A Turkish court convicted a writer of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a book about last year`s mass anti-government protests, handing him a suspended jail sentence of almost one year, media reported Wednesday.
Turkey has lifted a ban on the Islamic-style headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith.
The World Anti-Doping Agency's two-day symposium at Istanbul, Turkey next month would discuss how science and investigations activities combined can help improve tools and develop new strategies to combat the use of drugs in sport.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he was confident that a broad coalition including Arab and European nations along with the United States would be formed against the Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Prosecutors in Istanbul charged four construction workers with manslaughter on Thursday over a dramatic workplace accident that saw a lift in an unfinished luxury skyscraper plummet 32 storeys, killing 10.
Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained on Monday in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said.
Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained dozens of police officers accused of illegally wire-tapping top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a new wave of arrests just days ahead of presidential elections.
Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probeA Turkish court on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of 12 more police officers, including the former head of Istanbul`s intelligence unit, pending charges they may have illegally wiretapped Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, media said.