Turkish police raid media offices of Erdogan rival

Turkish police on Sunday launched a sweeping operation to arrest dozens of supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s rival, US-exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, including a raid on the offices of the Zaman daily, which is close to the cleric.

Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the violent persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and called for dialogue with Muslims, capping Francis' three-day visit to Turkey with a show of unity.

Pope Francis visits iconic religious sites in Istanbul

His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis on Saturday stood in two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul's most important religious sites, as he shifted gears toward more religious affairs on the second leg of his three-day visit to the mainly Muslim nation.

In Turkey, Iraqi Catholics seek stepping stone to new life

It hardly seems the gateway to a new life of safety and prosperity: An office tucked away in a grey apartment block in Istanbul. Yet every day, dozens of Iraqi Catholics queue here, hoping it will open the door to a new life free of fear.

Protest against Joe Biden's visit to Turkey

About 300 people have protested US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Turkey, chanting: "Biden get out. This country is ours."

Turkey may redevelop Istanbul`s controversial protest park

 Turkish authorities have signalled they intend to go ahead with the redevelopment of Istanbul`s Gezi Park, the project that sparked deadly anti-government protests last year, reports said on Wednesday.

Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey
Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey

Neymar scored twice as Brazil continued their winning run under new head coach Dunga with a 4-0 victory against Turkey in a friendly in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Turkish doctor suffers heart attack on live TV health show

A Turkish doctor on Tuesday suffered a heart attack in front of millions of viewers during a popular health show broadcast live on national television.

At least 21 drown, dozen missing in Istanbul migrant boat sinking

At least 21 people, including children, drowned and a dozen were missing on Monday when an overloaded boat taking migrants towards EU waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish officials said.

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul

At least 24 illegal migrants drowned on Monday when a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

Suspicious envelopes sent to foreign missions in Istanbul

Suspicious envelopes containing a yellow powder were sent on Friday to the Belgian, Canadian and German consulates in Istanbul, prompting a security alert, officials said.

Jurgen Klopp gets job guarantee despite horror run
Jurgen Klopp gets job guarantee despite horror run

Coach Jurgen Klopp still has a job guarantee at Borussia Dortmund despite their horror run of five games without a win in the Bundesliga.

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".

Syria opposition fails to elect new prime minister

Syria's main opposition bloc failed to agree on a prime minister during a weekend summit in Turkey, participants said, the latest setback for a coalition long beset by internal divisions.

Kurds clash with Turkish police, 14 dead

Turkish news agencies say at least 14 people have died and scores were injured in clashes between Turkish police and Kurdish protesters.

Kurds clash with police across Turkey in protests over Kobane

 Pro-Kurdish protesters clashed overnight Tuesday with police in several Turkish cities, including Istanbul, in a show of anger against the lack of action by the government against jihadists fighting for a key Syrian town.

Turkey warns will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave

Turkey warned on Saturday it would not hesitate to strike back at Islamic State jihadists if they attacked Turkish troops stationed at Ankara's exclave inside Syria.

Turkish writer convicted for `insulting` Erdogan

A Turkish court convicted a writer of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a book about last year`s mass anti-government protests, handing him a suspended jail sentence of almost one year, media reported Wednesday. 

Turkey allows girls as young as 10 to cover hair at schools

Turkey has lifted a ban on the Islamic-style headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith.

Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation.