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# Turkey

Last month
November 2023
Wales face play-off after controversial draw with Turkey, Germany's woes continue
The Dragons will play Finland, Iceland or Ukraine at home in the semi-finals of the play-offs in March.
This year
At least 112 people killed as drone strikes hit Syrian military ceremony
Syria’s military said drones laden with explosives targeted the ceremony packed with young officers and their families as it was wrapping up.
Kurdish PKK claims responsibility for suicide bomber attack at Turkish parliament building
Two police officers were slightly injured during the attack near an entrance to the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
US explorer rescued after nine days trapped in a Turkish cave
The cave reaches nearly 1.3 kilometres (0.8 miles) below ground.
Rescuers say US explorer trapped in Turkish cave for 8 days has progressed towards surface
It could take several days to bring Mark Dickey to safety.
'One of largest rescues in the world' underway for American trapped in cave 1km below ground
Mark Dickey, 40, developed gastrointestinal bleeding while deep inside the Morca Cave, near Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.
Death toll from storms and flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria rises to 14
A flash flood at a campsite in north-western Turkey, near the border with Bulgaria, killed at least five people and swept away bungalow homes.
Syrian family loses EU lawsuit against Frontex deportation, despite lodging asylum request
The EU General Court determined that border protection agency Frontex was not responsible for the underlying decision to remove the family, only Greece was.
11 people dead as torrential rain causes flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
The floods struck Greece as it recovers from massive wildfires.
Putin says he won't revive Ukraine grain export deal unless Russian food can be shipped too
The Russian president said that the West has made it difficult for his country’s agricultural products to be exported.
Greece reinforces firefighters as massive wildfire shows no sign of abating
The blaze near the Turkish border has destroyed vast tracts of forest and triggered the evacuation of thousands of people.
Civilian cargo ship from Ukraine reaches Turkish waters despite Russian blockade
The Hong Kong-flagged ship left Odesa yesterday, the first vessel to challenge Russia’s new bid to block Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea.
Father and son from Laois die in crash while on holiday in Turkey
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it is aware of the incident and is providing consular assistance.
Turkey won’t ratify Sweden’s Nato membership bid before October, Erdogan says
Erdogan said the process would have to wait until the end of Parliament’s summer recess.
Turkish president agrees to support Sweden's Nato bid ahead of summit
Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg declared it had been a “historic day” after Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to back Stockholm’s application.
Russia slams repatriation of Ukrainian troops from Turkey
Members of the Azov regiment were greeted at Istanbul airport by Zelenskyy after “negotiations with the Turkish side”.
Erdogan signals Turkey is not ready to ratify Sweden Nato membership
Nato wants to bring Sweden into the fold by the time leaders meet in Lithuania on July 11.
Turkey accuses Greece of pushing back boats of migrants after 95 people rescued
Turkey’s latest accusations came just weeks after a fishing trawler carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in Greek waters, leaving at least 82 dead.
Wales' qualification hopes suffer another blow after defeat to Turkey
Wales were reduced to 10 players for the second successive game as they suffered a 2-0 loss.
Erdogan appeals for Turkey to 'come together in unity and solidarity' after being re-elected
Russian President Vladimir Putin was one of the first leaders to congratulate Erdogan.
Turkey's Erdogan to extend two-decade rule after victory in run-off election
The election was widely seen as the country’s most consequential in its 100-year history as a post-Ottoman republic.
Erdogan declares victory in Turkey's historic run-off election
Erdogan had entered the day as the firm favourite to extend two decades of his rule.
Russia agrees two-month extension to deal allowing Ukrainian grain to be exported
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the two sides had agreed to extend the deal.
Turkish presidential election heading toward run-off as Erdogan falls short
Erdogan said he could still win but would respect the nation’s decision if the race went to a run-off vote in two weeks.
'We want peace': Divided Turks vote in pivotal election
The polls have now closed and votes are being voted in Turkey’s pivotal election.
'We all missed democracy': Rival candidates cast their votes in Turkey's knife-edge election
The election could see President Erdogan’s 21 year grip on power come to an end.
Campaigning in Turkey’s pivotal elections ends before tomorrow's vote
Turksih President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed speculation that he would not cede power if he lost, calling the question ‘very ridiculous’.
Moscow threatens to abandon Ukraine grain deal if global block on Russian exports continues
Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, is in Turkey to meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Turkey becomes final Nato country to ratify Finland joining alliance
Finland – and Sweden – had been blocked from the alliance by Turkey and Hungary.
Finland on track to join NATO after Turkey and Hungary back accession
Finland and Sweden need all 30 NATO members to approve their accession, which Turkey and Hungary have refused to do until now.
People who visited Turkey recently for botox stomach injections urged to seek medical advice
The advice relates to individuals who travelled to Istanbul and Izmir for the treatment between 22 February and 1 March.
Finland may join Nato without Sweden over Turkey's opposition
The Turkish foreign minister said Turkey has fewer problems with Finland joining than Sweden.
Turkish president moves forward election as he tries to hold onto power in wake of earthquake
The elections could be the nation’s most significant vote in decades.
More than 50,000 people killed in Turkey-Syria earthquake, revised toll shows
A total of 5,951 people were killed across Syria, while Turkey recorded 44,374 deaths.
Turkey says preliminary work has started to build homes in two earthquake-hit towns
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who faces elections in either May or June, has promised to reconstruct homes within the year.
Death toll from Turkey and Syria earthquake passes 47,000
At least 164,000 buildings have either collapsed or are so damaged that they need to be demolished.
New 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Turkey leaves three dead and scores injured
Officials said more buildings collapsed, trapping occupants, and many people were injured in Turkey and Syria.
Turkey winds down earthquake rescue as death-toll remains at 44,000
The number of people being found alive under the rubble has dropped to only a handful in recent days.
Eyewitness: One man had seen the bodies of his wife, kids and parents brought out of the rubble
There was also a huge shortage of coffins and body bags, writes midwife Aisha Harbalieh from Azaz in northern Syria.
Five Syrian children and parents die in house fire after surviving last week's earthquake
Elsewhere, Turkish rescuers have pulled a 14-year-old boy and two men nearly 11 days after the huge earthquake.