A Pegasus Airlines jet narrowly avoided the Black Sea on Saturday after skidding off the runway at Trabzon Airport in Turkey. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft came to a halt on the side of a cliff, its nose just meters from the water’s edge below after leaving the runway shortly after touchdown.
3 years, 6 months ago
A Turkish police officer who angrily denounced the bloodshed in Syria killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on Monday, shooting the diplomat in front of a room full of horrified spectators at an art gallery in an assassination captured on video and quickly shared around the world.
4 years, 7 months ago
Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western allies.
4 years, 12 months ago
As many as 27 men accused of masterminding the failed coup attempt against the Turkish government arrived in court in the capital Ankara Monday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to rule out bringing back the death sentence for those involved in the ill-fated takeover attempt.
5 years ago
Turkey pointed the finger at Islamic State on Wednesday for a triple suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 42 people at Istanbul's main airport, and President Tayyip Erdogan called it a turning point in the global fight against terrorism.
5 years ago