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Turkish police detain 235 people after deadly bombing attack

Turkey’s police rounded up more than 200 people, mostly Kurds, as the country on Monday mourned the dozens killed in a bombing attack near an Istanbul soccer stadium.


Turkey blasts claimed by Kurdish militants; country mourns

Turkey declared a national day of mourning and paid tribute to the dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium. …


Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166

Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, in an attack that caused fatalities and wounded at least 20 police officers, …


NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers gone since coup

NATO’s top military officer says that around 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance’s high command in response to the failed coup attempt in Turkey in …


U.S., Russia studying new ideas to stop Syria fighting, Kerry says

The United States and Russia are studying new ways to break a monthslong diplomatic deadlock over how to stop the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, U.S. Secretary of …


Turkey, Russia search for Syria cease-fire formula

Turkish and Russian officials on Thursday held talks on the deteriorating conditions in eastern Aleppo but gave no indication they were close to a cease-fire as Syrian government forces pushed …


Turkey: 6 people detained after deadly dormitory fire

Authorities on Wednesday detained six people in connection with a fire that broke out at a middle school dormitory for girls and left 12 people dead.


Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help

The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in …


Turkey calls on US, allies to reconsider Syria no-fly zone

Turkey called on the United States and other nations Monday to rethink its proposal for a no-fly zone in northern Syria as the U.N. expressed deep concerns over the bombing …


Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump

President Barack Obama left Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong – and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.


Controversy has swirled around Trump’s reported pick for national security adviser

National security advisers typically work in the shadows, but President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for the key job, Michael Flynn, is more of a flame-thrower who has labeled the Muslim …


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.