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Eight killed in Turkey election violence

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 21:34

Eight people were killed and 18 others were injured Sunday in clashes in local elections in southern Turkey, reports said.

Turkey`s Erdogan cancels election rallies to rest voice, his office says

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 16:17

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan pulled out of election rallies in central Turkey on Friday in order to rest his voice after weeks of campaigning around the country, his office said.

Turkey has no plans to block other social media after Twitter: Official

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:54

Turkey has no current plans to block access to other social media platforms such as Facebook after blocking Twitter due to complaints that it was breaching privacy, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Friday.

Gunman kills six, self at Turkish government agency: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 14:38

A gunman burst into a government statistics office in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, killing six before taking his own life, local media reported.

Turkey PM `ready to quit` if party loses local polls

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 01:23

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he was ready to step down if his ruling party, in power since 2002, loses key local elections later this month.

Turkish Prime Minister targeted in second audio tape

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:43

An audio recording purporting to be of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan giving his son business advice has been published on YouTube, following one earlier in the week that fuelled a corruption scandal and unnerved markets.

Turkish Prime Minister targeted in second audio tape

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:19

A second audio recording, presented as the voice of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan asking his son not to accept an amount of money on offer in a business deal but to hold out for more, was published on YouTube by an anonymous poster using a pseudonym on Wednesday.

Second day of anti-corruption protests in Turkey

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:59

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Turkey`s two main cities for the second consecutive day in protest against Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government after corruption allegations against the Prime Minister surfaced.

Turkey denies Taliban office opened in Ankara

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 00:40

Turkey today denied a Pakistani media report claiming that the Taliban had opened a political office in Ankara as part of efforts to revive the peace stalled process.

24 killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 06:39

At least 24 people were killed and many injured Thursday in an explosion near Syrian - Turkish border in Turkey`s Kilis province, a media report said.

Turkish President signals he will sign contested bills

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:28

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has indicated that he will sign contested bills tightening state control over the Internet and the judiciary despite widespread opposition, local media reported on Tuesday. 

Turkish riot police clash with demonstrators

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 00:53

Turkish riot police blasted opposition protesters with water cannons, tear gas and plastic bullets in Istanbul on Monday in scenes reminiscent of the summer`s mass anti-government demonstrations.