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Turkish PM Erdogan to visit Gaza to reconcile Hamas, Palestinian Authority

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he plans to visit the Gaza strip soon.

Syria is 'spinning out of control' and the Turks need help

Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Ross Wilson says Turkey shouldn't have to deal with the Syria problem alone.

Turkish generals arrested in 1997 coup probe

The latest detentions – which took place on Wednesday – implicate six serving and five retired generals, including General Berkay Turgut, the Third Army’s chief of staff.

Duchess of York goes on trial in Turkey over secret orphanage documentary

There is no prospect of Sarah Ferguson being extradited to Turkey to face criminal charges there, and the duchess has made it clear she will not be returning to the country.

Turkey starts drilling for oil in northern Cyprus

At Thursday's opening ceremony, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the well – named “Turkish homeland” – would be the first of a “drilling package” on Cyprus and would be “a cause for peace” on the island.

Turkey passes controversial school reform bill

The education reform bill extends compulsory education from eight to 12 years, but also allows children as young as 10 to attend religious “imam hatip” schools, which were originally set up to train Islamic clerics.

Turkish ex-army chief Ilker Basbug goes on trial for 'terrorism'

Ilker Basbug is the highest-ranking officer to face charges over ties to the hard-line nationalist Ergenekon network, which prosecutors say tried to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government in 2003.

Afghanistan: Helicopter crash kills 12 NATO troops

The cause of the crash has not yet been established, and a NATO official said there had been no reports of insurgent activity.

Sarkozy orders new genocide law after top court rules bill unconstitutional

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told his government to draft a new law making it a crime to publicly deny the Ottoman Empire’s genocide of Armenians, following the striking down of a previous bill on Tuesday by France’s Constitutional Court.

Cargo ship sinks off Turkish coast, 10 missing

The 10 missing are believed to be Polish crew members. Two other crew were rescued during the search operation and taken to hospital.
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