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Turkish journalist arrested for 'framing' military officers

Turkey's state-run news agency says a journalist has been arrested pending trial for his alleged role in a conspiracy against military officers who were convicted in 2012 of plotting to overthrow the government.

Turkey mulls joining US-led coalition in Iraq

Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz on Monday said Turkey will consider taking part in military operations by US-led coalition forces to retake control of Mosul city from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq.

Leaders of Egypt, Turkey in Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived Sunday in Riyadh, as his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is accused of backing the Cairo-banned Muslim Brotherhood, also visited Saudi Arabia.

CCTV shows UK's teen girls at bus stand in Turkey before going to Syria to join ISIS
CCTV shows UK's teen girls at bus stand in Turkey before going to Syria to join ISIS

As UK police investigate the case of three missing schoolgirls, who are believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State, CCTV pictures have emerged that show the teenagers waiting at a bus station in Turkish capital of Istanbul.

Jailed Kurdish leader in Turkey urges PKK to lay down arms

The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Saturday urged the separatists to take a "historic" decision to lay down arms, a key step in efforts to end Turkey's long-running Kurdish insurgency.

Pakistan optimistic about final Iran-P5+1 n-deal

Expressing optimism about the clinching of a practical deal in the near future between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers, Islamabad says very good progress has been made in the nuclear talks between the two sides over the past one-and-half years.

Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels from Sunday

The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said.

Turkey police arrest man after bomb threat

Turkish police on Friday arrested a man who threatened to set off a bomb outside the US consulate in Istanbul, local media reported.

Turkey police arrest man after bomb threat outside US consulate

The Turkish police on Friday arrested a man who threatened to set off a bomb outside the US consulate in Istanbul, local media reported.

Fighting Islamic State not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Friday.

Turkey detains ex-police chief over Armenian journalist murder

Turkish authorities on Thursday detained a former head of national police intelligence on accusations of negligence over the 2007 murder of an ethnic Armenian journalist that shocked the country.

Suicide attack on Turkish embassy vehicle kills two in Kabul
Suicide attack on Turkish embassy vehicle kills two in Kabul

A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle killed two people in Kabul on Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for peace talks with the militants.

Turkey`s Erdogan mocks `men who wear skirts`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday mocked men who wear skirts, in an apparent jibe at activists who wore female clothes at the weekend in a protest supporting women`s rights.

Turkish model faces jail terms for `insulting Erdogan`

 A former Miss Turkey beauty queen faces up to 4.5 years in prison on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media, the state news agency reported on Wednesday.

Bishop accuses Turkey over Syrian Christians

A prominent bishop on Wednesday accused Turkey of preventing Christians from fleeing Syria while allowing jihadists responsible for their persecution to cross its border unchecked.

Turkey launches new raids on wire-tapping suspects

 Turkish authorities on Wednesday launched a nationwide sweep targeting suspects accused of wiretapping top officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media said.

Turkey drives hard bargain over crucial missile deal

 Turkey has alarmed fellow NATO members by raising the prospect of handing China a multi-billion dollar missile contract, yet the long-running saga is far from over and Ankara may just be trading for a better deal.

4 dead as two Turkish military jets crash: Official

Four members of Turkey's military were killed on Tuesday when two military jets crashed in the Malatya region in the southeast of the country, the interior minister said.

Missing girls thought to be in Syria: British police

Three teenage girls from London feared to have run off to join the Islamic State (IS) group are believed to have crossed from Turkey into Syria, British police said Tuesday.

Japan to donate $6 mn to help displaced Syrians

Japan plans to donate $6 million more to help thousands of people displaced by the civil war in Syria, the Japanese foreign ministry announced Tuesday.