Keyword: Turkey

French 'jihadists' sent home from Turkey under investigation for terror plot

The three men, extradited from Turkey, include the brother-in-law of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah who murdered seven people in 2012.

France blames Turkey for 'jihadist' bungle

Three French alleged jihadists expelled by Turkey arrived unchecked in France after they were sent on a flight to Marseille instead of Paris.

France detains 'particularly dangerous' jihadist recruiter

Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said suspect had 'key role' in recruiting French youths in Strasbourg and Toulouse and sending them to Syria.

Hollande tries to calm France's complicated relationship with Turkey

Official visit by president aimed to promote trade ties and also heal rifts with Turkey over issue of EU membership and Armenian genocide.

Hollande heads to crisis-hit Turkey after split from first lady

Visit is first by a French president in 22 years and reflects thaw in once-frosty ties but comes as Turkey faces worst political crisis in a decade.

France, Turkey vow to press ahead on Syria

President Hollande remains determined to punish Syria over chemical weapons despite Obama U-turn, as opposition and public opinion unease grows.

Turkish publisher, translator to stand trial over erotic 1907 French novel

Turkish court rules Guillaume Apollinaire's novel 'The Exploits of a Young Don Juan' reached levels of perversion unprotected by free speech.

French government plan to export riot police 'know-how' to Turkey stalled by parliament

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A French government cooperation agreement with Turkey on a range of internal security issues notably includes the export of French 'know-how' on crowd control. But the current protests and violent repression being seen on the streets of Istanbul (pictured) and Ankara have raised alarm among many on the Left who were already concerned about the ethics of the accord.  As Lénaïg Bredoux reports, the agreement, which was signed under Nicolas Sarkozy and approved last year by President François Hollande, is remiscent of a similar offer once made to the now-deposed Tunisian despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and is causing considerable unease within Hollande's parliamentary majority.

Chauffeur arrested for slaughter of Paris PKK officials

A Turkish man who worked as a driver for one of three Kurdish activists shot dead in Paris this month is under investigation for their murders.

Sarkozy orders new genocide law after court outlaws earlier bill

President Sarkozy orders his government to draft a new law punishing denial of the Armenian genocide after a top court struck down a previous bill.

Turkey blasts French passage of genocide law

French Senate's approval of a law criminalizing denial of genocide, notably that of Armenians by the Ottomans, prompts furious reaction in Turkey.

French Senate to vote on 'genocide' bill in January

The French Senate is to vote by the end of the month on a bill making it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians was genocide.

Turkey accuses France of genocide in Algeria

Turkey has accused France of genocide during its colonial occupation of Algeria, after French parliament outlawed denial of 1915 Armenian genocide.

Turkey warns France over genocide bill

Franco-Turkish relations are nearing crisis point amid increasingly strained ties between Ankara and the European Union.

France,Turkey demand more pressure against Syria regime

France has joined Turkey in calling for greater international pressure on Syria to stop its bloody repression of popular protests against Assad regime.