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Turkey to normalise ties with Israel after Gaza strikes end

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:12

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that it is impossible for his country to restore the strained bilateral ties with Israel unless the strikes on Gaza end, a media report said.

Kurdish rebels to restart withdrawal in September: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:54

Kurdish rebels will begin a stalled withdrawal from Turkey into their safe haven in northern Iraq after parliament passes reforms aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency, local media reported today. <br><br> In an apparent bid to secure votes from the Kurdish community ahead of presidential polls in August, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government submitted a bill to parliament last week that would remove a number of barriers to a final agreement.

Turkey turns inwards as war spreads from Syria to Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:15

As al Qaeda-inspired Sunni militants spread right along Turkey`s southeastern border last month from Syria through Iraq, seizing Turkish hostages as they went, the normally loquacious Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had little to say.

Turkish PM expected to seek presidential election

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:31

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s ruling party is widely expected to nominate him as a candidate for the country`s first directly elected presidential race.

Turkey`s secular opposition endorses devout Muslim for president

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 17:02

Turkey`s two main secular opposition parties on Sunday formally backed a devout Muslim to challenge an expected bid for the presidency by the country`s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who heads an Islamic-rooted party.

Turkey bans entry to thousands of Syria-bound militants: PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:30

Turkey today said it has banned entry to more than five thousand foreign jihadists suspected of seeking to head to Syria to join radical Islamist groups fighting the Syrian regime.

Turkish ruling party to name presidential candidate next week

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:11

Turkey`s ruling AK Party will announce its candidate for the August presidential election at a parliamentary group meeting next Tuesday, with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan widely expected to be its choice.

Hundreds protest Recep Erdogan visit in France

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 01:41

Hundreds protested against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the French city of Lyon on Saturday as he visited Europe ahead of an expected bid for the presidency.

Thousands demonstrate against Austria visit of Turkish PM

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:53

As many as 10,000 people demonstrated in Vienna against a visit by Turkey`s strongman Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, organisers and police said.

Turkey police detain 11 in wiretapping probe: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 16:07

Turkish police on Tuesday detained 11 people, including former top officers, in a probe into illegally wiretapping Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported.

NATO chief to visit Turkey amidst Iraq crisis

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 09:49

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Turkey for talks over dozens of Turkish nationals taken as hostages in Iraq, said the foreign ministry, media reported Monday.

Kurdish rebels ramp up pressure ahead of Turkey vote

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 08:41

Kurdish rebels in Turkey`s southeast are ramping up attacks in a bid to pressure Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speed up reforms ahead of presidential elections, analysts say.