Swiss won't help Turks prosecute Tayyip Erdogan critic

Switzerland has rejected a Turkish request for legal assistance in prosecuting a suspect accused of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan, ruling that the comments in question were protected by Swiss free speech provisions.

Mar 17, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan plans to act rapidly on constitutional reform bill

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he would act rapidly on a constitutional bill boosting his powers that was passed by parliament last week and which he must approve before it can go to a referendum.

Jan 25, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Turkish police kill suspected Islamic State suicide bomber in capital

Turkish police shot dead a suspected Islamic State militant overnight who was believed to be planning a suicide bomb attack in the capital Ankara, the city`s governor said on Wednesday.

Oct 19, 2016, 16:43 PM IST
Turkish leader brings military more under civilian authority

Turkish leader brings military more under civilian authority

Turkey's military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the armed forces further under civilian authority.

Jul 31, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

Security reviewed in Delhi after Istanbul attack

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is responsible for internal security at the airports and all Delhi Metro stations in Delhi.

Jun 29, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

Attack on Istanbul airport inhuman: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned the terror attack in Istanbul, terming it as inhuman and horrific.

Jun 29, 2016, 09:22 AM IST

No Indian casualty in Turkey terror attack

There has been no report so far of any Indian casualty in the terror attack at the international terminal of Turkey's Ataturk airport where three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least 36 people.

Jun 29, 2016, 09:19 AM IST
Istanbul bomber identified as Turkish member of Islamic State

Istanbul bomber identified as Turkish member of Islamic State

Efkan Ala identified the bomber as a man born in the southern province of Gaziantep, adding that five people have been detained so far in relation to the bombing.

Mar 20, 2016, 18:35 PM IST

12 injured in scuffle at Turkish vote in Tokyo embassy

 At least 12 people were injured in a scuffle between Turks and ethnic Kurds as hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered on Sunday at their embassy in Tokyo to vote in a general election, reports said.

Oct 25, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

12 killed as bus crashes into Ankara bus stop

 Twelve people were killed today in the Turkish capital Ankara when a bus ploughed into commuters waiting at a bus stop, Turkish media and officials said.

Oct 01, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

Austria charges 14-year old with terror offences

 Austria has charged a 14-year old boy with terror offences after he researched how to build a bomb online and made contact with militants supporting Islamic State fighters in Syria, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Mar 31, 2015, 13:56 PM IST

United States closes its embassy in conflict-hit Yemen

The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen, the Arabian peninsula state that is a front line in Washington`s war against al Qaeda, embassy employees and US officials said on Tuesday.

Feb 11, 2015, 00:56 AM IST

Turkish minority stages mass rights rally in Istanbul

Thousands of members of Turkey`s Alevi religious minority on Sunday held a mass rally in central Istanbul, demanding greater rights and the preservation of the country`s secular system.

Feb 08, 2015, 22:46 PM IST

Britain`s Cameron meets Turkish PM on response to IS

 The British and Turkish prime ministers held talks Tuesday on how to deal with the threat posed by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Jan 21, 2015, 01:56 AM IST
Germany beefs up security in wake of terror alert

Germany beefs up security in wake of terror alert

Amidst heightened terror alert in Europe, Germany has stepped up security measures in the central railway stations of Berlin and in Dresden following information from foreign intelligence agencies that they could be targeted for attacks by radical islamists.

Jan 17, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

Turkish teen arrested for 'burying alive sister's boyfriend'

A young Turkish man has been arrested on suspicion of burying alive a teenager who had a pre-marital relationship with his sister, reports said on Monday.

Nov 18, 2014, 00:39 AM IST

Main square of Istanbul 'world's ugliest': PM

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reportedly labelled Istanbul's Taksim Square, which was rocked by deadly anti-government protests last year, "as the ugliest square in the world".

Oct 20, 2014, 23:33 PM IST
Kurds recapture key Kobane hill from Islamic State militants

Kurds recapture key Kobane hill from Islamic State militants

The Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) battling the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on Tuesday said they have recaptured a strategically important hilltop west of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey.

Oct 14, 2014, 18:19 PM IST

Foreign jihadists traded for Turkish hostages: Reports

British media on Monday reported that Turkish hostages freed by the Islamic State group last month may have been released as part of a prisoner exchange for up to 180 jihadist fighters.

Oct 06, 2014, 21:31 PM IST

7 killed in bomb attack near Syria-Turkey border

At least seven people were killed and many others wounded Tuesday when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a rebel-held Syrian-Turkish border, activists and al-Mayadeen TV reported.

Sep 16, 2014, 21:57 PM IST