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Russia, Turkey expand military operations in Syria during Trump’s transition to power

U.S. intelligence officials expect Turkey and Russia to expand military operations in Syria over the next two months as President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team takes over and President Barack Obama …


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.


Turkish warplanes attack ISIS stronghold in northern Syria

Turkish warplanes on Monday struck Islamic State positions in and near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab while Ankara-backed Syrian opposition fighters inched closer to the town, one of the …


Turkey, Syrian Kurds at loggerheads over Raqqa offensive

Turkey said Tuesday that the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces leading an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa should not enter the city itself but merely help encircle it, …


US orders families of consulate workers in Istanbul to leave

The State Department is ordering family members of employees posted to the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to leave because of security concerns.


Turkish jets strike Syrian Kurdish militia targets

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish jets have struck 18 Syrian Kurdish militia targets north of the Syrian city of the embattled city of Aleppo, killing as many as 200.


Suicide blast in Turkey near Syrian border kills 3, wounds 9

A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday during a Turkish police raid against suspected Islamic State members near the Syrian border, killing three police officers and wounding nine other people, …


Erdogan says Turkey determined to join Mosul operation

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined to take part in a possible operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic …


FAA: Arkansas event followed rules in airplane turkey drop

YELLVILLE, Ark. – Federal Aviation Administration investigators say a festival in northwestern Arkansas did not break any rules when it tossed six live turkeys from an airplane. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette …


Lindsay Lohan visits hospital for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Turkey’s state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.


Turkey: IS has lost all territory along Syria-Turkey border

BEIRUT – Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State group from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border on Sunday, effectively sealing the …


Clashes subside in Syria between Turkish, Kurdish forces

Clashes between Turkey’s military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State …


U.S. urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria

The U.S. on Monday urged Turkish troops and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to halt their fighting, saying it hinders efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. But Turkey’s president …


Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey

A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, …


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 …


Biden heads to Turkey on fence-mending trip

Vice President Biden faces a stiff challenge Wednesday on a one-day visit to Turkey, a key NATO ally that is reeling from terrorist attacks and a failed military coup and …


Death toll hits 54 in Turkish wedding bombing

The death toll from the weekend suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in southern Turkey has risen to 54, CNN Turk reported Monday, with at least 29 of the dead …


Turkey says suicide bomber who killed 51 at wedding party was a child

ISTANBUL – The suicide bomber who attacked a wedding party in Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, was between the ages of 12 and 14 years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip …


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.


14 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 220 hurt

A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey’s security forces, killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 220 others, officials said Thursday.


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 …


U.S.-based Turkish navy officer ‘missing’ after coup

Two Turkish military attaches working in Greece have fled to Italy after the failed military coup attempt, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday, while reports said a naval officer based in …


Officials: 7 killed in 2 PKK attacks in Turkey

Kurdish rebels on Wednesday carried out two simultaneous attacks on police vehicles in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey, wounding dozens of people, an official said.


Putin, Erdogan agree on steps to mend relations

Turkey’s president cozied up to his “dear friend” Vladimir Putin on Tuesday in a visit intended to send a message to his allies in the West, whom he blames for …


Massive Turkish anti-coup rally packs Istanbul waterfront area

Turkey will continue fighting whatever powers seek to undermine the government, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday as he addressed a massive flag-waving rally in Istanbul in the wake of …


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 …


Turkey’s Erdogan brings military more under government

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new presidential decree Sunday that introduced sweeping changes to Turkey’s military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing …


Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists amid criticism

Turkey on Monday issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising, intensifying concerns that a sweeping crackdown on …


Turkey seizes over 2,250 schools, foundations, hospitals

In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose …


Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish lawmakers declared a three-month state of emergency Thursday, overwhelmingly approving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request for sweeping new powers to expand a government crackdown after last …