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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.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Cat Stevens channels Sufi poet for new folk album

New York - Cat Stevens has channeled the Sufi poet Yunus Emre for a song about divine love as he announced his latest album since his return to Western folk pop.

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...

Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

Berlin - Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures hitting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full "overhaul" of their troubled relations, signalling its patience had snapped after Ankara's arrests of human rights activists.

Germany vows to overhaul Turkey ties as row escalates

Berlin - Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures impacting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full "overhaul" of their troubled relations, signalling its patience has snapped after Ankara's arrests of human rights activists.

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.

Pentagon warns of risks after Turkey discloses US forces in Syria

Washington - The United States reacted angrily Wednesday after Turkey's state news agency disclosed the locations of American military posts in northern Syria, a move the Pentagon warned could put lives at risk.

Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

Berlin - Berlin on Wednesday summoned Turkey's ambassador over the detention of a German human rights activist and issued a fresh warning about the NATO partner's respect for the rule of law.

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.

Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

Berlin - Berlin on Wednesday summoned Turkey's ambassador over the detention of a German human rights activist who was remanded in Turkish custody this week.

Gulen 'not worried' about extradition to Turkey

Paris - US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt a year ago, told French TV Tuesday that he did not believe he would be extradited to Turkey.

Turkish custody for German activist 'unjustified': Berlin

Berlin - Berlin on Tuesday slammed as "unjustified" the detention by Turkey of six human rights activists, including a German national, ordered to remain in custody for allegedly aiding a terror group.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday marked one year since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to showcase national unity and his grip on power in an increasingly polarised society.

New Turkey purge on eve of failed coup anniversary

Istanbul - Turkey announced the dismissal of another 7,000 police, soldiers and officials on Friday, a new purge on the eve of the one-year anniversary of a military-led coup that failed to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.

Gulen blasts 'despicable' 2016 Turkey coup bid, subsequent 'witch hunt'

Washington - US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the man blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt a year ago, on Friday again denied any involvement in what he called a "despicable putsch," and called on Ankara to end its "witch hunt" of his followers.

Turkey again blocks German MPs visit troops: Berlin

Berlin - Germany on Friday said Turkey once again blocked a visit by its lawmakers to German troops stationed at a Turkish base, a move adding to tension in their relations.

Controversy in Turkey over 'anti-army' billboards

Istanbul - Giant billboards with paintings representing the defeat of last year's failed coup have sparked controversy in Turkey, with critics saying they are defaming the once-powerful military.
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Our group of friends and family inside the restaurant
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Pastor Emre during a Christmas celebration at Izmit Protestant Church
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Sail past the lighthouse
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A lone protester faces police in Taksim
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A boy minds the loom at a roadside market on top of Castle Hill
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Police chat with some of the people in Taksim
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Watch the people on the path
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The clouds became darker as waves swept the rocks
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Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), photographed in Eastern United States.
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A view of the small town and mosque above the seaside Ottoman castle
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The captain of a smaller boat will cruise inside a sea cave
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A macaw perches on my shoulder at Duden Waterfall near Antalya
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Istanbul Gay Pride March, July 2011
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The winding road up Kar Tepe mountain
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A brass mural shows a traditional Turkish engagement party with candles and music
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Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th, 2013. The man on the left is, according to Felsen, a supporter of Ataturk (considered by many to be the founder of modern Turkey); the boy on the right is with the country's worker's union.
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Ride the ferry past famous Hydarpasha Train Station
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Walk up the hill to the left and enter Topkapi Palace
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Dr. Klaus Schmidt speaking in Salzburg on Jan. 16, 2014.
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