An offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on December 11 for twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 outside an Istanbul soccer stadium, an attack for which the Turkish government vowed vengeance.
Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism probe on November 4, drawing European and UN condemnation of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey said it had dismissed a further 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 more media outlets over suspected links with terrorist organizations and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July.
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Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on October 10 for the construction of a major undersea gas pipeline and vowed to seek common ground on the war in Syria, accelerating a normalization in ties nearly a year after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
Turkish authorities suspended nearly 13,000 police officers, detained dozens of air force officers and shut down a TV station on October 4, widening a state-ordered clampdown against perceived enemies in the wake of July's failed coup.
Turkey's National Security Council will propose extending the state of emergency introduced after the failed coup in July, it said on September 28, a move expected since President Tayyip Erdogan floated the idea.
The European Union launched a program on September 26 to issue monthly electronic cash grants to benefit a million refugees in Turkey, as part of a deal under which Ankara will curb the numbers trying to enter Europe.
Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukaev said on September 4 President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan had agreed to form a joint investment fund between their two countries.
The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will discuss the migrant crisis with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of a meeting of the G20 countries in China next week, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on September 1.
US President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 summit in China next month and is likely to have at least an informal talk with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said on August 29.
The last time US Vice President Joe Biden flew to Turkey, in January, he had a stern message for President Tayyip Erdogan: his model of Islamic democracy was setting a bad example by intimidating media and threatening academics
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A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on August 20 that killed at least 51 people, the president said.
Russia and Turkey took a big step toward normalizing relations on August 9, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West.
President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on August 7 that July's failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey, defying Western criticism of mass purges and vowing to destroy those behind the putsch.
Turkey will soon complete an overhaul of its intelligence agency and make new appointments to its gendarmerie as it tries to rid its security apparatus of the followers of a US-based cleric blamed for an attempted coup, officials said on August 3.
Turkey's defense ministry has changed the jobs of 167 generals within the army, following sweeping changes to the structure of the military over the weekend after this month's failed coup.
Turkey dismissed nearly 1,400 more members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council with government ministers on July 31, moves designed by President Tayyip Erdogan to put him in full control of the military after a failed coup.
Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on July 30 in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup.