Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his Istanbul home on November 11.

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Body of ex-Army officer to be flown from Turkey to UK

Body of ex-Army officer to be flown from Turkey to UK

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his home in Istanbul on November 11.

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Turkey tries to shed light on death of Briton who is believed to have fell from height

Turkey tries to shed light on death of Briton who is believed to have fell from height

James Le Mesurier’s body was found near his home after a leading Russian official claimed he was a spy.

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Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, saying ceasefire is permanent

Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, saying ceasefire is permanent

The president says Turkey has agreed to stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria.

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Letter to the Editor: Erdogan has blood of Kurds on his hands

Letter to the Editor: Erdogan has blood of Kurds on his hands

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hands are stained in the blood of civilians, the results of the intentions of a strongman striking against a stateless people — the Kurds.

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Turkish forces launch ground offensive in Syria

Turkish forces launch ground offensive in Syria

Turkish ground forces have moved across the border to fight against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, hours after Turkish jets and artillery pounded areas in Syria’s northern border

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Tánaiste 'deeply troubled' by Turkey's fresh attacks on Syria

Tánaiste 'deeply troubled' by Turkey's fresh attacks on Syria

Simon Coveney said the action risks undermining the progress made this year in the fight against Islamic State.

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Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in north-eastern Syria after US forces withdrew from the area.

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Turkish president attends Russian air show amid warming ties with Moscow

Turkish president attends Russian air show amid warming ties with Moscow

Turkey, a key member of Nato, has intensified co-operation with Vladimir Putin.

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10 crew kidnapped as 'pirates on speedboats' attack Turkish ship off Nigeria

10 crew kidnapped as 'pirates on speedboats' attack Turkish ship off Nigeria

An armed gang has attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 of the vessel's crew members, Turkey's state-run news agency said.

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Thousands greet Istanbul mayor-elect after opposition triumph

Thousands greet Istanbul mayor-elect after opposition triumph

Ekrem Imamoglu pledged to end political divisions in the city.

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Istanbul mayoral election shines spotlight on Turkey’s political tensions

Istanbul mayoral election shines spotlight on Turkey’s political tensions

The re-run comes after a controversial decision to annul the first poll won narrowly by the opposition candidate.

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Turkish president says Egypt's former leader Mohammed Morsi was killed

Turkish president says Egypt's former leader Mohammed Morsi was killed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi did not die of natural causes but that he was killed.

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Turkey's president urges study of Ottoman archives to dispel genocide claims

Turkey's president urges study of Ottoman archives to dispel genocide claims

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has challenged nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect Turkey's Ottoman-era archives and "we have nothing to hide".

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Turkey opposition leader assaulted at soldier’s funeral

Turkey opposition leader assaulted at soldier’s funeral

The incident near Ankara came on a day when the opposition in Istanbul was celebrating its victory in the city’s mayoral election.

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Opposition candidate urges electoral board to confirm win in Istanbul mayor race

Opposition candidate urges electoral board to confirm win in Istanbul mayor race

Ekrem Imamoglu has urged Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to prevent the country from sliding into uncertainty.

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Turkey’s president suffers setback in big cities at local elections

Turkey’s president suffers setback in big cities at local elections

Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory but his party looked set to lose control in Ankara and Istanbul.

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Turkey’s ruling party leads local elections but loses Ankara

Turkey’s ruling party leads local elections but loses Ankara

Ankara was considered the main battleground of the race.

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Erdogan’s ruling party ahead in Turkey’s municipal elections

Erdogan’s ruling party ahead in Turkey’s municipal elections

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-based party has gained 46% of the votes, according to state broadcaster TRT.

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Turkey’s leader says Hagia Sophia could be reconverted into mosque

Turkey’s leader says Hagia Sophia could be reconverted into mosque

The Istanbul landmark was a cathedral until the Ottoman conquest in 1453 but was turned into a museum in 1935.

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Ten bodies recovered from Istanbul building collapse debris

Ten bodies recovered from Istanbul building collapse debris

The disaster struck in the Turkish city’s Kartal district on Wednesday.

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Latest: 9 killed, 47 injured after train crashes in Turkey

Latest: 9 killed, 47 injured after train crashes in Turkey

At least two carriages derailed, hitting an Ankara station overpass which then collapsed on to the train.

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Turkey ammunition depot blast leaves seven soldiers dead

Turkey ammunition depot blast leaves seven soldiers dead

The president said the cause of the blast was under investigation.

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Washington Post publishes final Khashoggi column

Washington Post publishes final Khashoggi column

In the the op-ed, he warned governments in the Middle East “have been given free rein to continue silencing the media”.

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Russia’s grand strategy: How Putin is using Syria conflict to turn Turkey into Moscow’s proxy

Russia’s grand strategy: How Putin is using Syria conflict to turn Turkey into Moscow’s proxy

With the Syrian conflict right on its borders, and Russia and Iran increasingly shaping the region's politics, Turkey is becoming beholden to NATO's enemies.

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia to jointly inspect consulate in disappearance row

Turkey and Saudi Arabia to jointly inspect consulate in disappearance row

Writer Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the Istanbul building.

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Turkey convicts US pastor at centre of diplomatic row but allows him to leave

Turkey convicts US pastor at centre of diplomatic row but allows him to leave

His departure removed a major irritant in fraught ties between two Nato allies.

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US pastor back in Turkish court for spying and terror trial

US pastor back in Turkish court for spying and terror trial

The evangelical pastor is accused of terror-related charges and espionage, facing up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

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Saudi ‘assassination squad’ pictures published amid missing reporter case

Saudi ‘assassination squad’ pictures published amid missing reporter case

Jamal Khashoggi is believed to have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Turkey to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist

Turkey to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist

Surveillance footage has surfaced showing Jamal Khashoggi walking into the consulate in Istanbul just before he disappeared.

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Turkish officials to search Saudi consulate in missing journalist probe

Turkish officials to search Saudi consulate in missing journalist probe

Jamal Khashoggi disappeared a week ago after entering the consulate to obtain paperwork for his marriage to his Turkish fiancee.

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Turkish prosecutors investigate Saudi writer’s disappearance

Turkish prosecutors investigate Saudi writer’s disappearance

Mr Khashoggi, 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancee.

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Turkish president condemns bank for raising interest rates

Turkish president condemns bank for raising interest rates

The central bank raised its key rate from 17.75% to 24% to stem a currency crisis.

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John Whelan: The €353m reason Irish firms need Turkey

John Whelan: The €353m reason Irish firms need Turkey

Arriving in Istanbul airport early last week, it was clear that the currency dealers were not going to be out of pocket as the lira crises raged on the back of the Turkish dispute with the US, writes John Whelan.

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Senior Barclays trader loses £15m on Turkey bonds

Senior Barclays trader loses £15m on Turkey bonds

A senior Barclays trader has faced losses of about £15m (€16.8m) on Turkish bonds over the past few days, according to sources.

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Western allies are Turkey’s best hope of economic salvation

Western allies are Turkey’s best hope of economic salvation

Its deteriorating financial situation is typical of an emerging market and was inevitable, but the worst will come to pass if the president continues to be aggressively isolationist, says Jim O'Neill Jim O’Neill TURKEY’S falling currency and deteriorating financial conditions lend credence to the notion that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste”. I suspect that many Western policymakers are not entirely unhappy about Turkey’s plight.

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'There is a cost for those who are plotting the operation' - Erdogan vows iPhone boycott

'There is a cost for those who are plotting the operation' - Erdogan vows iPhone boycott

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boycott iPhones in a demonstration of defiance as the US held firm to its demand that Turkey release an evangelical pastor, and Turkish executives called for action to bolster the lira.

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Key Italian lawmaker warns over threat of contagion

Key Italian lawmaker warns over threat of contagion

The ECB should keep providing a shield to the government securities of all monetary union members to avoid a dismantling of the euro system, a top politician from Italy’s ruling coalition said.

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JOE GILL: Turkey troubles has Ireland exposed to the financial butterfly effect

JOE GILL: Turkey troubles has Ireland exposed to the financial butterfly effect

The butterfly effect is a description of how one seemingly irrelevant action has enormous consequences in an apparently unrelated outcome.

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Turkish leader in death penalty vow after bomb kills mother and baby

Turkish leader in death penalty vow after bomb kills mother and baby

Turkey has not executed anyone since 1984 and the country abolished the death penalty in 2004 as part of its bid to join the European Union.

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American pastor facing terror charges in Turkey placed under house arrest

American pastor facing terror charges in Turkey placed under house arrest

Andrew Craig Brunson denies espionage and terror charges.

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Turkish president sworn in with new executive powers

Turkish president sworn in with new executive powers

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled in Ankara since 2003 but now has a more sweeping role.

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Thousands of Turkish public servants dismissed over ‘terror links’

Thousands of Turkish public servants dismissed over ‘terror links’

Police officers, military personnel and teachers are among those to lose their jobs.

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Turkey's ruling party contested poll but dice was loaded

Turkey's ruling party contested poll but dice was loaded

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a decisive victory in last weekend’s poll but what are the long-term implications, Arlene Getz asks Professor Howard Eissenstat

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No surprise: Erdogan re-elected as president of Turkey

No surprise: Erdogan re-elected as president of Turkey

The opponents of Turkey’s president, Recep Erdogan, especially those in jail, have little or no chance of replacing him as that country’s leader, after Sunday’s elections.

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Turkish election monitors criticise ‘uneven playing field’

Turkish election monitors criticise ‘uneven playing field’

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was returned as president following Sunday’s poll.

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Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers after landmark Turkish election win

Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers after landmark Turkish election win

The 64-year-old’s victory will bring in a new system transferring all executive powers to him.

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Erdogan claims victory in Turkey’s presidential election

Erdogan claims victory in Turkey’s presidential election

He also declared victory for the People’s Alliance in the parliamentary vote.

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Erdogan takes big lead in Turkey presidential vote, results show

Erdogan takes big lead in Turkey presidential vote, results show

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party is nearing the 10% electoral threshold to enter parliament.

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Turkey attracting Irish holidaymakers once again

Turkey attracting Irish holidaymakers once again

Perennial favourite destinations such as Turkey and Tunisia are beginning to become popular with Irish holidaymakers once more as the threat of terrorism has receded.

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‘If they want to hurt me, I can’t stop them’: Journalist Nurcan Baysal continues her fight against human rights abuses in Turkey

‘If they want to hurt me, I can’t stop them’: Journalist Nurcan Baysal continues her fight against human rights abuses in Turkey

Nurcan Baysal has been accused of treachery, terrorism and spreading hate on Twitter. She tells Caroline O’Doherty her fight against human rights abuses in Turkey will go on

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Thousands say ‘that’s enough’ to Turkish president on Twitter

Thousands say ‘that’s enough’ to Turkish president on Twitter

The word tamam was a worldwide trending topic hours after Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would step aside if people told him ‘that’s enough’.

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Turkey warns Greece over 'provocations' after flag raised on disputed island

Turkey warns Greece over 'provocations' after flag raised on disputed island

Turkey has warned Greece to refrain from "provocations" after a Greek flag was hoisted on a disputed, uninhabited islet in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast.

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Ship hits historic mansion on Istanbul's Bosporus Strait

Ship hits historic mansion on Istanbul's Bosporus Strait

A cargo ship has crashed into a historic mansion on Istanbul's Bosporus Strait, severely damaging the building.

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Update: 4 suspected Islamic State militants detained by Turkish police

Update: 4 suspected Islamic State militants detained by Turkish police

Police have detained 12 suspected Islamic State militants in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and were searching for eight others, state media reported, as the US Embassy was closed due to an unspecified security threat.

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'If she becomes a martyr, God willing': Turkish president criticised for comments about six-year-old girl

'If she becomes a martyr, God willing': Turkish president criticised for comments about six-year-old girl

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticised for telling a young girl dressed in a military uniform that she would be honoured if she were "martyred" for Turkey.

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Eight Turkish troops killed by US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia

Eight Turkish troops killed by US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkey has said eight of its troops were killed in Ankara's military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin.

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Watch as protest over Syria in Germany descends into mass brawl between Kurdish and Turkish protesters

Watch as protest over Syria in Germany descends into mass brawl between Kurdish and Turkish protesters

Footage has merged of a mass brawl between Kurdish and Turkish protestors at Hannover Airport on Monday.

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Turkey says US ’inconsistent’ on Syrian border force

Turkey says US ’inconsistent’ on Syrian border force

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the United States has made inconsistent statements about its plans to create a Kurdish-led Syrian border guard.

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