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Turkey: German gay film festival banned in Ankara

Turkey: German gay film festival banned in Ankara

Turkey: German gay film festival banned in Ankara 16 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption LGBT activists say their rights are being curtailed under President Erdogan Turkish officials have banned a festival of German-language gay...
Turkey denies 'ludicrous' Gulen kidnap allegations

Turkey denies 'ludicrous' Gulen kidnap allegations

Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ Gulen kidnap allegations 12 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Flynn is accused of meeting Turkish officials to discuss the removal of a Muslim cleric Reports that former White...
Amnesty figures among 11 on trial in Turkey

Amnesty figures among 11 on trial in Turkey

Activists go on trial in Turkey on terror charges 25 October 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionActivist Nejat Tastan: “Turkey is targeting human rights defenders” Eight human rights activists on trial in...
Turkey and US suspend most visa services

Turkey and US suspend most visa services

9 October 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Turkish and the US embassies issued virtually identical statements Turkey and the US have become embroiled in a consular row, mutually suspending most visa services. The Turkish...
Amnesty director in Turkey faces terror charge

Amnesty director in Turkey faces terror charge

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking to jail human rights activists, including an Amnesty International director, for 15 years on terror charges. The activists have been charged with membership of, and with aiding, an “armed terrorist organisation”, reported...
Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet 22 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Itir Esen (C) has lost her crown, and runner-up Asli Sumen (L) will take her place The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 has been stripped...
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...
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