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Erdogan asks Tanzania to act against Gulen network

Dar Es Salaam - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli to take action against the network of an exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup.

Turkey coup plot suspects on trial in Istanbul

Silivri - Dozens of rebel Turkish soldiers went on trial Monday over their alleged role in last year's failed coup, in the first case to be heard of dissident troops in Istanbul.

Turkish police, ruling party 'hit by attacks in Istanbul'

Istanbul - An assailant opened fire on a police car Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey's ruling party offices, media reports said.

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan powers

Ankara - Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029.

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan powers

Ankara - Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029.

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan powers

Ankara - Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029.

Turkey says not 'realistic' to exclude Assad from Syria deal

Birut - A senior Turkish official said Friday it was no longer "realistic" to insist on a solution to the Syria conflict excluding President Bashar al-Assad, just three days before new peace talks.

Turkish MPs hurt in brawl over constitution reform

Ankara - At least two Turkish MPs were injured Thursday as brawls erupted in parliament between supporters and critics of a constitutional reform bill boosting the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports said.

Turkey mourns slain journalist Hrant Dink 10 years on

Istanbul - For many in Turkey, the 10 years that have passed since Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight have not lessened the pain."Whenever I pass through this street, I am trembling. It's very painful.

Turkey mourns slain journalist Hrant Dink 10 years on

Istanbul - For many in Turkey, the 10 years that have passed since Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight have not lessened the pain."Whenever I pass through this street, I am trembling. It's very painful.

Turkey mourns slain journalist Hrant Dink 10 years on

Istanbul - For many in Turkey, the 10 years that have passed since Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight have not lessened the pain."Whenever I pass through this street, I am trembling. It's very painful.

Nearly 400,000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school: UN

Ankara - More than 40 percent of Syrian child refugees are missing out on education in Turkey raising the risk of a "lost generation", UN children's fund UNICEF said Thursday.

Erdogan faces weak economy in path to greater power

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is closer to getting a power boost after parliament's first approval of a bill to change the constitution, but the flagging economy could present an unexpected roadblock.

New Erdogan powers 'huge threat' to democracy, rights group warns

Ankara - Plans to dramatically bolster Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers pose a "huge threat" to human rights, law and the country's democratic future, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday.

Russia, Turkey stage first joint air strikes against IS in Syria

Moscow - Russia and Turkey on Wednesday staged their first joint air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said.

Russia, Turkey stage first joint air strikes against IS in Syria

Moscow - Russia and Turkey on Wednesday staged their first joint air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said.

Russia, Turkey stage first joint air strikes against IS in Syria

Moscow - Russia and Turkey on Wednesday staged their first joint air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said.

Istanbul nightclub suspect 'received orders from IS'

Istanbul - The man suspected of killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve has claimed he received the order to attack from Islamic State jihadists in Syria, local media reported Wednesday.

Turkey snubs UN court hearing on detained judge

Den Haag - Turkey snubbed a hearing Tuesday at a UN court seeking to resolve a standoff over the post-coup detention of one of its judges which has paralysed an appeals case.

Turkey terror suspect found living in comfy Istanbul flat

Istanbul - Istanbul resident Ali Haydar Demir knew something was wrong when he heard a noise at midnight in his apartment block on 911 Street in the far-flung Istanbul district of Esenyurt.

Turkey Kurd leader risks up to 142 years in jail

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors Tuesday demanded up to 142 years in prison for the leader of the country's main pro-Kurdish party, in a case that has intensified concerns over freedom of expression.

Turkish-Armenian reconciliation elusive decade after journalist murder

Istanbul - Ten years after campaigning Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was shot dead in Istanbul, Armenians and Turks have still not achieved the reconciliation of which he dreamt.

Istanbul nightclub attack suspect 'confesses'

Istanbul - A 34-year-old Uzbek man suspected of slaughtering 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve confessed to the massacre on Tuesday, hours after his capture in a police raid.

Turkish police catch nightclub gunman in Istanbul raid

Istanbul - Turkish police were questioning Tuesday the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub, after capturing him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt.

Turkish police catch Istanbul nightclub attacker in city

Istanbul - Turkish police captured the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub, detaining him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt.

Turkey takes key step to expanding Erdogan powers

Istanbul - Turkey was a key step closer on Monday to dramatically expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after parliament approved, on first reading, a bill critics fear will lead to one-man rule.

What changes under Turkey's new constitution plan?

Istanbul - Turkey's parliament has passed in a first reading a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish MPs back new constitution bolstering Erdogan powers

Istanbul - The Turkish parliament on Sunday passed in a first reading a controversial bill bolstering the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan that critics claim will lead to one-man rule.

Cyprus rivals reject each other's peace maps: Turkey

Istanbul - Rival Cypriot delegations have failed to agree on maps for new borders on the divided island state, each slamming the other's proposals as "unacceptable", Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday, after peace talks stalled.

If US wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite IS too, Turkey says

Istanbul - If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey's foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists.
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The modest outside of the gallery at the new Nicomedia archeology site in Izmit
The modest outside of the gallery at the new Nicomedia archeology site in Izmit
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Baba Abdullah poses with his wife in their modest home as they share Turkish tea
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Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21, 2013
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Lonna Lisa Williams takes her own photo with her small camera
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We stopped at a quaint cabin cafe near the ski lifts.
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We paused in the hotel lobby before leaving
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One of the many gold markets. Turkish women wear gold bracelets when they are married, and guests give gold coins.
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Turkish students pose by a photo of Ataturk, founder of the secular democracy of Turkey
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Sailing past Hydarpasha train station
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The town of Kandira seemed peaceful with its cove and houses
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An evening walkway by the Marmara Sea
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Medics carrying off a wounded person in Istanbul
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with its rocks at the end
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A protest march toward Taksim Square in Istanbul
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My Turkish husband and I pose by tulips in Seka Park
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Duden waterfall
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Roadside shops on top of a scenic hill
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Twinkie-stuffed turkey
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