Turkey

Country Turkey
Capital Ankara
Continent Asia
Currency Turkish lira(TRY)
Languages Turkish

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Ahmad Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the People's Congress of Kurdistan or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives. After the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey mainly to northern Iraq. In 2004, KGK announced an end to its ceasefire and attacks attributed to the KGK increased. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO; it holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council during 2009-10. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.

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Turkey-US conduct first reconnaissance flight in Syria - Hurriyet Daily News
  1. Turkey-US conduct first reconnaissance flight in Syria  Hurriyet Daily News
  2. Turkey-US ops centre on Syria safe zone 'fully operational'  Al Jazeera English
  3. First phase of safe zone begins, while Turkey's mistrust over previous deals with US lingers  Daily Sabah
  4. Turkey Is Helping, Not Deporting, Syrian Refugees  Foreign Policy
  5. Turkey Sees U.S. Deal as Start of Wider Purge of Kurdish Militia  Bloomberg
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Saudi Arabians Can't Resist Turkey's Cultural Invasion - BloombergSaudi Arabians Can't Resist Turkey's Cultural Invasion  Bloomberg

The mountaintop lake and cool breeze couldn't be more different to the baking desert sands that surround Noura's town. Yet as the Saudi tourist nibbled on ...



'Turkey shows resolute stance in eastern Mediterranean' - Anadolu Agency'Turkey shows resolute stance in eastern Mediterranean'  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. Turkey demonstrated a "historic stance" in the eastern Mediterranean, the country's president said on Sunday. "Turkey is showing a resolute stance in ...



Turkey femicide: Anger over a mother's murder - Aljazeera.comTurkey femicide: Anger over a mother's murder  Aljazeera.com

The Turkish government vows to tackle violence against women and children in response to the outrage.



Iranian tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey - Hurriyet Daily NewsIranian tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey  Hurriyet Daily News

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey ...



Terrorist 'neutralized' in Turkey's east - Anadolu AgencyTerrorist 'neutralized' in Turkey's east  Anadolu Agency

Terrorist detected as part of counter-terrorism operation, neutralized by armed UAVs - Anadolu Agency.



World champion Sofuoglu sets out on Turkey tour - Daily SabahWorld champion Sofuoglu sets out on Turkey tour  Daily Sabah

Former five-time World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu had the opportunity to visit many cities and districts on his week-long motorcycle tour of Turkey.



Emine Bulut: Anger in Turkey over mother's murder - BBC NewsEmine Bulut: Anger in Turkey over mother's murder  BBC News

Emine Bulut, 38, was stabbed to death in a cafe in Turkey by her ex-husband in front of her child.



Kathimerini: Turkey assigns controversial commander for major naval base in eastern Mediterranean - AhvalKathimerini: Turkey assigns controversial commander for major naval base in eastern Mediterranean  Ahval

Turkey has assigned a rear admiral who played an active role in "Imia crisis" emerged from a dispute between Ankara and Athens over the sovereignty of ...



Turkey's minorities welcome greater religious freedom - TRT WorldTurkey's minorities welcome greater religious freedom  TRT World

Representatives of Turkey's religious minorities share their views on how things have improved over the past decade or so, making it possible for them to ...



US court rules against Armenian diaspora compensation demands from Turkey for 1915 events - Daily SabahUS court rules against Armenian diaspora compensation demands from Turkey for 1915 events  Daily Sabah

A U.S. court rejected an Armenian diaspora's demands of compensation and land from Turkey regarding the 1915 events, putting an end to the nine-year-long...



Centuries on, echoes of Battle of Manzikert still felt - Hurriyet Daily NewsCenturies on, echoes of Battle of Manzikert still felt  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey on Aug. 26 is marking the anniversary of a battle nearly a millennium ago, a conflict that reverberates deeply in the soil of Anatolia and world history even ...



Turkeys Uighurs fear for future after China deportation - Financial TimesTurkeys Uighurs fear for future after China deportation  Financial Times

Community concerned Ankara will prioritise expansion of economic ties to Beijing.



Turkey Isnt Following Argentina in a Meltdown. For Now. - Barron'sTurkey Isnt Following Argentina in a Meltdown. For Now.  Barron's

The bleeding in the market has stopped for now, but few investors are looking to buy on the dip.



Turkey's Investment Office increases efforts to alleviate bureaucratic burden for investors - Daily SabahTurkey's Investment Office increases efforts to alleviate bureaucratic burden for investors  Daily Sabah

Turkey's Investment Office and all relevant ministries are slated to finalize new legislation to protect private investments with the inclusion of public and private ...



Insurer Allianz invests over $1 billion in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily NewsInsurer Allianz invests over $1 billion in Turkey  Hurriyet Daily News

Insurer Allianz has invested more than 1 billion euros (around $1.1billion) since 2008, Tolga Grkan, the chairman of the executive board of Allianz Trkiye, told ...



Ill win Olympics by smiling, says Turkish recurve archer - Hurriyet Daily NewsIll win Olympics by smiling, says Turkish recurve archer  Hurriyet Daily News

Recurve Archer Mete Gazoz is confident he will be an Olympic champion in 2020 in Japan and in 2024. What makes him so confident is his points, his constant ...



Mercenaries arrived from Turkey to Libya's Misrata, says LNA spokesperson - AhvalMercenaries arrived from Turkey to Libya's Misrata, says LNA spokesperson  Ahval

The spokesperson of the Libyan National Army (LNA) has said that a number of foreign terrorists and mercenaries arrived on Friday at the country's Misrata ...



'Mum, dont die': Murder of Turkish woman sparks outrage - Hurriyet Daily News'Mum, dont die': Murder of Turkish woman sparks outrage  Hurriyet Daily News

The murder of a Turkish woman by her ex-husband in front of her daughter sparked outrage on Aug. 23 after a video of the attack was published online. "I don't ...



1.2 tons of marijuana seized in eastern Turkey - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua1.2 tons of marijuana seized in eastern Turkey - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

ANKARA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Turkish security forces seized 1.2 tons of marijuana in an operation in eastern Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Sunday.



US: Turkey-US conduct first reconnaissance flight - Anadolu AgencyUS: Turkey-US conduct first reconnaissance flight  Anadolu Agency

WASHINGTON. U.S. and Turkish leaders conducted the first U.S.-Turkey reconnaissance flight, the Pentagon said Saturday. Spokesman Sean Robertson told ...



Antalya welcomes record 10 million foreign tourists - Hurriyet Daily NewsAntalya welcomes record 10 million foreign tourists  Hurriyet Daily News

Antalya, one of Turkey's most popular holiday destinations on the Mediterranean coast, welcomed a record number of 10 million foreign tourists between Jan.



Turkey still committed Nato partner, Letters in Print News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesTurkey still committed Nato partner, Letters in Print News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

In his Straits Times report (Start of Turkey's pullout from Nato?, Aug 19), global affairs correspondent Markus Ziener quoted mostly Turkey critics for his article on ...



Turkey, US agree to launch 1st phase of safe zone plan - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey, US agree to launch 1st phase of safe zone plan  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish and U.S. defense chiefs on Aug. 21 spoke over a phone call and agreed to launch the first phase of the Syria safe zone plan from today.



'It's not legal': UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians - The Guardian'It's not legal': UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians  The Guardian

Government pressure leaves agency silent despite claims of forced returns of LGBT refugees and others under police crackdown.



Turkey's natural beauty goes viral, draws tourists - Daily SabahTurkey's natural beauty goes viral, draws tourists  Daily Sabah

Turkey maintains its popularity as a leading tourist destination with its unique coasts and rich natural beauty. Its natural wonders have inspired numerous...



Released Iranian Oil Tanker Switches Direction, Heads for Turkey - BloombergReleased Iranian Oil Tanker Switches Direction, Heads for Turkey  Bloomberg

The Iranian oil tanker that the U.S. sought to seize in Gibraltar has changed its heading to southern Turkey, raising concern that its cargo will end up in Syria.



Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria  Al Jazeera English

Surprise meeting comes after the leaders agreed to 'activate mutual efforts' to ease situation in Idlib, says Kremlin.



Turkey beat Finland in volleyball championship match - TRT WorldTurkey beat Finland in volleyball championship match  TRT World

Turkey's national women's team beat Finland 3-2 in 2019 Women's European Volleyball Championship tournament.



Turks denied asylum should return to Turkey: Greek PM - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurks denied asylum should return to Turkey: Greek PM  Hurriyet Daily News

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Aug. 22 that Turks who have the right of asylum can remain in Greece but those who cannot obtain it should ...



Turkey extends deadline for unregistered refugees in Istanbul - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey extends deadline for unregistered refugees in Istanbul  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has extended the deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the city by two months.



Yet to be unveiled, Turkey's domestic car draws huge public interest - Daily SabahYet to be unveiled, Turkey's domestic car draws huge public interest  Daily Sabah

Although the first prototype is yet to be debuted this year and the mass production is to begin in 2022, hundreds of Turkish citizens have already expressed ...



Party delegation visits Turkey to boost bilateral ties - Nhan Dan OnlineParty delegation visits Turkey to boost bilateral ties  Nhan Dan Online

NDO/VNA A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Politburo member Truong Thi Mai, head of the CPV Central Committee's Mass ...



Iranian oil tanker changes course to Turkey - DW (English)Iranian oil tanker changes course to Turkey  DW (English)

An Iranian oil tanker at the center of a dispute between Washington and Tehran has changed its intended destination from Greece to a port in southern Turkey.



US formally pulls Turkey's Patriot missile system offer - CNNUS formally pulls Turkey's Patriot missile system offer  CNN

The Trump administration has formally withdrawn its offer for Turkey to purchase a Patriot missile system in retaliation for Turkey's receipt of the Russian-made ...



Turkey remains world second biggest contractor - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey remains world second biggest contractor  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey, which holds 4.6% of the global contractor market, continues to be the world's second-biggest contractor, according to a report by a U.S.-based magazine.



Turkey should live in peace with neighbors: CHP leader - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey should live in peace with neighbors: CHP leader  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey needs to be in peace with its neighbors, from Bulgaria to Syria, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilidaroglu has said.



Watching New India from Turkey - Hurriyet Daily NewsWatching New India from Turkey  Hurriyet Daily News

On Aug. 5, India revoked Article 370 of its constitution, effectively ending the special status of Kashmir, a territory that borders with Pakistan and China. To guard ...



Tourists shopping in Turkey up 70% in first 7 months - Hurriyet Daily NewsTourists shopping in Turkey up 70% in first 7 months  Hurriyet Daily News

Tourists visiting Turkey made more shopping in the first seven months of 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to a shopping tax refund firm's ...



'Turkey to defend its rights in E. Med. to full extent' - Anadolu Agency'Turkey to defend its rights in E. Med. to full extent'  Anadolu Agency

Turkey contests Greek Cypriot administration's unilateral drilling in E. Med., defends Turkish rights to resources in area - Anadolu Agency.



Turkey sees over 102,000 house sales in July - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey sees over 102,000 house sales in July  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey recorded 102,236 house sales in July, down 17.5% year-on-year, the country's statistical office announced on Aug. 20. Nearly 39,000 newly-built houses ...



Turkey, U.S. Establish Headquarters to Oversee Syria Buffer Zone - BloombergTurkey, U.S. Establish Headquarters to Oversee Syria Buffer Zone  Bloomberg

A joint Turkish-U.S. headquarters designed to oversee a buffer zone in northern Syria became fully operational on Saturday, state-run Anadolu Agency ...



Joint US-Turkey Operation Center begins work: Minister - Anadolu AgencyJoint US-Turkey Operation Center begins work: Minister  Anadolu Agency

IZMIR, Turkey. Turkey's Joint Operation Center with the U.S. has begun operating at full capacity, said Turkish Defense Minister on Saturday. "Field applications ...



Turkey's locally produced rifles outnumber 40,000 - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey's locally produced rifles outnumber 40,000  Hurriyet Daily News

The number of Turkey's locally produced infantry rifles reached over 40000 in the inventory of the armed forces.



Venezuela shocked Turkey - EurohoopsVenezuela shocked Turkey  Eurohoops

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net. Turkey decided to rest Scottie Wilbekin and Ersan Ilyasova, Cedi Osman scored 33 points, but it was not enough.



Protests continue in Turkey's southeast against dismissed Kurdish mayors - AhvalProtests continue in Turkey's southeast against dismissed Kurdish mayors  Ahval

Police intervened in protests in Mardin and Diyarbakir, using tear gas to disperse the crowds and clashed with a number of protesters, including members of the ...



Iranian oil tanker carrying $130M in oil changes course to Turkey - New York PostIranian oil tanker carrying $130M in oil changes course to Turkey  New York Post

The ship Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, is now on track to reach Mersin, Turkey, in roughly a week.



Historical artifacts seized in Turkeys east - Hurriyet Daily NewsHistorical artifacts seized in Turkeys east  Hurriyet Daily News

Some 22 historical artifacts have been seized in the southeastern province of Siirt, including eight archaic teardrop bottles, the governor's office of Sivas, ...



Gun violence surges as firearm becomes common in Turkey - AhvalGun violence surges as firearm becomes common in Turkey  Ahval

Twelve in 100 Turkish citizens own a firearm, with Turkey ranking 14 out of 178 countries regarding armament, Turkish independent news site T24 said on ...



Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors, arrests more than 400 - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors, arrests more than 400  Al Jazeera English

Interior ministry says it has cases against the mayors for 'spreading propaganda' and being members of the banned PKK.



Ancient ram-headed tombstone discovered in northwestern Turkey - Daily SabahAncient ram-headed tombstone discovered in northwestern Turkey  Daily Sabah

A Turkish historian in northwestern Bursa province has discovered a hundreds of years old tombstone bearing a ram-head figure, which is an important...



Turkey seeking return of relics taken from historic Sumela Monastery - AhvalTurkey seeking return of relics taken from historic Sumela Monastery  Ahval

Academics from Turkey are looking to collect objects they believe belong to the 4th century Christian Orthodox Sumela Monastery in the country's northern ...



Turkish woman to present Young Greens across Europe - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish woman to present Young Greens across Europe  Hurriyet Daily News

A young Turkish woman has been elected as the secretary-general of The Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) the European umbrella organization ...



'Turkey remains committed to open-door policy' - Anadolu Agency'Turkey remains committed to open-door policy'  Anadolu Agency

Idea that Turkey would deport Syrian refugees preposterous, says Turkey's presidential communications director - Anadolu Agency.



Fifth Ankara National Breed Standards Competition held in Turkey - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFifth Ankara National Breed Standards Competition held in Turkey - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Two French bulldogs are seen at the fifth Ankara National Breed Standards Competition in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 25, 2019. About 150 dogs from home and ...



Turkey to resolutely continue hydrocarbon exploration in East Med, Erdogan says - Daily SabahTurkey to resolutely continue hydrocarbon exploration in East Med, Erdogan says  Daily Sabah

Turkey will resolutely continue the exploration of hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday evening.



Turkey says one of its convoys was hit by an airstrike in Syria - CNNTurkey says one of its convoys was hit by an airstrike in Syria  CNN

Turkey's Defense Ministry has condemned an airstrike in northwestern Syria that killed three civilians and injured 12 others on Monday.



Turkey's diminishing returns in Syria | Op-eds - Gulf NewsTurkey's diminishing returns in Syria | Op-eds  Gulf News

Ankara in a dilemma after Damascus' call for uninvited foreign troops to leave Syria.



Norwegian princess enjoys vacation in Turkey's west - Hurriyet Daily NewsNorwegian princess enjoys vacation in Turkey's west  Hurriyet Daily News

The Norwegian princess and her fiance attended a dinner on Aug. 17 in Turkey's southwestern province of Mugla on the coast of the Aegean Sea.



Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey | News - www.ekathimerini.comGreece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened ...



Minister says Turkey, US have begun work on Syria safe zone - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinister says Turkey, US have begun work on Syria safe zone  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Turkey's defense minister said Saturday that military officials from Turkey and the United States have begun work to create a "safe zone" along its border in ...



Trash Discovery Shows Turkey Eyes Putins Anti-Sanctions Network - BloombergTrash Discovery Shows Turkey Eyes Putins Anti-Sanctions Network  Bloomberg

Russia and Turkey held urgent talks in July on connecting Turkish companies and lenders to the Russian central bank's alternative to the SWIFT financial ...



Turkey Turkey's military base in Qatar to expand with air, naval elements - Al-MonitorTurkey Turkey's military base in Qatar to expand with air, naval elements  Al-Monitor

Turkey and Qatar have agreed to expand the Qatar-Turkey Combined Joint Force Command in Doha with aerial and naval components as stakes grow higher in ...



Can Turkey's Rebel Rapper Stay Out of Prison? - OZYCan Turkey's Rebel Rapper Stay Out of Prison?  OZY

In the packed prison cell, without a moment's privacy, music helped Ezhel stay sane. A fellow inmate had looked askance at the young rapper when he'd asked ...



'Syrian refugees make valuable contributions to Turkey' - Yeni Safak English'Syrian refugees make valuable contributions to Turkey'  Yeni Safak English

Syrian refugees make valuable contributions to communities across Turkey, said the country's presidential communications director late Saturday. Posting a ...



Latest Erdogan decree moves Turkey toward institutional collapse - AhvalLatest Erdogan decree moves Turkey toward institutional collapse  Ahval

On August 7, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree that shook the very foundations of two crucial government institutions. The decree ...



Turkey's Erdogan to visit Russia on Aug. 27: Turkish presidency - ReutersTurkey's Erdogan to visit Russia on Aug. 27: Turkish presidency  Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will make a one-day official visit to Russia on August 27, the Turkish presidency said on Friday, hours ...



Turkey sees US deal on Syria safe zone as start of wider purge of Kurdish militia - The NationalTurkey sees US deal on Syria safe zone as start of wider purge of Kurdish militia  The National

Turkey sees its deal with the US to carve out a narrow security zone in northern Syria as just the beginning, two Turkish officials said, with Ankara determined to ...



Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared? - Al Jazeera EnglishTwenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?  Al Jazeera English

Experts say there is a 50 percent chance Istanbul will be hit by a major earthquake in the next two decades.



Endangered jerboa spotted in Central Anatolia - Hurriyet Daily NewsEndangered jerboa spotted in Central Anatolia  Hurriyet Daily News

A lesser Egyptian jerboa, classified as endangered by the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN), has been spotted in the Altinyayla district of ...



US may choose strategic partnership with Turkey over tactical ties to YPG analysis - AhvalUS may choose strategic partnership with Turkey over tactical ties to YPG analysis  Ahval

Despite the disagreement between Turkey and the United States over Ankara's decision to acquire Russian missile systems, ongoing efforts for a safe zone in ...



Erdogan accused of orchestrating deadly bomb attacks in Turkey - Morning Star OnlineErdogan accused of orchestrating deadly bomb attacks in Turkey  Morning Star Online

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his allies have been accused of orchestrating a series of deadly bomb attacks which targeted opposition parties ...



Worker finds $360K, turns it in to owner - Hurriyet Daily NewsWorker finds $360K, turns it in to owner  Hurriyet Daily News

A municipal worker in Turkey's Aegean province of Manisa found a bag containing 2 million Turkish liras ($360000) in a local park, returning it to its bereft owner.



Syriac Christians hail Turkey's initiatives - Hurriyet Daily NewsSyriac Christians hail Turkey's initiatives  Hurriyet Daily News

Despite a rising tide of racism and xenophobia across the globe, Turkey remains an exception with its democratic reforms and respect-based policies towards ...



Greece at breaking point as number of migrants crossing from Turkey TRIPLES in new Med crisis - The SunGreece at breaking point as number of migrants crossing from Turkey TRIPLES in new Med crisis  The Sun

GREECE is at breaking point as the number of illegal migrants making the deadly sea crossing from Turkey to Europe has tripled. The country has about ...



Turkey's budget posts $12.3B deficit in January-July - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey's budget posts $12.3B deficit in January-July  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's central government budget balance saw a deficit of around 68.7 billion Turkish liras ($12.3 billion) in the first seven months of 2019, the country's ...



Turkey, US agree to set up operation centre for Syria safe zone - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey, US agree to set up operation centre for Syria safe zone  Al Jazeera English

Agreement between NATO allies appears to avert, for now, a threatened Turkish operation into northern Syria.



Turkey, UAE facing off in aerial campaign to shape Libya's future - Bloomberg - AhvalTurkey, UAE facing off in aerial campaign to shape Libya's future - Bloomberg  Ahval

Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are engaged in an aerial campaign in a bid to determine Libya's future in their favour, while the United States remains ...



Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in Syria - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in Syria  Al Jazeera English

Accusing the US of delaying the set up of safe zones, Erdogan announces incursion into Syria to dislodge YPG militia.



Removal of Kurdish mayors prompts fears of wider crackdown on Turkeys opposition - The IndependentRemoval of Kurdish mayors prompts fears of wider crackdown on Turkeys opposition  The Independent

Turkey's interior minister warned the mayor of Istanbul and other critics to keep quiet about the removal of elected officials in the country's Kurdish southeast, ...



Best hotels in Bodrum, Turkey - National GeographicBest hotels in Bodrum, Turkey  National Geographic

With its wealth of pristine beaches, indulgent spas, and vibrant nightlife, the Turkish Coast is the perfect retreat.



A Turkish-Kurdish war in Syria is still possible - Al Jazeera EnglishA Turkish-Kurdish war in Syria is still possible  Al Jazeera English

The recently concluded US-Turkey agreement has delayed but not precluded a conflict in northeast Syria.



Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding - AccuWeather.comTorrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding  AccuWeather.com

A torrential downpour inundated Istanbul, Turkey, and other northwestern cities of the country on Saturday, resulting in the death of at least one person.



Millions of Syrians call Turkey home. An economic crisis is turning them into scapegoats - CNNMillions of Syrians call Turkey home. An economic crisis is turning them into scapegoats  CNN

Syrians say they're living in fear amid a crackdown on refugees who are not registered to live in Istanbul. As Turkey struggles with a sputtering economy, they ...



Turkey to Reward Banks That Lend More With Looser Reserve Rules - BloombergTurkey to Reward Banks That Lend More With Looser Reserve Rules  Bloomberg

Turkey's central bank is following its record monetary easing with a push to get credit flowing again.



Quiz: Name these English footballers who played in Turkey - BBC SportQuiz: Name these English footballers who played in Turkey  BBC Sport

With former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge set to move to Turkey, can you name eight other Englishmen who made the switch?



Russia says Turkey was informed jihadi rebels in Idlib would be crushed - AhvalRussia says Turkey was informed jihadi rebels in Idlib would be crushed  Ahval

Russia has informed Turkey of its plans to crush Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham militants in Idlib, Sputnik News quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying ...



Turkey: why Erdogan gambled on a pivot to Russia - Financial TimesTurkey: why Erdogan gambled on a pivot to Russia  Financial Times

As the date for delivery of Turkey's order of a Russian S-400 air defence system drew closer, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced louder and louder warnings ...



Pentagon sees warning for China in Turkey's F-35 ouster - Al-MonitorPentagon sees warning for China in Turkey's F-35 ouster  Al-Monitor

The Pentagon says the US decision to boot Turkey from the F-35 program for buying a Russian missile system could have implications for nations that invest in ...



Trump warned Turkey punishment could 'hand Middle East to China' - Express.co.ukTrump warned Turkey punishment could 'hand Middle East to China'  Express.co.uk

DONALD TRUMP'S drastic alienation of Turkey from the US fighter jet programme is intended to limit China's growing influence in the Middle East but will only ...



Turkey sidelines at least nine senior central bank officials - Financial TimesTurkey sidelines at least nine senior central bank officials  Financial Times

A group of top officials have been removed from their posts at Turkey's central bank just weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked its governor.



Censorship Feared Under Turkey's New Rules for Online Broadcasts - VOA NewsCensorship Feared Under Turkey's New Rules for Online Broadcasts  VOA News

Turkish media freedom advocates are raising alarms about newly announced government powers to license, inspect and possibly censor online broadcasts in ...



US urges Turkey to stop drilling near Cyprus - AhvalUS urges Turkey to stop drilling near Cyprus  Ahval

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday called on Turkey to cease all drilling activities near Cyprus and remove its drillship Yavuz from Cyprus' territorial waters, ...



Turkey What recent purges, promotions mean for Turkey's military - Al-MonitorTurkey What recent purges, promotions mean for Turkey's military  Al-Monitor

This year's meeting of Turkey's Higher Military Council to decide on promotions for generals and admirals provides some important clues about the direction of ...



How two Islamic groups fell from power to persecution: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists - The Conversation - USHow two Islamic groups fell from power to persecution: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists  The Conversation - US

A few years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists were running the show. Now both religious movements face political repression. How did ...



Turkeys Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA - ReutersTurkeys Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA  Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of ...



Turkeys political parties exchange Eid al-Adha greetings - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkeys political parties exchange Eid al-Adha greetings  Hurriyet Daily News

Representatives from Turkey's political parties on Aug. 12 exchanged traditional Eid al-Adha visits on the second day of the holiday. The ruling Justice and ...



U.S. Sanctions Will Not Stop Turkey's Shift Towards Russia - The National Interest OnlineU.S. Sanctions Will Not Stop Turkey's Shift Towards Russia  The National Interest Online

If the current overtures to Turkey fail, then U.S. sanctions will likely be inevitable, and might well irreparably damage an already fraught relationship.



Russian jet purchase could confirm Turkey's defence reorientation - analysis - AhvalRussian jet purchase could confirm Turkey's defence reorientation - analysis  Ahval

If Turkey decides to acquire Russian Su-35 jets, this could confirm some analysts' opinion that Turkey's defence priorities have been reorienting and drifting ...



Start of Turkey's pullout from Nato?, Europe News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStart of Turkey's pullout from Nato?, Europe News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

BERLIN When Turkey received the first batch of the Russian air defence system S-400 last month, it did not take long for the United States to counteract.