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Any corruption in Turkey will not be covered up - President Gul

Any corruption in Turkey will not be covered up and will be subject to to independent court adjudication, President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday
Reuters AlertNet: December 24, 2013

Istanbul clashes as Turkey PM Erdogan condemns 'plot'

Turkish police have used tear gas against thousands of anti-government protesters in Istanbul as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to break the hands of "plotters".
BBC: December 23, 2013

Turkey removes another 25 police chiefs over graft inquiry -media

Investigation challenges authority of PM Erdogan
Reuters AlertNet: December 22, 2013

Former rivals Greece and Turkey talk business now

The most common words in Turkish-Greek affairs like “dogfight, Aegean tensions, rift, crisis, territorial waters and airspace” have lately been replaced with less hostile words: trade, tourism, investment, euros and dollars.
Journal of Turkish Weekly: December 20, 2013

Sweet success as Turkish baklava wins prized EU status

While Turkey has vainly clamoured for years to join the European Union, a sweet pastry made in the country's southeast tasted more success Thursday, winning the EU's prized "protected status".
AFP: December 20, 2013

Police chiefs 'sacked' in Turkey amid fears of feud

Turkish police chiefs who oversaw a wave of high-profile arrests for bribery have been sacked from their posts in Istanbul, Turkish media say.
BBC: December 18, 2013

Turkey public tender bribery probe leads to arrests

Turkish police have arrested the sons of three cabinet ministers as part of an investigation into alleged bribery relating to public tenders.
BBC: December 17, 2013

Eroglu, Davutoglu have torpedoed all efforts to resume Cyprus talks

The statements made by Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday have torpedoed any possibility for the resumption of a substantive dialogue
Financial Mirror: December 16, 2013

EU and Turkey agreement on deporting migrants and visas

Turkey and the EU have signed a deal enabling EU countries to send back illegal migrants who entered the 28-nation bloc via Turkey.
BBC: December 16, 2013

Greece, Turkey pledge support for resolution of Cyprus issue

Greece and Turkey reaffirmed their support to resolving the Cyprus issue and thorny bilateral issues during Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's visit to Athens on Friday.
December 14, 2013