Tag Archives: Turkey


Mourners at funeral of Kurdish lawyer cast doubt over justice

By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Mourners at the funeral on Sunday of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer & human rights activist gunned down a day earlier in Turkey's…


Detained journalists urge EU not to compromise with Turkey over human rights

ANKARA (Reuters) – Two Turkish journalists arrested this week over their reports approximately arms supplies to Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights & freedoms as…


Greek PM fails to get opposition backing on pension reform

By Lefteris Papadimas & Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to secure the backing of Greek opposition parties on Saturday for tough pension reforms the country…


Security Tight At New York Thanksgiving Parade

Spectators have thronged New York City for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after the deadly Paris attacks. Thousands of police officers were deployed…


Turkey arrests two journalists on terrorism charges – CNN Turk

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Two prominent Turkish journalists were arrested on Thursday on charges of assisting terrorists, CNN Turk said, after they published footage that purported to show the state intelligence…

Factbox – Russia-Turkey economic and trade relations

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged…


Stung by attacks, Turkey toughens stance against IS

Long criticised by its allies for taking too soft a line against jihadists, Turkey is taking firmer action against the Islamic State (IS) on the border with Syria after being…


Turkey cancels $3.4 billion missile defence system tender – official

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey has cancelled a $3.4 billion (2.23 billion pounds) long-range missile defence system tender which was provisionally awarded to China, a move that had stirred U.S….


British jihadist may have planned Paris-style attack in Istanbul – sources

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish authorities suspect a high-profile British jihadist detained in Turkey last week may have been planning attacks in Istanbul similar to those in Paris, two security sources…


G20 host Turkey says stands with France in fight against terrorism

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey, which hosts a summit of world leaders this weekend, condemned attacks by gunmen & bombers in Paris as a crime against humanity & said it stood…