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Boy among 7 killed in Turkey violence

Ankara - Three policemen, a 12-year-old boy and three Kurdish rebels died Sunday in continuing violence in Turkey's restive Kurdish-dominated southeast, a local security source said.

Turkish planes join anti-IS coalition in Syria raid for first time

Ankara - Turkish warplanes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the foreign ministry said Saturday, after Washington urged Ankara to play a full role in the battle against the jihadists.

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

Ankara - For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf has been named as a government minister.

Mounting toll of Turkey's 'martyrs' stirs controversy

Istanbul - It has become a familiar scene in Turkey over the past month. Another soldier is laid to rest, parents grieving as the coffin is draped with the Turkish flag under the merciless glare of television cameras.

Turkey PM forms election government including pro-Kurdish party

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved the makeup of the provisional government that will run the country until November 1 elections, including for the first time pro-Kurdish MPs. "Our president...

Turkish police detain two British journalists in Kurdish area

Ankara - Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News who were covering the unrest in the restive Kurdish dominated southeast, the media company confirmed on Friday.

Turkey PM to form cabinet ahead of November polls

Ankara - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will on Friday submit for presidential approval a list detailing the provisional cabinet which will run Turkey until new elections in November.

Five killed in clashes in Turkey's restive southeast

Istanbul - Five people, including two children and a soldier, were killed in clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in Turkey's restive Kurdish-majority southeast on Thursday, local officials and the army said.

Erdogan urges Turkey to choose 'stability' in November polls

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged Turkey to vote for "stability" in November 1 polls, as three pro-Kurdish MPs were invited into a caretaker government in an unprecedented move.

Turkey to hold snap elections on November 1

Ankara - Turkey is to hold snap elections on November 1 after coalition talks failed, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tasking Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Tuesday with forming an interim caretaker cabinet.

Turkey's Erdogan calls snap polls

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called snap elections in an unprecedented move to break weeks of political stalemate after June's inconclusive legislative polls.

Two Turkish troops, one policeman killed in PKK attacks in southeast

Istanbul - Two Turkish troops died Monday and a policeman was killed in new attacks blamed on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the country's southeast, the army and officials said.

Turkish soldier slams government at slain brother's funeral

Istanbul - A Turkish soldier whose brother was killed in an attack by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched a stinging attack Sunday on the government's "anti-terror" campaign at his funeral.

Turkey jails five mayors in Kurdish southeast over 'self-rule' claims

Istanbul - Turkish courts on Sunday remanded in custody five mayors from the Kurdish-dominated southeast on charges of seeking to destroy national unity by allegedly supporting calls for regional self-rule, reports said.

Turkey opposition accuses Erdogan of 'civilian coup' over poll

Istanbul - The leader of Turkey's main opposition party on Sunday accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of seeking to stage a "civilian coup" over plans for snap elections after coalition talks failed.

Kurdish leader calls on PKK to halt violence 'without if or buts'

Istanbul - The leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish political party on Saturday called on Kurdish militants to halt a month of violence against the security forces "without if or buts".

Turkish soldier killed, ruling party HQ attacked in new PKK violence

Istanbul - A soldier was killed in southeastern Turkey and a regional headquarters of the country's ruling party hit by a bomb attack, in new violence blamed on Kurdish militants, the army and sources said Saturday.

Turkey detains over 400 migrants trying to cross to Greece

Ayvacik - Turkish security forces have detained 435 migrants and Syrian refugees along with three suspected people smugglers, before they embarked on an attempt to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece, reports said Saturday.

Turkey seeks to extend mandate for Iraq, Syria incursions: Official

Ankara - Turkey's government is seeking to extend for one more year a parliamentary mandate that allows the military to combat Islamist jihadists and Kurdish militants in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, a foreign ministry official said on Friday.

Turkey accuses BBC of making propaganda for 'terrorist' PKK

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday accused the BBC of making propaganda for the "terrorist" Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) over a report on the outlawed group's female fighters in northern Iraq.

Turkey to hold snap polls on Nov 1: Erdogan

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday he would call snap elections likely to be held on November 1, after coalition talks failed in an unprecedented political impasse.

Turkey's risky offensive can weaken but not destroy PKK: Analysts

Istanbul - Turkey's almost month-long campaign of air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Turkish southeast and northern Iraq will weaken but cannot destroy the Kurdish militant group, analysts say.

Turkey detains over 40 leftists after Istanbul shooting

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Thursday launched dawn raids in Istanbul and the southern city of Mersin to arrest suspected members of an ultra-left group, a day after two of its militants attacked the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, state media said.

Turkey says snap November poll on cards

Ankara - Turkey's election board on Thursday proposed holding snap legislative polls on November 1, adding to tensions amid a grave security crisis and sending the Turkish lira to a new historic low.

'My goal is to be martyred,' says Turkish minister

Ankara - A senior Turkish cabinet minister declared Wednesday he wished to become a "martyr" as the government fights an unprecedented offensive against Kurdish rebels, prompting astonishment and mockery on social media.

Key events in a month of Turkish unrest

Istanbul - Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack on Wednesday and militants in Istanbul launched an attack on the palace housing the prime minister's offices.

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in deadliest PKK attack

Istanbul - Eight Turkish soldiers were killed on Wednesday in the deadliest attack by Kurdish militants since the government began an anti-terror offensive last month, as the country battles its most serious security and political crises in years.

Militants attack Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace

Istanbul - Two militants on Wednesday launched an attack with guns and explosives on the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, one of Turkey's main tourist attractions which also houses offices of the prime minister.

Turkey 'swiftly' heading to snap polls: Erdogan

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said Turkey was heading rapidly towards snap polls after efforts to form a coalition government failed, creating an unprecedented situation in the country's modern history.

One Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish rebels

Istanbul - One Turkish soldier was killed and three others wounded Tuesday in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province in new violence blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the army said.
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