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Turkey detains ex-police chief over Armenian journalist murder

Turkish authorities on Thursday detained a former head of national police intelligence on accusations of negligence over the 2007 murder of an ethnic Armenian journalist that shocked the country.

4 dead as two Turkish military jets crash: Official

Four members of Turkey's military were killed on Tuesday when two military jets crashed in the Malatya region in the southeast of the country, the interior minister said.

Turkish military mission in Syria meant to counter possible attack: Presidency

A Turkish military operation to rescue 38 soldiers guarding a tomb in Syria surrounded by Islamic State militants was launched to counter a possible attack on them, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday.

Turkey detains 14 people seeking to join Islamic State

 Turkish security forces detained 13 foreigners and a Turk seeking to cross the border into Syria to join Islamic State militants on Monday, the General Staff said on Wednesday.

Turkey detains five suspected Islamic State members this week: Army

Turkish authorities have detained a man alleged to be a member of Islamic State in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the army said on Thursday, bringing the number of suspected militants seized this week to five.

Turkey arrests 'first Turkish IS suspect'

Authorities in Turkey arrested a man suspected of working for the Islamic State (IS), in what local media said was the first arrest of a Turkish citizen linked to the jihadist group.

Syrian refugee boy in Turkey beaten for eating leftovers: Report

A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer`s leftovers, local media reported on Saturday.

Two Turkish police jailed for 10 years over protester`s killing

Two Turkish police were jailed on Wednesday for at least 10 years for beating to death a teenager in 2013 protests against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh protests as critics slammed the verdicts for being absurdly lenient.

Turkish parliament votes against corruption trial for ex-ministers

Turkey`s parliament voted on Wednesday not to send to trial four former ministers accused of wrongdoing in a corruption investigation, in welcome news for President Tayyip Erdogan who had cast the graft scandal as a plot to undermine his rule.

Clashes in Ankara as Turkey remembers Dink murder

Turkish police on Monday used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse a protest in Ankara calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was shot dead in broad daylight outside his offices eight years ago.

Erdogan chairs Turkey cabinet for first time as president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday chaired a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state, in a move aimed at cementing his role as Turkey`s undisputed number one.

Turkey ex-ministers won`t stand trial over graft scandal: Commission

The case of four former Turkish ministers who resigned over a 2013 graft scandal that shook the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be sent to trial, a parliamentary commission ruled Monday.

Turkey frees schoolboy arrested for 'insulting' Erdogan

Ankara: A Turkish court Friday ordered the release of a 16-year-old high school pupil arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following accusations his detention was the latest sign of the country veering to authoritarianism.

Iraq, Turkey pledge to join hands to fight IS jihadists

Iraq and Turkey on Thursday pledged to join forces to fight Islamic State insurgents who are holding swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Turkey says EU criticism over arrests unacceptable

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday Ankara could not accept "such heavy criticism" from the European Union about weekend raids that targeted opposition media.

Turkey-US moving closer on Syria no-fly zone: Ankara

NATO allies Turkey and the United States are narrowing their differences over plans to create a no-fly zone along the Syrian border, the Turkish foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Pope Francis visits iconic religious sites in Istanbul

His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis on Saturday stood in two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul's most important religious sites, as he shifted gears toward more religious affairs on the second leg of his three-day visit to the mainly Muslim nation.

Turkey governor under fire over museum plan for synagogue

A Turkish regional governor was accused Monday of inciting hatred towards the country`s Jewish community after suggesting a synagogue be turned into a museum as a reprisal for Israel`s policies over the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Turkey says US not meeting its conditions for bigger Syria role

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday expressed frustration that the US and its allies were not responding to conditions set for his country to play a greater role in the coalition against militants in Syria.

Iran hardliners want nuclear deal but no ties with Washington

Iran may be ready to reach a nuclear deal with world powers to revive its economy, but is in no rush to go further by restoring relations with the United States, calculating this would imperil its domestic support.