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Turkey and the United States have a history of overcoming differences.
Turkish authorities have cancelled an EU scholarship program. The move takes the country a step further away from EU integration and disappoints young people who could act as a bridge. Menekse Tokyay reports from Ankara.
Along with countless public officials, Turkey has now issued an arrest warrant for retired striker Hakan Sukur. He is accused of supporting US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating the revolt.
Presidents Erdogan and Putin will be drafting a new joint road map in St. Petersburg. In return for Erdogan’s call for more trade, Putin may ask Ankara to jump start ties with Syria, Aram Duran reports from Istanbul.
The attempted military coup that shook Turkey on Friday was far closer than many realize to seizing state power. Tom Stevenson in Istanbul takes a closer look at why it ultimately failed.
Some 200,000 Germans are said to be holidaying in Turkey at the moment. The German Foreign Office warns tourists in Istanbul and Ankara to be extremely vigilant.
Turkey has experienced many military coups but the latest, overnight attempt was different says DW’s Seda Sertar.
Troops loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appear to be regaining control after a section of the Turkish military announced that it had seized power to restore order
The Turkish government has faced a deadly coup attempt from elements in the nation’s military. Responding to the unrest, foreign leaders slammed the violence and publicly supported Erdogan’s administration
An attempted coup in Turkey led to a night of gunfire and explosions, with residents waking up to an uncertain future. DW correspondent Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said all measures will be taken to prevent missile fire in Kilis. The town, bordering an IS-controlled region in Syria, has repeatedly come under fire in recent weeks.
28 people were killed, 61 injured in a terror attack in the Turkish capital on Wednesday
The two men were thought to have been preparing an attack on Kizilay square, where people usually gather for New Year celebrations. Police have seized suicide vests in the raids.
A new joint council between Turkey and Saudi Arabia is expected to bolster security and investment cooperation. Ankara and Riyadh are key supporters of rebels fighting to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.
Twice in two months, Turkish fans disrupted the moments of silence for victims of “Islamic State” (IS) attacks in Ankara and Paris in a demonstration. It showed a kind of intolerance bred by religiously-cloaked authoritarianism in countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The fans demonstrative support with IS was clear when they shouted “Allahu Akbar” …
Bombings of a protest in Turkey left at least 100 dead
Foreign ministry refutes criticism from UN, United States, Britain, and Turkey
Turkish president has illusions of restoring the Ottoman Empire, says Egyptian foreign ministry
Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.
Police clashed with protesters in Istanbul, firing tear gas and water cannon at people clustered on side streets, defying a government ban on demonstrations on the iconic Taksim Square – the epicentre of last year’s turmoil.
According to provisional official results, the AKP mayor Melik Gokcek, who has held the post for two decades, won the city by a wafer-thin margin of 44.79% against 43.77% for CHP candidate Mansur Yavas.
“Those who attacked Turkey got disappointed,” Erdogan told a jubilant crowd of thousands, speaking from the balcony of his party’s Ankara headquarters
Metin Turan, a reporter for Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), was arrested during violent clashes in August
PM Erdogan made the concession in his first talks with a group of protesters, a move they welcomed as “positive”
A day after meeting with protest leaders and offering to hold a referendum on plans to redevelop Gezi Park, Erdogan resumed his combative stance
“I call for an immediate end to the demonstrations, which have lost their democratic credentials and turned into vandalism,” Erdogan said
Turkey’s embattled government insisted it was “not a second-class democracy” even as police tear-gassed protesters massed in the streets
The meeting was held as thousands of striking workers from various unions began demonstrating in major cities nationwide in solidarity with the protesters.
A major step towards ending a decades-long conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people