Turkish government

Turkish government extends state of emergency rule for another three months

The extension followed weekend ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the abortive coup in which around 250 people, mostly unarmed civilians, were killed.

Jul 18, 2017, 00:01 AM IST
Turkey dismisses over 7,000 on eve of failed coup anniversary

Turkey dismisses over 7,000 on eve of failed coup anniversary

Turkey has arrested over 50,000 suspected supporters of Gulen and dismissed more than 100,000 public servants from the government since the coup.

Jul 15, 2017, 16:41 PM IST

Angela Merkel urges 'respectful dialogue' in Turkey after referendum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to seek "respectful dialogue" within the country after his narrow win in a referendum extending his powers.

Apr 17, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Turkey continues crackdown, shuts dozens of media outlets

Continuing its action against military and media institutions after the failed coup attempt, the Turkish government has shut down 45 newspapers, 16 television stations and three news agencies amid the state of emergency.

Jul 28, 2016, 11:02 AM IST

Egypt blocks UN resolution supporting Turkish government

Egypt, currently a non-permanent member of the Security Council, objected.

Jul 17, 2016, 02:05 AM IST

Kurds accuse Turkey of backing IS militants

A Kurdish organization has accused the Turkish government of backing Islamic State militants fighting with Kurds in Syria, and suggested that could jeopardize a truce that Kurdish rebels in Turkey began in March 2013.

Sep 25, 2014, 00:24 AM IST

After Twitter, Turkey bans YouTube

After a week-long ban on Twitter, Google`s YouTube video site is the latest to be blocked by the anti-social media Turkish government.

Mar 28, 2014, 12:59 PM IST

Turkish Parliament gives government more control over judiciary

Turkey`s Parliament approved a law giving the government more control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors on Saturday, after a heated debate and a brawl in which an opposition lawmaker was hospitalised.

Feb 15, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

Hollande arrives in Turkey amid political crisis

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Turkey on Monday for a state visit amid a political crisis plaguing the Turkish government and turmoil roiling his private life.

Jan 27, 2014, 20:35 PM IST

Turkey to formally appoint new military commander

Turkey`s four most senior commanders quit in protest over the detention of 250 officers.

Jul 30, 2011, 08:42 AM IST