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Turkey: Republic in Western Asia
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.

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Lawyers for U.S. consulate worker charged in Turkey applied to European rights court: source

Lawyers for Metin Topuz, a U.S. consulate employee in Turkey on trial on espionage charges, applied in January to the European Court of Human Rights, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, a day..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria's Idlib despite lingering differences

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger,..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Turkey

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks [Video]Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks

Trilateral summit to focus on ensuring required conditions for voluntary return of refugees, Turkish presidency says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Syria’s war: Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Idlib truce [Video]Syria’s war: Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Idlib truce

Trilateral summit aims to negotiate peace in Syria’s last rebel-held stronghold.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:14Published

Trilateral talks on Syria to take place [Video]Trilateral talks on Syria to take place

Russia, Iran and Turkey will meet in Ankara on Monday to discuss how to improve the situation in north-west Syria

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:37Published

Ogier wins Rally Turkey [Video]Ogier wins Rally Turkey

Ogier keeps title hopes alive with victory in Rally Turkey

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Ogier extends his Rally Turkey lead [Video]Ogier extends his Rally Turkey lead

Ogier leads Rally Turkey with three stages remaining

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Ogier leads into final day of Rally Turkey [Video]Ogier leads into final day of Rally Turkey

Sebastien Ogier takes a 0.2 second lead over Citroen team mate Esapekka Lappi into the final day of Rally Turkey

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Lappi leads, championship leader Tanak retires in Turkey [Video]Lappi leads, championship leader Tanak retires in Turkey

Lappi leads Ogier as Tanak retires in Turkey

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Erdogan speaks to Reuters about S-400 missile system [Video]Erdogan speaks to Reuters about S-400 missile system

In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discusses the recent purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, which raised the prospect of U.S. sanctions.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:52Published

Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles [Video]Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Erdogan to talk to Trump about buying Patriot missiles [Video]Erdogan to talk to Trump about buying Patriot missiles

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Lappi leads Ogier in Citroen one-two in Turkey [Video]Lappi leads Ogier in Citroen one-two in Turkey

Esapekka Lappi leads team mate Sebastien Ogier in a Citroen one-two after a rocky first full day at Rally Turkey

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Cyclists begin final leg to deliver Rugby World Cup whistle [Video]Cyclists begin final leg to deliver Rugby World Cup whistle

Cyclists Ron Rutland and James Owens start final leg of their journey from Twickenham to Tokyo to deliver Rugby World Cup whistle

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

Avramapolous: EU/Turkey migrants deal must survive [Video]Avramapolous: EU/Turkey migrants deal must survive

Outgoing European Union Migration Commissioner Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos tells Euronews Correspondent Meabh Mc Mahon of the major issues during his time overseeing the most divisive and toxic..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:09Published

Audio transcripts of Jamal Khashoggi's murder revealed [Video]Audio transcripts of Jamal Khashoggi's murder revealed

Turkish newspaper publishes detailed transcript of Saudi hit squad in the final moments of journalist's assassination.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:55Published

US, Turkey launch joint patrols in planned Syria 'safe zone' [Video]US, Turkey launch joint patrols in planned Syria 'safe zone'

Joint ground patrols are seen as the first step in establishing the zone in northeast Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:27Published

Turkish football club Galatasaray's hero's welcome for new striker Radamel Falcao [Video]Turkish football club Galatasaray's hero's welcome for new striker Radamel Falcao

Turkish football club Galatasaray have given a spectacular welcome to their new signing - Columbian striker Radamel Falcao

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:36Published

Syria's war: Kurdish forces pull back from border [Video]Syria's war: Kurdish forces pull back from border

Ankara monitors YPG withdrawal as part of plan to establish 'safe zone' in northern Syria along border with Turkey.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Putin, Erdogan hail close defence ties as Idlib divisions remain [Video]Putin, Erdogan hail close defence ties as Idlib divisions remain

Turkish president condemns Syrian army offensive as Russian leader urges 'terrorist attacks' in rebel-held Idlib to end.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia [Video]Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s guest of honor. According to Business Insider, Erdogan attended the opening of the MAKS aviation show outside Moscow. He..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Russia's Rostec adds to Boeing 737 MAX woes [Video]Russia's Rostec adds to Boeing 737 MAX woes

Pressure mounts on Boeing after it's reported it faces a new lawsuit by a subsidiary of Russia's Rostec over its 737 MAX jets, claiming hundreds of millions of dollars from the US planemaker. David..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Hundreds of thousands flee fighting in northern Syria [Video]Hundreds of thousands flee fighting in northern Syria

As attacks intensify in northern Syria, many are trapped with the Turkish border in the north sealed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Turkey femicide: Anger over a mother's murder [Video]Turkey femicide: Anger over a mother's murder

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

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Turkish police use water cannon to disperse protesters [Video]Turkish police use water cannon to disperse protesters

Turkish police used water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against the dismissal of central Diyarbakir's Kurdish mayor on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria [Video]Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria

Turkish defence ministry says 3 civilians killed after air raids target military convoy in northwest Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

 

Iran says diplomacy only solution to Syria crisis at Turkey, Russia talks

Iran's president said on Monday that diplomacy, not a military approach, was the only solution to the crisis in Syria, ahead of trilateral talks with his Turkish and Russian counterparts in Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says up to 3 million Syrian refugees can return to 'safe zone' if it extended

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that up to three million Syrian refugees can return to a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria if it is extended from Turkey's border to Deir al Zor and..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin hopes talks with Turkey, Iran to create grounds for final Syria crisis resolution

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani he hoped that their three-way talks on Monday would help to bring 'final' settlement in the..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Russia, Iran must take more responsibility for Syria peace: Erdogan

Turkey, Russia and Iran need to take more responsibility to establish peace in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, ahead of three-way talks with his Russian and Iranian counterparts..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin discussed situation in Syria's Idlib with Turkey's Erdogan: RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in Syria's Idlib region with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, RIA news agency reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Car bomb kills 10 in Syrian town near Turkish border: local council, medic

A rigged car exploded near a hospital in the Syrian town of al-Rai at the border with Turkey on Sunday, killing 10 people and wounding 15, the local council and a medical worker said.
Reuters - Published

Leaders of Turkey, Russia, Iran set to tackle Syria turmoil

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks by the government that risk deepening regional turmoil and pushing a new wave..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Israel becoming 'racist, apartheid regime' with annexation plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of his intention to annex areas of the West Bank following next week's elections shows Israel is becoming a "racist, apartheid regime", Turkey's..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete

Turkey's defence ministry said on Sunday that the delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems has been completed as of Sunday, and added that the systems would become active..
Reuters - Published

Turkey orders arrest of 223 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: state media

Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused..
Reuters - Published

U.S. won't send more troops to Syria for joint Turkish patrols

The U.S. military will not increase troop levels in Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkish forces, a top general said on Friday, adding that his goal was to eventually reduce the number of U.S...
Reuters - Published

Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss Syria's Idlib at Monday summit: Kremlin

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will discuss the difficult situation in Syria's Idlib province when they meet in Ankara early next week for a summit, Yuri Ushakov, a senior Kremlin aide, said on..
Reuters - Published

Former Turkish PM breaks ties with Erdogan, ruling AK Party

Turkey's former prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, once President Tayyip Erdogan's closest ally, said on Friday he resigned from the ruling AK Party and again criticized its ability to govern, though he..
Reuters - Published

Seven dead, 10 hurt in southeast Turkey blast: governor's office

Seven people were killed and 10 were wounded in southeast Turkey when an improvised explosive placed on a road went off as a vehicle carrying villagers was passing, a governor's office in the region..
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Four dead, 13 injured in Turkey's southeast after blast: governor office

Four people were killed and 13 were badly wounded in southeast Turkey after improvised explosives placed on a road detonated as a vehicle carrying villagers was passing, the Diyarbakir governor's..
Reuters - Published

Top Turkish court orders release of jailed Cumhuriyet journalists

Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals ordered on Thursday the release of six former employees of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper who were jailed on terrorism-related charges, two of the newspaper's..
Reuters - Published

Lawyers seek Kurdish politician's release from Turkish jail: source

Lawyers applied on Wednesday for Selahattin Demirtas, former leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), to be released from jail after a court ruled he was eligible to be set free,..
Reuters - Published

Turkish court acquits Austrian activist, lifts travel ban: lawyer

A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted an Austrian student, activist and journalist of terrorism charges and lifted his travel ban, according to his lawyer, who called his detainment last year "unjust..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says U.S. stalling on Syria 'safe zone', will act alone if needed

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Washington is stalling in its agreement to create a "safe zone" in northeast Syria, and repeated that Ankara was ready to act on its own..
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Next EU chief says she does not see Turkish progress in EU entry bid

Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that Turkey had not made progress on key conditions to allow it to become a member of the European Union.
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle new migrant wave from Syria

Turkey cannot handle a new wave of migrants from northern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, adding that Ankara and Washington needed to establish a "safe zone" in the region as soon as..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Washington is stalling on Syria 'safe zone'

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Washington is stalling the implementation of an agreement to create a "safe zone" in northeast Syria.
Reuters - Published

'A storm is coming' - One migrant family's bid to reach Europe

With migrants only allowed one backpack each on the smugglers' boats that carry them from Turkey to Greece, Ahmed, his wife Hanin and her family packed a few possessions and sent the rest of their..
Reuters - Published

U.S. eyeing sanctions over Turkey's S-400 buy: Mnuchin

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the Trump administration was considering imposing sanctions on related to Turkey's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile..
Reuters - Published

Mnuchin considering U.S. sanctions over Turkey's S-400 purchase

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the Trump administration was considering imposing sanctions on related to Turkey's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile..
Reuters - Published

Turkey cites disagreements with U.S. even as joint Syria patrols begin

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, speaking hours after joint U.S.-Turkey patrols began in northern Syria, said on Sunday Ankara and Washington have constantly disagreed over establishing the planned..
Reuters - Published

Turkey shouldn't coerce Greece, Europe over migrants: Greek PM

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday Turkey should not try to coerce either Greece or Europe in its attempts to get support for a plan to resettle Syrian refugees in northern Syria.
Reuters - Published

Istanbul, Ankara mayors not at risk of being replaced, interior minister says

Turkey's government has no plan to replace the opposition mayors of Istanbul and Ankara with state-appointed trustees, as was done to three Kurdish mayors in the country's east last month, Interior..
Reuters - Published

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol

Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into northeast Syria on Sunday to begin planned joint U.S.-Turkey patrols to establish a "safe zone" along the border.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says will discuss Syria with Trump at U.N.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he expects to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations later this month to discuss military operations in northeast Syria, where Turkey..
Reuters - Published

Turkish opposition figure sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail

A prominent Turkish opposition official was sentenced by a court on Friday to nine years and eight months in prison for insulting the president and spreading terrorist propaganda, a lawmaker from the..
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German firm investigated after report of sending spyware to Turkey

German prosecutors said on Thursday they are investigating a Bavarian company named in a media investigation as supplying software to Turkey for spying on the opposition via phones.
Reuters - Published

Turkey plans to return one million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe

Turkey plans to resettle 1 million refugees in northern Syria and may reopen the route for migrants into Europe if it does not receive adequate international support for the plan, President Tayyip..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin: need wider G7-style group, with China, India, Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was ready to host a meeting of the G7/G8 group of nations, and would welcome a wider format featuring Turkey, India and China.
Reuters - Published

Turkey may open gates for migrants to Europe unless receives support: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey may have to open the route for migrants into Europe if Ankara does not receive sufficient international support to deal with Syrian refugees.
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says it's unacceptable that Turkey can't have nuclear weapons

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, but did not say whether Turkey had plans to..
Reuters - Published

Turkey plans to build mosque on site of Istanbul's first beer factory

Turkey's first modern beer factory could face demolition after being transferred to the country's highest religious authority, which plans to build a mosque and a car park in its place, architects and..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says it faces up to $3 billion in trade losses with Britain under no-deal Brexit

Turkey may lose trade with Britain worth up to $3 billion in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said on Wednesday, adding that many Turkish companies lacked information on the..
Reuters - Published

Turkish President Erdogan says Syria's Idlib slowly disappearing

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that a so-called de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib region is slowly disappearing because of military attacks by government forces.
Reuters - Published

Turkish minister threatens Istanbul mayor over ousted Kurdish mayors

Turkey's interior minister on Tuesday threatened "to devastate" the mayor of Istanbul over his support for three Kurdish mayors who were replaced by state officials over alleged terror links less than..
Reuters - Published

Turkey ruling party seeks ejection of former PM: official

Turkey's ruling AK Party wants to eject former prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and three other lawmakers, a senior official said on Monday, amid talk of a possible new breakaway movement.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes lawyers boycotting judicial ceremony at presidential palace

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday sharply criticised Turkish lawyers who boycotted a judicial ceremony on the grounds of his presidential palace, saying their method of electing bar association..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to launch own Syria plan in weeks unless has 'safe zone' control: Erdogan

Turkey will launch its own operation to establish a "safe zone" in Syria if talks with the United States fail to give Turkish troops control of the area within a few weeks, President Tayyip Erdogan..
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Iranian oil tanker no longer has Turkish destination: ship tracking data

An Iranian oil tanker at the center of a dispute between Washington and Tehran is no longer heading towards Turkey's Iskenderun port and now has no specified destination, Refinitiv ship tracking data..
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Turkey to implement northeast Syria plan unless controls 'safe zone' within weeks: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey will put its own operation plan into effect if Turkish troops do not control a "safe zone" in northeast Syria, which it has been planning..
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