Turkey unveils stringent new anti-protest laws

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled sweeping new security laws branded as repressive by critics, saying those in possession of banned objects at protests would face up to four years in jail.

'Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in southeast'

Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in southeast Turkey on Sunday in the first significant air operation against the militants since the launch of a peace process two years ago, Hurriyet news website said on Tuesday.

Turkey 'opposes IS like it opposes Assad': PM

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday insisted that Turkey was opposed to Islamic State (IS) militants, who have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, in the same way as it opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Public order to be maintained after protests: Turkish PM

The government has instructed the security forces to maintain public order, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said, as thousands of Kurdish people protested against the advancement of Islamic State (IS) militants into the Kurdish populated Kobane town in Syria.

Turkey will do `whatever it can` to prevent Kobane fall: PM Davutoglu

Turkey will do whatever it can to prevent the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane falling to jihadists, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said after the Turkish Parliament gave the green light for military action.

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

Islamic State frees 49 Turkish hostages

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been brought safely back to Turkey by the country`s intelligence agency.

Turkey supports Macedonia's bid to join NATO

Turkey will continue to support Macedonia's aspiration to join NATO and the European Union (EU), Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday.

Turkey's Davutoglu announces new government

Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed all key ministers who served under the new president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting a course of continuity for the new government.

Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president, Davutoglu acting prime minister

Turkey`s outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Thursday sworn in as Turkey`s 12th head of state as opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism after more than a decade in power walked out of the ceremony.

Erdogan to be sworn in as Turkey's new president

Turkey's outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be sworn in as president today to extend his more than decade-long domination of the country.

Turkey`s Davutoglu nominated new PM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan nominated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president.

Turkey ruling party set to agree Davutoglu as PM

Turkey`s ruling party is due to meet on Thursday to agree on a new leader and prime minister to replace incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu the frontrunner for the job.

Turkish president Gul tips FM Davutoglu to be next prime minister

Outgoing Turkish president Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was likely to take over as chairman of the ruling AK Party, and thus become the next prime minister.

Turkish FM flying to Qatar to seek Gaza truce: Official

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cancelled a scheduled trip to France and flew to Qatar on Friday to help efforts for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, a Turkish official said.

Turkey may evacuate embassy in Libya amid fighting: Minister

Turkey may evacuate its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday, a day after his ministry advised all Turkish citizens to leave the North African country.

John Kerry plays down talk of imminent Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to play down hopes for a quick deal on Iran`s suspicious nuclear program, ahead of a weekend meeting in Geneva.

Turkey raps international failure to tackle Syria aid crisis

Turkey`s foreign minister on Thursday deplored what he called an international failure to tackle the humanitarian crisis in war-ridden Syria, saying food and medicine are running out and snipers are shooting pregnant women.

Syrian exodus to go on if chemical attack ignored: Turkey

The Syrian refugee crisis may worsen if there is no international reaction in response to last month`s alleged chemical weapons attack, Turkey`s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday.

NATO missiles along Syria border for defense: Turkey

Last Wednesday, Turkey placed a formal request to NATO for deploying Patriot missiles along the Syrian border.