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Merkel makes TV u-turn on Turkey EU membership

Merkel makes TV u-turn on Turkey EU membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to block Turkey joining the EU, as she pitched for re-election in a TV debate. In a pivot from her previous position, the centre-right leader declared on Sunday: “The fact is clear that Turkey should not become a member...
Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 to appear in court

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 to appear in court

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 to appear in court 1 August 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption The coup was an attempt to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured on the first anniversary) Almost 500 people arrested after last...
Brit soldier who fought IS arrested in Turkey

Brit soldier who fought IS arrested in Turkey

A former British soldier who went to Syria to fight Islamic State has been arrested in Turkey. Joe Robinson, who used to live in Accrington, Lancashire, was detained along with his girlfriend and her mother while the trio were on holiday. While the two women have...

Two killed after earthquake hits off Turkey coast

At least two people have been killed on the Greek island of Kos after a strong earthquake hit the region. It struck on Thursday night with an epicentre approximately 6.4 miles (10.3km) south of Bodrum, Turkey and 10 miles (16.2km) east of Kos. More follows…...
Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests 20 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan and Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the G20 in Hamburg this month The German government has warned its citizens and firms they...
Turkey sacks 7,400 on anniversary of coup

Turkey sacks 7,400 on anniversary of coup

Turkish authorities have sacked 7,400 civil servants on the first anniversary of the failed military coup. President Erdogan’s government dismissed teachers, academics, military and police officers for alleged links to terror groups, bringing the total number of...
Turkey to mark anniversary of coup attempt

Turkey to mark anniversary of coup attempt

Turkey to mark anniversary of coup attempt 15 July 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTurkey’s coup attempt – in numbers Events will be held in Turkey later to mark the anniversary of a failed coup in...
Turkey marks one year since attempted coup

Turkey marks one year since attempted coup

One year on, and the history of the failed coup in Turkey is very much being written by the victor. The anniversary of the bloody but botched attempt to seize power by factions within the military will be led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and marked by official...

Five electrocuted at a water park in Turkey

Five people, including three teenagers, have been electrocuted in a swimming pool in the northwestern Sakarya province in Turkey. According to Sky sources, the 58-year-old owner of the aqua park and his 30-year-old son are among the dead, The pair were electrocuted...
Turkey condemns Qatar blockade 'death sentence'

Turkey condemns Qatar blockade 'death sentence'

Turkey’s president has criticised moves by Qatar’s Gulf neighbours to isolate the emirate as “inhumane”. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the blockade of the peninsula amounted to a “death penalty” and reiterated Turkey’s commitment...
Hundreds go on trial for failed coup in Turkey

Hundreds go on trial for failed coup in Turkey

More than 200 suspects have gone on trial accused of plotting and orchestrating last year’s failed coup in Turkey. The defendants were paraded into a purpose-built courthouse one by one, and each suspect was handcuffed and flanked by two security guards. They...
US summons Turkey envoy for embassy brawl

US summons Turkey envoy for embassy brawl

US summons Turkey envoy for embassy brawl 18 May 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters injured outside Turkish embassy in Washington The US has summoned the Turkish ambassador after violence erupted...
US complains to Turkey over embassy violence

US complains to Turkey over embassy violence

US complains to Turkey over embassy violence 18 May 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters injured outside Turkish embassy in Washington The US has made a complaint to Turkey after violence erupted...
Turkey tourist bus falls from cliff, killing 20

Turkey tourist bus falls from cliff, killing 20

Turkey tourist bus falls from cliff, killing 20 13 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bus fell from the cliffside road to another stretch below At least 20 people have died after a tourist bus fell from a cliff near the southern...
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