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  • One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies

    Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91.
  • Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

    Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region,...

    AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day...

    US concerned over human rights, free speech in Turkey

    A U.S. State Department official has expressed concern over a Turkish security bill that would expand police rights to use firearms and to search and detain people. The official, Thomas Melia said Friday that the bill which is being debated in Turkey's...

    Istanbul police arrest man outside US Consulate

    A Turkish news agency says police have detained man who claimed to have explosives attached on his body, outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. The man was described as "mentally unstable" The Dogan news agency says police arrested the man who stood...