Stories tagged: turkey
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.
Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
As Turkey’s two-year state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. The …
Mon., July 9, 2018, 11 a.m.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Monday under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers, which critics say give him far too much control.
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Polls closed Sunday in Turkey’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions.
Tue., June 5, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
An American-backed Syrian Kurdish militia said Tuesday it will leave the strategic town of Manbij under a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that could ease tensions between the NATO allies and force …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand with Palestinians and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Wed., May 9, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
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Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
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 …
Sat., April 21, 2018, 3:17 p.m.
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would “side with democracy” instead of a “dictatorship” during the …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.
Sun., April 15, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.
Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country’s plan to purchase Russia’s long-range missile defense system is a “done deal,” brushing aside concerns from some NATO allies.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
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.
Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:27 a.m.
The Turkish army and Syrian opposition fighters it backs have “total control” of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to the country’s official news agency on Saturday, …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
Turkey’s president on Saturday criticized anti-war students at a top university, calling them “terrorists” and promising to oust them from their studies.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
The European Union’s top diplomat criticized Turkey on Monday over its military offensive in a northern Syrian town, calling on Ankara to ensure that fighting eases in the conflict-torn country.
UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Turkish military and allied Syrian forces marched into the center of the northern Syrian town of Afrin Sunday, raising their flags and shooting in the air in celebration nearly two …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
Syrian troops captured a major rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus Saturday and took large parts of another, squeezing insurgents and forcing thousands to flee to regions controlled by …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:48 a.m.
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UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:38 p.m.
Turkey said Tuesday its troops and allied Syrian fighters have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege and marking a …
Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Turkey’s parliament on Monday began debating a set of changes to the country’s electoral laws which critics say are unconstitutional, designed to help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan consolidate power and …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul with at least 11 people on board crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran during a …
Mon., March 5, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Turkish police detained four Islamic State suspects as part of an investigation into a possible attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the country’s state-run news agency reported on Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
Turkey’s prime minister said Saturday that Turkish troops have captured a strategic village in the Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria, tightening its grip on Kurdish militia in the sixth week …
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
A Czech court ruled on Tuesday that the former leader of a Syrian Kurdish party detained by authorities in Prague will be released from detention despite Turkey’s request for his …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 11 a.m.
Turkey has submitted documents to the Czech authorities formally requesting the extradition of the former leader of a Syrian Kurdish party, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria’s state-run …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9 a.m.
Shells hit the center of a Syrian Kurdish enclave on Tuesday where Turkey is carrying out an offensive, landing near the area’s only hospital and killing one person, the hospital …