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Turkey detains 33 police in new wave of wire-tapping arrests

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 17:42

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.

Turkey`s Erdogan holds mass election rally in Istanbul

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 01:52

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan massed in Istanbul for his last big rally in Turkey`s largest city one week ahead of Presidential Elections.

Don`t laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 22:49

One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.

Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probe

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 08:43

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.

Turkey charges eight police in wiretapping probe

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 18:44

Turkish prosecutors have charged eight police officers with illegally eavesdropping on top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media said on Saturday.

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.

Wozniacki, Vinci to clash for Istanbul title

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 09:11

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will tackle Roberta Vinci for the Istanbul WTA title on Sunday as the magical run of 16-year-old Ana Konjuh was ended at the semi-final stage.

Turks protest against Israel in Istanbul

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 06:47

Istanbul`s streets were brimming Sunday as around 1,000 pro-Palestinian Turks demonstrated against Israel`s latest round of airstrikes on Gaza, which have left over 100 Palestinians dead.

Turkish presidential candidate warns of sectarian conflict

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 01:31

Selahattin Demirtas, a presidential candidate of the pro-Kurdish Peoples` Democratic Party (HDP), Wednesday warned of the deepening sectarian conflict based on the ideological polarisation in Turkey.

Syrian opposition coalition elects new president

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:44

Syria`s Western-backed opposition National Coalition elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president following a three-day meeting in Istanbul, the coalition said on Wednesday.

Turkish drivers held in Iraq to be released: Reports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 17:35

The Turkish truck drivers seized in June by Islamist militants in northern Iraq are set to be released and are on their way to Turkey, reports and one of the drivers said.

Turkey to present Kurdish reform bill within days: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:22

The Turkish government aims to present to parliament in the coming days a reform bill to advance its peace process with Kurdish militants, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said.