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Turkish cops detain 29 ISIS State suspects in Ankara

Turkish cops detain 29 ISIS State suspects in Ankara

Turkish police detained 29 suspected Islamic State members in Ankara on Friday, state media said, in a fresh operation after arresting some 120 suspects across Turkey a day earlier as security is tightened ahead of the New Year.

Dec 29, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump`s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

Dec 14, 2017, 06:45 AM IST
Israel a state of `occupation` and `terror`, Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Islamic leaders

Israel a state of `occupation` and `terror`, Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Islamic leaders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed Israel as a state defined by "occupation" and "terror", as he opened an Islamic summit on the US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 15:13 PM IST
Turkish police detain activists at anti-Israel demo

Turkish police detain activists at anti-Israel demo

Turkish riot police today detained a dozen activists at a protest in Istanbul denouncing Israel and the United States after Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Dec 10, 2017, 07:44 AM IST
Earthquake 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

Earthquake 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southwest Turkey at 2149 GMT on Friday, Turkey`s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said.

Nov 25, 2017, 10:28 AM IST

Policeman, PKK militant killed in southeast Turkey: Governor's office

A policeman and a militant from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were killed in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Friday, the local governor`s office said.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

Trial of 11 human rights activists in Turkey begins

Eleven human rights activists, including the two top figures with Amnesty International in Turkey, went on trial today in Istanbul on contested terror charges, an AFP correspondent said.

Oct 25, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
Turkey orders arrest of 110 people over Gulen links: Media

Turkey orders arrest of 110 people over Gulen links: Media

Turkish authorities issued arrest warrants for 110 people from a seized company over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated last year`s attempted coup, Dogan news agency and other media said on Friday.

Oct 20, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Turkey urges US to reverse visa suspension, defends arrest of consulate worker

Turkey`s Justice Minister said on Monday he hoped the United States would review its decision to suspend most visa services to Turkish citizens after the arrest of a Turkish employee of the U.S. consulate in Istanbul last week.

Oct 09, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Turkey-backed rebels in new Syria operation: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

HTS is not a party to a deal brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran for the safe zone in the province, one of four such "de-escalation" zones across Syria.

Oct 07, 2017, 17:19 PM IST

Syrian activist, daughter murdered in Istanbul home: Turkish police

A Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, the Istanbul police department said on Friday.

Sep 22, 2017, 22:07 PM IST
Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal

Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal

In 2015, Turkey scrapped a $3.4 billion deal with China to build its first anti-missile system.

Sep 12, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Turkish police kill would-be suicide bomber near police station: Sources

Ankara has detained more than 5,000 Islamic State suspects and deported some 3,290 foreign militants from 95 different countries in recent years.

Sep 06, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Turkey kills ISIS suspect, detains four more 'planning attack'

In one of the bloodiest strikes, a jihadist gunman opened fire on an elite nightclub in Istanbul just 75 minutes into New Year`s Day in 2017, killing 39 people, mainly foreigners.

Aug 19, 2017, 22:50 PM IST
Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

Protesters say there has been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing. 

Jul 30, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

Istanbul police detain 26 suspected Islamic State members

Anti-terror officers in Istanbul detained 26 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group, Turkish media reported on Thursday.

Jul 27, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

United Kingdom to lift electronics ban on Turkey flights

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told state-run Anadolu news agency that British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu over the issue.

Jul 20, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Turkey slams German statements on arrested rights activist

In a statement published on Thursday, Turkey's foreign ministry said they have kept Germany's charge d'affaires in Ankara informed of Peter Steudtner's case, adding 'the independent Turkish judiciary must be trusted.'

Jul 20, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

US-Syrian woman sets up model school in northern Syria

She argued back when the al-Qaida militants sent in an inspector to warn her against playing music during the graduation ceremony at the higher education institute that she founded in Idlib province. 

Jul 17, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Turkey detains 44 in anti-terrorist operations, including bomb attack planners

Turkey detains 44 in anti-terrorist operations, including bomb attack planners

Turkish police have detained 44 suspects in anti-terrorist operations, including the planners of two suicide bomb attacks in Istanbul last year, the city`s governor said on Thursday.

Jul 13, 2017, 16:10 PM IST