Turkey

Republic in Western Asia

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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Ankara is its capital but Istanbul is the country's largest city. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.

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Four people, including a baby, died early on Tuesday morning when a dinghy carrying migrants sank off the northwestern coast of Ayvacik in Turkey, the Turkish..
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Metin Topuz was formally charged in January. He is accused of contact with police officers and a former prosecutor suspected of links to the Gulen movement
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Turkey finds the United States' recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights unacceptable and will take action against the decision, including at..
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Turkey will not go back on the purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia no matter what the United States says, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will take the issue of the Golan Heights to the United Nations.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday those in the finance sector who buy foreign currencies on the expectation that the lira will fall will pay "a..
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Turkey's banking watchdog said it had launched an investigation into JP Morgan and other banks over complaints it received after the lira plunged more than 4..
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Albanian coach Christian Panucci has been fired a day after his team lost to Turkey in a European Championship qualifier
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Bill Shorten has criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for replaying the Christchurch mosque massacre footage at another election rally.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's..
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ISTANBUL, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday praised the reactions of New Zealand's government and its people to the recent..
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New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Friday that he did not ask Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to stop showing at election rallies video footage..
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New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50..
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Iran, Turkey and Russia have sharply criticised Donald Trump after he said it was time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, as..
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The Istanbul chief prosecutor said on Friday it had ordered the detention of 126 suspects employed in the judicial system with alleged links to the network of..
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New Zealand's foreign minister arrived in Turkey early Friday for what he called "substantial" talks after comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over..
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The government is yet to decide whether it will change its travel advice for Turkey after the nation's President Recep Erdogan made inflammatory remarks.
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The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by..
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The prime minister and opposition leader are pleased the Turkish government has seemingly toned down some incendiary comments made by the country's president.
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Australia is deciding its next steps after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Christchurch mosque attacks opened up a diplomatic rift.
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Australia is deciding its next steps after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Christchurch mosque attacks opened up a diplomatic rift.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed a "moderation" of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's views after an explosive speech.
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Australia is deciding its next steps after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Christchurch mosque attacks opened up a diplomatic rift.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish..
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Foreign Minister Winston Peters would "confront" Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over his comments on the recent..
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Australia is deciding its next steps after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Christchurch mosque attacks opened up a diplomatic rift.
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Turkey said on Wednesday Turkish and Iranian military commanders had agreed to continue "simultaneous and coordinated operations" against Kurdish militants,..
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A spokesman for Iran's armed forces said on Wednesday there was no joint operation with Turkey near their border, as Tehran denied for the second time any..
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Turkish and Iranian military commanders agreed in a phone call to continue joint operations against militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for..
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The Turkish leader's use of footage from the New Zealand shootings is vintage Erdogan, says Mark Lowen.
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A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey's western province of Denizli on Wednesday, damaging some buildings and knocking bricks and tiles to the ground..
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A strong earthquake measuring 6.4 struck southwest Turkey on Wednesday, said the European earthquake monitoring service.
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Scott Morrison does not accept the excuse given by Turkish government after its president said Australians with anti-Muslim views would be sent home in coffins.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish..
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Australians with tours of Gallipoli booked around Anzac Day don't appear at risk of them being cancelled, despite testy remarks from the Turkish president.
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A diplomatic rift has opened between Australia and Turkey over comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Christchurch mosque attack.
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PM Scott Morrison does not accept excuse given by Turkish government after its president said Australians with anti-Muslim views would be sent home in coffins.
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Turkey's ambassador is meeting Scott Morrison after the Turkish president warned anti-Muslim Australians who visit his country will return home in coffins.
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Istanbul: Turkish intelligence services are investigating the gun attack in the Netherlands to determine whether it was a terror attack or a possible family..
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he's deeply offended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referencing Gallipoli to warn anti-Muslim Australians.
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President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on New Zealand to restore the death penalty for the gunman who killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques, warning..
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has drawn a sharp rebuke from New Zealand for using controversial video shot by the Christchurch mosque gunman as an..
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Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his..
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Turkey repeated on Monday that it and Iran were carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish militants, despite a denial from Tehran that it..
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Turkey repeated on Monday that it and Iran were carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish militants, despite a denial from Tehran that it was involved.
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The Turkish intelligence agency is investigating whether Monday's attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht was personally motivated or an act of terrorism, President..
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The gunman involved in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht fired at his relative over "family reasons" and later shot at others trying to help,..
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Turkish police fired water canons and detained some members of a group of about 100 that attempted on Monday to visit the grave of a member of the Kurdistan..
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President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday described a mass shooting which killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques as part of a wider attack on Turkey and threatened..
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Turkey and Iran carried out a joint operation against militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Monday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman..
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Sunday's rallies were aimed at galvanising support among his conservative power base ahead of a local election at the end of this month. The prime motive was to..
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Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Özil has been slammed for reportedly inviting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding as his witness. ......
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US National Security Adviser John Bolton has not ruled out that Turkey is a “foe” of the United States, blasting Ankara for maintaining a “very bad”..
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