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What's behind Turkey-Germany row?

Dispute erupts after Germany blocks planned rallies that aimed to drum up support for controversial Turkey referendum.

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Erdogan criticises German ban on referendum rallies

Criticism of move to block rallies of Turkish officials comes day after claim Germany is 'aiding and harbouring terror'.


Erdogan says Germany 'aids and harbours terror'

Ankara and Berlin locked in acrimony as Turkish president lashes out at Germany over cancellation of ministers' rallies.

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Largest coup trial opens in Turkey with 330 suspects

Charges for those allegedly involved in failed July military coup range from murder to trying to overthrow government.


Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution

Prime Minister Yildirim joins 40,000 AKP party members urging vote that would extend President Erdogan's powers.

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Erdogan 'assassination plot' trial begins in Turkey

Trial of 47 people accused of plotting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun in the southern city of Mugla.

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Turkish forces 'advance in Syria, set sights on Raqqa'

President Erdogan says Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria aims to cleanse a 5,000sq km 'safe zone'.


Erdogan backs constitutional reform, vote set for April

Government says the changes will provide stability, but opponents fear creation of a system without checks and balances.


Turkish MPs approve bill to create executive presidency

Changes, subject to a referendum, are to expand president's powers as head of executive while abolishing prime ministry.


Turkey's constitutional reform: All you need to know

Supporters say the constitutional reform will bring stability, but critics believe it may 'lead to a one-man rule'.

Middle East

Erdogan offers citizenship to Syrian and Iraqi refugees

President Erdogan says some refugees who pass screenings will be granted nationality to "make use" of their skills.

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Turkey's failed coup attempt: All you need to know

An in-depth look at the key issues surrounding the deadly coup attempt that shook Turkey in July 2016.

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Erdogan's party moves to empower presidency in Turkey

Proposed changes seek to give president extended powers as head of executive while abolishing the prime ministry.

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Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation

Turkish president urges all Muslims to "embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem" as a common duty.

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Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader

Leader of key US-backed force fighting ISIL in northern Syria among 48 Kurds accused in deadly Ankara attack.