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Turkey to inaugurate Ankara-Istanbul high speed train line

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 08:46

Turkey inaugurates the first high-speed train link between its main cities of Ankara and Istanbul, in the latest bid by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to modernise the country`s infrastructure.

Kurdish rebels to restart withdrawal in September: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:54

Kurdish rebels will begin a stalled withdrawal from Turkey into their safe haven in northern Iraq after parliament passes reforms aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency, local media reported today. <br><br> In an apparent bid to secure votes from the Kurdish community ahead of presidential polls in August, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government submitted a bill to parliament last week that would remove a number of barriers to a final agreement.

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders to life in prison

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:04

A Turkish court today handed life sentences to two ageing generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey`s coup-ridden history.

Judgement day in Turkey`s landmark 1980 coup trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:43

A Turkish judge is due to deliver his verdict Wednesday in the case of two elderly generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey`s coup-ridden history. 

Turkish opposition name former top Muslim envoy as presidential nominee

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 17:38

Turkey`s two main opposition parties on Monday named the former head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as their joint candidate to go up against an expected bid by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in the August presidential election.

Ankara `will retaliate` if Turkish hostages harmed in Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 03:33

Turkey on Wednesday pledged to retaliate if dozens of its citizens seized in an attack by Islamist militants in northern Iraq are harmed.

Turkey-Iran ties improved since Rouhani took office

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 13:12

Since Hassan Rouhani became the president, bilateral ties between Iran and Turkey have improved, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the two nations endorsed 10 deals in several sectors, including banking, transportation, tourism and energy.

274 confirmed dead in Turkey mine explosion

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:13

The toll from Turkey`s worst mining accident has risen to 282 after more bodies were pulled out of the collapsed mine in the western town of Soma, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Thursday.

Anger erupts in Turkey as mine blast claims 274 lives

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 02:39

Anger erupted across Turkey on Wednesday as hopes faded for scores of workers trapped in a collapsed mine and the death toll rose to 274, in what has become the country`s worst-ever mining disaster.

Opposition seeks to annul election in Turkish capital

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 23:09

Turkey`s opposition called on Sunday for an annulment of last weekend`s mayoral vote in the capital Ankara, alleging fraud by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Turkey lifts controversial Twitter ban

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 22:37

Turkey lifted a much-criticised block on Twitter on Thursday, 24 hours after its highest court had overturned the ban as a breach of the right to free speech.

Turkey`s main opposition to reject Ankara electoral result

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 16:07

Turkey`s main opposition CHP party said on Monday it would appeal against municipal election results in the capital Ankara where it suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan`s AK Party (AKP) on Sunday.