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South Stream ‘Plan B’ opts for route through Greece and Turkey

A Russian newspaper has published an article suggesting that the Kremlin-favoured South Stream gas pipeline could drop Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, and Slovenia for its route, and instead reach its final destinations, Italy and Austria, through Turkey and Greece.

Turkey demands that Germany should 'stop spying on us'

Turkey said it summoned the German ambassador on Monday to demand an explanation for reports that Berlin has been spying on the country for years.

Islamic State militants threaten Turkey with violence if Euphrates water supply not restored

Islamic State militants have directly threatened Turkey with violence as they swore to “liberate” Istanbul in order to reopen a dam on the Euphrates River. Water flow to parts of Syria and Iraq is at a record low.

Erdogan says Israel should face trial over Gaza assault

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday Turkey would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it kept up its assault on Gaza and he accused the Jewish state of “spitting blood.”

Gaza sparks Turkish calls for boycott of Israeli goods

More Turkish businesses and local authorities are joining a campaign, which first spread on social media, to boycott products manufactured in Israel, as continuing bloodshed in the Gaza Strip provokes criticism in Turkey of the Israeli government.

Israel urges its citizens, diplomats to leave Turkey

Israel has urged its citizens and diplomats to leave Turkey, Milliyet newspaper reported citing diplomatic sources.

Turkey sees Israel’s actions against Palestinians as state terrorism

Turkey considers Israel's actions against Palestinians as state terrorism, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said answering reporters' questions, according to the TRT Haber TV channel.

Erdogan criticises west's silence on Israeli aggression

The west remains silent while Israel bombards and terrorizes Gaza, Turkey's Prime Minister said at a rally in Sanliurfa on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Tear gas, over 100 arrested as protesters mark one year anniversary of Gezi Park protests

More than 100 have been detained on the anniversary of the 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations and 25,000 officers have been dispatched to quash the protest.

Railway station under construction in Turkey collapses, injuring five

At least five people were injured Thursday when a train station under construction collapsed in northern Turkey.


Turkey's top court rejects YouTube ban

Turkey's top court has ruled that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedoms, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back. The ruling is a setback for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had advocated the ban of the website and its videos.

Turkey's top court rejects YouTube ban

OSCE: missing observers near Donetsk are from Estonia, Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark

Four observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that went missing on Monday near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk are nationals of Estonia, Turkey, Switzerland and Denmark, Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for Ukraine’s mission in Ukraine, said on May 27.

Istanbul - Thousands protest at funeral of victim of suspected police shooting

Fighting has continued overnight in Istanbul, after two men were killed when police tried to stop protests.The government has accused the demonstrators of provocation and the city's top official has called for calm.

Thousands protests at Istanbul funeral

Turkish PM filmed threatening man with a slap

A video has emerged of Turkey's prime minister threatened a young man with a slap if he booed him on a visit to a town recovering from a mining disaster.

Outrage over photo showing Erdogan aide kicking protester

Outrage is growing in Turkey over a photo that shows an aide to the prime minister kicking a man protesting a deadly mine disaster in Soma.

Erdogan jeered, heckled, his car attacked as he visits scene of mine collapse

Anger has erupted against Turkish PM after a deadly coal mine disaster in the western town of Soma. People hurled abuse as they surrounded PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's car during his visit to the scene of the tragedy, and protesters clashed with police in Istanbul and Ankara.

Erdogan jeered, heckled, his car attacked as he visits scene of mine collapse

Death toll from mine explosion in Turkey rises to 201

An explosion at a coal mine in Turkey has left at least 201 dead and many others injured, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday.


Turkey's Erdogan heckles critic, storms out of ceremony

An angry Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan heckled the head of the country's bar association on Saturday, accusing him of rudeness for speaking too long and critically at a judicial ceremony, then stormed out of the hall.


Spain arrests French 'Al-Qaeda' terror suspect

He is suspected of serving as a "combatant" as well as a "facilitator" on the Syria-Turkey border helping other Europeans travel to join the group.

Turkish prime minister talks of ‘shared pain’ in statement on Armenian killings

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered what has been described as “unprecedented condolences” to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.

Turkey to maintain YouTube block despite ‘free speech’ ruling

YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey in spite of a court order ruling that the ban is a violation of freedom of speech. The prohibition of social media in Turkey sparked public ire and mass protests against internet censorship.

Turkey’s constitutional court: Twitter ban violates free speech

The Twitter ban imposed by Turkey’s government violates freedom of expression and individual rights, said the country’s Constitutional Court after a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The ban caused mass protests and public uproar.

Christians flee Syria’s Kessab, Twitter cries atrocities, Armenia accuses Turkey

The Syrian Army is trying to retake the Christian majority town of Kessab reportedly seized by al-Qaeda-linked forces. The attack made hundreds of ethnic Armenians flee and caused international outcry with Armenia blaming Turkey for supporting extremists.

Syrian jet shot down by Turkey

The Syrian conflict encroached threateningly on Nato’s eastern frontiers on Sunday when Turkey shot down an Assad regime fighter jet that it said had crossed into its territory during a major battle for a key border post.

Turkey's Twitter ban sparks outrage, Google refuses to block YouTube videos

Turkey’s block of social media site Twitter on Thursday, and threats to do the same against other sites, has led to outrage among those who see the "digital coup" as a blatant attempt to silence corruption allegations in the run-up to local elections.

Clashes rock Turkey in wake of protester's death

At least one person was killed as protests swept the country, a 30-year-old policeman who died of a heart attack after officers confronted demonstrators in the eastern town of Tunceli, the Dogan news agency reported.

French student files complaint against Turkish ministry over Gezi detainment

A 24-year-old French student who was deported after being detained by the police during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul on June 11, 2013, has filed a complaint against the Turkish Finance Ministry for wrongful detention, as well as violations against her freedom, security and right to assembly.

Israel won’t lift Gaza blockade to appease Turkey

Turkish PM insists détente between the two countries will come only if constraints on Strip are lifted.

Turkey’s new internet law: policing the online mall

Since the protests in Gezi Park eight months ago freedom of expression has coming under increasing attack, both on and offline. A new law now threatens digital civil society further, handing the government excessive and arbitrary power to monitor the web.


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