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Turkey PM says 'only two' Russia strikes aimed at IS
Turkey PM says 'only two' Russia strikes aimed at IS

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said only two Russian air strikes in Syria had targeted Islamic State jihadists and warned that Ankara would not make any concessions about the security of its borders

Turkey PM says 'only two' Russia strikes aimed at IS
Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis
Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the EU consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria during talks to address Europe's spiralling migrant crisis.

Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis
Erdogan urges Putin to change mind over Syria bombing
Erdogan urges Putin to change mind over Syria bombing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to reconsider Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria.

Erdogan urges Putin to change mind over Syria bombing
Turkish PM at UN calls for refugee 'safe zone' in Syria
Turkish PM at UN calls for refugee 'safe zone' in Syria

Turkey's prime minister used his UN General Assembly speech to press demands for a "safe zone" to be created in Syria to protect civilians fleeing barrel bombs and the Islamic State group.

Turkish PM at UN calls for refugee 'safe zone' in Syria
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Football: Astana host Galatasaray in Kazakhstan's first CL game

Football fans in Kazakhstan's capital Astana are eagerly gearing up to welcome Turkish team Galatasaray for the first ever Champions League group match in the Central Asian nation on Wednesday.

Football: Astana host Galatasaray in Kazakhstan's first CL game
Turkish PM replaces resigned Kurdish ministers
Turkish PM replaces resigned Kurdish ministers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appointed two new cabinet ministers to replace two Kurdish lawmakers who resigned from the interim government.

Turkish PM replaces resigned Kurdish ministers
Luina. Personal file photo.
Kazakhstani singer Luina fails to advance to Rising Star Turkiye final

Kazakhstan’s popular singer Luina has been eliminated from Rising Star Turkiye singing contest.

Kazakhstani singer Luina fails to advance to Rising Star Turkiye final
Syrian transition could include Assad: Turkey's Erdogan
Syrian transition could include Assad: Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a fierce critic of Bashar al-Assad, suggested for the first time that the Syrian president could have a role to play in a future political transition.

Syrian transition could include Assad: Turkey's Erdogan
Luina. Personal file photo.
Kazakhstan's singer Luina advances in Rising Star Turkiye show

Kazakhstan's popular singer Luina, who is taking part in Rising Star Turkiye show, has made it to the third round of the competition.

Kazakhstan's singer Luina advances in Rising Star Turkiye show
Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy

10 feature films have made it in the competition program of the 11th Eurasian International Film Festival (EIFF).

Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy
Over 100,000 acclaim Erdogan at Istanbul rally against "terrorism"
Over 100,000 acclaim Erdogan at Istanbul rally against "terrorism"

More than 100,000 people attended an "anti-terrorism" rally in Istanbul Sunday to back President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's controversial offensive against Kurdish rebels.

Over 100,000 acclaim Erdogan at Istanbul rally against "terrorism"
Bulgaria deploying up to 1,000 troops at Turkish border
Bulgaria deploying up to 1,000 troops at Turkish border

Bulgaria began deploying up to 1,000 troops to buttress its southeastern border with Turkey as hundreds of migrants remained stranded for a third day on the Turkish side.

Bulgaria deploying up to 1,000 troops at Turkish border
Hundreds of Greece-bound refugees blocked in Turkey for second day
Hundreds of Greece-bound refugees blocked in Turkey for second day

Around 1,000 refugees remained stranded in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne, near the Greek border, after being barred by Turkish authorities.

Hundreds of Greece-bound refugees blocked in Turkey for second day
Turkey hunts PKK in Iraq as nationalist violence spreads
Turkey hunts PKK in Iraq as nationalist violence spreads

Turkish forces crossed into Iraq to pursue Kurdish militants after dozens were killed in the deadliest attacks for years, as protesters assailed offices of the main pro-Kurdish party in a night of nationalist-tinged violence.

Turkey hunts PKK in Iraq as nationalist violence spreads
Turkey PM vows to 'wipe out PKK terrorists' after deadly attack
Turkey PM vows to 'wipe out PKK terrorists' after deadly attack

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to "wipe out" Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants from their mountain strongholds after 16 soldiers were killed in a rebel attack.

Turkey PM vows to 'wipe out PKK terrorists' after deadly attack
Turkish PM slams refugee policy of 'Christian fortress Europe'
Turkish PM slams refugee policy of 'Christian fortress Europe'

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu criticised the "ridiculously small" share of refugees the EU is accepting, labelling the continent the "Christian fortress Europe."

Turkish PM slams refugee policy of 'Christian fortress Europe'
Kazakhstan's popular singer Luina. ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest

Kazakhstan’s popular singer Luina has taken part in Turkish Rising Star singing competition, which is based on an Israeli interactive reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star).

Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest
Migrants using fake Syrian passports to enter EU: Frontex
Migrants using fake Syrian passports to enter EU: Frontex

A market in fake Syrian passports has sprung up, particularly in Turkey, to help migrants and refugees enter the EU, the head of Europe's border agency Frontex said.

Migrants using fake Syrian passports to enter EU: Frontex
Erdogan's gamble may not solve Turkey poll impass
Erdogan's gamble may not solve Turkey poll impass

Less than five months after the last legislative elections, Turks on November 1 will vote again in one of the biggest gambles of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's political career.

Erdogan's gamble may not solve Turkey poll impass
Erdogan urges Turkey to choose 'stability' in November polls
Erdogan urges Turkey to choose 'stability' in November polls

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkey to vote for "stability" in November 1 polls, as three pro-Kurdish MPs were invited into a caretaker government in an unprecedented move.

Erdogan urges Turkey to choose 'stability' in November polls