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Turkey: Republic in Western Asia
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey 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 while 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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Erdogan tells Putin that Syrian offensive is causing humanitarian crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Russia on Aug. 27: Turkish presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will make a one-day official visit to Russia on August 27, the Turkish presidency said on Friday, hours after he held a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin to..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Turkey

Turkish police use water cannon to disperse protesters [Video]Turkish police use water cannon to disperse protesters

Turkish police used water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against the dismissal of central Diyarbakir's Kurdish mayor on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria [Video]Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria

Turkish defence ministry says 3 civilians killed after air raids target military convoy in northwest Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Turkish police arrest hundreds over suspected links to Kurdish militant group [Video]Turkish police arrest hundreds over suspected links to Kurdish militant group

Three mayors have also been dismissed over suspected links to the banned Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), the country's interior ministry announced on Monday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:14Published

Klopp frustrated as Adrian injured by fan [Video]Klopp frustrated as Adrian injured by fan

Juergen Klopp is angry as penalty hero Adrian is injured by pitch invader during UEFA Super Cup celebrations

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:08Published

Uğur Gallenkuş: Artist juxtaposes two different worlds in one photo collage [Video]Uğur Gallenkuş: Artist juxtaposes two different worlds in one photo collage

Turkish collage artist Uğur Gallenkuş has created an innovative photography project — juxtaposing two different worlds within a single image.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:39Published

British Steel in exclusive talks with Turkish pension fund to save 5,000 jobs [Video]British Steel in exclusive talks with Turkish pension fund to save 5,000 jobs

The investment division of Turkey’s armed forces pension fund is the preferred bidder for British Steel, the Government’s Insolvency Service has revealed. Investment vehicle Ataer Holding will now..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout [Video]Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout

Liverpool win the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties over Chelsea.

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Mohamed Salah's heartwarming game of keepy-uppy with young disabled fan [Video]Mohamed Salah's heartwarming game of keepy-uppy with young disabled fan

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah joins in a heartwarming kickabout with Ali Turganbekov, a young boy who was born with no legs, at an event hosted by the UEFA Foundation for Children. He was joined by..

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Disabled fans meet stars ahead of Super Cup [Video]Disabled fans meet stars ahead of Super Cup

Young amputees have a kickaround with stars from Liverpool and Chelsea on the eve of the Super Cup.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:42Published

Turkey tourism revives since freedom from ISIL [Video]Turkey tourism revives since freedom from ISIL

A Turkish military base is a designated “active military zone” but from next year it will be an open-air museum.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Liverpool train ahead of Super Cup clash [Video]Liverpool train ahead of Super Cup clash

Liverpool's Champions League winning side trains in Istanbul ahead of their Super Cup clash with Chelsea.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Klopp hails female ref for Super Cup as Klopp hails female ref for Super Cup as "historic moment"

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has hailed the appointment of France's Stephanie Frappart as the first woman to referee a major UEFA competition final as a "historic moment".

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Frank Lampard is prepared for Chelsea 'rollercoaster' [Video]Frank Lampard is prepared for Chelsea 'rollercoaster'

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard discusses the 'rollercoaster' of managing Chelsea ahead of the UEFA Super Cup meeting with Liverpool in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blues, who won last season's Europa League..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Lampard welcomes female refereeing team for Super Cup match [Video]Lampard welcomes female refereeing team for Super Cup match

Chelsea manager Frank lampard is all in favour of women officiating at men's soccer matches.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:25Published

Lampard's Chelsea train for Super Cup clash with Liverpool [Video]Lampard's Chelsea train for Super Cup clash with Liverpool

Frank Lampard's side will be without defender Antonio Rudiger and winger Willian when they take on European champions Liverpool in Istanbul.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:22Published

Lampard says Chelsea need to 'move on' from Hazard exit [Video]Lampard says Chelsea need to 'move on' from Hazard exit

Frank Lampard is determined his Chelsea side will move on from the loss of Eden hazard to Real Madrid.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:19Published

First female referee to officiate Super Cup not afraid of intense spotlight [Video]First female referee to officiate Super Cup not afraid of intense spotlight

Stephanie Frappart says there is no difference between men and women referees as she prepares to become the first female match official to referee a major UEFA men's match.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

Turkey: Gold mine project sparks protests [Video]Turkey: Gold mine project sparks protests

Thousands have rallied at mine site in northwestern Turkey as environmentalists say mining is doing irreversible damage.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

What are the implications of a Turkish military operation in Syria? | Euronews Answers [Video]What are the implications of a Turkish military operation in Syria? | Euronews Answers

Why is Turkey threatening to make new incursions in northern Syria? What are the implications for Syrian Kurds, the fight against the so-called Islamic State, and already strained US-Turkish relations?

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:47Published

Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria [Video]Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria

Turkey plans to carry out a military operation in a Kurdish-controlled area east of the Euphrates in northern Syria to dislodge Kurdish militia fighters close to its border. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Turkey plans new military operation in northern Syria [Video]Turkey plans new military operation in northern Syria

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will launch a military operation in a Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Powerful Idlib rebel group says it will not comply with ceasefire [Video]Powerful Idlib rebel group says it will not comply with ceasefire

Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham says it will not withdraw as Turkey believes an all-out offensive against the group would only risk civilian lives.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Syria ceasefire pressures Turkey to create demilitarised zone [Video]Syria ceasefire pressures Turkey to create demilitarised zone

The Syrian opposition believes the government will eventually violate the ceasefire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Young Syrian refugee who was deported to Idlib is allowed back into Turkey [Video]Young Syrian refugee who was deported to Idlib is allowed back into Turkey

Euronews spoke to Amjad Tablieh's brother Ahmad who alleged he was taken instantly taken to a detention centre after a police control in Istanbul found he didn't have his ID with him.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:46Published

Syrians ordered to leave Istanbul for registered cities [Video]Syrians ordered to leave Istanbul for registered cities

Turkey's interior ministry says the country will not become a centre for illegal migration.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

 

Turkey's Erdogan says he will discuss Syria's Idlib with Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would discuss developments in northwestern Syria in a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump in the coming days, as Syrian government forces..
Reuters - Published

Syrian army captures Hama rebel pocket in northwest: state media

Syrian army troops seized a pocket of territory in the northwest where they had encircled rebels and a Turkish military post on Friday, reclaiming towns they lost early in the war.
Reuters - Published

Syrian army pushes into encircled rebel pocket in northwest

Syrian army troops pushed deep into a pocket of territory in the northwest where they encircled rebels and a Turkish military post, seizing towns the insurgents have held for years, state TV and a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. offer to sell Patriot system to Turkey has expired: U.S. official

The U.S. offer to sell Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Turkey has expired, following Ankara's decision to accept Russian S-400 systems, a State Department official said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril

Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border.
Reuters - Published

Three Turkish soldiers killed in clash with Kurdish militants

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey near the borders with Syria and Iraq, the local governor's office said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says all its observation posts in Syria will remain in place, support to continue

All of Turkey's observation posts, formed under an agreement with Russia and Iran, will remain in place and support will continue to be provided to the posts, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim..
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands flee Russian-led onslaught on opposition enclave

Ten of thousands of people have fled to the Turkish border in the last few days as the Syrian army pushed a major advance further into the opposition's last major stronghold, residents, rights groups..
Reuters - Published

Syrians facing forced removal from Istanbul given temporary reprieve

Turkey has extended to Oct. 30 its deadline for Syrian migrants not registered in Istanbul to leave the city or face forced removal, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkish police use water cannon, batons on Kurdish protesters

Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in southeast Turkey on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five months after they were elected.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says it will not move military observation post in Syria

Turkey will not move the military observation post in northwest Syria that a convoy was trying to reach when it came under attack, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's deputy tourism minister dies in car accident: TRT

Turkey's Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister has died in a car accident in the eastern province of Van, state broadcaster TRT Haber said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says air strike hit Syria convoy, killed three

Turkey said a Syrian government air strike on a Turkish military convoy in northwest Syria killed three civilians and wounded 12 on Monday as Syrian troops advanced on rebels in a key town.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says its convoy attacked in Syria, three civilians killed

A Turkish military convoy was attacked en route to one of its observation posts in northwest Syria on Monday, Turkey's Defense Ministry said, adding that three civilians were killed and 12 others..
Reuters - Published

Warplanes strike near Turkish convoy in northwest Syria: Observatory, rebel source

Syrian air strikes hit near a Turkish military convoy that approached frontlines in northwest Syria on Monday as government forces advanced on a rebel-held town, a monitor and a rebel source said.
Reuters - Published

Turkey replaces three pro-Kurdish party mayors for suspected militant links

Turkey replaced pro-Kurdish party mayors with state officials in three southeastern cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links on Monday, the Interior Ministry said, in a..
Reuters - Published

Turkish police detain 418 people in Kurdish militant probe: ministry

Turkish police have detained 418 people in 29 provinces in an investigation targeting suspects with links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey replaces pro-Kurdish party mayors in southeast over terror probes: ministry

Turkey replaced the pro-Kurdish party mayors of the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin on Monday over terrorism-related investigations, appointing the state governors in those provinces..
Reuters - Published

Turkish lawyer groups to boycott judicial ceremony over separation of powers

At least 19 bar associations representing lawyers from provinces across Turkey, including the three largest cities, have said they will boycott an annual ceremony for the judiciary because it will take..
Reuters - Published

At least 1 dead in Turkey flood

Raging flood waters tore through parts of Turkey. Officials say at least one person was killed. Many shops in Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar were flooded and some of the merchandise floated away. The..
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Turkey says Syria safe zone centre to start work next week: Anadolu

A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Syrian rebels counter-attack after government advances

A rebel group backed by Turkey will send reinforcements to the front lines of the last major rebel enclave in northern Syria to oppose a government offensive, it said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels to send fighters to Idlib area: official

A Syrian rebel force supported by Turkey will send fighters to reinforce positions facing a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the Idlib region in the northwest of the country, an official..
Reuters - Published

Kosovo investigates 22 police officers over extraditions to Turkey

Kosovo's special prosecutors are investigating the role of 22 police officers in the last year's arrest and extradition of six Turkish nationals, a move activists called human rights violation, the..
Reuters - Published

Turkish drones start operating in northern Syria: ministry

Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. delegation in southern Turkey for work on center to oversee Syria safe zone: officials

A U.S. delegation has arrived in Turkey's southern province of Sanliurfa to start work on the establishment of a joint operations center to coordinate a planned safe zone in neighboring Syria, Turkish..
Reuters - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA

Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news agency SPA said.
Reuters - Published

Explosions, fire rock Turkish ammunition depot near Syria, no casualties

A series of explosions rocked an ammunition depot in Turkey's Hatay province, near the Syrian border, early on Friday and nearby homes were evacuated but there were no reports of casualties, Turkish..
Reuters - Published

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement

Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said he is ready for a solution on the Kurdish issue and that he could stop the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish militants within a week,..
Reuters - Published

Turkey will not let Syria safe zone agreement be delayed: foreign minister

Turkey will not let plans for safe zone in northeast Syria to stall over negotiations with the United States, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, a day after Washington and Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Turkish court lifts block on foreign-backed monitoring group website

A Turkish human rights news website discovered it had been removed from a list of 136 web sites and social media accounts banned by a court, the website's lawyer said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Syrian government: U.S.-Turkish deal is an attack on Syria

The Syrian government said on Thursday that an agreement between Turkey and the United States over northeastern Syria represented a "blatant attack" on Syria's sovereignty and territorial unity and a..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, U.S. agree to form joint operation center for Syria safe zone

Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operation center in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria, a move that appeared to reduce the..
Reuters - Published

Syrian Kurdish official warns of 'big war' if U.S.-Turkish talks fail

A Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria would spark a "big war" if U.S. efforts fail to block Ankara's plans, a top Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says U.S. getting closer to its views on north Syria safe zone

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said the United States is shifting closer to Ankara's views on a proposed safe zone in northeast Syria, and that its plans for a military deployment there are..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says drill ships continue work in eastern Mediterranean, another en route

Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, as a dispute over natural resources there..
Reuters - Published

Two Iran Revolutionary Guards killed in clash with militants

Two members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed in clashes with militants in a northwestern region near the border with Turkey, Iranian state television reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's top court denies extradition of Erdogan opponent

Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request for the extradition of an opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan saying there was no guarantee he would get a fair trial in Turkey.
Reuters - Published

Turkish court prohibits 136 websites: monitor

A Turkish court has banned 136 websites and social media accounts mainly belonging to organizations and people critical of President Tayyip Erdogan's government, a monitoring group said on Tuesday,..
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Turkey readies for action as U.S. talks on Syria safe zone struggle

Deep differences between Turkey and the United States over the scope and command of a planned "safe zone" in northeast Syria raise the prospect of Turkish military action unless the two countries break..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Trump will not allow ties to be held 'captive' to S-400 row

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that he believes U.S. President Donald Trump will not allow ties between the two NATO allies to become captive to a dispute over Ankara's purchase of a..
Reuters - Published

Turkey will pay higher price later if does not act in Syria: Erdogan

Turkey will pay a higher price later if it does not do what is necessary in northern Syria today, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday after vowing at the weekend to carry out a military operation..
Reuters - Published

Turkey wants to expand Asian diplomatic ties: minister

Turkey wants to expand its diplomatic presence in Asia as the region becomes the economic center of the world, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding that the initiative did not mark..
Reuters - Published

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