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Turkey accuses five nations of forming ‘alliance of evil’

Turkey on Tuesday accused Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates of seeking to form an “alliance of evil” after these countries issued a joint declaration denouncing Ankara’s …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Turkey: Over 400 detained for pandemic social media postings

Turkey has detained 402 people in the past 42 days for allegedly sharing “false and provocative” social media postings concerning the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Monday.


Turkish president rejects minister’s resignation over virus

Turkey’s president has rejected the resignation of the country’s interior minister who took responsibility for a poorly timed announcement of a weekend lockdown that prompted thousands of people to rush …


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Turkish prosecutors file indictment over Khashoggi killing

Turkish prosecutors have formally charged two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Greek police use tear gas on migrants at Turkish border

Clashes broke out on Greece’s border with Turkey before dawn Wednesday, after about 500 migrants attempted to break down a border fence and enter Greece.


Turkey vows strong military action if Syria truce violated

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Wednesday that his military would launch its harshest retaliation yet if the Syrian government breaks a fragile truce in Idlib province brokered last week.


Turkey’s leader presses EU for help amid migrant standoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the European Union on Monday for more help caring for Syrian refugees after EU officials accused him of “blackmail” for waving migrants through to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Russia, Turkey reach cease-fire deal in northwestern Syria

The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened to put forces from …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Turkey: Elite police going to stop Greece’s migrant pushback

Turkey is sending elite special operations police to the border to stop Greek officers from driving back people who try to cross over to Europe, Turkish authorities said Thursday.


Russia-Turkey talks a last chance to avert Idlib calamity

A summit between the Turkish and Russian leaders on Thursday may be the last chance to work out a deal that avoids further calamity in Syria’s northwest.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border

Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to …


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Turkey shoots down two Syrian warplanes

BEIRUT – Turkey shot down two warplanes and inflicted heavy losses on ground forces in northwestern Syria on Sunday as the two countries edged closer to an all-out war. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Turkey opens gates into Europe as migrants gather on border

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country’s borders with Europe are now open


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west

The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian government …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

33 Turkish soldiers killed in northwest Syria air strike

A Turkish offical says 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in northeast Syria


Syrian war pulls in major foreign actors, increasing tension

In northern Syria, heavy exchanges between Syrian and Turkish troops are erupting with more frequency, threatening to escalate into full-blown conflict. Russian and U.S. convoys crisscross each other on remote …


Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey’s foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there


Rebels shoot down Syrian helicopter as fighting intensifies

Rebels shot down a Syrian military helicopter in northern Syria on Tuesday, killing its crew members in a fiery crash, while the government kept up its relentless bombing campaign on …


Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib

Turkey on Friday sent more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad’s forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive that …


Passengers say crumpled plane landed very fast in Istanbul

Passengers who lived through the crash landing in Istanbul that killed three people and left a Turkish airliner crumpled into pieces say the plane’s descent felt unusually fast.


Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Airliner skids, breaks open in Istanbul; 1 dead, 157 injured

A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring dozens more. Passengers …


Macron: Turkey breaching agreement, sending warships, mercenaries to Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday accused Turkey of breaching an agreement to halt foreign interference in Libya by sending warships and mercenaries to the North African country.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

Turkish officials say at least 18 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country’s east, injuring more than 500 and leaving …


Russia hosts Libya’s rival leaders amid peace summit plans

Libya’s rival leaders were in Moscow Monday for talks as part of a joint Russian and Turkish mediation to bring an end to the country’s long-running civil war.


US allies fear Mideast strategy vacuum that Putin can fill

Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a busy week, stepping into the aftermath of the American drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Putin’s visit Tuesday to Syria was …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

EU seeks Libya ceasefire, end to Turkish ‘interference’

The European Union called Tuesday on Turkey to stop its “interference” in conflict-ravaged Libya and appealed to forces fighting in the northern African country to call a ceasefire around the …


Turkey seeks parliament approval to dispatch troops to Libya

Turkey’s government on Monday submitted a motion to parliament seeking approval to deploy troops to Libya, arguing that the conflict in the North African country could escalate into a civil …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Turkish leader unveils prototypes of 1st domestic car

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday unveiled prototypes of a domestically produced electric car, putting him closer to fulfilling a long-held dream of building Turkey’s first “national“ automobile.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019

Do Washington residents like eggnog? Do they prefer turkey or ham for Christmas?

Two new maps created with geotagged Twitter data by cooking site