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Police fire water cannon & rubber bullets at gay pride Istanbul parade (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber bullets at people gathered for the annual gay pride parade in central Istanbul, Reuters reported, citing its journalists there. Images of the dispersed LGBT crowd also emerged on social media.

28.06.2015 14:58

Migrant crisis proves failed dream of the EU
There is a schizophrenic situation in the EU which once created the conditions for more immigration from Africa, but now every EU country wants to stop immigrant inflow, says Pierre Guerlain, a Professor of political science at Paris West University.

25.06.2015 14:42

​Ankara allows engineering survey in Turkish Stream Project area – Gazprom
Gazprom says that it has been given the go-ahead from Ankara to conduct an engineering survey in the marine areas of the Turkish Stream.

22.06.2015 20:45

‘Water cannons, warning shots’: Turkish border guards push back Syrian refugees
Turkish security forces have reportedly fired warning shots and used water cannons to push Syrian refugees back from the frontier, as hundreds rushed to a Syrian-Turkish border crossing hoping to escape fierce fighting between Kurds and jihadists.

14.06.2015 04:47

Putin & Erdogan discuss energy projects in Azerbaijan closed-door talks
The leaders of Russia and Turkey have held talks behind closed doors in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. They attended the opening ceremony of the first European Games, before discussing energy projects and the Ukrainian conflict.

13.06.2015 10:13

Russian 'ISIS recruit' girl returns to Moscow, to be questioned by police
Russian teenager Varvara Karaulova arrived in Moscow from Turkey, where she was caught allegedly en route to Syria to join the Islamic State. The girl will be questioned by Russian police, who will decide whether to open a criminal case against her.

11.06.2015 19:00

Erdogan blasts West for destabilizing Syria by supporting Kurdish ‘terrorists’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of destabilizing Syria by supporting Kurdish “terrorist groups,” while bombing Arabs and Turkmens.

11.06.2015 13:50

Turkey cop sentenced to plant 600 trees for teargasing ‘Lady in red’ during Gezi Park protests
A Turkish policeman, whose tear gas attack on a woman in a red dress became a symbol during anti-government uprising in 2013, has been found guilty of misconduct. The court handed him a suspended sentence and ordered him to plant 600 trees.

10.06.2015 19:49

Will Turkish vote thwart ‘foreign plans’ for independent Kurdistan?
Turkey's recent elections have produced an unexpected outcome as voters appeared to oppose the one-party AKP rule and allowed the Kurdish their moment in the sun. The result seems to run counter to the plans of the US, Israel and even Saudi Arabia.

10.06.2015 14:04

‘She wants to go home’: Father of Russian ‘ISIS recruit’ to RT after meeting 19yo daughter
A Russian teenage girl, who had been caught in Turkey on her way to Syria, is awaiting deportation to Russia. The father of the suspected Islamic State (IS) recruit spoke to RT after seeing his daughter for the first time since she ran away.

09.06.2015 23:35

Turkish govt resigns, Erdogan seeks to form 1st coalition after 12 yrs majority rule
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accepted the government’s resignation on Tuesday, asking Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to stay on in his post until a new Cabinet is formed.

09.06.2015 15:55

​Choosing a future: What the Kurdish minority’s parliamentary triumph means for Turkey
So it’s official now: the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), a fairly marginal political group just a year ago, has suddenly emerged as the big winner in the Turkish parliamentary election.

08.06.2015 22:21