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  • Debate over Armenian museum will continue at appellate hearing

    WASHINGTON The legal fight over a proposed Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial has lasted nearly as long as the horrors the project is supposed to commemorate. Soon, the bitter wrangling will reach a crucial crossroads. On Monday, in a courthouse...
  • Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government...
  • Jordanian jihadis returning from Syria war rattle U.S.-aligned kingdom

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian Islamist Ahmad Mahmoud fought with rebels in Syria for six weeks earlier this year, then slipped back across the border to seek treatment for a war wound - even though the authorities had warned him not to return. Within a...
  • Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies following months of political tension. President Abdullah...
  • Turkey's sweet dilemma

    Walking down the prosperous boulevard of Turkey's modern dilemma a few days ago I saw well-dressed Turks including women wearing Islamic headscarves crowding the sweet shops and the labyrinthine covered arcades of the Grand Bazar. Both conservative...
  • Turkish parliament approves wider spy agency powers

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a law boosting the powers of the secret service (MIT), a move seen by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's critics as a bid to tighten his grip on the apparatus of state as he wages a bitter power...
  • Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid: officials

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling party would overwhelmingly back Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's candidacy in the nation's first direct presidential election, senior officials said on Thursday, a move his opponents fear would feed his autocratic...
  • Putin, Erdogan discuss Ukraine crisis, Crimean Tatars and energy

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed the turmoil in Ukraine and the situation in Crimea including issues involving the Muslim, Turkic-speaking Tatar minority, the Kremlin said....
  • Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch

    ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurds are digging a 17-km (10-mile) trench on their border with Syria, reinforcing a political faultline between the two rival parties that dominate on either side of the frontier. Iraqi Kurdish authorities say the ditch,...
  • Markos Kounalakis: A question of Turkey and NATO

    There is plenty to say about Turkey these days, although not on Twitter or YouTube. Both are frequently blacked-out in Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan's Turkey. Erdogan says he wants to "wipe out Twitter." As a result, critically important voices...
  • Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

    Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians
    BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide. It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...