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Former Turkish premier on "concerns" about constitutional changes

Former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has hinted at concerns regarding the proposed constitutional changes currently being worked through parliament, with a focus on the separation of...

Erdogan says lenders must improve access to credit or face government

Lenders in Turkey must increase access to credit for businesses or they will have to face the government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Tuesday, amid signs the economy is facing...

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 142 years in jail for Kurdish leader

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking up to 142 years behind bars for Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the third-largest party in parliament, the state...

Turkish authorities capture main suspect in Istanbul nightclub attack

Turkish police Monday captured the man believed to be responsible for the New Year's Eve attack in an Istanbul nightclub, which left at least 39 people dead, according to Turkish state media.

Four Turkish police officers killed by blast in south-east

A blast killed four Turkish police officers in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir on Monday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, blaming Kurdish militants.

Kyrgyzstan sees possible pilot error in plane crash killing 37

Pilot error may have caused a Turkish cargo plane to crash Monday near Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, reportedly killing at least 37 people, mostly residents in their homes.

Turkey's sweeping presidential reforms clear first parliament vote

The Turkish parliament on Sunday gave its first approval to 18 constitutional amendments that grant expansive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Cyprus talks delayed as Turkey resists troop pullout

Turkey will not pull out of Cyprus unless Greece fully reciprocates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday in Istanbul, after Geneva talks on reuniting the island were adjourned...

Nearly 100,000 Turkish civil servants fired since failed July coup

Nearly 100,000 Turkish civil servants have been dismissed amid a widespread crackdown in the wake of a failed military coup in July, the country's Labour Minister said on Tuesday.

Report: Man shot dead attacking south-east Turkey police building

A man was shot dead on Tuesday in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep while attempting to attack the police department building, Dogan news agency cited Governor Ali Yerlikaya as saying....

More than 600 flights cancelled due to snowfall in Istanbul

Heavy snowfall in Istanbul has prompted major delays at Turkey's largest airport, where all domestic flights have been cancelled up to Sunday night, according to airlines and Turkish media.

Turkey claims right to strip citizenship from accused overseas

Turks living abroad who are suspected of crimes against the state can have their citizenship revoked in some cases, according to new procedures created under the country's state of emergency.

Turkish army: 1,362 Islamic State fighters killed since August

Turkish troops and Sunni allies have killed 1,362 Islamic State fighters since Turkey entered northern Syria in August, army figures showed on Friday.

Four dead after bombing and shootout in western Turkish city of Izmir

At least two people were killed in a car bombing at a court in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Wednesday, before police killed two attackers in a shootout, the city's governor said.

Nine pro-Kurdish politicians arrested on terrorism charges

Nine more pro-Kurdish politicians from Turkey's Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization, Turkish media reported on Thursday.