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50 years of Turkish steps towards and back from the European Union

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

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Operation 'Euphrates Anger' underway in Syria

A new US-backed Kurdish and Arab offensive is underway aimed at retaking the northern city of Raqqa – ISIL’s de facto capital in Syria.

A new US-backed Kurdish and Arab offensive is underway aimed at retaking the northern city of Raqqa – ISIL’s de facto capital in Syria.

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More arrests and court hearings in Turkey

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

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Kurds protest in Turkey and Germany

Scuffles broke out in Ankara and Diyarbakir on Friday after Turkish authorities banned a press statement in support of 12 detained legislators from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party…

Scuffles broke out in Ankara and Diyarbakir on Friday after Turkish authorities banned a press statement in support of 12 detained legislators from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party…

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Turkey rocked by protests after high-profile arrests

The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of a terrorism inquiry.

The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of a terrorism inquiry.

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The Battle for Mosul: Everyone wants a piece

At the height of ISIL’s ferocious campaign that saw them sweep across Iraq and Syria in 2014 with astonishing speed, came one of the militant group’s biggest…

At the height of ISIL’s ferocious campaign that saw them sweep across Iraq and Syria in 2014 with astonishing speed, came one of the militant group’s biggest…

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Battle for Mosul: hundreds treated after sulphur plant is torched

As Iraqi forces battle to re-take Mosul from ISIL, almost a thousand people are being treated for breathing problems after a sulphur plant was set ablaze near the…

As Iraqi forces battle to re-take Mosul from ISIL, almost a thousand people are being treated for breathing problems after a sulphur plant was set ablaze near the…

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Iraqi forces drive ISIL out of Christian region near Mosul

Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.

Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.

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Battle for Mosul begins

The battle to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul – the capital of ISIL’s so-called caliphate – has begun.

The battle to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul – the capital of ISIL’s so-called caliphate – has begun.

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ISIL targets Kurdish wedding in Syria

At least 22 people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest at a Kurdish wedding in the city of Hasakah.

At least 22 people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest at a Kurdish wedding in the city of Hasakah.

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Fierce fighting and air strikes continue in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Operation Euphrates Shield will "continue decisively". A truce is due on Monday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Operation Euphrates Shield will "continue decisively". A truce is due on Monday.

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Kurds hold mass rally in Cologne

They are angry about Turkey's military intervention in northern Syria and what they say is the Turkish president's "dictatorial behaviour".

They are angry about Turkey's military intervention in northern Syria and what they say is the Turkish president's "dictatorial behaviour".

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Erdogan: YPG did not cross the Euphrates river

Turkey’s president said that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had not returned to the east of the Euphrates river in Syria.

Turkey’s president said that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had not returned to the east of the Euphrates river in Syria.

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US welcomes "pause" in Turkish - Kurdish fighting

A pause in the fighting between NATO member Turkey and Kurdish forces in northern Syria has been welcomed by the US.

A pause in the fighting between NATO member Turkey and Kurdish forces in northern Syria has been welcomed by the US.

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Erdogan wants to contain Syria's Kurdish rebels at all costs

In a joint operation with the US military Turkey has launched its largest incursion into Syria yet, with the aim of taking control of the border town of Jarablus away from…

In a joint operation with the US military Turkey has launched its largest incursion into Syria yet, with the aim of taking control of the border town of Jarablus away from…

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Kurdish wedding devastated by bomb attack in SE Turkey

At least 50 people have died and dozens have been injured after a bomb ripped through a Kurdish wedding party in Gaziantep, south-eastern Turkey.

At least 50 people have died and dozens have been injured after a bomb ripped through a Kurdish wedding party in Gaziantep, south-eastern Turkey.

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PKK admits it planted Elazig bomb in Turkey

A car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in the city of Elazig on Thursday. At least five people died and 146 were injured, 14 seriously.

A car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in the city of Elazig on Thursday. At least five people died and 146 were injured, 14 seriously.

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Turkey: blasts blamed on PKK militants leave more than a dozen dead

At least 14 people are reported dead – mostly police and soldiers – and around 300 injured after three bomb blasts in Turkey’s southeast.

At least 14 people are reported dead – mostly police and soldiers – and around 300 injured after three bomb blasts in Turkey’s southeast.

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Turkish prosecutors seek jail term for pro-Kurdish party leader Demirtas

Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…

Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…

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At least 3 soldiers killed in Turkey's southeast Sirnak province

Turkish security sources said three soldiers have been killed and ten others wounded in the country’s southeastern Uludere district, reports Reuters news agency.

Turkish security sources said three soldiers have been killed and ten others wounded in the country’s southeastern Uludere district, reports Reuters news agency.