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  • I've mandate to improve ties with India, says Sharif 17-09-2013 08:12 PM

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistanis have given him the mandate to improve relations with India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. I have always given high priority to good relations with India for the sake of durable peace in the region, The Nation quoted Sharif as telling Turkish...
  • Turkey: PM calls protests unlawful, Istanbul stock market crashes 07-06-2013 09:16 AM

    Thousands of protestors held demonstrations against the Turkish Prime Minister during his visit to Tunisia. ...
  • Turkey protests unite people across the social spectrum 06-06-2013 10:05 AM

    Istanbul: Office workers in business suits chant anti-government slogans alongside pious women wearing Muslim headscarves. Schoolchildren and bearded anarchists rub shoulders with football fans, well-heeled women in designer sunglasses and elderly couples donating food. These disparate groups are united by alarm at what they consider unwarranted meddling and increasingly autocratic...
  • US concerned about Turkey protests, says Biden 05-06-2013 11:17 AM

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden says only Turks can solve the problem of anti-government protests sowing unrest in Turkey. But he says the US is concerned and isn't indifferent to the outcome. Thousands have joined rallies voicing discontent with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10-year rule. The protests spread...
  • Turkish government offers apology as protests continue 05-06-2013 06:48 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's deputy prime minister offered an apology on Tuesday for the government's violent crackdown on an environmental protest, a calculated bid to ease days of anti-government rallies in the country's major cities. The message was a bit mixed, however, as hundreds of riot police deployed with water cannons around...
  • Turkish deputy PM seeks to calm anti-government protests 04-06-2013 09:00 PM

    Istanbul: Turkey's deputy prime minister sought to mollify tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators on Tuesday by apologising for a police crackdown on a peaceful protest that triggered five days of rioting across the country. The comments by Bulent Arinc, who took charge of government after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan...
  • Turkish unions join fierce protests against government 04-06-2013 01:30 PM

    Istanbul: Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction...
  • Turkish premier Tayyip Erdogan brands protesters extremists 04-06-2013 06:10 AM

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused anti-government protesters on Monday of walking "arm-in-arm with terrorism" in remarks that risked further inflaming public anger after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to...
  • Turkish premier brands protesters extremists 03-06-2013 08:20 PM

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused anti-government protesters on Monday of walking "arm-in-arm with terrorism", remarks that could further inflame public anger after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday in the riots, which began...
  • Turkey: quake kills at least 7, dozens trapped 10-11-2011 09:56 AM

    Ankara: Rescue workers have pulled out 23 survivors from the rubble of three buildings, collapsed by an earthquake in eastern Turkey, the country's disaster management authority said on Thursday. At least seven were killed and dozens of others trapped. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Wednesday's quake toppled 25 buildings...
  • 5.7 magnitude quake rattles Turkey, 3 killed 10-11-2011 03:16 AM

    Turkey: An earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Wednesday night, killing at least three people and leaving dozens trapped in the rubble of toppled buildings damaged in the previous temblor, which had killed 600 people. About 20 buildings collapsed in the provincial capital of Van following a 5.7-magnitude quake, according to...
  • Turkey earthquake death toll rises to 523 27-10-2011 02:08 PM

    Ercis: Rain and snow on Thursday compounded difficulties for thousands rendered homeless in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey, and the government said the death toll has gone up to 523. The prime minister's center for crisis and emergency management said 1,650 people were injured and 185 were rescued...
  • Turkey quake: search for survivors enters third day 26-10-2011 08:32 AM

    Ercis: Turkey clung to hopes on Wednesday of finding survivors under rubble three days after a powerful earthquake killed at least 459 people, and the government finally requested foreign help to shelter thousands of homeless families. The survival of a 14-day-old prematurely born baby girl called Azra had lifted hearts...
  • Miracle baby emerges from Turkish quake rubble 26-10-2011 03:01 AM

    Turkey: After 48 hours, a miracle emerged from the rubble, a 2-week-old baby girl brought out half-naked but alive from the wreckage of an apartment building toppled by Turkey's devastating earthquake. Rescue workers erupted in cheers and applause on Tuesday at sight of the infant - and again hours later...
  • Turkey quake: 279 dead, hundreds missing 25-10-2011 05:59 AM

    Turkey: Distraught Turkish families mourned outside a mosque or sought to identify loved ones among rows of bodies on Monday as rescue workers scoured debris for survivors after a 7.2 magnitude quake that killed at least 279 people. Rescue teams with generator-powered floodlights worked into the night in the worst-hit...
  • Turkey quake death toll rises above 200 24-10-2011 10:49 AM

    Ercis: More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Monday after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey, with rescue teams working until morning to free survivors crying out for help from under rubble. Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the 7.2 magnitude quake on...
  • In pics: 7.2 quake jolts Turkey 24-10-2011 08:19 AM

    Panic and horror filled the air as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing at least 138 people with fears that the death toll will rise to 1000. (PHOTO: REUTERS)Rescue efforts went deep into the night under generator-powered floodlights. (PHOTO: REUTERS)Workers tied steel rods around large concrete slabs in Van, then lifted them with heavy machinery. (PHOTO: REUTERS)
  • Earthquake: Turkey declines Israeli aid offer 24-10-2011 07:57 AM

    Jerusalem: Turkey declined an offer of aid from its former strategic ally Israel on Sunday after a powerful earthquake struck southeast Turkey, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. "I am under the impression the Turks do not want our help," Barak told Channel 2 News. "Right now (their answer) is...
  • Turkey earthquake: at least 138 dead 24-10-2011 07:11 AM

    Ankara: Cries of panic and horror filled the air as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 138 people as buildings pancaked and crumpled into rubble. The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers sifted through the rubble and reached outlying villages. Tens of thousands fled into...