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Turkey's army to stay out of graft prosecution

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The leadership of Turkey's military vowed this week to stay out of the political arena amid a growing corruption scandal.

Protesters in Istanbul denounce Turkish government's graft scandal

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Demonstrators in Istanbul, Turkey, protesting government corruption and bribery alleged in a graft probe, clashed with police Friday.

Prosecutor investigating Turkish government corruption removed

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A public prosecutor investigating Turkish government corruption was removed from his position Thursday, saying he was prevented by police from doing his job.

Two from Turkish cabinet resign amid corruption scandal

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Two Turkish cabinet members resigned Wednesday in a corruption scandal that has challenged the government and polarized the country.

Ten dead, 17 hurt after Turkish tug lists at shipyard

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- At least 10 people were killed, 17 were injured and three were missing after a naval tugboat listed at a Turkish shipyard and took on water, officials say.

Turkish police ban journalists from entering police buildings

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Journalists must clear out their offices at police departments and leave the buildings, Turkey's National Police Department has ruled.

Sons of government ministers arrested in Turkish corruption probe

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Two sons of Turkish government ministers are among 24 people arrested as part of an investigation into a bribery and fraud ring, officials say.

Israeli airline flights to Turkey to resume after five-year hiatus

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Israel will resume flights to Turkey after a five-year hiatus caused by security concerns, officials say.

Cover-up fears raised as Turkish police leading graft probe removed

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The removal of dozens of top Turkish police officials leading an inquiry into graft and corruption has raised fears of a government cover-up, officials say.

Three dead as snow, wind assault Middle East

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Sri Lankan woman killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday is the third person to die in weather-related accidents across the Middle East, officials say.

Seven dead in two carbon monoxide incidents in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Seven people, five of them children, have been killed by carbon monoxide in western Turkey in two days, investigators said Tuesday.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood opening TV station Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said it is establishing a television station in Turkey to broadcast its political views.

Turkey's PM calls leaking of documents 'treason'

TEKIRDAG, Turkey, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said people behind the leak of government documents to a newspaper are guilty of treason.

Turkey seen as less favorable by Middle Eastern countries

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The positive image of Turkey held by other countries in the Middle East has dropped another 10 percent in the past year, a report has found.

Report: Turkey tracked members of religious sects longer than claimed

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Turkey monitored the activities of members of certain religious sects until this year despite government claims the practice stopped in 2010, documents say.

Report: Turkey deported Europeans planning join al-Qaida in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Turkey deported 1,100 European nationals who allegedly planned to cross into Syria this year and join al-Qaida in the war-torn country, Today's Zaman reported.

Turkey to boost trade with Iran

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Turkey plans to increase trade with Iran in the next six months, the time world powers allotted to reach a deal to halt Iran's nuclear program, officials said.

Swoboda says Turkey becoming authoritarian

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A European Parliament official says Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Egypt expels Turkish ambassador over tensions from Morsi ouster

CAIRO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Egypt said Saturday it had expelled the Turkish ambassador after months of tension over the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
Turkish president: Muslims must solve Syria crisis

Turkish president: Muslims must solve Syria crisis

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- President Abdullah Gul of Turkey Thursday called on Muslim countries to take on more responsibility in solving the crisis in Syria.

Turkish military convoy attacked in apparent PKK ceasefire break

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the Kurdistan Workers' Party Saturday the government will respond in kind if it breaks the current truce.

Turkey says NATO missile batteries need to stay another year

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Turkey's foreign ministry says it has asked NATO to extend for a year the deployment of Patriot missiles along the Syrian border.

Turkey suspends building of wall on Syrian border

NUSAYBIN, Turkey, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Turkey suspended construction of a wall on its border with Syria because of violent protests by pro-Kurdish activists, officials say.

Truck full of rocket warheads seized in Turkey, driver detained

ADANA, Turkey, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Adana, Turkey, said they seized a truck near the Syrian border that was loaded with 1,200 rocket warheads and other weapons.

No new envoys for Israel, Turkey

JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Israel will not name a new ambassador to Turkey until Ankara indicates it will send an envoy in Tel Aviv, Israeli officials said.
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