Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Ankara is its capital but Istanbul is the country's largest city. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday those in the finance sector who buy foreign currencies on the expectation that the lira will fall will pay "a very heavy price", adding the Finance.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's banking watchdog said it had launched an investigation into JP Morgan and other banks over complaints it received after the lira plunged more than 4 percent and the main share index fell.. Reuters - Published
The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both..
CCTV video illustrates the shock and panic generated by a moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake that shook Turkey's western province of Denizli on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of casualties..
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at..
According to a report by Reuters, Turkey is running out of time to avoid a showdown with the United States over its plan to buy advanced Russian air defenses and prevent a counter-offer from its NATO..
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at an election rally on Friday - just hours after that country's foreign minister met him and said he.. Reuters - Published
ISTANBUL, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday praised the reactions of New Zealand's government and its people to the recent terror attacks on two mosques which.. WorldNews - Published
New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Friday that he did not ask Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to stop showing at election rallies video footage of last week's shooting in Christchurch.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50 people was "instantaneous" and the.. Reuters - Published
Iran, Turkey and Russia have sharply criticised Donald Trump after he said it was time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, as Syria vowed to recover the area using "all.. WorldNews - Published
The Istanbul chief prosecutor said on Friday it had ordered the detention of 126 suspects employed in the judicial system with alleged links to the network of Fethullah Gulen, a cleric who Turkey says.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand's foreign minister arrived in Turkey early Friday for what he called "substantial" talks after comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over the killing of 50 people at mosques in.. Reuters - Published
The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of 50.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews
Turkey said on Wednesday Turkish and Iranian military commanders had agreed to continue "simultaneous and coordinated operations" against Kurdish militants, though Iran's armed forces later said there.. Reuters - Published
A spokesman for Iran's armed forces said on Wednesday there was no joint operation with Turkey near their border, as Tehran denied for the second time any involvement in Turkish attacks against.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Firstpost
Turkish and Iranian military commanders agreed in a phone call to continue joint operations against militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for "some time", Turkey's Interior Ministry.. Reuters - Published
A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey's western province of Denizli on Wednesday, damaging some buildings and knocking bricks and tiles to the ground in the rural area, according to.. Reuters - Published
Istanbul: Turkish intelligence services are investigating the gun attack in the Netherlands to determine whether it was a terror attack or a possible family dispute, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.. WorldNews - Published
President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on New Zealand to restore the death penalty for the gunman who killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques, warning that Turkey would make the attacker pay.. Reuters - Published
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has drawn a sharp rebuke from New Zealand for using controversial video shot by the Christchurch mosque gunman as an election campaign prop. Erdogan, campaigning.. Firstpost - Published
Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his alleged role in mass protests against.. Reuters - Published
The Turkish intelligence agency is investigating whether Monday's attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht was personally motivated or an act of terrorism, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised.. Reuters - Published
The gunman involved in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht fired at his relative over "family reasons" and later shot at others trying to help, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said.. Reuters - Published
Turkish police fired water canons and detained some members of a group of about 100 that attempted on Monday to visit the grave of a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who died in prison, a.. Reuters - Published
President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday described a mass shooting which killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques as part of a wider attack on Turkey and threatened to send back "in caskets" anyone who.. Reuters - Published
Turkey and Iran carried out a joint operation against militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Monday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said according to state-owned media. Reuters - Published