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Magnitude-6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

A strong earthquake hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes, causing residents to run into the streets in panic and injuring over 20 people.


Trump says US won’t sell fighter jets to Turkey

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara decided to buy a missile defense system from Russia.


Turkish court hands down life sentences in coup trial

A Turkish court has sentenced 128 people accused of being among the ringleaders of the failed military coup in 2016, to life terms in prison, according to Turkish media.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Tillerson tries to soothe badly strained relations with Turkey

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for more than three hours Thursday in what both sides predicted would be two days of difficult talks …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Turkey bans all LGBT events in Ankara, citing security

Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country’s capital.


5.5 earthquake hits southeastern Turkey, injuries reported

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southeastern Turkey on Thursday, causing wide panic in one town, damaging buildings and injuring five people, officials and news reports said.


Man detained in Turkey after firing shots outside U.S. embassy

Turkish police have detained a man who fired shots in front of the U.S. embassy in Ankara, several hours after the Russian ambassador to Turkey was killed in an attack.


Report: Workers trapped in mine collapse in southeast Turkey

Turkish media reports say a copper mine in southeast Turkey has collapsed, trapping a number of workers inside.


Turkey makes first major foray into Syria with assault on IS

Turkey on Wednesday launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country’s civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes to help Syrian …


Officials: 30 killed, 94 hurt in wedding blast in Turkey

Officials say at least 22 people were killed in a bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding ceremony in southeastern Turkey.


Turkish prosecutors seek 2 life sentences for Gulen

Prosecutors in western Turkey have demanded a life sentence for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the failed coup in the country, the state-run news agency …


Kerry to visit Turkey amid strained ties after failed coup

.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Turkey later this month, Turkey’s foreign minister said Friday, amid strained relations with Washington over the possible extradition of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 17, 2016

Explosion in Ankara kills at least 28, wounds 61 others

At least five people died and 10 others were injured in a large explosion in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, believed to have been caused by a car bomb, Ankara’s …