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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.

Turkey celebrates 90th anniversary on Republic Day

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey kicked off its 90th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony at the mausoleum of the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
NATO needs to talk Turkey

NATO needs to talk Turkey

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- It is time to "talk turkey" about Turkey's role in NATO.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Many Turkish protesters refuse to meet with Erdogan

Many Turkish protesters refuse to meet with Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 12 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday with leaders of the protests that have roiled Istanbul for more than two weeks, officials said.

Turkey protests a new threat to Syria peace efforts

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 7 (UPI) -- Europeans are worried Turkey's controversial handling of protests over a minor urban development in Istanbul is damaging the whole EU-NATO peacemaking and security project in Syria.

Turkey's late-night alcohol ban sends mixed signals

ANKARA, Turkey, May 24 (UPI) -- As widely expected, Turkey's ban on late-night alcohol sales sent mixed signals about its perceived link to the politics of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Iraqi Kurds 'close energy deal with Turks'

ERBIL, Iraq, May 14 (UPI) -- Iraq's Kurds are reported to have reached a secret deal with Turkey under which the Kurds' semiautonomous enclave will ship oil to Turkey for export.

Analysis: Al-Qaida to attack Turkey?

Experts are worried that Turkey will soon be hit by an al-Qaida-orchestrated terror attack.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Correspondent

Thousands protest Turkey's Islamist tilt

ANKARA, Turkey, April 13 (UPI) -- An estimated 20,000 protesters demonstrated in Ankara against the Islamist agenda of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, police said.

Turkey closer to ending headscarf ban

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A constitutional amendment that would lift the ban on religious headscarves at Turkish universities passed a first vote in Parliament this week by a 4-1 margin.

Franco-Pak-Turk connection

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Why President Bush's French and Turkish visitors to the Oval Office this week are both connected to the Pakistan crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Turkish party promises presidential vote

ANKARA, Turkey, July 27 (UPI) -- An opposition party has used a parliamentary maneuver to revive Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul's hope of becoming president.

Polls open in crucial Turkish election

ANKARA, Turkey, July 21 (UPI) -- Polls opened at 7 a.m. Sunday in eastern Turkey for a general election called because Parliament could not agree on a new president.

Church-state relations protested in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, April 14 (UPI) -- A protest by nearly 300,000 people Saturday in the Turkish capital of Ankara was aimed at separating religion from the nation's governmental system.

Turkey blocks YouTube access over clip

ANKARA, Turkey, March 9 (UPI) -- A Turkish court has blocked access to the YouTube Web site after a derogatory video on the founder of modern Turkey was found on the site.

Turkey bans YouTube over insults

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 8 (UPI) -- The Turkish government has banned YouTube in an effort to quell an escalating dispute between Greek and Turkish users of the Web site.

Olmert urges Iran sanctions in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked Turkish officials to adopt economic sanctions against Iran as he began a two-day visit to Turkey.

Publisher cleared of anti-Turkish crime

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Four Turks were acquitted of insulting "Turkishness" Wednesday in their translation of a book by prominent U.S. linguist and media critic Noam Chomsky.

Turkish author aquitted after insult

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Turkish author Ipek Calislar was acquitted for allegedly insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, considered the founder of modern Turkey. The BBC reported that prosecutors claimed Calislar had insulted Ataturk in a biography of Ataturk's wife Latife, in which Ca

Encyclopedia lists Ataturk as dictator

ANKARA, Turkey, May 31 (UPI) -- The German version of a Microsoft encyclopedia lists Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk among dictators including Adolf Hitler, a report said.

Turks protest pro-Islamic party government

ANKARA, Turkey, May 18 (UPI) -- More than 20,000 Turkish citizens protested in Ankara Thursday, one day after a lawyer gunned down several judges, killing one and wounding four others.

Papers of Turkey's founder's ex-wife sealed

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The private papers of the former wife of modern Turkey founder Kemal Ataturk -- kept in a vault for the last 25 years -- will not be published.

Ataturk's wife's papers remain secret

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The private papers of the woman who was briefly married to Turkey's founder will remain secret, the BBC reports.

Turkey will restore Balkan Ottoman sites

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced last it will restore some 16,300 Ottoman Empire era buildings scattered throughout the Balkans.
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