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Germany opposes ending Turkey EU talks

Germany on Friday rejected demands to halt Turkey’s bid to join the European Union, even as some EU states said Ankara’s membership dream was dead after Turks voted to grant President Recep Tayyip Erd

Germany on Friday rejected demands to halt Turkey’s bid to join the European Union, even as some EU states said Ankara’s membership dream was dead after Turks voted to grant President Recep Tayyip Erd

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Russian warship sinks after Black Sea collision

Coastguards say all 78 personnel on board the "Liman" have been evacuated to safety.The Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast after colliding with a freighter carrying live

Coastguards say all 78 personnel on board the "Liman" have been evacuated to safety.The Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast after colliding with a freighter carrying live

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Turkey arrests 1,000 'secret imams' in police purge

Local media say arrest warrants have been issued for more than 3,000 people in total. It's one of the biggest post-coup purges in months.

Local media say arrest warrants have been issued for more than 3,000 people in total. It's one of the biggest post-coup purges in months.

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Greek court blocks Turkish extradition request

The Greek appeals court has rejected Ankara's request for the extradition of three Turkish soldiers. The cases of a further five soldiers will be decided in the coming weeks.

The Greek appeals court has rejected Ankara's request for the extradition of three Turkish soldiers. The cases of a further five soldiers will be decided in the coming weeks.

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COE puts Turkey on watchlist

The Turkish foreign ministry has strongly condemned the "unjust decision" of the European rights body to put it on notice.

The Turkish foreign ministry has strongly condemned the "unjust decision" of the European rights body to put it on notice.

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Gallipoli landings remembered, 102 years' on

In Sydney thousands gather for the annual ANZAC day march, whilst in Turkey, a dawn ceremony is held at ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli peninsular.

In Sydney thousands gather for the annual ANZAC day march, whilst in Turkey, a dawn ceremony is held at ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli peninsular.

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Deadly summer sailing season begins

The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun

The first fatalities of the summer sailing season when Europe's seas swallow up thousands of migrants, many of them refugees fleeing conflict, has begun

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Freed journalist returns to Italy

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

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Turkish authorities free Italian journalist

Gabriele del Grande had been held without charge in this prison since being arrested on April 9th.

Gabriele del Grande had been held without charge in this prison since being arrested on April 9th.

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Calls to free Italian writer Gabriele Del Grande held in Turkey

A demonstration has been held in Rome for the release of an Italian journalist and human rights activist arrested in detained in Turkey.

A demonstration has been held in Rome for the release of an Italian journalist and human rights activist arrested in detained in Turkey.

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A week in Pictures ... Easter parades and Turkish protests

Main picture above: Sorbian men dressed in black tailcoats ride decorated horses during an Easter rider procession near Panschwitz, Germany.

Main picture above: Sorbian men dressed in black tailcoats ride decorated horses during an Easter rider procession near Panschwitz, Germany.

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Turkey's opposition loses appeals against referendum

Turkey's high electoral board has rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

Turkey's high electoral board has rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

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Turkish referendum's economic implications

Business Line looks at the economic case for the proposed changes to Turkey's constitution and its implications.

Business Line looks at the economic case for the proposed changes to Turkey's constitution and its implications.

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Italian journalist held in Turkey goes on hunger strike

An Italian journalist has gone on hunger strike in Turkey after over a week in detention without charge or access to legal representation.

An Italian journalist has gone on hunger strike in Turkey after over a week in detention without charge or access to legal representation.

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EU warns Turkey on death penalty 'red line'

The European Commission wants Turkey to investigate “alleged irregularities” in Sunday’s referendum boosting the power of President Erdogan.

The European Commission wants Turkey to investigate “alleged irregularities” in Sunday’s referendum boosting the power of President Erdogan.

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Referendum win may be Pyrrhic victory for AKP warns Turkish analyst

No campaigners keep up pressure on Turkish government after referendum vote and political scientist warns AK should beware falling support in cities.

No campaigners keep up pressure on Turkish government after referendum vote and political scientist warns AK should beware falling support in cities.

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Flush with referendum win, crowd asks Erdogan for death penalty

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces call for referendum on death penalty after Ankara crowd hails his win on enhanced presidential powers.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces call for referendum on death penalty after Ankara crowd hails his win on enhanced presidential powers.

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'International media is dancing to the tune of Erdogan'

The victory of the yes vote in Turkey’s referendum on new presidential powers is hardly a surprise given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s overwhelming support.

The victory of the yes vote in Turkey’s referendum on new presidential powers is hardly a surprise given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s overwhelming support.