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  • Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

    Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
    Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region. Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the...
  • Turkish police raid media with ties to cleric living in exile in Poconos

    Turkish police raid media with ties to cleric living in exile in Poconos
    ISTANBUL —Turkish police raided media outlets close to Muslim cleric living in exile in the Poconos on Sunday and detained 23 people nationwide in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan says is a network conspiring to topple him. The...
  • Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric

    Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric
    Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen. A Turkish judge...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • Enlist Turkey in plan to remove Assad and defeat Islamic State: New Voices

    In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria. First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria. Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
  • Turkey to allow army to fight in Syria and Iraq, but blocks Kurds

    Turkey to allow army to fight in Syria and Iraq, but blocks Kurds
    Turkish lawmakers Thursday approved allowing ground troops into Syria and Iraq, as riot police prevented Kurdish defenders from reaching the besieged Syrian border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish residents. “It’s...
  • Frenchman said to be among Islamic State militants in beheading video

    Frenchman said to be among Islamic State militants in beheading video
    Authorities in Paris said Monday that they had identified a French convert to Islam as one of the knife-wielding Islamic State extremists pictured in a grisly video showing a beheaded U.S. aid worker and slaughtered Syrian soldiers. A French prosecutor,...
  • Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean

     Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean
    About 20 years ago, a blip in the centuries of bad blood between them, NATO allies Greece and Turkey came to the brink of war over conflicting claims to an arid Aegean isle inhabited solely by goats, rabbits and sheep. Now, after a sudden burst of...
  • Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border

    Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border
    The crowd scanned the opposite side of the valley, looking for signs of movement across the border in the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish inhabitants. "I've been coming here every day," a 40-year-old man who goes by the...
  • Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'

    Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women's role in society as motherhood. In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his...
  • Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano

     Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano
    If only we could introduce the Turkish president to Kristin Pagano. Pagano is the 27-year-old attorney from the northwest suburbs who is studying for the Illinois bar exam (she's already licensed in California). She's expecting a baby a few weeks before...