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Protests erupt after Turkish mine disaster

The death toll in a coal mine disaster in western Turkey increased to 238, with 80 more injured, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday after visiting the mine in Soma, southwest of Istanbul.
May 14, 2014

205 dead, hundreds trapped in Turkey coal mine fire

Turkey's energy minister says the death toll from an electrical explosion and fire Tuesday at a coal mine in western Turkey has risen to 205.
May 14, 2014

Turkey refuses to pay Cyprus invasion damages

Turkey has announced that it has no plans to pay 90 million euros ($124 million) to Cyprus as ordered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in compensation for its invasion of the island 40 years ago.
Press TV: May 13, 2014

Turkey to pay $124 million to compensate Greek Cypriots

30 million euros to go to families of people who disappeared after invasion, rest to enclaved Greek Cypriots on Karpas peninsula.
Middle East Online: May 13, 2014

Freedom in the digital age

By banning ideas that seem insulting to the dominant way of thinking we risk missing out on useful ones. We risk social stagnation and decline.
Paschos Mandravelis: May 6, 2014

Turkish PM accuses German president of “dishonesty”

German President Joachim Gauck had official talks with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, as part of his four-day visit to Turkey which started on Saturday.
World Bulletin: April 29, 2014

Turkey expands secret service powers

A law has come into force in Turkey giving the secret services greater powers of surveillance and extending immunity for its agents.
BBC: April 26, 2014

Syriza regional election candidate resigns over Turkish ultra-nationalist contacts

Ahmet Kurt, a candidate for the position of regional councillor in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, resigns after photographs emerge of him with Turkish nationalist Devlet Bahçeli, whose party has links with the Grey Wolves
Enet: April 23, 2014

Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
April 23, 2014

Cyprus accord 'possible this year'

A deal to end the 40-year-old Cyprus conflict could happen this year, the Turkish Cypriot leader has said.
The Courier: April 22, 2014