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  • Sep 17, 2014
  • Updated: 7:52am


Turkey awards deal for defence system to Chinese firm sanctioned by US

Nato member Turkey has chosen a Chinese defence firm that has been sanctioned by Washington to co-produce a US$4 billion long-range air and missile defence system, rejecting rival bids from Russian, US and European firms.

Friday, 27 September, 2013, 3:03pm

Kurdish militants stop withdrawal from Turkey

Kurdish militants said on Monday they had stopped withdrawing from Turkish soil, citing failures by the government to take steps agreed under a peace process, but the fighters pledged to maintain a ceasefire for now.

9 Sep 2013 - 4:53pm

Turkish police detain 20 demonstrators in raids

Turkey’s state-run agency says police have raided homes in the capital Ankara, detaining at least 20 people involved in anti-government protests.

25 Jun 2013 - 7:05pm

'Everywhere is Taksim!': Turkey uprising is transforming political alliances

How has a protest staged by a handful of concerned citizens over the destruction of Taksim’s Gezi Park, one of the few remaining green spaces in central Istanbul, turned into a mass movement that seeks to redefine democracy?

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Erdogan claims bankers and foreign powers behind unrest 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 Brazil was the victim of the same alleged conspiracy.

24 Jun 2013 - 6:07am

Turkish protesters vow to stay put in park, despite PM's concession

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's offer to halt the redevelopment of Gezi Park - that ignited the protests - was presented as a major concession, but after conferring all night the protesters said their movement was about something bigger than a conservation struggle.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:53am

Turkey police storm protest square in new clashes

Riot police stormed Istanbul’s protest square on Tuesday, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at firework-hurling demonstrators in a fresh escalation of unrest after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet with protest leaders.

11 Jun 2013 - 7:31pm

How they see it

It started with a small protest over the decision to pave over a small park in Istanbul. But that decision and the Ankara government's heavy-handed reaction has sparked the most violent riots that Turkey has experienced in decades.

9 Jun 2013 - 7:12am

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's misjudgment of protesters could cost him power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has walked Turkey's political stage unchallenged for a decade, bringing powerful generals to heel and driving economic success that has changed the face of the country, spreading its influence across the region.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:19am

Thousands defy Turkish prime minister Erdogan's call to end unrest

Thousands of angry Turks took to the streets to join anti-government protests, defying Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to end the worst civil unrest of his decade-long rule.

9 Jun 2013 - 7:13am