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Turkey orders detention of Ankara municipality, ministries'' staff - Report

Detention warrants issued for 60 staff at the Ankara city council, 19 at district councils, 30 at development ministry and 30 at the education ministry.

Turkey detains dozens of former bourse staff over Gulen links: Media

Some 49,000 people have been formally arrested in relation to the failed coup, out of 150,000 people investigated.

Iranian media tycoon shot dead in Istanbul

Iranian British and Gem TV owner Saeed Karimian has been shot dead along with a Kuwaiti business partner in Istanbul.

US forces kill Islamic State leader blamed for nightclub attack

Officials identified the slain militant as Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, and described him as a close associate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State`s self-declared "caliphate."
 

Turkey election board rejects petitions to annul referendum

Turkey's top election authority today rejected opposition petitions to annul a key referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after complaints of vote-rigging, local media reported.

Turkish interior minister says Diyarbakir blast was terrorist attack

An explosion at a police compound in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir that killed three people on Tuesday was the result of a terrorist attack, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday.

Turkey's rival parties rally for votes ahead of referendum

Turkey's political parties held mass rallies on Saturday, a week ahead of a referendum on whether to shift to the presidential system.

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries.

Turkey ruling party resigns over 'civil war' warning

A senior regional official with Turkey's ruling party resigned Thursday after saying the country risked civil war if there was not a 'yes' vote in a referendum on giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers.

Turkey sets April 16 for key constitutional referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today rubber stamped constitutional changes boosting his powers, paving the way for a referendum on the issue in mid April, a senior government minister said.

Turkey sacks 4,400 more civil servants, including teachers and police

Turkey has dismissed more than 4,400 civil servants including teachers, police officers and academics over their suspected links with terrorist organisations, a decree showed late on Tuesday, in the latest purge since a failed coup last July.

Turkey detains 60 ISIS suspects in Ankara raids: State media

Turkish police on Sunday detained 60 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group in the capital Ankara, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the extremist organisation, state media said.

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

An assailant opened fire on a police car Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey`s ruling party offices, media reports said.

Rocket fired near Istanbul police headquarters

A rocket was fired near the police headquarters in Turkey`s largest city of Istanbul on Friday but missed the building and there were no reports of casualties, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

Kyrgyzstan searches for more victims at plane crash site

Kyrgyzstan was observing a national day of mourning on Tuesday as rescuers searched for more bodies in the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a village outside the capital.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate second Raisina Dialogue, 250 foreign delegates to take part

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate second Raisina Dialogue, 250 foreign delegates to take part

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, India`s flagship geo-political conference organised annually by the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in association with the Ministry of External Affairs.

Plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul after fisticuffs fly at 30,000 feet

An ugly fistfight erupted on a packed London-bound flight at 30,000 feet after an air hostess was assaulted, prompting an emergency landing in Istanbul.

Turkey to begin debating new Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers

Turkey's Parliament on Monday begins debating a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan that is expected to be put to a referendum by the spring.

Thousand fired in new wave of Turkey coup purges

Ankara blames the coup plot on US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen and says an unrelenting campaign is needed to root out his influence from public life.
 

Slain policeman hailed for `thwarting new Turkey bloodbath`

Turkey was shaken just 75 minutes into the New Year by the gun attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul that killed 39 people, including 27 foreigners.