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# turkey - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

# turkey - Thursday 5 January, 2017

'This psychopath is going to kill us': How people survived the Istanbul nightclub massacre

People hid in bathrooms, and even a freezer, to avoid the gunman.

Two attackers killed after car bomb explodes near Turkish courthouse

A policeman and court worker were also killed in the blast, according to local media reports.

# turkey - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Police have identified the man responsible for the Istanbul nightclub massacre - minister

Mevlut Cavusoglu did not name the attacker or give any further details.

# turkey - Monday 2 January, 2017

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'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack

CCTV footage of the suspected attacker has now been been released.

Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# turkey - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Irish people in Istanbul advised to 'avoid crowded areas and exercise extreme caution'

It follows a shooting at a nightclub last night.

Turkey search for terrorist who killed 39 during New Year celebrations

Irish citizens in Istanbul are advised “to remain very vigilant” and to avoid crowded areas, especially “those frequented by foreigners”.

# turkey - Friday 30 December, 2016

Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire

Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.

# turkey - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.

# turkey - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Turkey, ham, brussel sprouts, stuffing … get it in.

Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'

The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.

# turkey - Sunday 25 December, 2016

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Poll: What's the best part of Christmas dinner?

So much to choose from.

# turkey - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Bosco shares favourite Christmas food, songs and a special message for all the boys and girls

Bosco loves turkey, but knows a very smelly one that wouldn’t be tasty.

Panicking about Christmas dinner? These recipes for turkey and two tasty side dishes could be a lifesaver

The shops are still open – these simple recipes could yet save Christmas!

# turkey - Friday 23 December, 2016

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive

The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.

It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins

The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.

# turkey - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo

Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.

# turkey - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'A provocation' - Putin vows to fight 'terrorism' after Russian ambassador shot dead by policeman

Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting in an Ankara exhibition centre,

# turkey - Monday 19 December, 2016

22-year-old assassin of Turkey's Russian ambassador was a policeman

The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria.

# turkey - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

# turkey - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities

Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.

# turkey - Monday 12 December, 2016

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'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'

Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was critical of the IAAF following the latest controversy relating to eligibility rules.

# turkey - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Turkey mourns after twin Istanbul bombings kill 29

Twenty-seven of those killed were police and two were civilians.

# turkey - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Teacher and 11 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in Turkey after emergency escape locked

The schoolgirls, from Aladag on Turkey’s southern coast, are said to be 14 or under.

# turkey - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

After angry backlash, Turkey backs down on bill that could overturn child-sex convictions

Critics said that the proposed bill “legitimised rape”.

# turkey - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim

The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child marriages and any criticism is a crude distortion of its aim.

# turkey - Monday 31 October, 2016

'We will not surrender': Outrage as editor of Turkish newspaper arrested

Murat Sabuncu has been accused of “legitimising” the attempted putsch earlier this year.

# turkey - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup

Turkish President Erdogan assured a crowd in Ankara that the parliament would approve the legislation, and that he would ratify it.

# turkey - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city

An official said it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause of the blast.

# turkey - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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A stray cat crashed a live TV show but the presenter carried on like an absolute pro

“I’m a STAR! I’m on TOP! Somebody bring me some ham!” – this cat, probably.

# turkey - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.

# turkey - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Suicide bombers blow themselves up after being approached by Turkish police

The officers had called on the suspects to surrender, state media reported.

# turkey - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Turkey has arrested 32,000 people - and it's just the start

Around one in every 1,000 people in Turkey has been investigated in connection with the July coup.

# turkey - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about

He’s also a big fan of his Turkish washing machine.

# turkey - Friday 9 September, 2016

Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU

They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.

# turkey - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists

At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.

# turkey - Friday 2 September, 2016

"The picture did not change much" - father of drowned migrant toddler Aylan Kurdi speaks out

It’s one year today since a photo of Aylan’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach shocked the world.

# turkey - Friday 26 August, 2016

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Barcelona star Arda Turan axed from Turkey's squad

Among the fresh faces in a squad is teenage Manchester City forward Enes Unal.

# turkey - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria

Turkish tank units have crossed the Syrian border to clear the so-called Islamic State militant group from the Syrian border town of Jarabulus