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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...
Turkey slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian Kurds

Turkey slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian Kurds

Turkey’s Prime Minister has bitterly criticised the US government over its support for Kurds fighting so-called Islamic State in Syria just a few days ahead of a summit between Donald Trump and is own president. Binali Yildirim said on a visit to London that the...
Sky News spoke to Brit IS suspect in Turkey

Sky News spoke to Brit IS suspect in Turkey

A Briton suspected of being an Islamic State militant spoke to Sky News last month about his experiences in Syria. Stefan Aristidou has been missing from his home in Enfield since fleeing to Cyprus in April 2015. He was on the run from Mosul in northern Iraq and...
Turkey hits Iraq and Syria in anti-PKK campaign

Turkey hits Iraq and Syria in anti-PKK campaign

Turkey has said it killed around 70 militants in the Iraqi town of Sinjar and in northern Syria, as it stepped up its campaign against groups linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). While the airstrikes on Syria appeared to hit their intended...
Petitions to cancel Turkey vote result rejected

Petitions to cancel Turkey vote result rejected

Turkey’s top electoral officials have rejected petitions by opposition parties to throw out the result of a referendum on expanding the president’s powers. The country’s high electoral board announced in a statement they had ruled 10-1 against the...
Turkey referendum: 2.5m votes 'manipulated'

Turkey referendum: 2.5m votes 'manipulated'

As many as 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in the Turkey referendum which saw a narrow “yes” vote to grant expanded presidential powers, according to observers. The Council of Europe, which monitored the referendum, had already claimed it was...
Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan

Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan

Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan 18 April 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTurkish referendum in three words Donald Trump has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in...
'Unlevel playing field' in Turkey referendum

'Unlevel playing field' in Turkey referendum

Turkey’s referendum campaign was conducted on an “unlevel playing field”, according to international observers. The country voted on Sunday in a plebiscite on granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extra powers that was won by the “Yes”...
Turkey president ahead in referendum: Polls show

Turkey president ahead in referendum: Polls show

Exit polls show the “yes” campaign to grant Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan new powers is ahead, according to reports. State-run Anadolu news agency said votes in favour of allowing 18 constitutional changes stood at 57% with just over half of...
Turkey set for historic presidential referendum

Turkey set for historic presidential referendum

Around 51 million Turkish people are eligible to take part in a historic referendum on whether to give sweeping new powers to their president. The polls show it is a very tight race with the yes and no campaigns neck and neck. Sunday’s referendum is likely to be...
Turkey militants 'used tunnel to plant explosives'

Turkey militants 'used tunnel to plant explosives'

Turkey militants ‘used tunnel to plant explosives’ 12 April 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Tuesday’s explosion was spectacular and drew conflict-weary residents out into the streets A big explosion in the Turkish city...
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