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French photojournalist held in Turkey ends hunger strike: RSF

Paris - A French photojournalist held in Turkey for nearly three weeks has ended a week-long hunger strike, press freedom body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Saturday.

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Angela Merkel of his displeasure over Germany's reportedly giving asylum to troops accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published Saturday.

Erdogan family acquired tanker through offshore deal: European media

Brussels - The family of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are owners of a 26.5-million-euro ($29.64-million) oil tanker, which was acquired under a secretive offshore arrangement, a consortium of European news outlets reported Friday.

EU stresses human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan

Brussels - EU Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday stressed the importance of human rights in talks with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid tensions over Ankara's long-delayed EU accession process.

EU stresses human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan

Brussels - EU Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday stressed the importance of human rights in talks with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid tensions over Ankara's long-delayed EU accession process.

EU stresses human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan

Brussels - EU Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday stressed the importance of human rights in talks with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid tensions over Ankara's long-delayed EU accession process.

Merkel-Erdogan meet likely at NATO summit: Germany

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO summit Thursday in Brussels, her spokesman said.

Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc.

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger strikers protesting purges

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday demanded up to 20 years in jail on terror charges for an academic and a teacher who have been on hunger strikes for over two months to protest their dismissal in a purge after last year's failed coup.

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger strikers protesting purges

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday demanded up to 20 years in jail on terror charges for an academic and a teacher who have been on hunger strikes for over two months to protest their dismissal in a purge after last year's failed coup.

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger strikers protesting purges

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday demanded up to 20 years in jail on terror charges for an academic and a teacher who have been on hunger strikes for over two months to protest their dismissal in a purge after last year's failed coup.

NATO breaks partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute

Brussels - NATO reached a deal Tuesday to unblock partnerships with around 40 non-member countries which had been paralysed by a dispute between Turkey and Austria, officials said.

Turkey summons US envoy over 'security lapses' in Erdogan visit

Ankara - Turkey summoned the US ambassador on Monday to protest "aggressive behaviour" by American security personnel and "security lapses" during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.

Turkey summons US envoy over 'security lapses' in Erdogan visit

Ankara - Turkey summoned the US ambassador on Monday to protest "aggressive behaviour" by American security personnel and "security lapses" during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.

Turkey summons US envoy over 'security lapses' in Erdogan visit

Ankara - Turkey summoned the US ambassador on Monday to protest "aggressive behaviour" by American security personnel and "security lapses" during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.

Istanbul demolishes nightclub targeted in New Year attack

Istanbul - Istanbul authorities on Monday demolished the Reina nightclub that was hit by a deadly jihadist gun attack on New Year revellers, saying the venue had violated Turkish legislation.

Russia to lift some Turkey sanctions, tomato ban stays

Istanbul - Russia agreed Monday to lift some trade sanctions against Turkey imposed in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian warplane over the Turkish-Syrian border in 2015 but kept in place a contentious ban on tomatoes.

Tense trial opens of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

Sincan - More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, went on trial Monday accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey detains two hunger strikers dismissed in purges: report

Ankara - Turkish authorities detained an academic and a teacher in Ankara who have been on a hunger strike for over two months in protest against their dismissal in the purge that followed last year's failed coup, media reported Monday.

Turkey detains two hunger strikers dismissed in purges: report

Ankara - Turkish authorities detained an academic and a teacher in Ankara who have been on a hunger strike for over two months in protest against their dismissal in the purge that followed last year's failed coup, media reported Monday.

Turkey detains two hunger strikers dismissed in purges: report

Ankara - Turkish authorities detained an academic and a teacher in Ankara who have been on a hunger strike for over two months in protest against their dismissal in the purge that followed last year's failed coup, media reported Monday.

Trial begins of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

Sincan - The trial opened on Monday of more than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Amnesty lambasts 'arbitrary dismissals' in Turkey purges

Ankara - Amnesty International on Monday accused Turkey of implementing "arbitrary dismissals" of public sector workers in a series of purges since last year's failed coup.

Turkey ruling party elects Erdogan as chairman after referendum win

Ankara - Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Sunday elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman, returning him to the post he held for over a decade up until August 2014, party officials said.

Turkey ruling party elects Erdogan as chairman after referendum win

Ankara - Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Sunday elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman, returning him to the post he held for over a decade up until August 2014, party officials said.

Turkey ruling party elects Erdogan as chairman after referendum win

Ankara - Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Sunday elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman, returning him to the post he held for over a decade up until August 2014, party officials said.

Turkey's Erdogan returns as ruling party boss after referendum

Ankara - Turkey's ruling party on Sunday reappointed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chief after a nearly three year break, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in a controversial referendum on expanding his powers.

Ankara police kill two suspected IS members planning attack: governor

Ankara - Turkish police on Sunday killed in Ankara two suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group believed to have been planning an attack in the capital, the regional governor said.

Erdogan to return as ruling party chief after vote victory

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to return as chairman of Turkey's ruling party on Sunday in a special congress, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in the controversial April referendum on expanding his powers.

Turkey Kurd party elects fill-in for jailed leader

Ankara - Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) replaced its jailed female co-leader Saturday as the party seeks to move forward while its MPs and officials remain imprisoned, accused of links to Kurdish separatists.
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