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Profile: the off-duty cop who shot a Russian ambassador

The picture of off-duty cop Mevlut Mert Altintas standing calmly behind his soon-to-be murder victim has chilled as much as it has shocked.

The picture of off-duty cop Mevlut Mert Altintas standing calmly behind his soon-to-be murder victim has chilled as much as it has shocked.

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Conspirator or lone wolf ? - Russia and Turkey investigate envoy's killer

Russian and Turkish investigators are working together to determine whether the assassination of Moscow envoy, Andrei Karlov, was the work of a lone gunman or part of a wider…

Russian and Turkish investigators are working together to determine whether the assassination of Moscow envoy, Andrei Karlov, was the work of a lone gunman or part of a wider…

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Shots fired outside US embassy in Ankara

The United States embassy and its consulates in Istanbul and Adana have closed for normal operations on Tuesday after a man fired shots outside the Ankara…

The United States embassy and its consulates in Istanbul and Adana have closed for normal operations on Tuesday after a man fired shots outside the Ankara…

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Awkward relations between Germany and Turkey

In February 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

In February 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

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Attacker shot after storming Israeli embassy in Ankara

An Israeli official said an attacker who tried to storm the Israel embassy in the Turkish capital has been captured.

An Israeli official said an attacker who tried to storm the Israel embassy in the Turkish capital has been captured.

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Europe - Turkey: At odds

As tension builds between the EU and Turkey what will become of their refugee pact?

As tension builds between the EU and Turkey what will become of their refugee pact?

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Turkish MPs on the front line as video of parliament bombing emerges

The moment when the Turkish parliament was hit by the first of several bombs during Friday’s nights abortive coup attempt was captured by one MP on his mobile…

The moment when the Turkish parliament was hit by the first of several bombs during Friday’s nights abortive coup attempt was captured by one MP on his mobile…

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EU-US warn Turkey over coup plotter purge

In Turkey, up to 8000 police officers have been removed from their posts on suspicion of being linked to Friday’s failed coup.

In Turkey, up to 8000 police officers have been removed from their posts on suspicion of being linked to Friday’s failed coup.

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Turkey's tourism faces new threat from coup attempt

Turkey's failed coup attempt is likely to further undermine the country's tourism industry, already hit by repeated suicide bombings over the past year.

Turkey's failed coup attempt is likely to further undermine the country's tourism industry, already hit by repeated suicide bombings over the past year.

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Fleeing Turkish soldiers apply for political asylum

Seven Turkish soldiers and one civilian who fled to Greece in an army helicopter following the failed military coup have been accused of entering the country…

Seven Turkish soldiers and one civilian who fled to Greece in an army helicopter following the failed military coup have been accused of entering the country…

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Turkey vows to root out supporters of failed coup attempt

President calls for Turks to stay on streets until Friday Number arrested in army and judiciary hits 6,000 France calls for Turkey act according to rule of law Turks continue to fill the streets of

President calls for Turks to stay on streets until Friday Number arrested in army and judiciary hits 6,000 France calls for Turkey act according to rule of law Turks continue to fill the streets of

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Ankara parliament explosion

Turkish politician Ayşe Sula Köseoğlu was broadcasting live on Periscope the moment an explosion rocked the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara in the early hours of July…

Turkish politician Ayşe Sula Köseoğlu was broadcasting live on Periscope the moment an explosion rocked the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara in the early hours of July…

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Kurdish group says it was behind Sunday's car bombing in Ankara

A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s (March 13) Ankara car bombing. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) say the attack

A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s (March 13) Ankara car bombing. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) say the attack

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Turkey detains suspects in clampdown after Ankara bombing

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has visited some of those injured in Sunday night’s deadly bomb attack in Ankara. Thirty seven people were

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has visited some of those injured in Sunday night’s deadly bomb attack in Ankara. Thirty seven people were

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Turkey strikes at Kurdish PKK after deadly Ankara bombing

Turkey has been quick to target Kurdish rebels in the southeast of the country and in Iraq, in the wake of Sunday’s deadly car bomb in Ankara that

Turkey has been quick to target Kurdish rebels in the southeast of the country and in Iraq, in the wake of Sunday’s deadly car bomb in Ankara that

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Ankara bombing: a witness gives his account of what happened

As Ankara’s hospitals struggled to cope with the casualties, the walking wounded began telling reporters what they had seen. One witness had been

As Ankara’s hospitals struggled to cope with the casualties, the walking wounded began telling reporters what they had seen. One witness had been

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At least 37 dead after car bomb explosion in Ankara, Turkey

A car bomb has caused carnage in the centre of the Turkish capital Ankara. The authorities now say at least 37 people have died and some 75 have been

A car bomb has caused carnage in the centre of the Turkish capital Ankara. The authorities now say at least 37 people have died and some 75 have been

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Turkey: Dozens killed and injured in Ankara car bomb

*NB An updated version of this story taking account of Monday’s events is available here.* A large explosion – thought to have been caused by a car

*NB An updated version of this story taking account of Monday’s events is available here.* A large explosion – thought to have been caused by a car

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Syrian Kurdish party denies Ankara attack

As the funerals for the 28 soldiers who died in Wednesday’s suicide bomb attack in Ankara take place, Turkey is on the offensive. The Turkish

As the funerals for the 28 soldiers who died in Wednesday’s suicide bomb attack in Ankara take place, Turkey is on the offensive. The Turkish

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Turkish press says 'foreign powers' behind Ankara blast

There is widespread agreement across the Turkish press that the Ankara bombing was a direct attack on the country and that so-called "foreign powers" are to blame.

There is widespread agreement across the Turkish press that the Ankara bombing was a direct attack on the country and that so-called "foreign powers" are to blame.

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Turkish PM blames Syrian Kurd militants for deadly Ankara blast

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused the Syrian-based Kurdish YPG militia of being behind Wednesday’s deadly bombing in Ankara

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused the Syrian-based Kurdish YPG militia of being behind Wednesday’s deadly bombing in Ankara