Nine Indians held at Turkey-Syria border, deported

 Nine Indians from three southern states were detained at the Turkey-Syria border and deported to India where they were being questioned on their motives, police said Saturday.

Woman drops plan to join ISIS, returns to Hyderabad from Turkey
Woman drops plan to join ISIS, returns to Hyderabad from Turkey

Wanting to join the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a 19-year-old woman from the city who was residing in Qatar had flown to Turkey from there, but changed her mind and came to her parents here, police said on Saturday.

Turkey airport police hunt extremists enroute to Syria

Everything seems normal as the passengers stream out of a routine flight from a Middle Eastern country after landing at a major Turkish international airport.

Turkey keen to take part in PM Modi's Make-in-India project

Turkey is keen to participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make-in-India project and would look for the NDA government conducting some roadshows there to increase awareness about SmartCity project, a top Turkish diplomat said here on Friday.

Turkey ready `to pay price` if found guilty of Armenian massacres: Erdogan

Turkey is ready to "pay the price" if found guilty of the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Erdogan says he's no sultan, but more like British Queen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off criticism that he`s trying to amass sultan-like powers, saying he really just wants to be more like Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II.

A bus ticket for Bulgaria, and then jihad

When Bulgarian police on January 1 arrested Frenchman Fritz-Joly Joachin, a self-confessed "old friend" of the Charlie Hebdo attackers, he was not the first suspected Islamist trying to cross the EU`s south-eastern border into Turkey.

Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey
Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey

Social networking site Facebook has reportedly blocked some pages that seem to insult the Prophet Mohammed following orders by a Turkish court.

Turkey`s Erdogan says no to Syrian Kurdistan

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country opposes the idea of a Kurdish-controlled autonomous government in northern Syria.

Turkey detains 26 security officers over illegal wiretapping

Turkish police detained 26 security officers on Tuesday on suspicion of illegally wiretapping politicians, civil servants and businessmen, Dogan News Agency reported.

Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages insulting Mohammad: Reports

 A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block a number of pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to stop access to the whole social networking site if it does not comply, local media reported.

Syrian refugee boy in Turkey beaten for eating leftovers

A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer's leftovers, local media reported on today.

Syrian refugee boy in Turkey beaten for eating leftovers: Report

A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer`s leftovers, local media reported on Saturday.

Funeral of Saudi King Abdullah begins: State TV

The funeral for Saudi King Abdullah got under way Friday with foreign leaders gathering in a cavernous mosque in the capital.

Turkish President postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday postponed a planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah, media reported.

Turkish parliament votes against corruption trial for ex-ministers

Turkey`s parliament voted on Wednesday not to send to trial four former ministers accused of wrongdoing in a corruption investigation, in welcome news for President Tayyip Erdogan who had cast the graft scandal as a plot to undermine his rule.

Turks, Kurds push for peace breakthrough despite new surge in violence

A spate of killings, a looming general election and war next door in Syria are complicating efforts to end the 30-year Kurdish insurgency in Turkey just as a breakthrough in peace talks looks close.

Turkey arrests 20 in new raids on wire-tapping suspects

 Turkey on Tuesday arrested 20 people, including former senior officials in its telecoms and science agencies, in a new wave of raids against suspects accused of wire-tapping senior officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish police carry out wiretapping raids targeting Erdogan foes

Turkish police on Tuesday carried out raids targeting dozens of people suspected of a role in illegal wiretapping, a move local media said was aimed at supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan`s ally-turned-foe, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey president convenes Cabinet amid power-grab claims

Turkey's President has convened a Cabinet meeting for the first time, a political manoeuvre that is raising concerns among critics that he is pushing ahead to expand the powers of the largely ceremonial presidency.