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Hollande urges Turkey to 'break taboos' on Armenia WWI killings

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called on Turkey to take new steps towards the "truth" behind the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, saying "it is time to break the taboos".

Turkey's rights record under fire at UN

Geneva - Turkey faced harsh criticism Tuesday at a United Nations review of its rights record, with diplomats condemning intimidation of journalists and brutal police crackdowns on demonstrators.

Kurds urge respect for Muslim prophet in Turkey rally

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands of Kurds staged a protest Saturday in Turkey's southeast against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoon portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed.

Suicide attack in Somali capital ahead of Erdogan visit

Mugadishu - At least five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkey's president, police said.

Two Turkish police jailed for 10 years over protester's killing

Kayseri - Two Turkish police were jailed Wednesday for at least 10 years for beating to death a teenager in 2013 protests against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh protests as critics slammed the verdicts for being absurdly lenient.

Erdogan urges Islamic unity against 'modern Lawrences'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called on Muslim states to speak with one voice against terrorism and racism, positioning himself once again as a key leader of the Islamic world.

Turkish ruling party shaken by rebellion on ex-ministers' fate

Istanbul - Turkey's ruling party was Wednesday shaken by a rare rebellion by its lawmakers in a key late night vote on whether to send to trial four ex-ministers accused in a 2013 graft investigation.

Turkey's porous Syria border no barrier for jihadists

Ankara - On grainy Istanbul airport security footage, she is shown entering the country like any tourist. A week later, she is in Islamic State-controlled Syria, without ever being apprehended.

Turkey arrests 24 in new raids on wire-tapping suspects

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday arrested 24 people, including former senior officials in its telecoms and science agencies, in a new wave of raids against suspects accused of wire-tapping senior officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey PM calls for 'new beginning' with Armenians

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday called for a "new beginning" in relations between Turkey and Armenians scarred by a bitter historical dispute over mass killings during World War I.

Clashes in Ankara as Turkey remembers Dink murder

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse a protest in Ankara calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was shot dead in broad daylight outside his offices eight years ago.

Erdogan chairs Turkey cabinet for first time as president

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday chaired a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state, in a marathon get-together aimed at cementing his role as Turkey's undisputed number one.

Hand grenade explodes in Istanbul, no casualties

Istanbul - A hand grenade exploded on a busy street in Istanbul on Sunday without causing any casualties, state media said, almost two weeks after a suicide bombing in Turkey's largest city.

Turkish journalist could face prison term over tweet: Report

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors are seeking a jail term of up to five years for a prominent female journalist arrested over a tweet suggesting a cover-up in a corruption scandal that shook the government, media reported on Saturday.

Defense contractor pleads guilty in enormous bribery case

San Diego - It's a courtroom drama and corruption scandal of epic proportions that has the makings of a good movie and involves a Malaysian defense contractor along with key officials from the U.S. Navy.

Istanbul suicide bomber was 'teen widow of Norwegian IS jihadist'

Istanbul - A teenager from Russia's Muslim region of Dagestan suspected to have carried out a suicide bombing in Istanbul was said Friday to have been the widow of a Norwegian jihadist who died fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

Erdogan invites Armenian leader to join Gallipoli commemoration

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited his Armenian counterpart to attend commemoration ceremonies in Turkey marking the 100th anniversary of the World War I Gallipoli campaign this year, officials said Friday.

Erdogan lashes out at 'provocative' Charlie Hebdo

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday lashed out at Charlie Hebdo for its "provocative" publications about Islam, saying the French satirical weekly incited hatred and racism.

Turkey PM backs press freedom, warns against stigmatising Muslims

Brussels - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the European Union on Thursday they shared many values, including freedom of speech, but warned against stigmatising Muslims in the fallout from the Paris Islamist attacks.

Turkish weekly defiantly refuses to soften satirical bite

Istanbul - Vilified by conservatives at home for standing by Charlie Hebdo after the Paris attacks, a Turkish satirical weekly is defiantly refusing to tone down its biting mockery of authority.

Turkish Kurds bury slain child, government denies shooting

Thousands of mourners on Thursday buried a 12-year-old Kurdish boy who activists say was killed by Turkish security forces, a claim vehemently denied by the government.

Turkey opens probe against columnists over Mohammed cartoon

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened an investigation into two commentators writing for daily newspaper Cumhuriyet who illustrated their columns with the controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoon published by Charlie Hebdo.

Turkey vows to thwart 'Mohammed insults'

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday condemned the publication of cartoons of the Muslim prophet as an "open provocation," warning that it would not tolerate insults of Mohammed in the controversy over the post-attacks Charlie Hebdo issue.

Turkish PM compares Netanyahu with 'Paris terrorists'

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had committed crimes against humanity comparable to those behind the Paris attacks that left 17 dead.

Turkey blocks Charlie Hebdo websites as anger rises in Islamic world

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered a block on websites featuring the controversial front cover of the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since the massacre at its offices, as anger grew in the Islamic world over the edition.

Charlie Hebdo Turkish version to counter 'attack on secularism'

Paris - Charlie Hebdo's chief editor said a Turkish version of the satirical French magazine will be sold Wednesday because constitutional secularity is "under attack" in mainly Muslim Turkey.

Turkey detains six over Istanbul suicide bombing

Istanbul - Turkish police on Tuesday detained six people, including three foreigners, over last week's suicide bombing in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district, reports said.

Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's palace welcome

Ankara - Spear-carrying guardsmen, warriors bedecked in chainmail, gleaming golden helmets and even a few fake moustaches thrown in for good measure -- Turkey's president has spared nothing in a dramatic remake of his palace ceremonial guard.

Turkey says Boumeddiene crossed to Syria, insists not at fault

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday said that the wanted partner of one of the gunmen behind the terror attacks in France crossed into Syria last week, insisting it was not at fault for failing to detain her.

Turkey confirms woman wanted over Paris attack crossed into Syria

Ankara - Turkey on Monday confirmed that Hayat Boumeddiene, the wanted partner of one of the gunmen behind the terror attacks in France, travelled through Turkey last week on her way to Syria."She entered Turkey on January 2 from Madrid.
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