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Erdogan rift with Turkey government widens as threats fly

Mar 24, 2015 - 8:02 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan digs in his heels in what appears to be a widening rift with his own government over the Kurdish peace process

Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint press conference at National Palace in Mexico City, on 12 February 2015. Mario Guzman/EPA

Erdogan at odds with government over Kurdish peace process

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:53 AM

An unprecedented rift emerges between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government over the handling of the peace process to end the decades long armed struggle by Kurdish militants

PRESIDENT AND PM. In this file photo, Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) sit next to each other during a congress of Turkey's ruling Party AKP in Ankara, Turkey, August 27, 2014. Rasit Aydogan/Pool/EPA

Missing girls thought to be in Syria – British police

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:15 AM

London s Scotland Yard says counter terrorism detectives leading the search for the teenagers now have reason to believe that they are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria

MISSING. A handout photograph made available by the London Metropolitan Police Service(MPS) on 20 February 2015 showing three schoolgirls at Gatwick Airport, southern England, on 17 February 2015 who have been reported missing and are believed to be making their way to Syria. London Metropolitan Police/Handout/EPA

Outraged Turks take to Twitter to defy government ban

Mar 22, 2014 - 8:21 AM

Turkish President Abdullah Gul a frequent user of social media leads the chorus of calls against the move

Turkey graft probe blocked as defiant PM digs in

Dec 27, 2013 - 7:12 AM

Clear pressure from Istanbul s chief prosecutor and police commanders have stymied further arrests in the investigation says state prosecutor

DEFIANT. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a speech during a meeting at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, 25 December 2013. EPA/Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency

Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Dec 26, 2013 - 7:06 AM

The reshuffle comes as a spreading graft scandal forces the resignation of three top ministers and threatened the premier s own hold on power

TWO OUT. Turkey's Economy and Interior ministers step down in the midst of a graft scandal, just hourse after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrives from a foreign trip. Here, Erdogan addresses supporters upon his arrival to Esenboga Airport in Ankara December 24, 2013 AFP/Adem Altan

Two Turkey ministers resign over graft probe

Dec 25, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Interior Minister Muammer Guler announce their resignations hours after PM Erdogan returns from a trip abroad

TWO OUT. Turkey's Economy and Interior ministers step down in the midst of a graft scandal, just hourse after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrives from a foreign trip. Here, Erdogan addresses supporters upon his arrival to Esenboga Airport in Ankara December 24, 2013 AFP/Adem Altan

Turkey PM vows to go after rivals over mass graft probe

Dec 23, 2013 - 7:51 AM

Erdogan: Whoever dares to harm stir up or set traps in this country we will come to break those hands

MEETING THE PRESS. In this photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference he attended with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (not pictured) in Ankara, Turkey, 18 December 2013. EPA/Muammer Tan/Anadolu Agency

Turkey PM brands graft probe 'ugly' anti-government plot

Dec 19, 2013 - 8:11 AM

Several dozen police chiefs have been sacked in the wake of the dawn raids on Tuesday December 17 which led to the detention of 51 people

MEETING THE PRESS. In this photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference he attended with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (not pictured) in Ankara, Turkey, 18 December 2013. EPA/Muammer Tan/Anadolu Agency

Istanbul landmark rekindles religious tensions

Dec 04, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Should the historic Hagia Sophia be a mosque a church or a museum?

DISPUTED. A picture taken on November 29, 2013 shows the Hagia Sophia, at Sultanahmet in Istanbul. AFP/Bulent Kilic

Turkey downs Syrian helicopter in tense border region

Sep 17, 2013 - 8:05 AM

The Syrian MI 17 helicopter was detected two kilometers 1 2 miles inside Turkish airspace and shot down 5 minutes later after failing to heed warnings