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Turkey lifts ban on female Army officers wearing headscarf

Turkey lifts ban on female Army officers wearing headscarf

Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.

`Erdogan assassination plot` suspects go on trial in Turkey

The trial opened on Monday of almost 50 suspects accused of plotting to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup.

Erdogan alleged assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey

Erdogan alleged assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey

A trial has opened in southern Turkey for 47 people accused of attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup, while he was vacationing with his family.

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb blamed on PKK

Turkish authorities on Saturday blamed Kurdish militants for a car bombing which rocked the southeastern province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, and detained 26 people in connection with the attack.

Turkey sets April 16 for key constitutional referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today rubber stamped constitutional changes boosting his powers, paving the way for a referendum on the issue in mid April, a senior government minister said.

German court upholds partial ban of Erdogan poem

A Hamburg court has upheld an injunction prohibiting a German television comedian from repeating elements of a crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Donald Trump calls Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says Turkey strategic partner and NATO ally

Trump also spoke with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain to reaffirm the strong bilateral partnership across a range of mutual interests, the White House said.

Turkey transfers state assets to sovereign wealth fund

The Turkish government has ordered the transfer of tens of billions of dollars worth of state assets to a sovereign wealth fund, in a huge shake-up of its holdings aimed at financing ambitious infrastructure projects.

Angela Merkel in Turkey to salvage battered alliance

Angela Merkel in Turkey to salvage battered alliance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey on Thursday for the first time since the failed July coup, seeking to keep a key partnership alive after a series of crises.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushes to create powerful presidency

Turkey's president started campaigning on Saturday for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office, hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the issue.

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

An assailant opened fire on a police car Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey`s ruling party offices, media reports said.

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes MPs over 'leg-biting' brawl

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes MPs over 'leg-biting' brawl

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the country's lawmakers to task today over an "ugly" brawl in parliament during a vote on a hugely controversial bill bolstering his powers left several injured.

Turkey approves constitutional reforms to expand presidential powers

Turkey approves constitutional reforms to expand presidential powers

Turkey`s parliament on Friday approved a series of controversial constitutional reforms that grant extensive powers to the President.

 

Turkey to begin debating new Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers

Turkey's Parliament on Monday begins debating a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan that is expected to be put to a referendum by the spring.

Istanbul nightclub attack: Turkey identifies gunman, makes new arrests

Istanbul nightclub attack: Turkey identifies gunman, makes new arrests

Turkey said on Wednesday it had identified the gunman behind the New Year's massacre on an elite Istanbul nightclub that killed 39, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the attack aimed to polarise Turkish society.

IS claims responsibility for Istanbul attack, says 'a soldier of the caliphate' stormed Reina nightclub

IS claims responsibility for Istanbul attack, says 'a soldier of the caliphate' stormed Reina nightclub

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on a nightclub in the Turkish city of Istanbul that killed 39 people on New Year's Eve.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows to continue anti-terror fight in 2017

Turkish President Erdogan President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in his new year message that Turkey will continue to fight terrorist organisations in 2017.

Turkish parliamentary commission approves constitutional change draft law: Report

After a parliamentary vote, Turkey is set to hold a referendum on the changes by spring, a move that would help Tayyip Erdogan acquire the executive presidency he has long sought.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses US of supporting terrorists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses US of supporting terrorists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised its Nato allies on Thursday, particularly the US, for not supporting Ankara's struggle against the Islamic State in Syria.

First trial of Turkey coup suspects begins in Istanbul

First trial of Turkey coup suspects begins in Istanbul

Almost 30 Turkish police went on trial in Istanbul on Tuesday charged with involvement in the July 15 coup, the city`s first trial of alleged suspects in the massive crackdown that followed the failed bid to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.