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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.

Turkey acquits 25 in coup plot trial

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 22:23

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted more than two dozen people in a retrial after they were convicted over an alleged coup plot in 2012 against Turkey`s Islamic-rooted government.

Turkish central bank hints of further rate cut

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 18:40

The governor of Turkey`s central bank hinted Monday that another small cut in interest rates is likely at the end of the month, deflecting calls by the government for quicker action.

Anti-Government protesters go on trial in Turkey

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 15:13

More than two dozen anti- government protesters went on trial today in Turkey, accused of organising last year`s demonstrations in what Amnesty International denounced as a "show trial".

Erdogan to grow more powerful as President, Turkey more polarised

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 11:31

On the first anniversary of nationwide protests that shook Prime Minster Tayyip Erdogan`s rule, barely a thousand anti-government demonstrators marched in Istanbul on Saturday.

Turkey train station collapse injures five: Media

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 00:32

Five people were injured on Thursday when a railway station under construction in northwestern Turkey partially collapsed, local media reported.

Iran says n-meet with EU ``fruitful``

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:25

A senior Iranian official has said the meeting between the Iranian foreign minister and his European Union (EU) counterpart in Istanbul was "fruitful in advancing nuclear talks", media reported Wednesday.

EU`s Ashton, Iran FM hold talks in Istanbul

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 02:54

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met behind closed doors Monday in Istanbul to discuss the path toward a final nuclear deal, an Iranian source said.

Police detain 15 in Istanbul raids: Report

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 15:11

Turkish media reports say police have launched dawn raids on at least three Istanbul neighbourhoods, including one that was the scene of violent anti-government protests last week, and detained at least 15 people.