Channel 4 News headlines, Sun 11 Dec
First a car bomb then – less than a minute later – a suicide bomber hits the centre of Istanbul, fierce fighting in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and at least 160 people have died when the roof of a church collapsed in Nigeria.
‘Temporary freeze’ on Turkey EU talks
The European Parliament has voted to suspend Turkey’s EU membership talks because of the Turkish government’s crackdown since the July coup attempt.
Turkish coastguard appears to strike migrant boat
Thousands of people are still attempting the treacherous journey by sea from Turkey to Greece every day. A Turkish coastguard tries to turn the dinghies back before they get to Greece – leading to some confrontations in the water.
Turkey car bombing: woman suicide bomber blamed
A female member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party was one of two suspected suicide bombers who killed 37 people in Ankara, according to Turkish security officials.
Russia denies war crimes in Syria after hospital bombings
Russia rejects Turkish claims is has committed “an obvious war crime” following the deaths of up to 50 people in bombing attacks on hospitals and schools in Syria.
Migrants die as boat sinks off Turkish coast
More than 20 refugees drown while trying to reach Greece, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey to discuss how to respond to the latest migrant surge caused by fighting in Syria.
Istanbul: several dead in suicide bombing
Ten people, at least eight of them German tourists, have been killed in a bombing in the Turkish city of Istanbul that has been blamed on Islamic State.
Russia accuses Erdogan family of doing business with IS
Russia’s defence ministry says it has proof Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family are involved in the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq.
Turkey shoots down Russian plane on Syria border
Turkish fighter jets shoot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border after it allegedly violated Turkey’s air space.
Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’ after plane downed
Russian President Vladimir Putin describes Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane as a “stab in the back”, while Nato holds an extraordinary meeting to discuss the incident.
Turkey election: Erdogan’s AKP wins shock majority
Turkey’s ruling AK party have surged to a surprise victory in national elections boosting the power of President Recep Erdogan who was bruised in the polls five months ago.
Turkey bombing: government blames Islamic State
The Turkish government says it believes Islamic State was responsible for suicide bombings in Ankara that killed at least 97 people.
Turkey in mourning as blast death toll rises
Thousands of people have gathered in Turkey’s capital Ankara to mourn the victims of a double bomb blast that killed at least 95 people and injured 246.
86 killed after huge explosions in Turkey
Turkey says dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured after two explosions outside the train station in the country’s capital, Ankara.
Nato ready to deploy forces to Turkey
Nato says it is ready to “defend” allies after Russian jets violated Turkish airspace whilst conducting air strikes in Syria.