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  • Turkey seeks to host Euro 2024

    Turkey announced on Thursday an ambitious bid backed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, brushing off concerns over security and infrastructure.

  • Turkey mourns after twin Istanbul bombings kill 29

    Turkey declared a day of national mourning on Sunday after twin bombings targeting police struck the heart of Istanbul near the home stadium of football giants Besiktas, killing 29 people.

  • Bombs outside Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29

    A car bomb followed by a suicide bombing less than a minute later killed 29 people and wounded 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

  • Why Turkey is so important

    Why Turkey is so important

    According to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria…. intelligence documents, published by WikiLeaks, show that by 2012”, some US allies “were arming, training and funding radical Jihadist Sunni fighters from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere to overthrow the Assad's Shia allied regime.

  • Taking Turkey seriously

    Istanbul, in western Turkey, is one of Europe's great cities. As Constantinople, it was the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires, and after its capture and renaming by Mehmed II in 1453, it served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire for nearly another 500 years.

  • Turkey seeks arrest of Hakan Sukur in coup probe

    Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for its former international football star striker Hakan Sukur as it probes last month's failed coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Turkey coup: Rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in sights yet let it fly on

    At the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets are reported to have Erdogan's plane in their sights, and yet he was able to fly on.

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    Thousands of Turkish police suspended

    Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended, reportedly on suspicion of having links to the failed coup attempt at the weekend.

  • Turkey rounds up more coup officers

    Turkey detains 6,000 people over Friday's failed coup and the number is expected to rise further, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag says

  • Turkish coup plotters 'request asylum' in Greece

    A Turkish military helicopter landed in Greece Saturday carrying eight officers seeking asylum after a coup bid, Greek police says.

  • Messi to cancel trip to Turkey after attempted coup

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi reportedly cancels plans to travel to Turkey following a military coup d'etat in the country.

  • Turkey regains control after deadly anti-Erdogan coup bid

    Turkish authorities say they have regained control of the country after thwarting a coup attempt by discontented soldiers to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that claimed more than 250 lives.

  • Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

    Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

  • IS prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

    Turkish investigators pore over video footage and witness statements after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239.

  • IS behind Istanbul airport attack: Turkish PM

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says first signs in Istanbul attack point to Islamic State group.

  • '36 killed' in Istanbul airport attack

    Gun and bomb attacks on main Istanbul airport kill 36 people and injure 140 more. Three gunmen blew themselves up after cops fired at them.

  • Turkey stay alive by ousting Czech Republic

    Burak Yilmaz and Ozan Tufan score a goal in each half as Turkey beat Czech Republic 2-0 to keep alive slim hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 last 16.

  • Turkish police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at LGBT parade

    Turkish police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators who gathered Sunday for a gay pride rally in Istanbul despite a government ban.

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    Radiohead fans attacked in Istanbul

    UK rock band Radiohead condemns an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

  • Croatia, Turkey charged

    UEFA hit Croatia and Turkey with disciplinary procedures Saturday following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches as the Croatian press raged at its "shameful" fans.

  • 'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos

    Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic are branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffers new troubles.

  • Turkey gay pride march banned over 'security' concern

    An annual gay pride march in Istanbul planned for later this month will not be allowed to take place, the Turkish city's authorities says.

  • 'We threw in the towel'

    Turkey coach Fatih Terim accuses his team of throwing in the towel in their chastening 3-0 loss to holders Spain in their Euro 2016 match

  • 11 German MPs threatened in 'genocide' row

    Eleven German MPs of Turkish origin have been put under police protection after receiving death threats for supporting a move to describe the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.

  • 4 killed in Turkey police station bombing, Kurdish militants blamed

    Kurdish militants appear to have been behind a car bombing that killed 11 people in central Istanbul on Tuesday, a Turkish presidential spokesman says, while a second bomb killed four people in the largely Kurdish southeast today.

  • Squads: UEFA Euro 2016, France

    23-member Euro 2016 squads of Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, England, Wales, Turkey and Belgium have been announced.

  • Turkey's Erdogan warns Muslims against birth control

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims to reject contraception and have more children.

  • European migrant crisis: Weekly boat rescues reach 13,000

    The rescue of more than 600 migrants off Libya by a flotilla of EU ships takes the weekly total to at least 13,000, Italian authorities say.

  • Syria Democratic Forces

    IS advance near Turkish border, civilians trapped

    Islamic State fighters capture territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border and inch closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said.

  • Syria blames foreign states for blasts

    The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.