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Tens of thousands at anti-Erdogan protest amid vast graft probe

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:26

Tens of thousands of Turkish demonstrators took to streets in capital Ankara in protest against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government, which has been rocked by a vast corruption probe.

Turkey fires police chiefs in 16 provinces: Media

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 14:04

The Turkish government fired 16 provincial police chiefs as it deepened its purge of law enforcement amid a corruption scandal that has ensnared key allies of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, media reported Wednesday.

Iran rejects US suggestion of Syrian peace talks role

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 00:52

Iran on Monday appeared to rule out participation in Syrian peace talks later this month, dismissing a US suggestion that it could be involved "from the sidelines" as not respecting its dignity.

41 injured in Turkey`s 50-car pile up

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 00:13

As many as 41 people suffered injuries when 50 cars rammed into each other due to thick fog near Turkey`s Diyarbakir province Monday morning, Xinhua reported.

15 more police officers sacked in Turkey

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 01:46

Fifteen more police chiefs were removed from their posts at Turkish National Police department in Ankara, adding to a series of removals within the police system following a graft probe that started Dec 17, media reported on Friday.

Turkish military seeks review of coup plot convictions

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 01:43

Turkey`s military said on Thursday it had filed a criminal complaint over court cases involving members of the armed forces, a move which could pave the way for the retrial of hundreds of officers convicted on coup plot charges.

Turkish riot police clash with demonstrators

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 03:41

Turkish riot police blasted opposition protesters with water cannons, tear gas and plastic bullets in Istanbul on Friday in scenes reminiscent of th

Turkey graft probe blocked as defiant PM digs in

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 01:22

A graft probe that has shaken Turkey`s government to its core and threatened Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s rule has been blocked, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.

Hit by scandal and resignations, Turk PM names new ministers

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 07:24

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday after three members quit over a corruption scandal that has posed an unprecedented challenge to his 11-year rule.

Third Turkey minister steps down, calls on PM to resign over graft probe: TV

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 17:09

Turkey`s environment minister stepped down on Wednesday, the third in the cabinet to resign over an anti-graft probe that has roiled the government, and called on the prime minister to follow suit.

Turkey steps up defence of lira

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 18:35

Turkey`s central bank stepped up Tuesday its defence of the lira, whose value has sagged amid a political crisis and the winding down of US monetary stimulus.

Ministers` sons, state bank chief charged in Turkish graft investigation

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 15:24

Sixteen people, including the sons of two ministers, were charged on Saturday in connection with a Turkish corruption investigation that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has called a "dirty operation" aimed at undermining his rule, media said.