Istanbul prosecutor dies after hostage operation: hospital

The Istanbul prosecutor held hostage by two radical leftists at his offices Tuesday died of his wounds sustained after police launched an operation to free him, the hospital announced.

Police: 2 hostage takers in Istanbul killed, hostage wounded

Two members of a banned leftist group who had held a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a courthouse in Istanbul were killed today in a shootout with police that left their captive seriously wounded, police said.

Turkish court acquits all 236 suspects in coup plot retrial

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted more than 200 army officers accused of plotting a coup against the Islamic-rooted government in 2003.

Turkish special forces enter courthouse as prosecutor held at gunpoint

A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building.

Turkish court acquits all 236 suspects in coup plot retrial: Reports

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted more than 200 army officers accused of plotting to stage a coup in 2003 against the Islamic-rooted government.

Turkey grinds to halt after massive power cut

A massive power cut caused chaos Tuesday across Turkey, shutting down the metro networks in Istanbul and the capital Ankara, with the government saying an outside attack on the system was not ruled out.

Turkish Airlines flight lands in Casablanca after bomb threat

A Turkish Airlines flight en route to Brazil was forced to change course and land in Casablanca after a bomb threat, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

Turkey detains two policemen in Erdogan spying case

Turkish authorities detained two former policemen following their extradition from Romania on suspicion of bugging President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media said Sunday.

Turkey to deport British woman detained on way to Syria

A British woman detained this week by Turkish police on suspicion of seeking to join Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Syria was sent to Istanbul today to be deported to Britain, Anatolia news agency reported.

Tajik opposition leader killed in Istanbul: Turkish media

An opposition leader from the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan was shot dead by an unknown gunman on a street in Istanbul late Thursday, Turkish media reported on Friday.

Turkey police arrest man after bomb threat outside US consulate

The Turkish police on Friday arrested a man who threatened to set off a bomb outside the US consulate in Istanbul, local media reported.

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.

New York residents arrested over IS extremist plot

Three New York residents have been arrested for plotting to join extremists fighting in Syria and two threatened to carry out attacks within the United States, officials said on Wednesday.

Turkey`s Erdogan mocks `men who wear skirts`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday mocked men who wear skirts, in an apparent jibe at activists who wore female clothes at the weekend in a protest supporting women`s rights.

Come home, families beg Syria-bound UK schoolgirls

The families of two British schoolgirls among a trio feared to be travelling to join the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria issued emotional appeals for them to come home.

Heavy snowstorm causes travel chaos in Istanbul

 A heavy fall of snow on Wednesday caused travel chaos in Istanbul, forcing the temporary closure of Turkey`s main airport and causing hundreds of traffic accidents.

Turkey warns channel over 'God instead of Allah' dubbing

Turkey`s television watchdog has warned a national private channel over the dubbing of a French show where the word for "God" was dubbed with a traditional Turkic word rather than the Islamic "Allah", media said Thursday.

Berlin 2024 Olympic Games plan is on thin financial ice, claims expert
Berlin 2024 Olympic Games plan is on thin financial ice, claims expert

Berlin`s potential 2024 Olympic bid could be the wrong financial decision with the city deep in debt and lacking the infrastructure to host such a global event, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) said on Wednesday.

G20 vow to promote growth but rifts remain

 The world`s top 20 economies on Tuesday agreed to take steps to promote global growth but struggled to overcome rifts over the the most suitable tools to use and how best to overcome the Greek debt crisis.

Tech-sceptic Erdogan sends first tweet

He has compared social media to the "murderer`s knife", proudly declared he does not "tweet or schmeet" and overseen blanket bans on Twitter.