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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 - 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
  7. 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
  8. News - China - TURKEY

    Turkey sacks defence official involved in China missile talks

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:39pm by Reuters in Ankara

    ... Turkey has removed Murad Bayar, Defence Ministry undersecretary for the state-run defence industries, from his post with immediate effect, the official gazette showed on Thursday. The ministry did not give a reason for the decision. Bayar had been influential in Turkey’s negotiations with China over the procurement of a missile defence system. Turkey’s Nato allies voiced concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459250/turkey-sacks-defence-official-involved-china-missile-talks
  9. News - World

    Kurdish rebels halt withdrawal from Turkey to Iraq; accuse govt of failing to enact reforms

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 03:23pm by AP

    ... ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels halt withdrawal from Turkey to Iraq; accuse govt of failing to enact reforms. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1306948/kurdish-rebels-halt-withdrawal-turkey-iraq-accuse-govt-failing-enact
  10. News - World - TURKEY

    Top-level security leaks spell crisis for Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:26am by AFP

    ... Reuters in Instanbul and Ankara Top-level security leaks spell crisis for Erdogan Turkey's spymaster discusses possible military intervention in Syria with army and civilian chiefs and days later their words are on the internet for all to hear. The breach highlights a disturbing truth for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan- that Turkey can no longer keep even top-level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459969/top-level-security-leaks-spell-crisis-turkeys-prime-minister-erdogan

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