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Turkey slams 'biased' US indictment over Washington brawl

 Turkey has hit out against a fresh indictment from the US Justice Department against Turkish security personnel accused of assaulting protesters during a Washington visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.

Aug 31, 2017, 07:40 AM IST

Tense Turkey decides its 'destiny' in vote on Erdogan powers

More than 55.3 million Turks were eligible to cast ballots on sweeping changes to the president's role which, if approved, would grant Erdogan more power than any leader since Turkey's founder.

Apr 16, 2017, 20:45 PM IST

Turkey in final referendum push as jihadists detained

The referendum will take place under a state of emergency that has been in place since last summer's failed coup which has seen some 47,000 arrested in the biggest crackdown in Turkey's history.

Apr 14, 2017, 17:32 PM IST

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.

Apr 09, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

EU expects Turkey to implement migrant accord

The EU expects Turkey to honour a key migrant return accord which Ankara has threatened to ditch amid a bitter dispute with the bloc, a European Commission spokesman said today.

Mar 16, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Lindsay Lohan says she was 'racially profiled' while wearing headscarf

Actress Lindsay Lohan has claimed that she was "radically profiled" at London's Heathrow Airport because she was wearing a headscarf.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

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.

Feb 16, 2017, 22:29 PM IST

EU Parliament votes for freeze of Turkish membership talks

Turkey immediately branded the non-binding vote "insignificant", while Erdogan had already said in his latest broadside against the European Union that the result was worthless.

Nov 24, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

Turkey detains head of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper: Report

Akin Atalay was taken into custody at Istanbul`s airport after arriving from Germany, said Cumhuriyet, which also saw nine of its staff arrested last week.

Nov 11, 2016, 17:18 PM IST

Truck bomb kills 18 in Turkey

"The attack was perpetrated by a suicide bomber who detonated a van (packed) with five tonnes of explosives," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Oct 10, 2016, 02:00 AM IST

Erdogan says Turkey has 'duty' to defeat IS

Turkey has sent dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops into Syria, in an unprecedented operation dubbed Euphrates Shield aimed at booting out both IS jihadists and Kurdish militia from the border area.

Sep 11, 2016, 20:39 PM IST

Turkey holds 26 generals, including ex-air chief, over coup

26 senior generals on charges of playing a role in the failed coup.

Jul 19, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

Erdogan says Turkey will consider reinstating death penalty

"We cannot delay this anymore because in this country, those who launch a coup will have to pay the price for it," he told supporters after attending funerals for the putsch victims." Turkey president said. 

Jul 18, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

Turkey rounds up plotters after thwarting anti-Erdogan coup

According to the government, 161 civilians and regular troops lost their lives when a group within the army sought to overthrow the authorities by seizing key strategic points in Istanbul and Ankara.

Jul 17, 2016, 16:40 PM IST

Turkey regains control after deadly coup bid; over 250 killed, President Erdogan blames US-based preacher for plot

Turkish authorities blamed Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric who is Erdogan's arch enemy, for the plot.

Jul 16, 2016, 22:06 PM IST

Turkey Mideast allies rally behind strongman Erdogan

Key regional powers Iran and Israel, which have both had strained relationships with Erdogan's government, condemned the putsch that began late on Friday.

Jul 16, 2016, 21:51 PM IST

Turkey PM 'to quit' as Erdogan tightens grip

Davutoglu, who became premier in August 2014 when Erdogan moved from the premiership to the presidency, will make a press statement after the meeting of the party committee.

May 05, 2016, 18:14 PM IST

Thousands rally in Ankara to remember victims of twin bombings

Thousands of people on Sunday attended a rally in Ankara under heavy security to remember the at least 95 people killed in twin bombings in the Turkish capital.

Oct 11, 2015, 20:33 PM IST

Turkey`s Erdogan wants early elections if no coalition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for early elections if efforts to form a coalition yield no results after the ruling party lost its overall majority in June 7 elections, media reported on Friday.

Jul 31, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

Turkey`s Erdogan sees red over `giant table` accusations

 Already stung by accusations that his presidential palace in Ankara is a megalomaniac folly, Turkey`s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing new claims of wasteful extravagance.

Jun 25, 2015, 16:52 PM IST