervention in Syria, following gains there by Kurds against the jihadists.

Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march after some began chanting slogans against the president, an AFP reporter said.

Turkey will 'never allow' Kurdish state in Syria warns Erdogan

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will never allow the establishment of a Kurdish state in Syria after major gains by Kurdish fighters.

Turkey's Erdogan sees red over 'giant table' accusations

Ankara - Already stung by accusations that his presidential palace in Ankara is a megalomaniac folly, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing new claims of wasteful extravagance.

Turkey rejects claims IS raided Kobane from its soil

Ankara - Ankara rejected as "black propaganda" claims that Islamic State (IS) militants crossed from Turkey Thursday to carry out a deadly bombings and raids on the Syrian town of Kobane.

Turkey opposition nominates veteran ex-leader for speaker

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on Wednesday nominated its veteran former leader Deniz Baykal for the post of parliament speaker after elections in which the ruling party failed to win an overall majority.

Turkey in 'reconciliation' talks with Israel

Istanbul - Turkey on Wednesday said it was holding talks with Israel over a deal to reconcile the two former allies following a deadly Israeli commando raid on a Turkish aid vessel bound for Gaza.

Turkish sculptor faces jail for 'insulting' Erdogan

Istanbul - A prominent Turkish sculptor risks over four years in prison on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after being locked in a dispute with the Turkish strongman over one of his works.

Turkey's new parliament convenes amid coalition search

Ankara - Turkey's parliament convened Tuesday for the first time since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party lost its overall majority in legislative elections, with political factions seeking to thrash out a deal on the first coalition government for over a d...

Turkey's Erdogan warns of snap vote if coalition talks fail

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday urged the swift formation of a coalition government, warning he could call early elections should there be no agreement by mid-August.

Turkey slams Belgian PM over 'Armenian genocide' remarks

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday lashed out at Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel for recognising the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces during World War I as genocide.

State funeral for Turkey's former leader Demirel

Ankara - Turkey paid homage Friday to former president and prime minister Suleyman Demirel, with a state funeral for a national political giant who died this week aged 90.

Op-Ed: Now is the time for the EU to engage with Turkey

Ankara - Turkey decided to vote Erdogan out of his presidential ambitions. However, this is the European Union's best moment in a decade to engage with Ankara.

Locals fear IS jihadists quietly slipped into Turkey

Ak - As the Syrian town of Tal Abyad taken by Kurds from Islamic State (IS) militants this week looms in the distance, one question troubles the Turkish residents on the other side.What happened to the defeated jihadists?

UNHCR says West should follow Turkey 'example' on Syria refugees

Istanbul - The UN's refugee chief on Thursday urged the world including Western states to open up their borders and follow Turkey's example in hosting Syrian refugees.Turkey, which has taken in some 1.

Kurds' Syria advance causes Turkey anxiety, not jubilation

Ankara - Far from sharing Western euphoria over Kurds' capture of a key border town from Islamic State (IS) jihadists, Turkey is alarmed by the advance of Kurdish forces, fearing that they could create a powerful autonomous region on its doorstep.

Syria refugees return to border town after IS defeat

Ak - Syrian refugees in Turkey began returning to their homes in Tal Abyad Wednesday after Kurdish forces seized the border town in a major blow to the Islamic State group.

Turkey ex-leader who survived two coups dies aged 90

Istanbul - Turkey's former president and prime minister Suleyman Demirel, a political giant for over half a century who survived two military coups and a ban on holding office, died Wednesday. He was 90.

Turkish editor gets 21 month suspended sentence for 'insulting Erdogan'

Ankara - An Ankara court on Tuesday handed down a 21-month suspended jail sentence to an editor of a leading English-language Turkish daily newspaper after convicting him of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Three years' jail for death of Turkish-German heroine

Darmstadt - A German court on Tuesday jailed an 18-year-old man for three years over the death of a young German-Turkish woman who became a national heroine for giving her life trying to protect two teenage girls.

IS suffers 'biggest setback' as Kurds take Syria border town

Ak - Kurdish fighters seized control Tuesday of a key border town from the Islamic State group, cutting a major supply line in the biggest setback yet for the jihadists in Syria.

UN says 23,000 refugees fled to Turkey from Syria this month

Ginebra - Some 23,000 people have fled from Syria to Turkey between June 3 and 15, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday."This is according to the figures we received from Turkish authorities this morning," spokesman William Spindler said.

Turkey accuses Kurdish forces of 'ethnic cleansing' in Syria

Ankara - Turkey's government accused Kurdish forces battling Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Syria of carrying of "ethnic cleansing" of non-Kurdish populations, media said Tuesday.

Kurds in full control of Syria's Tal Abyad: Monitor

Birut - Kurdish militia, backed by Syrian rebel forces, seized full control of a key border town from Islamic State group jihadists early on Tuesday, a monitoring group said.

UK sisters feared headed for Syria conflict with their 9 children

London - Three British sisters are feared to have travelled with their nine children to join up with jihadists in Syria, a lawyer for the children's parents said.
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