`We`re all blonde`: US envoy hits back at Ankara mayor

The US ambassador to Turkey on Friday hit back at sexist remarks by Ankara`s maverick mayor to the US State Department spokeswoman by posting a picture of himself with blond hair.

Leaders pay tribute to Gallipoli fallen on centenary

Turkey and the former World War I Commonwealth foes of the Ottoman Empire on Friday joined together to honour the tens of thousands killed at the Battle of Gallipoli 100 years ago in one of the most futile yet emblematic campaigns of the conflict.

Armenia demands `stronger message` from Turkey on 1915 genocide

 Armenian President Serge Sarkissian said Thursday he expected a "stronger message" from his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the centenary of the 1915 massacres in order to unblock frozen relations.

Turkish student gets suspended jail term over retweet

A Turkish student was handed a suspended one-year prison sentence for "insulting" a local governor by retweeting a satirical article, as concerns grow over the state of freedom of expression in Turkey, reports said Wednesday.

Turkish student gets suspended jail term over retweet

A Turkish student was handed a suspended one-year prison sentence for "insulting" a local governor by retweeting a satirical article, as concerns grow over the state of freedom of expression in Turkey, reports said Wednesday.

Erdogan vows to brush off any EU parliament genocide decision

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday warned Turkey would ignore any decision by the European Parliament qualifying the 1915 killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide, saying such recognition would go "in one ear and out from the other".

Erdogan angry over Pope`s genocide `mistake`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed anger over the pope`s use of the word genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians in World War I, saying such talk was nonsense and the pontiff should not repeat such a mistake again.

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

Turkey on Tuesday launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial USD 20 billion project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.

Turkey court adjourns trial into worst mining disaster

Dozens of suspects go on trial Monday over modern Turkey`s worst mining disaster that left 301 miners dead in the western town of Soma and tarnished the image of the government under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Pope on diplomatic tightrope with Armenian genocide mass

Pope Francis will mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians with a special ceremony on Sunday, with all eyes on whether he will use the word "genocide".

Turkey arrests 17 over `Syria arms interception`

A Turkish court on Friday placed under arrest pending trial 17 soldiers charged in a hugely controversial case over the interception last year of a consignment that allegedly contained arms bound for Syria.

Islamic world risks `disintegration`: Erdogan

The Islamic world is at risk of "disintegration" due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published Thursday.

Erdogan says press an accomplice in prosecutor killing

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday launched one of his bitterest tirades against journalists, accusing the press of being an accomplice in the killing of a prosecutor in Istanbul last week.

Turkey`s Erdogan in Tehran despite regional tensions

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for talks in Tehran Tuesday despite tensions over regional conflicts including in Yemen and Syria.

Turkey blocks Twitter, Facebook, YouTube over images of slain prosecutor: Media

 Turkey on Monday blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over the publication of images of a Turkish prosecutor killed by leftist militants during a hostage standoff last week. 

Fenerbahce Istanbul urges league suspension after attack
Fenerbahce Istanbul urges league suspension after attack

Turkey`s Fenerbahce football team called Sunday for the suspension of the national league championship in response to an armed attack on its team bus as players returned from a match.

Erdogan wants pvt security guards replaced after Turkey unrest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the government to replace private security guards with police forces in the wake of two deadly shoot-outs in a week that sent shockwaves through the country, reports said on Friday.

Erdogan wants private security guards replaced after Turkey unrest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the government to replace private security guards with police forces in the wake of two deadly shoot-outs in a week that sent shockwaves through the country, reports said on Friday.

Pak PM Sharif leaves for Turkey to discuss Yemen crisis

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday left for a day-long official visit to Turkey to hold discussions with the country's top leadership on the Yemen crisis.

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.