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Erdogan: Corruption case an attempted coup by judiciary

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday an investigation into corruption in his government is a coup attempt by the judiciary.

Chemical weapons disarmament team arrives in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A team of disarmament experts arrived in Syria Tuesday to begin work on dismantling the country's chemical weapons stockpile.

Turkey shoots down Syrian helicopter

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Turkey's air force shot down a Syrian helicopter after repeated warnings that it was in violation of Turkish airspace, military officials said.

Turkish official asks singer to skip alcoholic beverage reference

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Turkish deputy prime minister asked a singer to skip a song with a booze reference at a meeting of the Balkan Immigrant's Culture and Support Association.
Turkey blames Israel for breakdown in Mavi Marmara case

Turkey blames Israel for breakdown in Mavi Marmara case

ANKARA, Turkey, July 25 (UPI) -- Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc blames Israel for failing to reach agreement on compensation for Mavi Marmara victims.

Turkish police remove banners in square

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 11 (UPI) -- Turkish riot police used water cannons and fired tear gas at protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square Tuesday to disperse the gathering, officials said.

Turkish police fire tear gas again in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 5 (UPI) -- Turkish police fired tear gas against Istanbul protesters overnight ahead of a planned meeting Wednesday between Turkey's deputy prime minister and activists.

U.N. appeals for calm in Turkey

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 4 (UPI) -- The Turkish government and demonstrators are called on to ensure the rule of law is observed carefully during ongoing protests, the United Nations said.

Erdogan dismisses Turkey protesters, Gul is conciliatory

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 4 (UPI) -- A trade union with 240,000 members called a two-day strike beginning Tuesday to protest the governing party of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kurdish militants reported leaving Turkey for Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey, May 9 (UPI) -- Militants with the Kurdistan Workers' Party have begun withdrawing from Turkey in a settlement process designed to bring peace to the country, officials say.

Turkey monitoring PKK withdrawal

ANKARA, Turkey, May 8 (UPI) -- Turkish intelligence officials are monitoring the withdrawal of fighters from the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party, the deputy prime minister said.

Israeli, Turkish officials meet to discuss Mavi Marmara compensation

JERUSALEM, May 6 (UPI) -- A second round of talks aimed at normalizing relations between Turkey and Israel began Monday in Jerusalem, focusing on the Mavi Marmara issue, officials said.
Turkish PM to visit Gaza despite U.S. plea

Turkish PM to visit Gaza despite U.S. plea

ANKARA, Turkey, April 23 (UPI) -- Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Tuesday his plans to visit the Gaza Strip are unchanged despite Washington's plea to delay the trip.

Turkey frustrated with Syrian opposition

PARIS, April 17 (UPI) -- A lack of Western support for formal opposition to the Syrian government has led to radicalization of the rebel groups, Turkey's deputy prime minister said.

PKK wants assurances for peace

ANKARA, Turkey, April 2 (UPI) -- Guerrillas from the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party are reluctant to adhere to a cease-fire without legal guarantees, a senior member said.
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