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16-Jul-2020 Ankara

Reconnaissance plane crash in Turkey kills 7

Seven security personnel were killed after a reconnaissance plane crashed in Turkey's Van province, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Thursday.Soylu, who has arrived at the accident site, told reporters that the plane crashed on Mount Artos at an altitude...

10-Nov-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Turkey shared Khashoggi tapes with Saudi Arabia, US : Recep Tayyip

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said that recordings related to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been passed on to Saudi Arabia, the US, the UK, Germany and France.Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a supporter-turned-critic...

26-Oct-2018 Ankara

Erdogan demands Saudis reveal location of Khashoggi's body

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the location of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body and hand over the suspects involved in his killing.Erdogan's comments came after the Turkish media reported that the...

25-Oct-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

World's largest airport 'under one roof' to open in Istanbul

The world's largest airport terminal "under one roof" with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers will be officially opened on October 29 in Istanbul, Turkey.Dubbed as phase-1A of the project - Istanbul New Airport - will have a capacity to handle 90...

14-Oct-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

15 dead in Turkey accident

At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a truck carrying illegal immigrants overturned in western Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.The truck skidded off the road and plunged into a ditch in Izmir Province, Xinhua news agency quoted Anadolu...

23-Sep-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Meeting with Trump not on table : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York next week is not currently on the table."If a demand comes from Washington, we will evaluate...

16-Sep-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Indian women boxers shine at Turkish event

Indian women pugilists put up a stellar display at the 32nd Ahmet Comert boxing tournament here, sweeping seven medals in as many categories, including three golds, two silver and two bronze.While Mary Kom won the gold and the junior women boxers created history...

26-Jul-2018 Ankara

Turkey seeks closer cooperation with BRICS countries

The BRICS summit presents an important opportunity for its member countries and Turkey to develop closer cooperation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.Erdogan made the remarks during a press conference on Wednesday at Ankara airport, adding...

21-Apr-2018 Ankara

May extend state of emergency for 10th time : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may extend the state of emergency for the 10th time for the peace of the country when necessary."We will continue extending it for the peace of our country, for the eighth time, for the ninth...

05-Apr-2018 Istanbul

4 killed in Turkey university shooting

A researcher shot and killed four colleagues at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University in northwestern Turkey on Thursday.The four victims included a deputy dean, the faculty secretary, an instructor and a faculty member, CNNTurk reported.At least three others...

30-Mar-2018 Ankara

17 killed in Turkey bus accident

At least 17 people were killed and 36 injured when a minibus crashed and caught fire in Turkey's Igdir province, authorities said on Friday.On Thursday night, the minibus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian nationals, hit a light pole on the Igdir-Kars...

11-Feb-2018 Ankara

Turkish military copter crashes in Syria, 2 killed

A Turkish military combat helicopter crashed on Saturday in northwestern Syria's Afrin during the ongoing operation, and two soldiers were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.It is not clear at this point whether the incident occurred due...

22-Jan-2018 Ankara

Turkey will not step back from Afrin operation: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey will not take a step back from its operation against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday."There is no stepping back from Afrin," Xinhua quoted Erdogan as saying at an award ceremony in Ankara...

12-Dec-2017 Ankara

'US move on Jerusalem destabilises Middle East'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned that the US move on Jerusalem destabilizes the Middle East and will not help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Speaking at a joint news conference on Monday after...

28-Oct-2017 PaRIS

Shuttler Srikanth enters final, Sindhu bows out of French Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bounced back to win 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a three-setter against H.S Prannoy and enter the men's singles final but P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the women's singles at the $325,000 French Open Superseries here on Saturday.Srikanth...

22-Oct-2017 Istanbul

US cannot be called 'civilized' country : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would not call the United States a "civilized country" after detention warrants were issued for his bodyguards over a brawl during his visit in May."If America issues detention warrants for my 13 bodyguards...

05-Jun-2017 Ankara

Erdogan urges to ease Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held bilateral phone calls on Monday to ease the unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries.According to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Erdogan is actively involved in the process for...

01-Jun-2017 Ankara

13 Turkish military personnel killed in helicopter crash

At least 13 military personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in Turkey's Sirnak Province, the Turkish Armed Forces said.According to the Turkish Armed Forces statement, an AS 532 Cougar-type helicopter carrying 13 personnel took off from a military...

10-May-2017 Ankara

Reverse decision to arm Syrian Kurdish group : Turkey urges US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged Washington would "reverse" its decision to arm a Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) before his visit to the US next week.Speaking on a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President...

28-Apr-2017 Ankara

India, Pakistan must discuss Kashmir : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In what appears to be a departure from Turkey's traditional stand on Kashmir, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Pakistan and India must discuss their festering dispute.In an interview ahead of his visit to India, Erdogan also said that the obvious similarity...

19-Apr-2017 Ankara

Turkey reforms don't make me dictator : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his plans to assume sweeping new powers do not make him a dictator.Erdogan, in an interview to CNN on Tuesday, said a constitutional reform package -- backed by a narrow majority of Turkey's voters in a referendum...

10-Mar-2017 Istanbul

Five die in Istanbul helicopter crash

At least five persons were killed when a helicopter crashed here on Friday, the media reported.The Sikorsky S-76 commercial utility helicopter hit a tower of TV before it crashed in the district of Beylikduzu, Xinhua news agency repoorted.At least seven...

24-Feb-2017 Ankara

India, Pakistan should maintain friendly ties : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Islamabad and New Delhi should maintain friendly and good relations, media reported on Friday."We Pakistan and India should maintain good relations and avoid involving in conspiracies against each other," Dawn news...

10-Feb-2017 Ankara

Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves Turkey's constitutional reform bill

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved on Friday constitutional amendments that will bring drastic changes to the country's political system, including a shift to an executive presidential system from the current parliamentary system.The package will...

01-Jan-2017 Istanbul

At least 35 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

At least 35 people were killed in a gun attack on a popular nightclub in Istanbul, city's Governor Vasip Sahin said on Sunday morning.Hurriyet Daily News quoted Sahin as saying that the attacker killed a police officer and a civilian at the gate of the...

24-Dec-2016 Istanbul

No establishment of new state in northern Syria : Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday not to allow a new state to be established in northern Syria."We will never allow the founding of this kind of state," the President was quoted by Turkish press as saying to Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations...

17-Dec-2016 Ankara

13 killed in Turkey bombing

A bus transporting soldiers was hit by an explosion in central Turkey that killed at least 13 of them, the Turkish General Staff stated on Saturday.The explosion near Erciyes University in Kayseri also left nearly 50 injured, Xinhua reported.The blast...

11-Dec-2016 Istanbul

38 die in Istanbul blasts, Turkey blames Kurdish militants

At least 38 persons were killed and 155 injured in twin bombings in Istanbul, which the Turkish authorities on Sunday blamed on Kurdish militants.Turkey said the Saturday night attack seemed to be a coordinated one on police outside a soccer stadium in...

10-Dec-2016 Istanbul

29 killed in Istanbul explosion

At least 29 persons were killed and 166 injured in twin explosions that rocked central Istanbul on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday morning.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said a moving car was detonated targeting riot police on duty near a stadium...

10-Dec-2016 Istanbul

20 injured in Istanbul explosions

At least 20 people were injured in two explosions that hit central Istanbul late on Saturday, the authorities said.The blast happened two hours after a football match at the Vodafone Arena between Besiktas and Bursaspor concluded, BBC reported.Interior...

04-Nov-2016 Ankara

8 killed in Turkey car bomb attack

At least eight persons were killed and more than 100 others injured on Friday in a car bomb attack in Turkey's Diyarbakir province, media reported.Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants set off the car bomb outside the Counter-Terror and Riot Police Branch...

03-Nov-2016 Ankara

Turkish President Erdogan says Germany harbouring terrorists

Turkish President Recep Erdogan lashed out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday over her criticism of the detention of journalists, saying "Germany harbors terrorism", Turkish Hurriyet Daily reported."You (Germany) are aiding terror. That terror will...

25-Oct-2016 Ankara

Ten injured in car explosion in Turkey

Around 10 to 12 persons have suffered minor injuries in a parking lot explosion near the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ATSO) in the Turkish resort city of Antalya, the city's mayor said on Tuesday."Ten to 12 people lightly injured by broken glass, their...

09-Oct-2016 Ankara

17 killed in bomb attack in Turkey

At least 17 persons -- among them nine soldiers and eight civilians -- were killed and 27 others injured when militants staged a car bomb attack in Turkey's Hakkari province, an official said on Sunday.Officials blamed the attack on Kurdistan Workers' Party...

04-Oct-2016 Ankara

Turkey extends emergency rule by three more months

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday that Turkey's emergency rule will be extended by an additional three months, media reports said.Kurtulmus told reporters the cabinet followed the National Security Council's advice to extend the state of...

26-Sep-2016 Ankara

6 soldiers killed in suspected PKK attack in Turkey

Six Turkish soldiers were killed and one injured on Monday afternoon in an attack by suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in the Sirnak province, Dogan News Agency reported.The attack targeted a Turkish military checkpoint in Uludere, a district...

19-Sep-2016 Ankara

US has removed troops from Syria: Turkey President

At least 27 men of the US Special Operations Forces were removed from northern Syria as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) does not want American interference, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday."The Free Syrian Army does not want interference...

06-Sep-2016 Istanbul

Turkish Airlines plans to expand operations in India

Describing India as a favoured market, Turkish Airlines' Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Ilker Ayci said on Tuesday that the company is keen on expanding its operations to various parts in India like Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad."India is a market...

03-Sep-2016 Ankara (Turkey)

5 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in PKK attack in Turkey

Five soldiers were killed and six others were wounded on Saturday during a terror attack launched by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Turkish province of Hakkari, Dogan News Agency reported.The wounded were brought to Hakkari State Hospital...

30-Aug-2016 Mogadishu

Blast kills 22 in Somali capital Mogadishu

A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 22 people in a heavily secured area close to the presidential palace.A security conference was under way at the hotel on Tuesday at the time of the blast, BBC reported.The Islamist...

28-Aug-2016 Ankara

Turkey to fight terrorist groups: Recep Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Erdogan pledged on Sunday to fight all terrorist groups including the Islamic State (IS), the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) with its Syrian offshoots.The Turkish army's operation in Syria was aimed at giving people, who fled the IS-controlled...

26-Aug-2016 Ankara

11 police personnel killed in Turkey bombing

At least 11 Turkish police personnel were killed and 78 injured in a car bombing in Turkey's Sirnak province on Friday.The bomb hit a police station at 6.40 a.m., Xinhua news agency reported.The attack was reportedly carried out by the outlawed Kurdish...

21-Aug-2016 Ankara

50 killed in Turkey wedding blast

At least 50 people were killed and over 90 others injured in an explosion at a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, the media reported on Sunday.At least 17 of the injured were in critical condition following Saturday's attack, Xinhua news agency quoted...

21-Aug-2016 Ankara

30 killed in Turkey wedding blast

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.The “terror attack” took place in the Beybahce neighborhood of the Sahinbey district of Gaziantep...

18-Aug-2016 Ankara

Three killed in Turkey police headquarters attacks

Three civilians were killed and 40 others injured in a car bombing and gunfire attacks on the police headquarters in Turkey's Van province of Van, officials said.Police said the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants carried out the attack on Wednesday...

15-Aug-2016 Ankara (Turkey)

Turkey blast kills three

Two police officers and a civilian were killed in a car bomb attack in Turkey's Diyarbakir province on Monday, local media reported.The blast targeted a traffic police station in Sukurlu village, located between the Cinar and the Bismil districts of the...

10-Aug-2016 Istanbul

Seven killed in Turkey bomb blasts

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in two bomb blasts in southern Turkey on Wednesday, a senior official said.One of the explosions targeted a police bus outside Mardin State Hospital in the town of Kiziltepe, on the Turkish border with...

01-Aug-2016 Ankara

6 police killed in PKK bomb attack in Turkey

A bomb attack in southeastern Turkey killed six police officers and injured four others on Monday, Dogan News Agency reported.An explosion took place when a suspected bombing truck of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants hit a police shuttle...

30-Jul-2016 Ankara (Turkey)

35 Kurdish militants killed in Turkey

At least 35 Kurdish militants were killed on Saturday by Turkish security forces in the country's Hakkari province.Air strikes were launched against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members who attempted to infiltrate into Beybuta Hill Military Base Region...

30-Jul-2016 Ankara (Turkey)

Turkish President to withdraw lawsuits filed for insult

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was withdrawing all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him as he was inspired by the feelings of unity in the wake of a failed attempted coup."For one time only, I will be forgiving and withdrawing all...

28-Jul-2016 Istanbul (Turkey)

5 killed in PKK attacks in Turkey

At least five persons were killed and 12 injured in two separate attacks by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey on Thursday.Two policemen were killed in a car bomb attack near a checkpoint in the city of Hakkari, Efe news cited an Anadolu news...

21-Jul-2016 Ankara

Other countries might be involved in coup attempt: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that other countries might be involved in July 15 coup attempt."There might be other countries involved in the coup attempt. Judicial process will reveal it," Xinhua news agency quoted Erdogan as saying on Wednesday....

18-Jul-2016 Istanbul

12 new sites added to World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee on Sunday evening agreed to put 12 new sites on the World Heritage List before ending its 40th session in Turkey's Istanbul city.With nine others already approved on Friday, the session has placed a total of 21 out of 27 nominations...

18-Jul-2016 Ankara

Over 290 killed in military coup attempt in Turkey

Turkey's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that the failed military coup has left at least 290 people killed.The death toll includes at least 190 civilians and 100 coup plotters, the statement said, adding that more than 1,400 were wounded in the...

17-Jul-2016 Ankara

Turkey detains 6,000 for coup bid, US refutes involvement claim

The Turkish government has detained around 6,000 persons over Friday's failed military coup and Washington rejected Ankara's claims that it was involved in the failed putsch.Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that "clean-up operations" are going...

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