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  • Anti-graft watchdog criticizes Turkey for vote that rejected corruption trial for 4 ministers

    An anti-graft organization has criticized a vote in Turkey's parliament that rejected motions to send four former ministers implicated in a vast corruption scandal to trial by the country's highest court. The ruling Justice and Development Party used its...
  • A look at the people suspected of involvement in the Paris terror attacks that left 20 dead

    A French anti-terror judge has charged the first suspects in connection with the Jan. 7-9 Paris terror attacks in which brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi and their friend Amedy Coulibaly slaughtered 17 people before being killed by police. Here is a...
  • Anti-Semitism alive in Turkey

    Anti-Semitism alive in Turkey
    In some of their latest anti-Israel and anti-Semitic diatribes, Turkish leaders continue their verbal attacks on Israel's leaders and its people. The mayor of Ankara, Melih Gokcek, recommends closing Israel's consulate in Turkey because "We don't want a...
  • Turkish parliament votes against trial for former ministers accused of corruption

    In what could be the final chapter of a graft investigation that once seemed to threaten the inner circle of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's parliament voted against sending four former ministers to court. In closer votes than expected, the...
  • Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows Turkey's role as jihadi highway

    AKCAKALE, Turkey For the wife of the gunman accused of killing four people at a kosher super market in Paris 10 days ago, the escape from questioning about complicity in the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks was relatively easy. Once Hayat Boumeddiene, 26,...
  • Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria

    Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria
    After months of delay, the Pentagon announced plans Friday to send several hundred U.S. troops to help train and equip Syrian rebel fighters to battle Islamic State militants. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said more than 1,000 U.S. trainers...
  • US, Turkey agree to train Syrian rebels, but not whom they'll fight

    ANKARA, Turkey The United States and Turkey have agreed tentatively to start joint training of Syrian rebel fighters in March but have put off the question of defining the enemy the government of President Bashar Assad or Islamist extremists, the...
  • For Erdogan's Turkey, Paris attacks show West's failure on Islam

    As the killings at a French satirical magazine stunned the world last week, Turkey's government went on a mission: to defend its brand of political Islam. In a summary of comment by Turkish officials distributed by the prime minister's Office of Public...
  • Pummeled by US-led airstrikes, Islamic State group loses ground in symbolic battle for Kobani

    With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town of Kobani under intense U.S.-led airstrikes and astonishingly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters. It is a...
  • Paris terror attacks investigation points to international conspiracy

    The investigation into last week's terror attacks in and around Paris has unearthed hints of foreign militant involvement in planning, financing and arming the French-born gunmen who killed 17 people in the deadliest attack on the country in decades....
  • French police say up to 6 terror cell members may be at large after Paris attacks

    As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said Monday. The disclosure came as France deployed 10,...