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Kurdish rebels kidnap a lawmaker in Turkeyupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 04:56:00

Kurdish rebels have kidnapped Turkish lawmaker Huseyin Aygun, his party said Sunday.

5 Syrians mourned in Turkey as deadly fighting rages across the borderupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 09:21:00

More than 200 Syrians who have fled their country gathered in a Turkish cemetery on a hot afternoon, awaiting the bodies of five people killed for a cause they all shared.

Fighting in southeastern Turkey leaves 19 dead, report saysupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:42:00

Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey killed more than a dozen people over the weekend, according to the semi-official Anatolia news agency.

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Al-Assad: I wish the Turkish jet shootdown didn't happenupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 10:54:00

Syria's besieged leader says he regrets his soldiers shot down a Turkish jet last month but insisted they reasoned the plane belonged to Israel.

Turkey scrambles jets to Syria borderupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 05:29:00

Turkey scrambles jets as Syrian choppers neared the border. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Turkey scrambles jets as Syrian choppers near borderupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 05:29:00

Turkey scrambled fighter jets three separate times Saturday as Syrian helicopters neared the border between the two countries, Turkey's military said Sunday.

Turkey moves forces to Syrian border amid tensions, official saysupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:51:00

Movements of troops and armored vehicles along Turkey's border with Syria are linked to rising tension following Syria's downing of a Turkish jet last week, a Turkish government official said Thursday.

NATO, Turkey slam Syria over downed jetupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:51:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on NATO and Turkey condemning Syria's actions after shooting down a Turkish military jet.

Report: 33 Syrian army members defect to Turkeyupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 16:49:00

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military may have more cracks in its armor as dozens more soldiers, including a general and two colonels, have defected across the border, Turkish media reported Monday.

Prison fires prompt scrutiny of Turkey's jailsupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 16:25:00

A series of recent fires in at least five detention centers around the country has raised questions about living conditions in Turkey's prison system.

Fighting in southeastern Turkey leaves 26 dead, reports sayupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 13:32:00

Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey left more than two dozen dead Tuesday, according to reports from officials and a news agency.

Freak windstorm wreaks havoc in Turkeyupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 21:29:00

CNN's Jenny Harrison reports on severe weather that set a boat on fire and wreaked havoc on a "James Bond" movie set.

Freak windstorm blasts Turkey's largest cityupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 21:29:00

Howling winds ripped through Turkey's largest city Wednesday afternoon, tearing flags from their poles, destroying the set of a blockbuster Hollywood film, and injuring at least 31 people, Turkish authorities said.

Turkey releases 4 jailed journalists pending trial's endupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 21:15:00

Four journalists accused of being involved in an alleged plot to overthrow the Turkish government were released on Monday pending the outcome of their trial in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in Turkey.

French court overturns Armenian genocide denial lawupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 13:31:00

A new French law making it a crime to publicly deny the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians a century ago was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by France's Constitutional Council.

Arrest warrant issued for former Turkish intelligence chiefupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 14:51:00

Arrest warrants have been issued for Turkey's former intelligence chief, his deputy and two other intelligence agents, the semi-official Anatolian Agency reported Friday.

8 crew missing after ship sinks in Black Sea stormupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 09:01:00

Turkish authorities have scrambled divers, helicopters and coast guard ships in an effort to find and rescue eight crew members missing after a cargo ship sank in a storm off Turkey's Black Sea coast Tuesday night.

Turkey blasts French passage of genocide lawupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:55:00

Turkey is reacting angrily Tuesday to the French Senate's approval of a law criminalizing the denial of genocide, including that of the Armenians at the end of the Ottoman Empire.

How will Armenian genocide bill affect France-Turkey relations?updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 05:21:00

Turkey's fraught relationship with France is set to erode further after the French Senate passed controversial legislation criminalizing any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 -- a description Turkey has rejected.

Friction over Armenia genocide issueupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:30:00

CNN's Ivan Watson explains why the French bill on what it calls Armenian genocide causes such controversy.

French Senate passes Armenian genocide billupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:30:00

The French Senate voted late Monday to criminalize any public denial of what new legislation calls the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians, triggering fresh condemnation from modern Turkey.

Part of NATO missile defense system goes live in Turkeyupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 17:34:00

An early warning radar station that is part of NATO's controversial missile defense system in Europe is now operational in Turkey, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.

CNN visits injured at Syrian hospitalupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 02:14:00

CNN's Nic Robertson checks to see if authorities in Homs are complying with calls to abstain from violence.

Iran denies shipping weapons to Syria through Turkeyupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 02:14:00

Iran's embassy in Turkey has issued a statement denying reports Tehran was shipping weapons through Turkey to Syria.

2012 crucial for industrial Turkeyupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 08:58:00

Richard Quest meets one of the world's most powerful businesswomen, Guler Sabanci of Sabanci Holdings.

Turkey boom dampened by Europe's troubles updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 08:58:00

Turkey's Istanbul, the city where east meets west, is seen as a potentially pivotal center for relations between Europe and Asia.

Shocking gay honor killing inspires movieupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 06:11:00

In colloquial Turkish, the word zenne means male belly dancer. It is also the title of a new film that explores sexual identity while also highlighting a deadly case of homophobia in modern-day Turkey.

Will Turkey join the EU?updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 05:48:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek about Turkey's thriving economy and growth.

Turkey minister: EU 'shooting itself in foot'updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 05:48:00

The European Union is "shooting itself in the foot" by keeping Turkey at bay, the country's Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek says.

Can Turkey avert Mideast disaster?updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 14:22:00

Turkey's peripatetic Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spent last Thursday in Tehran in negotiations with leading Iranian officials. Davutoglu's visit comes at a very critical juncture in U.S.-Iran relations, as saber-rattling dangerously escalates over the United States' ever-more stringent sanctions and Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz.

Court to try 1980 Turkey coup plottersupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:43:00

Turkey moved one step closer to prosecuting the senior commanders behind a military coup in 1980 when a Turkish court approved on Tuesday a prosecutor's indictment of retired army general and former president Kenan Evren, semi-official Anatolian Agency reported.

Minister: Turkey to compensate families of air strike victimsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 05:38:00

Turkey says it will compensate the families of 35 civilians killed last week in a military airstrike in a Kurdish area on the border with Iraq.

Airstrike kills villagers in Turkeyupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 05:38:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on an airstrike that killed 31 Kurdish villagers in southeast Turkey.

Israeli lawmakers wrestle with marking deaths in Armeniaupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 11:30:00

In a move that could further erode already soured relations with Turkey, Israeli lawmakers on Monday debated whether to establish an official day marking what Armenia describes as a genocide 96 years ago.

French National Assembly passes Armenian genocide billupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 18:24:00

Turkey is fuming over French legislation that would criminalize any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide last century in Ottoman Turkey.

French bill on Armenian 'genocide'updated: Thu Dec 22 2011 18:24:00

The former U.S. ambassador to Turkey responds to a French bill that makes it illegal to deny the Armenian "genocide."

Turkey arrests journalists in alleged terror plotupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 18:17:00

Turkish police detained dozens of people in a wave of raids targeting suspected members of the "press and propaganda wing" of a banned Kurdish separatist group accused of committing acts of terrorism, the semi-official Anatolian Agency reported Tuesday.

Biden begins 4-day visit to Turkey, Greeceupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 17:39:00

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived Thursday in Ankara, Turkey, the first stop on a four-day visit to Turkey and Greece, where he is to meet with leaders to discuss what his office called "the full range of bilateral, regional, and international issues."

Iraq, Turkey end bans on flights, open skies to other country's planesupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 06:28:00

Iraq and Turkey have agreed to allow flights between their countries, ending a mutual ban that began with a dispute about how an Iraqi government oil company owed millions of dollars to Turkey, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

Iraq, Turkey butt heads, block flights over debt disputeupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 20:29:00

Iraq has banned all Turkish flights from landing in the country in response to a dispute over millions of dollars owed by an Iraqi government oil company to Turkey. Jonathan Wilson: Euro 2012 playoffs review: Portugal-Bosnia in the balanceupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 09:47:00

Summing up the state of affairs as we enter the second leg of the 2012 Euro playoffs:

Death toll jumps from Turkey quakeupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 09:56:00

The death toll from Wednesday's 5.6-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 40, the government said Sunday.

Two quakes devastate eastern Turkeyupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 09:56:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports from a town in eastern Turkey devastated by back-to-back earthquakes.

Turkey earthquake death toll rises; two journalists among those killedupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 12:06:00

Emergency officials said Saturday that 38 people have died and 26 have been rescued as a result of Wednesday's 5.6 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey.

Ferry hijacker in Turkey killedupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 07:44:00

Istanbul's governor says security forces killed the man who hijacked a ferry. Andrew Finkel reports.

Turkey quake death toll reaches 25updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 17:50:00

Dozens of rescue workers laboring with jackhammers and hacksaws searched the rubble of a five-story hotel Friday, two days after it collapsed in a 5.6-magnitude earthquake.

Earthquake rocks Turkeyupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 17:50:00

A powerful earthquake hit the eastern part of Turkey with reports of multiple buildings collapsed. Chad Myers reports.

Eastern Turkey's quake toll rises to 12updated: Thu Nov 10 2011 19:34:00

Twelve people have died and 28 have been rescued since an earthquake shook eastern Turkey late Wednesday, the government said Friday.

Help for earthquake victims in Turkeyupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 11:42:00

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Turkey Wednesday night less than three weeks after a deadly 7.2 quake struck the same area in October.

At least 5 dead in quake in eastern Turkeyupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 20:58:00

At least five people died and more than 100 others were buried under rubble from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck eastern Turkey Wednesday night, officials said.

Juvenile rape appeal causes uproar in Turkeyupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:43:00

Turkey's judicial system faced an uproar this week after one of the country's highest courts upheld a decision to reduce sentences against 26 men convicted of having sex with a 13-year old girl. Public outrage stemmed from a court ruling that the 13-year old girl had willingly engaged in "consensual" sexual relations with the 26 men.

Death toll from Turkey quake more than 600updated: Sun Oct 30 2011 15:16:00

The death toll from an earthquake that struck eastern Turkey a week ago was at 601 as of Sunday, the Turkish state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

Turkey quake toll rises as leaders mull moving homes at riskupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 11:40:00

The number killed in a huge earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey last weekend climbed to 582 Saturday, Turkish state-run Anatolia news agency said, as the government drew up a new law that would move homes from high-risk areas.

Teen rescued 100+ hours after quakeupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 11:40:00

Journalist Andrew Finkel talks about the rescue efforts in Turkey after a man was rescued 100 hours after the quake.

Report: Turkey suicide bomb attack kills 3, injures 20updated: Sat Oct 29 2011 11:18:00

A female suicide bomber killed two people and herself in an attack Saturday in Turkey's eastern Bingol province, the Turkish state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

Suicide bomber kills two in Turkeyupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 11:18:00

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol, killing at least two people.

U.S. mulling sale of aircraft to Turkey, defense agency saysupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 18:09:00

The Obama administration may transfer combat helicopters from existing Marine inventory to Turkey, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.

Quake victim rescued after 100+ hoursupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 04:01:00

An 18-year-old quake victim in Turkey is rescued after being trapped for more than 100 hours.

Baby, mother, grandmother pulled alive from rubble in Turkeyupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 15:05:00

In a dramatic rescue that gave hope to those praying for the survival of their loved ones, rescuers in eastern Turkey pulled a baby, her mother and her grandmother alive from the rubble Tuesday, two days after a devastating earthquake.

Football unites Turkey's 'marginalized' African immigrants updated: Tue Oct 25 2011 09:48:00

The score was tied at the start of the game's second half. Nigeria and Cameroon had both scored three goals apiece.

279 reported dead in Turkey earthquake; 1,300 more hurtupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 05:36:00

Using shovels, heavy machinery and their bare hands, rescue workers scrambled through piles of rubble to find survivors Monday after a deadly 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated parts of eastern Turkey.

Death toll rising in Turkeyupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 09:58:00

Rescue workers search through the rubble to find survivors of a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Dozens of soldiers killed in Turkeyupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:03:00

Kurdish militants launch a deadly attack in southeastern Turkey, killing dozens.

24 soldiers killed in attack in Turkeyupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:03:00

Twenty-four soldiers were killed and 18 injured during an attack early Wednesday morning in southeastern Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Living in Turkey as a Syrian refugeeupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 13:08:00

CNN's Ivan Watson finds Syrians hiding in Turkey from the violent crackdown against anti-government protesters at home.

Syrians hiding in Turkeyupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 21:45:00

It didn't take long for Ali Jadour to explain why he fled his homeland.

As relations sour, Turkey plans military exercise at Syrian borderupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:24:00

As relations continue to deteriorate between neighbors Turkey and Syria, the Turkish armed forces announced Tuesday it will conduct a weeklong series of military exercises in a province along the Syrian border.

Angry activists say Turkey handed deserted officer to Syriaupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 08:28:00

Syrian activists are denouncing the Turkish government in the wake of the Syrian regime's announcement that it has a deserted army officer in custody.

Wedding guests caught in crossfireupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 14:24:00

Wedding guests scramble for cover as police and suspected Kurdish militants exchange gunfire in southeastern Turkey.

Why the tension between Israel and Turkey has escalatedupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 14:53:00

Tensions between Turkey and Israel worsened Thursday when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would follow aid ships to Gaza trying to break the Israeli blockade.

Turkey says it will escort aid boats to Gazaupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 07:26:00

Turkey's prime minister says the country will follow aid ships to Gaza in an effort to stop incidents like last year's raid by Israeli commandos that killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American.

Echoes of Elgin Marbles: Turkey asks UK to return ancient sculptureupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 11:08:00

Turkey's government is calling on the United Kingdom to return the head of an ancient marble statue taken more than a century ago.

Official: Turkey to expel 3 Israeli diplomatsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 07:45:00

In a further escalation of tensions between Israel and Turkey, at least three Israeli diplomats are being expelled from the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Israeli officials said Wednesday.

3 Israeli diplomats expelled by Turkeyupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 07:45:00

Tensions continue to escalate as Turkey expels three diplomats from the Israeli embassy in Ankara.

Hail of bullets strikes Syrians fleeing to Turkeyupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 23:38:00

A deadly hail of bullets struck Syrian refugees, as they tried to flee across the border to Turkey on Monday, killing one man and wounding another, the Turkish government said Tuesday.

Netanyahu: Israel won't back down in Turkey confrontationupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 07:56:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday refused to give ground in an increasingly harsh diplomatic confrontation with Turkey, once his country's strongest ally in the region.

Breakdown in Turkish-Israeli relationsupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 01:22:00

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal discusses the breakdown in relations between Turkey and Israel.

Israel minister calls Turkey's actions 'strange'updated: Sun Sep 04 2011 01:22:00

An Israeli official Saturday dismissed as "strange" Turkey's actions, including its decision to expel Israel's ambassador, offering seemingly unwavering remarks on the same day a top Turkish official threatened to soon bring Israel before the International Court of Justice.

Tension grows between Turkey, Israelupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 03:39:00

Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats over its failure to apologize over a raid on a Gaza-bound ship with humanitarian aid.

Turkey kicking out top Israeli diplomats over Gaza blockadeupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 03:39:00

Turkey ordered the expulsion of Israel's ambassador and other senior diplomats stationed there on Friday, a dramatic slap against its one-time close ally over its failure to apologize for a deadly raid last year on a Gaza-bound ship in a flotilla loaded with humanitarian aid.

Kurdish activists clash with police in Istanbulupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 16:28:00

Mounting tensions between the government and members of Turkey's Kurdish ethnic minority erupted on the streets of the country's largest city Thursday, after Kurdish activists clashed with riot police at a protest organized by the main Kurdish nationalist political party.

Turkey: No confidence in Syrian governmentupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 21:15:00

Syria's ferocious crackdown against demonstrators persisted on Monday, but its tough actions against civilians are shattering its once-close relations with neighboring Turkey.

Turkey funding Libyan rebelsupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 07:10:00

The cash-starved Libyan rebel government received emergency money in the final weeks before their advance into Tripoli -- a $100 million cash donation from the government of Turkey.

Turkey appoints new military chiefsupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 11:25:00

Turkey appointed its new military chiefs at the end of four-day Supreme Military Council meeting on Thursday, filling the vacant positions after the country's top four commanding officers left their jobs en masse last Friday. Raphael Honigstein: Fallout from shocking Turkey match-fixing scandal continuesupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 13:21:00

The special police unit "Organized Crime" swooped at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning two weeks ago. Around 40 players, managers and officials from nine Turkish football clubs as well as three Turkish FA leaders were arrested in connection with an eight-month-long investigation into organized match-fixing. Among them was Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim, one of the most powerful and richest men in Turkey. In a second wave of arrests, another 20 men were apprehended. The police allege match rigging on an industrial scale; politicians, media and the supporters are shocked. "If only five percent of the allegations are true, it would be terrible for sport in Turkey," said Huseyin Celik, the deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party.

13 Turkish soldiers die in fire attributed to Kurdish groupupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 21:43:00

Thirteen soldiers were killed Thursday when soldiers clashed with Kurdish fighters during an operation in the town of Silvan in Diyarbakir province, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.

Opposition lawmakers in Turkey boycott swearing-in ceremonyupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 06:19:00

Opposition boycotts marred the swearing-in ceremony of Turkey's newly elected parliament on Tuesday.

Turkish PM, Syrian envoy meet as refugee numbers mountupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 17:57:00

The Turkish prime minister huddled Wednesday with a special Syrian envoy in an effort to help stem the growing tide of refugees racing into Turkey from conflict-wracked Syria.

Turkey's ruling party decisively wins 3rd term in officeupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 06:07:00

The party of Turkey's ruling prime minister sailed to an easy victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday, winning a third term in office with 49.9% of the vote with 99.9% of the votes counted.

Faith and secularism in Turkey: A divide or a synthesis?updated: Fri Jun 10 2011 19:54:00

Analysts, politicians, pollsters and citizens of all stripes are in agreement about this Sunday's parliamentary election in Turkey.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees cross into Turkeyupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 02:44:00

About 100 Syrian refugees clustered Wednesday, chanting and holding a Syrian flag, next to a border fence with Turkey, watched closely by several Turkish soldiers pacing in front of them.

Turkey's prime minister slams The Economistupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 22:53:00

Turkey is no stranger to name-calling and over-heated rhetoric, especially in the final days before a national election.

Earthquake hits western Turkey; 2 deadupdated: Fri May 20 2011 11:27:00

An earthquake that rattled western Turkey killed at least two people and injured dozens more, hospital and government officials said on Friday.

Marchers protest new Turkish Web filtering rulesupdated: Sun May 15 2011 16:44:00

Several thousand opponents of new Internet filtering rules, set to take effect in Turkey in August, marched in protest in Istanbul on Sunday.

Turkey's battle over press freedomupdated: Fri May 06 2011 16:17:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the battle in Turkey to silence reporters by putting them in jail.

Turkey press freedom under fireupdated: Fri May 06 2011 16:17:00

The four-year investigation into an alleged plot to overthrow Turkey's government just keeps getting bigger. But as police arrest more and more journalists accused of aiding the coup plot, press freedoms groups are expressing alarm.

New European natural gas pipeline delayed againupdated: Fri May 06 2011 15:47:00

Europe's Nabucco natural gas pipeline hit a third major delay Friday as the start of operations was pushed back from 2014 to 2017.

Syrians escaping violence flee to Turkeyupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 08:11:00

About 250 people raced across the Syrian border into Turkey, government officials said Saturday, a flight that reflects the fear and violence gripping the Arab nation.

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