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'Erdogan assassination plot' suspects go on trial in Turkey

Mugla - The trial opened on Monday of almost 50 suspects accused of plotting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup.

Pence tells Turkey PM wants 'new start' in ties: report

Ankara - US Vice President Mike Pence has told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that the new administration wanted a "new start" in relations between the two NATO member states, local media reported Sunday.

Turkey eyes strong Trump alliance, despite splits

Ankara - Turning a blind eye to multiple policy differences, Turkey is seeking a tighter alliance with Washington under President Donald Trump but the road to a rapprochement may not be easy.

'War won't stop us' vow Syria child victims Bana, Abdel

Ankara - Two Syrian children who have become powerful symbols of their homeland's conflict met Saturday, vowing that "the war will not stop us" despite the horrific violence around them.

Turkey presents US options for Raqa operation: report

Ankara - Turkey has presented two plans to the US detailing how a joint operation could retake the IS de-facto capital of Raqa in northern Syria, a local newspaper reported Saturday.

'Daddy, pick me up!' screams boy after Syria attack

Idlib - In the aftermath of a barrel bomb attack in Syria's Idlib, nine-year-old Abdel Basset Al-Satuf tries to sit up, his legs blown off, and screams "Daddy, pick me up!

Turkey car bomb kills child, wounds 17

Ankara - A car bomb on Friday rocked the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, killing a child and wounding 17 people, the provincial governor's office said.

Turkey's Erdogan kicks off campaign for greater powers

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday kicked off his campaign for a "yes" vote at the April 16 referendum on expanding his powers, predicting Turks will back the changes in a contest that could be tight.

Turkey 'no' voters demonised as tight referendum looms

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his supporters are increasingly demonising voters thinking of rejecting a plan to grant him greater powers in an April referendum, raising fears of a further polarisation of society.

Greek army denounces 'serious' Turkish navy violation

Atenas - A Turkish navy patrol boat on Friday fired shots in Greek waters in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, Greek military staff said, qualifying the incident as "serious".

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Binali Yildirim: Turkey's last prime minister?

Istanbul - Campaigning with gusto for a "Yes" vote in Turkey's referendum on a new constitution, it may seem surprising Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is an impassioned champion of the plan to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German police raid homes of Turkish imams suspected of spying

Berlin - German police Wednesday raided the homes of four Turkish Muslim preachers suspected of spying for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government on the movement he blames for last year's coup attempt.

Saudi royals host Erdogan ahead of Syria talks

Riyadh - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi Arabia's top leadership on Tuesday during a visit to further strengthen ties as part of a Gulf tour ahead of Syria peace talks.

Turkish court formally arrests Istanbul New Year attacker: report

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of an Uzbek man suspected of killing 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub, local news agency reported.

15,000 European Kurds protest for leader's release

Strasbourg - Some 15,000 people marched in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday demanding that Turkey release Kurdish separatist leader Abdullah Ocalan, as Europe's Kurds held their biggest annual gathering.

Turkish troops, Syria rebels enter IS-held town: monitor

Birut - Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies entered the Islamic State-held town of Al-Bab in northern Syria Saturday, as government forces moved closer to the jihadist bastion, a monitor said.

UN chief says 'determined' for success in Cyprus talks

Istanbul - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Friday he was "determined" to do his best to facilitate a deal to reunify the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, declaring himself neither optimistic nor pessimistic of success.

Turk gets 8 years jail in theft of $55 mn in ATM hacks

Washington - A Turkish computer hacker who helped steal $55 million from ATM machines in dozens of countries using data from credit card issuers was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.

Syria army reaches edge of IS-held town: monitor

Birut - Syria's army advanced on Friday to the outskirts of a key Islamic State group bastion that is also being targeted by Turkey's army and allied forces, a monitor said.

Turkey sets April 16 for vote to expand Erdogan powers

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday rubber-stamped controversial constitutional changes that will boost his powers, paving the way for a referendum on the legislation in April.

German court bans large parts of poem insulting Erdogan

Hamburg - A German court Friday barred a TV comedian from reciting in full his so-called "defamatory poem" against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan which sparked a diplomatic row last year.

Russia air strike 'accidentally' kills 3 Turkish troops in Syria

Istanbul - Three Turkish soldiers were "accidentally" killed and 11 wounded on Thursday when a Russian air strike targeting jihadists in Syria hit a building where the troops were deployed, the Turkish army said.

Turkey says targeting IS-held Raqa, claims progress in Al-Bab battle

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday claimed significant progress in the months-long battle to capture the Islamic State (IS) held Syrian town of Al-Bab, signalling it was looking to push to the jihadist stronghold of Raqa in the next stage of the operation.

Turkey says targeting IS-held Raqa, claims progress in Al-Bab battle

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday claimed significant progress in the months-long battle to capture the Islamic State (IS) held Syrian town of Al-Bab, signalling it was looking to push to the jihadist stronghold of Raqa in the next stage of the operation.

Trump, Erdogan agree Syria cooperation, CIA chief visit: Ankara

Istanbul - President Donald Trump and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to cooperate in the fight against jihadists in Syria, in their first phone call since the new US leader took office, Ankara said Wednesday.

Turkey sacks another 4,500 civil servants after coup bid

Istanbul - The Turkish authorities have ordered the dismissal of nearly 4,500 civil servants in the latest wave of a purge after last July's attempted coup, according to a decree published on Thursday.

Ankara mayor warns of 'manmade quake' threat

Ankara - Ankara's outspoken mayor on Tuesday warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy.
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Huge flags and Atatürk banners adorned apartment buildings in the Lara section of Antalya
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My students show and tell about their talents in sports and music
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Police in turkey
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The "standing man" at the heart of recent silent protests in Istanbul
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Looking through the window at the delights of a traditional Turkish restaurant
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It had many walls, turrets, and towers to explore
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My Turkish husband and I pose by tulips in Seka Park
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Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21  2013
Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21, 2013
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A waterfall over the seaside cliffs of Antalya
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and began walking along the tops of the cliffs
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which looks down at Mediterranean trees and rocks
As of June 18  2015  Turkey is now the world’s biggest refugee-receiving country  with over 2.0 mi...
As of June 18, 2015, Turkey is now the world’s biggest refugee-receiving country, with over 2.0 million displaced people, most of them Syrian.
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and a statue of Ataturk as a boy with his mother
and a statue of Ataturk as a boy with his mother
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Beside ivy-covered castle walls
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An evening walkway by the Marmara Sea
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Turkish warplane taking off
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Istanbul Gay Pride March, July 2011
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