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Turkey declares 3-month state of emergency after failed coup

ANKARA, Turkey – Cracking down on alleged subversives in education, Turkey said Wednesday that it will close more than 600 private schools and dormitories following an attempted coup, spurring fears …


Kerry to Turkey: Send us evidence, not allegations on Gulen

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Turkey to provide hard evidence that a U.S.-based cleric was behind a foiled coup attempt last weekend if it wants …


Trudy Rubin: Turkey must provide extradition evidence

Thanks to the Gulen uproar, Turkish media are filled with anti-American conspiracy theories charging Washington with endorsing the plot – a charge even some of Erdogan’s cabinet ministers are making.


Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

ISTANBUL – The Turkish government on Tuesday escalated its wide-ranging crackdown against people it claims have ties to plotters of last week’s attempted coup, firing tens of thousands of public …


Tensions with West rise as Turkey continues purge

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has fired nearly 9,000 police officers, bureaucrats and others and detained thousands of suspected plotters following a foiled coup against the government, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported …


Turkish government cracks down after coup try; 6,000 detained

The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained …


UPDATED: Fri., July 15, 2016, 10:10 p.m.

Turkish president tells supporters government is in charge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the …


Islamic State pressured after Turkey tightens jihadi highway

Along the border near the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, a wall of giant concrete blocks is going up as Turkey tries to seal off a region that for years …


Istanbul airport attack: 52 wounded still hospitalized

Fifty-two people are still being treated in the hospital four days after suicide bombing attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killed at least 44 others, the city’s governor said Saturday.


Turkey airport bombers from Russia, Central Asia, official says

As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan …


UPDATED: Tue., June 28, 2016, 11:06 p.m.

Suicide blasts kill dozens at Istanbul airport

Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, as Turkish officials blamed Tuesday’s massacre at the international terminal on three suspected Islamic State group …


Twin blasts near Damascus kill 12, wound dozens

Two suicide bombers struck close to the Syrian capital Saturday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more in the latest attack to hit the predominantly Shiite area in …


IS loses ground in Syria, Iraq, Libya

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria converged from three sides on an Islamic State stronghold near the Turkish border Thursday, while Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Fallujah, one of the last …


Suicide car bomb attack kills 4 in Turkish town; PKK blamed

A Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a police headquarters near Turkey’s border with Syria Wednesday, killing four other people, according to Turkish officials.


Syria attacks to cut off Islamic State’s capital

BEIRUT – Syrian troops launched an offensive Saturday aimed at cutting off Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa from the Turkish border, a monitoring group said. Troops and militiamen backed by …


Scott Martelle: Turkey’s press crackdown troubling

Turkey is a longtime U.S. ally in a part of the world where reliable friends are sorely needed, but such oppressive behavior raises serious questions.


Russian orchestra plays in Palmyra ruins as strikes kill 28

DAMASCUS, Syria – An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. …


Suicide bomber hits Turkish city, wounding at least 7

A suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa Wednesday, wounding at least seven people, officials said.


President Obama breaks promise to call Armenian killings ‘genocide’

President Barack Obama declined Friday to call the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, breaking a key campaign promise as his presidency nears an end.


Trudy Rubin: Turkey needs to support effort against Islamic State

A decision to assault Raqqa is hung up in large part not by resistance from jihadi enemies, but by opposition from Turkey, a (supposed) NATO ally


Hackers post data allegedly of 50 million Turks

Hackers have posted a database online that allegedly contains the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of this scale.


Protests target migrants in Greece, Turkey

Protests against the presence, actual or impending, of migrants were staged in both Greece and Turkey Saturday, as the plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey is set …


Brussels mourns, Belgium on alert as police hunt suspect

Belgian authorities searched Wednesday for a man pictured at the Brussels airport with two apparent suicide bombers.


Trudy Rubin: Syrian Kurds may provide solution

The Syrian Kurds haven’t been invited to peace talks in Geneva because the Turks are opposed to their presence. This is nuts.


EU agrees stance on Turkey migrant deal

European Union leaders have agreed upon a common stance on a plan to send tens of thousands of migrants back to Turkey something they will propose to Turkish Prime Minister …


45 PKK rebels killed in air strikes, Turkish military says

At least 45 Kurdish rebels were killed in Turkish air strikes against suspected militant targets in northern Iraq following the suicide car bombing in Ankara, the military said Tuesday, while …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 11:32 a.m.

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 …


Five-story building collapses in Istanbul

A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Friday but it appears no one was trapped inside, according to local officials.


World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will …


Syria advances in Aleppo, breaking siege and cutting off rebels

The Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province on Thursday, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of …