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80 countries to attend world aid summit

New York - Some 80 countries so far are planning to attend the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this month to re-think how to confront global crises, the UN aid chief said Monday.

Turkey police detain over 200 in tense May Day clampdown

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday detained over 200 people in a crackdown on unauthorised protests during a tense May Day in Istanbul, using tear gas and water cannon against demonstrators and imposing a heavy security blanket on the city.

Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day

Paris - French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies Sunday, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of worker's rights.

Three Turkish soldiers killed, 14 wounded in PKK attack: army

Istanbul - Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded in an attack Sunday in the Kurdish-dominated southeast blamed on militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the army said.

Turkey car bomb kills two police, wounds 22 near Syria border

Istanbul - A car bomb on Sunday hit the Turkish city of Gaziantep, a major refugee hub near the Syrian border, killing at least two policemen and wounding 22 other people, with the country on edge after a succession of militant attacks.

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish news editor over tweets: channel

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Saturday detained the chief news editor of a pro-Kurdish television channel over tweets posted on his account, the broadcaster said, as concern grows over freedom of expression in the country.

Istanbul braces for police lockdown on May Day

Istanbul - Istanbul braced for a major security lockdown for May Day on Sunday, with almost 25,000 police on duty and numerous roads closed for an occasion that regularly sees clashes between Turkish protesters and police.

Turkey journalists jailed for publishing Mohammed cartoon

Ankara - An Istanbul court on Thursday sentenced two prominent Turkish journalists to two years behind bars for illustrating their columns with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed originally published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Turkey arrests 12 in bid to identify female bomber: Report

Ankara - Turkish police on Thursday arrested 12 suspects as they stepped up efforts to identify a female bomber who blew herself up in the city of Bursa, wounding 13 people, state media said.

Female suicide bomber wounds 13 in Turkey's Bursa

Ankara - A suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa on Wednesday, wounding 13 people in the latest attack to strike the country, officials said.

Turkey PM says draft constitution will guarantee secularism

Ankara - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday pledged that Turkey's draft constitution would guarantee secularism after calls for a religious charter sparked controversy in the predominantly Muslim country.

Dutch FM warns no safety 'guarantees' for visitors to Turkey

Den Haag - Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has warned the Netherlands cannot guarantee the safety of citizens travelling to Turkey if they have been critical of Turkish leaders.

Greece sends another 49 migrants back to Turkey

Atenas - Greece returned another 49 migrants to Turkey on Tuesday under a controversial EU-Turkey deal to reduce the influx, a police source said, three weeks after the first deportations.

Geneva rejects Turkish request to remove picture of slain teen

Ginebra - Authorities in Geneva on Tuesday rejected a Turkish request to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations.

Turkey visa deal only once 'all criteria met': EU

Paris - The EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that Turkey would only get visa-free travel to the bloc once it has met all the required criteria.

Religious push sparks secularism row in Turkey

Ankara - Turkish police on Tuesday fired tear gas to break up protests over a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution that has sparked concerns of creeping Islamisation in the traditionally secular state.

Turkey's parliament speaker seeks religious constitution

Istanbul - Turkey should have a religious constitution, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said Monday, in comments that will likely add to concerns of creeping Islamisation under the ruling AKP party.

Foreign reporters face tough times in turbulent Turkey

Ankara - Hasnain Kazim, German news weekly Der Spiegel's resident correspondent in Turkey, last year applied to renew his Turkish press card -- usually a mere formality. But when he had no reply, he knew something was wrong.

Turkey asks Geneva to remove picture linking Erdogan to dead teen

Ginebra - Turkey has asked authorities in Geneva to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations, a Swiss official said Monday.

Turkish reporter in spy trial fined for 'insulting' Erdogan

Istanbul - Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Turkey's leading opposition daily Cumhuriyet, was fined nearly 9,000 euros Monday for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he was prime minister.

Burglary at Dutch flat of journalist briefly held in Turkey

Den Haag - A Dutch journalist who was briefly detained by Turkish police after tweeting about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Monday her Amsterdam apartment had been broken into, denouncing what she called "intimidation.

PKK warns Turkey rebels will 'escalate the war': Report

Istanbul - The Kurdish rebel PKK movement is ready to step up its fight against Turkey in response to Ankara's blistering military campaign, its leader warned in a BBC interview released Monday.

One killed, 26 wounded as Syria rockets hit Turkish town

Ankara - Five rockets fired into Turkey from an area of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group hit the border town of Kilis on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 26, the deputy prime minister said.

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey after anti-Erdogan tweets

Ankara - A Dutch journalist said Sunday she was detained for several hours overnight by Turkish police after for sending tweets deemed critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

George Clooney in Yerevan for Armenian genocide commemorations

Yerevan - Hollywood star and rights advocate George Clooney on Sunday joined emotional ceremonies in Yerevan marking the 101st anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

German orchestra accuses Turks of pressure in 'genocide' row

Berlin - A German orchestra said on Saturday that Turkey attempted to pressure it and the EU to keep the term "genocide" out of a concert marking the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.

Turkey 'best example for world on how to treat refugees': Tusk

Gaziantep - European Council head Donald Tusk heaped high praise on Turkey for its reception of Syrian refugees on Saturday, saying the country served as "the best example" in the world on caring for those fleeing war.

Visa deal or no migrant deal, Turkey warns EU

Gaziantep - Turkey stood its ground over the contentious issue of visa-free travel for its citizens on Saturday, warning German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials it would stop taking back migrants from Europe if the bloc failed to keep its word.

Obama hails Turkey-bound Merkel's 'courage' on migrants

Berlin - US President Barack Obama has hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "courageous" leadership in opening doors to migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.

Merkel begins Turkey trip with visit to refugee camp

Nizip - German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border Saturday, kicking off a high-stakes visit aimed at boosting a month-old migrant deal plagued by moral and legal concerns.
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