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Turkey: Republic in Western Asia
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.

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Six staff from Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper returned to jail: lawyers

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

Russia to start deliveries of S-400 to Turkey in July: Ifax

Russia will start delivering its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July, the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said, according to Interfax news agency.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Turkey

Russia, Iran, Turkey discuss post-war scenario in Syria talks [Video]Russia, Iran, Turkey discuss post-war scenario in Syria talks

Key regional players meet in Kazakhstan to divide economy and carve out territory in talks aimed at winding down war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

NZ's Ardern commemorates ANZAC Day [Video]NZ's Ardern commemorates ANZAC Day

In a Māori Television broadcast of the Auckland dawn service, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked the crowd to "recommit" to "our shared humanity". Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Australian PM says arrest by Turkish authorities was routine [Video]Australian PM says arrest by Turkish authorities was routine

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Kushner Urged Saudi Prince To Be Transparent About Khashoggi [Video]Kushner Urged Saudi Prince To Be Transparent About Khashoggi

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Easter bank holiday weather - temperatures to exceed 20C [Video]Easter bank holiday weather - temperatures to exceed 20C

Parts of the UK will be hotter than some of Europe’s top holiday destinations over the Easter weekend, with temperatures exceeding 20C (68F). As sunseekers plan to go away over the coming weeks, the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Stocks march on as European volatility vanishes [Video]Stocks march on as European volatility vanishes

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Protected Serbian vulture returned home by Turkey [Video]Protected Serbian vulture returned home by Turkey

A one-year-old female griffon vulture from Serbia has been returned home after it got lost and ended up in Turkey.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Turkey: Dispute over mayoral election results continues [Video]Turkey: Dispute over mayoral election results continues

Why Turkish President Erdogan's AK Party is challenging the results of the Istanbul mayor's counting results.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Turkish Ruling Party Demands New Local Election in Istanbul [Video]Turkish Ruling Party Demands New Local Election in Istanbul

While Erdogan's party got majority of the votes across the nation in the local elections, losing Istanbul would be a major setback for him.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Syria joint patrols: Russia and Turkey announce Idlib deal [Video]Syria joint patrols: Russia and Turkey announce Idlib deal

Erdogan travelled to Moscow to secure the purchase of Russia’s S400 missile defense system.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Istanbul Opens One Of Largest Airports In The World [Video]Istanbul Opens One Of Largest Airports In The World

The final commercial passenger flight out of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport departed on Saturday. Trucks carried thousands of tons of equipment across Istanbul to a giant new airport for the highly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Istanbul mayor-elect: vote re-count could damage Turkey's democracy [Video]Istanbul mayor-elect: vote re-count could damage Turkey's democracy

Ekrem Imamoglu is calling for the country's election board to confirm him so he can get down to business.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:27Published

Turkish opposition demands mandate in Istanbul [Video]Turkish opposition demands mandate in Istanbul

Turkey's main opposition candidate in Istanbul urged the High Election Board (YSK) on Wednesday to confirm him as the elected mayor after it ruled in favour of a partial recount of votes in eight of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Erdogan's AK Party Challenges Istanbul, Ankara Election Results [Video]Erdogan's AK Party Challenges Istanbul, Ankara Election Results

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party submitted objections to local election results in all districts of Istanbul and Ankara, after results showed the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Turkish President's Ruling Party Challenges Election Results [Video]Turkish President's Ruling Party Challenges Election Results

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is challenging local election results in Istanbul and Ankara.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

The life and work of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi [Video]The life and work of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi considered most renowned Saudi journalist before his murder in the Saudi consulate in Turkey six months ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:20Published

US Cancels Shipment of F-35 Equipment to Turkey [Video]US Cancels Shipment of F-35 Equipment to Turkey

A U.S. Defense Department spokesperson told news outlets the shipments and activities were suspended amid ongoing talks with Turkey.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

U.S. stalls F-35 shipments to Turkey over dispute [Video]U.S. stalls F-35 shipments to Turkey over dispute

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Pentagon Halts F-35 Deliveries To Turkey [Video]Pentagon Halts F-35 Deliveries To Turkey

According to Reuters, the Pentagon suspended deliveries of F-35 equipment to Turkey. A spokesman from the Pentagon added that they suspended all activities linked to Turkey’s operational capability..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

US Stops Delivery For F-35 Equipment Headed To Turkey [Video]US Stops Delivery For F-35 Equipment Headed To Turkey

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Erdogan Pays Electoral Price For Turkey's Tumbling Economy [Video]Erdogan Pays Electoral Price For Turkey's Tumbling Economy

According to Reuters, senior officials for the AK Party in Turkey have said that Tayyip Erdogan has paid a heavy electoral price for an economic slump and will make changes to his government to halt..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Turkey election board: Erdogan's AK Party behind in Istanbul race [Video]Turkey election board: Erdogan's AK Party behind in Istanbul race

Board head says some votes are being recounted as candidates of both ruling AK Party and opposition CHP claim victory.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Erdogan Suffers Stunning Loss In Turkey [Video]Erdogan Suffers Stunning Loss In Turkey

(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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Erdogan Takes Huge Losses In Turkish Election [Video]Erdogan Takes Huge Losses In Turkish Election

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time since the party’s founding in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Turkey's sole communist mayor promises small steps to socialism

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 election board rejects objection for decree-dismissed voters

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

Turkey criticizes U.S. decision to end waivers on Iran oil sanctions

Turkey slammed the U.S. decision to end waivers on Iranian oil sanctions, saying it would not serve regional peace and stability, its foreign minister tweeted on Monday.
Reuters - Published

US ending sanction waivers for Iran oil imports

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 detains nine people over attack on main opposition leader

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

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu sharply criticizes Erdogan's AK Party

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 PM says alliance politics harmed Erdogan's AK Party

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

Turkish opposition leader safe after attack at soldier's funeral

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 Turks among those killed in Sri Lanka bomb blasts

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

Leader of Turkish opposition party safe after crowd attacks him

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

Erdogan's AKP lodges second call for rerun of Istanbul election: Anadolu

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

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK: ministry

Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraq, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link

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 pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

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

Erdogan says to keep up election challenge but Turkey must move on

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

Turkish opposition takes control of Istanbul, re-run appeal still pending

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

Turkish opposition candidate formally declared Istanbul mayor: Anadolu

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

Pro-Kurdish lawmaker injured as Turkish police disperse election protest

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

As recounts in Istanbul end, Turkey's opposition expects mandate

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

Turkey looking at new trade mechanisms with Iran to avoid U.S. sanctions

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

Turkish defense minister had 'constructive' U.S. talks: Anadolu

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 eyes Trump protection from any sanctions for Russian defense purchase

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 Washington to extend sanctions waiver on Iran oil

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 Trump to protect Turkey from any S-400-related sanctions

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

Turkey's Albayrak, Trump discuss Russian missile defense issue: CNN Turk

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

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