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. Istanbul is the largest city, but more central Ankara is the capital. 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.
Six staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper were sent to jail on Thursday to serve out the remainder of their sentences from a trial on terrorism charges, two of their lawyers said. Reuters - Published
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the arrest of a person with suspected terrorist links in Turkey, in the leadup to ANZAC commemorations at Gallipoli in Turkey, 'routine'. Rough cut..
Stock markets inched higher on Tuesday as reassuring data about the health of China's economy helped investors shrug off disappointing bank earnings in the United States, while volatility in European..
The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light..
According to Reuters, the United States stopped delivering equipment for the F-35 to Turkey. The decision is related to Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system. The US argued that..
(CNN)Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a major political setback after his party lost control of the capital, Ankara, in a keenly fought local elections battle. Preliminary results also..
Capitalism is too firmly entrenched in Turkey to be uprooted overnight, according to the country's sole communist mayor, but small steps to create local jobs and promote cooperative farming can help.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's high election board has rejected part of an effort by President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party to have a re-run of elections in Istanbul, dismissing an appeal regarding voters who were.. Reuters - Published
The Trump administration on Monday told five nations _ Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India _ that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran... USATODAY.com - Published
Turkey has arrested nine people, including a member of the ruling AK Party, after the country's main opposition leader was punched and his car was stoned at a soldier's funeral at the weekend, the.. Reuters - Published
A former prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticized the ruling AK Party on Monday, blaming policy changes and an alliance with nationalists for its poor performance.. Reuters - Published
Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday the alliance of President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party with nationalists had harmed the AKP, in a statement criticizing the party's policies.. Reuters - Published
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party was attacked at a soldier's funeral in Ankara before security guards led him away, in the latest fallout from contested local elections three weeks ago. Reuters - Published
Two Turkish citizens were among the more than 200 killed in bomb blasts at three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Turkey's government said in state-run media on Sunday. Reuters - Published
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party was attacked by several shouting men on Sunday before security guards led him safely away from a crowd in Ankara on Sunday, according to the party and video.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's ruling AK Party submitted a second petition to cancel and re-run Istanbul elections it lost three weeks ago, citing thousands of ballots cast by people it said were ineligible to vote due to.. Reuters - Published
Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defense system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump, but the president has little leeway.. Reuters - Published
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his AK Party would keep up its challenge to the Istanbul election results after the main opposition candidate became mayor, but Turkey needed to end debate on.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head of the country's largest city still.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu was declared mayor of Istanbul on Wednesday after recounts of the March 31 local elections were completed, state-owned Anadolu Agency said,.. Reuters - Published
A lawmaker from Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition was injured when police fired water cannon to disperse protests against results of the March 31 local elections in southeastern Turkey, a Reuters witness.. Reuters - Published
Recounts of local election votes in Istanbul ended on Wednesday and the main opposition candidate said he expected to be installed as mayor despite an appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's party to.. Reuters - Published
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey is looking into establishing new trade mechanisms with Iran, like the INSTEX system set up by European countries to avoid U.S. sanctions.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's defense minister said he had a "very constructive" talks with U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and their views have got closer on some subjects, state-owned Anadolu news agency.. Reuters - Published
Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the U.S. Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, a Turkish presidential.. Reuters - Published
Turkey expects the United States to extend a waiver granted to Ankara to continue oil purchases from Iran without violating U.S. sanctions, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it from any sanctions imposed by U.S. Congress over Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, a Turkish.. Reuters - Published
Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak held talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and he said Trump took a "reasonable" stance regarding Turkey's planned purchase of a Russian air defense.. Reuters - Published