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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Fighting continues in Syrian border town despite Turkish agreement to halt offensive

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Friday that Turkey’s military offensive would resume within days if Kurdish fighters do not fully withdraw from a “safe zone,” even as ongoing violence in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Administration hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey had agreed to a five-day cease-fire in northern Syria to allow for a Kurdish withdrawal from a security zone …


Trudy Rubin: Another Trump phone call opens door to slaughter of Syrian Kurds

President Donald Trump’s betrayal of the Syrian Kurds, America’s key ally in the fight against ISIS, is his most ignorant and morally bankrupt foreign policy move – so far.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

Trump: U.S. doesn’t ‘endorse’ Turkey’s assault on Syria

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey’s military assault on Syria, calling the operation a “bad idea.”


Turkey’s Erdogan visits Russian air show as Putin’s guest

In a show of burgeoning security ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President …


Erdogan attends Srebrenica victims commemoration in Bosnia

Thousands of people, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attended a commemoration ceremony in Sarajevo on Tuesday before the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in …


European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters’ choice

Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.


Turkey’s ruling party leads local elections but loses Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is leading in mayoral elections but has suffered setbacks as the opposition has regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads …


Turkey’s president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sat down for Syria-focused talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.


Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.


Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Saudi Arabia still has many questions to answer about Khashoggi’s killing

The story is all too familiar: Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and a family man, entered Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 for marriage formalities. No one – …


Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

Turkey’s president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an “attempted economic coup” amid heightened tensions with the United States.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Getting personal: U.S., Turkish leaders feud over arrest

A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey’s own …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Erdogan: U.S. waging “economic war” against Turkey

Turkey’s president on Saturday blamed the country’s economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging “war” against his country.


Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further …


Turkey to freeze assets of 2 U.S. officials as retaliation

Turkey’s president said Saturday the country will freeze the assets of two United States officials in retaliation for sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an …


Turkish opposition parties form alliance before June 24 vote

Four opposition parties in Turkey announced a political alliance Saturday ahead of the country’s June 24 national election, aiming to mount a meaningful challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling …


Turkish leader slams Kosovo’s PM over secret deportations

Turkey’s president slammed Kosovo’s prime minister on Saturday for criticizing the secret deportations of six Turkish men who Turkey claims were supporters of an alleged coup plotter.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

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: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Turkey’s leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders on Tuesday to simply say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not.


Turkey’s president announces operation in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey’s president announced Saturday that the country has launched a “serious” operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province with Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces, following international efforts for de-escalation in the war-torn …


Turkey: 40 sentenced to life for attempting to kill Erdogan

A court in southwestern Turkey sentenced 40 people to life in prison Wednesday, convicting them of charges that include attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed …


Merkel, other German leaders dismiss Turkish travel warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German politicians on Sunday dismissed a travel warning for their country issued by Turkey amid persistent tensions between the two nations.


19 indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan U.S. visit

A total of 19 people, including 15 identified as Turkish security officials, were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in the U.S. capital for attacking protesters in May 2017 during …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Turkey reinforces military units on Syrian border

Turkish news agencies say the country has increased its military presence along its southern border against threats from Kurdish militants in war-torn northern Syria.


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Turkish opposition leader finishes 25-day march, rallies backers

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party completed a 25-day “March for Justice” from the capital Ankara to Istanbul Sunday and joined hundreds of thousands of supporters at a rally …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Turkey’s president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, saying their sweeping list of ultimatums has threatened the small Gulf country’s sovereignty.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

House set to condemn Turkish security attack on protesters

House Republicans and Democrats are set to unleash a wave of bipartisan fury against Turkey over violence against peaceful protesters carried out by bodyguards traveling with the country’s president.


House Speaker Ryan calls violence during Erdogan visit ‘indefensible’

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the violence against peaceful protesters in Washington by Turkish security forces was “completely indefensible.”


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Turkey’s ruling party elects President Erdogan as leader

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned as leader of Turkey’s ruling party Sunday, pushing back criticism that his tenure has curtailed freedoms and polarized the country as he vowed to serve …