The victim of a stabbing attack in Turkey has branded his attackers "disgusting", saying he owes his life to the "best surgeon in Turkey".
Anti-government protesters and police have been fighting a running battle for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on an 11th day of clashes.
"We'll never forget what we have seen in the past few days. People bleeding on the street from rubber bullets and nurses beaten by police."
Two Chelsea supporters have reportedly been stabbed in Istanbul on Tuesday evening on the eve of the club's Champions League game against Galatasaray.
Neither required hospital treatment after the incident, the Press Association reports.
The Foreign Office confirmed it was investigating reports of the incidents which allegedly took place around Taksim Square.
"We are looking into reports. We have had no confirmation of an incident. If confirmed we stand ready to provide consular assistance, " a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.
An opposition leader was left hospitalised after a brawl broke out over a law boosting government control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors.
Dozens of MPs broke into fights during the tense 20-hour debate and insults flew across party lines. When an opposition deputy called Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan a dictator, deputies from the leader's party shouted back "are you drunk?"
Turkey scrambled an F-16 fighter jet to accompany a passenger plane arriving in Istanbul from Ukraine after a bomb threat was made by a passenger demanding to go to the Winter Olympics venue of Sochi, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported.
Habib Soluk, the Transport Ministry undersecretary, told private NTV television Friday that the plane from Kharkov, Ukraine, to Istanbul, landed safely at Sabiha Gokcen airport.
A police officer faces prosecution for spraying tear-gas at a woman during anti-government protests in Turkey last summer.
Ceyda Sungur - commonly referred to as the "lady in red" - became a symbol of resistance after images of the incident went viral across the world.
According to Turkish media reports, Fatih Zengin is accused of using excessive force by spraying Ms Sungur from less than a metre away even though she had not been engaged in any provocative acts,
If found guilty, the police officer could be jailed for up to three years, a legal source told Reuters.
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has announced that ten cabinet ministers - half of his total roster - have been replaced in a major reshuffle.
The changes come after three ministers resigned over a corruption inquiry, including Environment Minister Erdogan Bayraktar who suggested the Prime Minister should also resign.
Allegations of illegal money transfers to Iran and bribery for construction projects are being investigated by the police.
Turkey's economy minister Zafer Caglayan has resigned over a high-level corruption probe while describing it as a "dirty set-up" against the government.
Caglayan's son Salih Kaan Caglayan was among 24 people arrested on corruption charges last week in a case centering on state-run lender Halkbank.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan responded by purging police investigators involved.
"I have resigned from my post of economy minister to help the truth to come out and to foil this ugly plot, which has impacted my child and my close work colleagues among others," Caglayan said in a statement.
Interior Minister Muammer Guler stepped down shortly afterward, sources told Reuters.
Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas at demonstrators marching in Istanbul, who were protesting about urbanisation plans and calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan following a major corruption investigation.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Istanbul's Kadikoy district after Erdogan removed dozens of police chiefs from their posts, denouncing the corruption inquiry as the work of "dark dalliances".
Sixteen people, including the sons of two ministers and the head of state-owned Halkbank, were arrested on Saturday in a corruption inquiry that Erdogan has called a "dirty operation" to underminine his rule.
The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has grown to more than 600,000, according to the Turkish disaster management agency.
Over 400,000 of the refugees are living outside the refugee camps set up predominantly in Turkish border cities, the agency said.
Two Turkish Airlines pilots who were kidnapped in August in Lebanon have been turned over to Lebanese security officials and are expected to fly home later, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said.
Pilots Murat Akpinar and Murat Agca were abducted two months ago by relatives of one of 11 Lebanese hostages taken in May 2012 by opposition fighters in Syria.
Two of those hostages were released previously, and the remaining nine were freed today, paving the way for the Turkish pilots' release.
Turkey is seen as wielding considerable influence over rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Turkish warplanes have shot down a Syrian helicopter after it violated Turkish airspace, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has said.