6.8-m earthquake jolts eastern Turkey; 18 dead, over 550 injured

The death toll in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 18, while over 550 others have sustained injuries, country's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday.

Jan 25, 2020, 06:33 AM IST

Turkey detains some 400 IS suspects in nationwide raids

Turkish police on Sunday detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadists.

Feb 05, 2017, 16:48 PM IST

Blast heard in Turkey`s Gaziantep near Syria: Report

No information about the nature or impact of the blast was immediately available, the official Anadolu news agency said.

Nov 26, 2016, 03:37 AM IST

Turkey wedding attack victims mostly children

More than half of at least 54 persons killed in an attack on a Kurdish wedding party in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep were children, Turkish officials indicated on Monday.

Aug 22, 2016, 19:23 PM IST

At least 30 killed in explosion at wedding in Turkey's Gaziantep

At least 30 people were killed and over 90 others injured on Saturday night in an explosion at a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, media reports said.

Aug 21, 2016, 08:47 AM IST

Rescued Swedish girl says life under Islamic State "really hard"

A Swedish teenager rescued from Islamic State militants in Iraq has said life in the so-called caliphate was "really hard" and that she was duped into going there by her boyfriend.

Feb 24, 2016, 12:14 PM IST

Jail for UK teen who spent student loan travelling to join IS

A 19-year-old who spent his student loan travelling to the Turkey-Syria border and wanted to join the Islamic State group is behind bars in Britain, police said on Thursday.

Nov 20, 2015, 00:49 AM IST

Turkey govt holds security talks after deadly border bombing

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will chair a cabinet meeting Wednesday on bolstering security along the country`s porous border after a devastating bombing blamed on Islamic State jihadists.

Jul 22, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

Anguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victims

 Crying and shouting slogans against jihadists, relatives of the victims of the suicide bombing on Turkey`s border with Syria clutched their coffins in a desperate farewell Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

US reporter says Turkish award revoked over article critical of Erdogan

A US journalist claimed on Wednesday that his honorary Turkish citizenship was revoked on the orders of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a critical article that saw him branded an "enemy" of Turkey.

May 27, 2015, 20:41 PM IST

Indonesian women, children held in Turkey `heading to join IS`

Sixteen Indonesians, mostly women and children, have been arrested in Turkey attempting to cross into Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group, a minister said, the latest case of Indonesians heading to battlegrounds in the Middle East.

Mar 13, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Turkey detains five suspected Islamic State members this week: Army

Turkish authorities have detained a man alleged to be a member of Islamic State in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the army said on Thursday, bringing the number of suspected militants seized this week to five.

Feb 05, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

Turkey: 13 held for blast that killed nine

Thirteen suspects have been detained in connection with a car bombing during Eid-ul-Fitr in Turkey that killed nine people.

Aug 25, 2012, 11:48 AM IST