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Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar

Turkey on Thursday sent its first ship loaded with aid for its embattled regional ally Qatar which has been hit by sanctions from Gulf powers led by Saudi Arabia

Turkey detains 21 workers over mass army food poisoning

Turkey on Sunday detained 21 employees of a catering firm after more than 700 soldiers required medical attention in an outbreak of food poisoning in the west of the country.

Turkey opposition chief accuses Recep Tayyip Erdogan of 'second coup' with purge

Turkey`s main opposition leader accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of staging a "second coup" with the crackdown that followed last July`s failed coup, as he presses on with a protest march to Istanbul from Ankara.

Turkey opposition protests arrest of MP, vows march to Istanbul

Former journalist turned Republican People`s Party lawmaker Enis Berberoglu was sentenced to 25 years` jail on Wednesday.

Qatar crisis issue may turn to global problem: Turkish PM  Binali Yildirim

Qatar crisis issue may turn to global problem: Turkish PM Binali Yildirim

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that the Qatar issue might soon turn into a global problem if the tension in the gulf region increases

Azeri energy minister Natig Aliyev dies of heart complaint in Turkey: Report

 Azeri Energy Minister Natig Aliyev died on Friday, a day after being transferred to hospital in Istanbul for treatment for a heart complaint.

Turkey orders detention of Ankara municipality, ministries'' staff - Report

Detention warrants issued for 60 staff at the Ankara city council, 19 at district councils, 30 at development ministry and 30 at the education ministry.

Turkey detains dozens of former bourse staff over Gulen links: Media

Some 49,000 people have been formally arrested in relation to the failed coup, out of 150,000 people investigated.

Iranian media tycoon shot dead in Istanbul

Iranian British and Gem TV owner Saeed Karimian has been shot dead along with a Kuwaiti business partner in Istanbul.

US forces kill Islamic State leader blamed for nightclub attack

Officials identified the slain militant as Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, and described him as a close associate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State`s self-declared "caliphate."
 

Turkey election board rejects petitions to annul referendum

Turkey's top election authority today rejected opposition petitions to annul a key referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after complaints of vote-rigging, local media reported.

Turkish interior minister says Diyarbakir blast was terrorist attack

An explosion at a police compound in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir that killed three people on Tuesday was the result of a terrorist attack, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday.

Turkey's rival parties rally for votes ahead of referendum

Turkey's political parties held mass rallies on Saturday, a week ahead of a referendum on whether to shift to the presidential system.

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries.

Turkey ruling party resigns over 'civil war' warning

A senior regional official with Turkey's ruling party resigned Thursday after saying the country risked civil war if there was not a 'yes' vote in a referendum on giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers.

Turkey sets April 16 for key constitutional referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today rubber stamped constitutional changes boosting his powers, paving the way for a referendum on the issue in mid April, a senior government minister said.

Turkey sacks 4,400 more civil servants, including teachers and police

Turkey has dismissed more than 4,400 civil servants including teachers, police officers and academics over their suspected links with terrorist organisations, a decree showed late on Tuesday, in the latest purge since a failed coup last July.

Turkey detains 60 ISIS suspects in Ankara raids: State media

Turkish police on Sunday detained 60 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group in the capital Ankara, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the extremist organisation, state media said.

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

An assailant opened fire on a police car Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey`s ruling party offices, media reports said.

Rocket fired near Istanbul police headquarters

A rocket was fired near the police headquarters in Turkey`s largest city of Istanbul on Friday but missed the building and there were no reports of casualties, broadcaster CNN Turk said.