Turkey

Erdogan: 43,000 arrested in six months over failed coup attempt

Turkey has arrested 43,000 people in the last six months over links to Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Turkish preacher accused of orchestrating a coup attempt last year, President Recep Tayyip ...

Erdogan's presidential system will be a 'sultanate,' top jurist warns

The new constitution that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is working to pass in Turkey would effectively turn the country into a "sultanate," spelling the end of democracy, the head of the Union of...

Two remanded in custody over assassination of Russia envoy in Turkey

Two people have been remanded in custody over the assassination last month of the Russian ambassador to Ankara, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday.

Report: Istanbul nightclub attack directed by Islamic State in Syria

The attack on an Istanbul nightclub just after midnight on January 1 was directed by Islamic State in al-Raqqa, Syria, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing a copy of the assailant's...

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...

Syrian government, opposition decide teams for peace talks in Astana

Syria's ambassador to the UN will lead his country's delegation to Russian- and Turkish-sponsored peace talks in Astana, while a top figure in the hardline Army of Islam faction will lead the...

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...

Istanbul suspect admits to New Year's attack, found with cash

The captured suspect in the Istanbul New Year's nightclub shooting which left 39 people dead has admitted to carrying out the attack, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said Tuesday, adding that his...

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...

Report: EU has disbursed 748 million euros to aid refugees in Turkey

The European Union has disbursed 748 million euros (797.2 million dollars) of 1.45 billion euros already set aside to support refugees in Turkey, the European Commission stated in a report on...