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`I no longer talk to Obama`: Turkey`s Erdogan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:14

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

66 reported hurt in Turkish tanker truck explosion

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:50

Turkey`s state-run news agency says a tanker truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, has overturned and exploded on a highway in southeast Turkey, injuring at least 66 people.

Turkey arrests more than 50 police officers in graft probe: TV

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:17

Forty serving and former top police officers were arrested in Istanbul, including the former head of the anti-terror unit of Istanbul police, Omer Kose.

Turkey arrests more than 50 senior police officers: TV

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:15

Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested 55 senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged corruption and abuse of office, the latest apparent crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls.

Egypt summons Turkish envoy over Gaza criticism

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:08

Egypt on Sunday summoned Turkey`s charge d`affaires over criticism of Cairo`s handling of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Turkish PM says Israel is `more barbaric than Hitler`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 23:16

Turkey`s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while lambasting Israel`s ground invasion of Gaza, Sunday accused the Israeli government of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler", a leading British daily reported.

Israel pulls diplomats from Turkey after missions attacked

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:33

Israel on Friday ordered some of its diplomatic staff in Turkey to leave the country for security reasons, after protesters angered by its assault on Gaza sought to storm Israeli embassy buildings.

War for Cyprus still going in school books 40 years on

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:38

Forty years after the division of Cyprus, Greek and Turkish Cypriot schoolchildren are still being taught separate narratives of their shared legacy of pain.

Turkey`s `youngest novelist` dies in balcony fall: Reports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 16:01

A Turkish teenager who won fame as a fantasy novelist has died in a mysterious fall from an Istanbul balcony which police are investigating as a possible suicide, reports said Thursday.

Turkish protesters disrupt US-sponsored iftar meal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:24

Turkish media and US officials say some 200 protesters denouncing Israel`s military operations in Gaza threw eggs and destroyed chairs and tables that were set for a Muslim fast-breaking dinner sponsored by the US Consulate.

Turkey President approves Kurdish reform law

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 04:23

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday approved a ruling party-backed law aimed at giving a boost to peace talks with Kurdish rebels with the ultimate goal of ending the three-decade-long conflict, his office said. 

Invention of writing did not stop prehistoric `book-keeping`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:38

Just as the digital age has not wiped out pencils and pens, a discovery of a large number of clay tokens in Turkey dating to the first millennium BC shows that clay tokens were used as records of trade long after writing was invented.