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Turkey News

Erdogan chooses anti-Israel diatribes over Gaza mediation

Istanbul - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sacrificed any possibility of Turkey playing a mediation role in Gaza in favour of seeking to impress voters ahead of presidential polls with the toughest ever anti-Israeli rhetoric from a Turkish leader.
In the Media by Stuart Williams and Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

'I no longer talk to Obama': Turkey's Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Turkey arrests 100 top police in wire-tapping probe

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Israel pulls diplomats from Turkey after missions attacked

Ankara - Israel on Friday ordered some of its diplomatic staff in Turkey to leave the country for security reasons, after protesters angered by its assault on Gaza sought to storm Israeli embassy buildings.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Turkey PM Erdogan slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel. "Is Sisi a party (to a ceasefire)?
In the Media by AFP

Erdogan vows to rewrite constitution for 'new Turkey'

Istanbul - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he planned to rewrite the Turkish constitution if elected president, as he outlined his vision for a booming and powerful "new Turkey" in the next decade.
In the Media by Stuart Williams , Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Turkey passes bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

Ankara - Turkish lawmakers Thursday adopted a bill to revive peace talks with Kurdish rebels, in a move the government hopes will rally Kurdish votes to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid to win presidential elections next month.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Turkey candidate launches 'unity' campaign against Erdogan

Istanbul - The main rival of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey's presidential election launched his campaign on Thursday, positioning himself as a unifying figure against a dangerously polarising opponent.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

EU court topples German language-for-visa rule for Turks

Berlin - The EU's highest court on Thursday rejected a rule requiring Turks wanting to join their spouses to live in Germany to have a basic knowledge of the language, a ruling that sparked criticism in Berlin.
In the Media by Kate Millar (AFP) - 1 comment

Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new leader

Istanbul - The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian opposition figure Hadi el-Bahra as its new president.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey PM vows to strengthen presidency as kicks off campaign

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan kicked off his presidential campaign on Saturday by promising to transform the role into a more powerful position if he wins the August polls.
In the Media by AFP

Kurdish rebels 'to resume Turkey withdrawal in September'

Ankara - Kurdish rebels will begin a stalled withdrawal from Turkey into their safe haven in northern Iraq after parliament passes reforms aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency, local media reported on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes footballer over 'foreign' tattoo

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan chided a promising young footballer on Friday for having a tattoo on his wrist, warning such foreign-inspired body art could give him skin cancer.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey softens stance on independence for Iraqi Kurds

Istanbul - After embarking on a peace process with homegrown Kurdish militants, Turkey is finally reconciling itself with the prospect of an independent Kurdish state in neighbouring war-torn Iraq.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Erdogan presidency risks further polarising tense Turkey

Istanbul - Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to represent all Turks as he declared he would stand for president, but critics fear his assumption of a powerful presidency risks further polarising an already divided country.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Erdogan launches Turkey presidential bid

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Tuesday his candidacy for the August presidential election which is expected to make him Turkey's longest-serving and most dominant leader since Ataturk.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan, and Stuart Williams in Istanbul (AFP)

Ihsanoglu: Devout intellectual hoping to de-throne Turkey leader

Ankara - The softly spoken, bespectacled intellectual hoping to defeat Turkey's powerful premier in the country's first direct presidential election faces a steep uphill struggle.
In the Media by Burak AKINCI (AFP)

Turkish President says will not run for second term

Istanbul - Turkish President Abdullah Gul said he would not seek a second term in office, further raising the likelihood that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would run for the top job."I will not present my candidacy...
In the Media by AFP

Turkey presents bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

Istanbul - A peace process aimed at ending a decades-long conflict between Turkey and Kurdish rebels was given a major boost on Thursday as the Turkish government proposed reforms to revive stalled talks.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey presents bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

Istanbul - The Turkish government submitted a reform bill to parliament on Thursday to revive the stalled peace talks with Kurdish militants, in an apparent bid to seek votes from Turkey's biggest minority group in August presidential polls.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey jails man who killed U.S. woman for life

Istanbul - A Turkish man found guilty of murdering a 33-year-old American tourist in Istanbul last year was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Hundreds protest Erdogan visit in France

Lyon - Hundreds protested against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the French city of Lyon on Saturday as he visited Europe ahead of an expected bid for the presidency.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands demonstrate against Austria visit of Turkish PM

Vienna - As many as 10,000 people demonstrated in Vienna on Thursday against a visit by Turkey's strongman Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, organisers and police said.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey court orders release of 230 military 'plotters'

Ankara - Magistrates in Istanbul on Thursday ordered the release of 230 military officers sentenced for plotting to overthrow the government, a day after Turkey's top court said the original trial was flawed.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders to life in prison

Ankara - A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to two ageing generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey's coup-ridden history.
In the Media by Burak Akinci (AFP)

Teen killed as Turkish protesters clash with police

Ankara - A 15-year-old Kurdish teenager died on Sunday night as protesters clashed with police in the city of Adana in southern Turkey, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey stages 'show trial' of anti-government protesters

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday held the first hearing in the trial of more than two dozen anti-government protesters, a process Amnesty International denounced as a "show trial".
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Ankara 'will retaliate' if Turkish hostages harmed in Iraq

Ankara - Turkey pledged Wednesday to retaliate if dozens of its citizens seized in an attack by Islamist militants in northern Iraq are harmed.
In the Media by AFP

Washington preparing plans to evacuate Baghdad embassy

Tikrit - Bahrain-based Iraqi News reported Washington sources said plans were being prepapred to evacuate the Baghdad embassy. The site is at http://www.iraqinews.com/ir aq-war/urgent-u-s-embassy-p repares-evacuation-plans/
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Kurdish rebels ramp up pressure ahead of Turkey vote

Istanbul - Kurdish rebels in Turkey's southeast are ramping up attacks in a bid to pressure Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speed up reforms ahead of presidential elections, analysts say.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)
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View of the lighthouse from the dock; you can see Alanya city center behind it
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You can walk along the top of the castle walls
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Traditional Turkish food is spicy
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Boat lights shine through the windows of the Marmara Cafe
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Can you read this Greek transcription on marble?
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This restaurant stands above a Mediterranean swimming cove
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You can walk along the top of the castle walls
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It had many walls, turrets, and towers to explore
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