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  1. News - World - TURKEY

    Kurdish militants stop withdrawal from Turkey

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 04:47pm

    ... Reuters in Diyarbakir Kurdish guerrillas called a halt to withdrawal from Turkey after complaining the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to keep to peace process agreements Kurdish ... of rebels leaving Turkey, mostly women and children. Turkey, the United States and European Union all call the PKK a terrorist organisation. The group originally took up arms to carve out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1306980/kurdish-militants-stop-withdrawal-turkey
  2. News - World - PROTESTS

    Erdogan claims bankers and foreign powers behind unrest in Turkey and Brazil

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 11:10am by AP, Reuters, Agence France-Presse

    ... in Turkey and Brazil Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has blamed a wave of anti-government protests in Turkey on a foreign-led plot to destabilise his government, suggested that protest-hit ... has called to shore up his political support. The protests in Turkey erupted three weeks ago after riot police brutally cracked down on peaceful environmental activists who opposed plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1267182/turkey-police-break-renewed-protests-erdogan-lambasts-opponents
  3. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkish police detain 20 demonstrators in raids

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 06:50pm by Associated Press in Ankara

    ... Associated Press in Ankara Turkey’s state-run agency says police have raided homes in the capital Ankara, detaining at least 20 people involved in anti-government protests. The Anadolu ... three weeks of protests that swept Turkey. The protests began in Istanbul on May 31 and quickly turned into widespread demonstrations against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1268735/turkish-police-detain-20-demonstrators-raids
  4. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey arrests four over bombings near Syrian border

    Posted May 16th 2013, 02:11pm by Reuters in Istanbul

    ... Reuters in Istanbul Four suspects were arrested in Turkey late on Wednesday in connection with car bombings that killed 51 people in a town near the Syrian border at the weekend, state-run Anatolian news agency reported. The two bomb blasts in Reyhanli fanned fears that Syria’s civil war is dragging in neighbouring states. Damascus has denied Turkish allegations it was involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1238901/turkey-arrests-four-over-bombings-near-syrian-border
  5. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey’s Erdogan signals talks with Kurdish militants possible

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 02:49pm by Reuters in Istanbul

    ... and will continue. But beside this there is a diplomatic, socio-economic and psychological dimension,” he said. Erdogan spoke after Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party called for the resumption of talks between the state and the PKK to prevent a further escalation of violence. Clashes in recent months between Turkey’s armed forces and militants from the PKK- considered a terrorist organisation by Ankara, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1048581/turkey%E2%80%99s-erdogan-signals-talks-kurdish-militants-possible
  6. News - World - TURKEY

    Migrant boat sinks off western Turkey, at least 58 drown

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 07:53pm by Reuters in Ankara

    ... Reuters in Ankara At least 58 people died and many were missing after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey’s western Aegean coast on Thursday morning, Turkish media reported. ... the boat’s captain and his assistant who have both been arrested. Those rescued were in good health, it said. Turkey’s location as a bridge from Asia to Europe, as well as its wealth compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1030960/migrant-boat-sinks-western-turkey-least-58-drown
  7. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    US slams Syria for 'depraved' shelling of Turkish town

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 09:50am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... following what is a “dangerous” situation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other US officials voiced solidarity with Turkey and anger with the Syrian regime over shells that hit the town of Akcakale. The dead included a mother and her three children. The incident marked the first time Turkey’s citizens were killed by cross-border fire from its war-torn neighbour, but American officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1053582/us-slams-syria-depraved-shelling-turkish-town
  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Kurdish exodus from Syria to Turkey tops 130,000 as Islamic State advances

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mursitpinar, Turkey Islamic State's rapid advance through Kurdish northern Syria prompts rush for safety of Turkey and calls for US to expand air campaign Exodus of Kurds in face of jihad reaches 130,000 Turkey says that some 130,000 people have flooded across its border from Syria fleeing an advance by Islamic State jihadis on a strategic Kurdish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598156/kurdish-exodus-syria-turkey-tops-130000-islamic-state-advances
  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized by Islamic State in northern Iraq

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters

    ... State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey yesterday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. The hostages, including Turkey's consul general, diplomats' children and special forces soldiers, were brought to the southern Turkish city of Sanliurfa in the early hours of the morning. Police formed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596796/turkey-secures-release-49-hostages-seized-islamic-state-northern-iraq
  10. News - World - TURKEY

    Builders killed as lift crashes in Turkey, triggering protests over work safety

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Istanbul Hundreds protest over country's lax workplace safety measures after 32-floor fall kills workers Lift deaths prompt Istanbul riots Riot police yesterday fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul, a day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587426/builders-killed-lift-crashes-turkey-triggering-protests-over-work-safety

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