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Turkey President approves Kurdish reform law

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 04:23

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday approved a ruling party-backed law aimed at giving a boost to peace talks with Kurdish rebels with the ultimate goal of ending the three-decade-long conflict, his office said. 

Turkish PM expected to seek presidential election

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:31

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s ruling party is widely expected to nominate him as a candidate for the country`s first directly elected presidential race.

Turkish president not to contest for second term

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:21

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that he will not run for a second term in the forthcoming presidential elections in August.

NATO chief to visit Turkey amidst Iraq crisis

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 09:49

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Turkey for talks over dozens of Turkish nationals taken as hostages in Iraq, said the foreign ministry, media reported Monday.

Iran, Turkey pledge cooperation despite split over Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 01:23

In a landmark visit to Turkey by Iran`s president, the two countries pledged to work together to stop extremism and bloodshed in the Middle East despite deep differences over Syria`s civil war.

Turkey holds protest strike after blast kills 283 miners

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 03:49

Anger at Turkey`s government boiled over Thursday when thousands went on strike and police clashed with protesters after at least 283 workers died in one of the worst mining accidents in modern history.

Turkish president signs law expanding spy powers

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 15:22

Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a controversial law expanding the powers of the spy agency, a move critics say will tighten the graft-tainted government`s control over state institutions.

Turkey to defend historical tomb in Syria

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 05:21

Turkish President Abdullah Gul Sunday vowed to protect the Suleyman Shah Tomb in Syria if it comes under attack, a media report said.

Tens of thousands flock to Turkey protest teen`s funeral

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 09:57

Tens of thousands of people flocked Wednesday to the funeral of a teenage boy who died from injuries suffered during last year`s anti-government protests that swept the country, an AFP photographer said.

Turkey`s President signs law tightening govt grip on judiciary

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 16:11

Turkey`s President Abdullah Gul signed into law a contested bill tightening the government`s grip on the judiciary as it grapples to contain the fallout from a major corruption probe.

Police disperse over 1,000 protesters in Istanbul

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 05:14

Turkish riot police Saturday evening dispersed more than 1,000 protesters in Istanbul against new internet censorship law.

Istanbul police fire tear gas on protest over Internet curbs

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 01:30

Turkish riot police in Istanbul fired tear gas and water cannon today at around 3,000 people protesting new legislation tightening control of the Internet.