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  • Explosion at Turkish cement factory kills 3 near Ankara

    Turkish officials say an explosion at a cement factory in a town near Ankara has killed three employees. Mayor Lokman Erturk says two other workers were injured in the explosion and fire late Sunday at the factory in Kazan, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north...
  • Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars as 'peanuts'

    Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts." Mehmet Simsek made the remark last week as he tried to justify a move by President Recep...
  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby. Once a house painter and now a...
  • Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital

    Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear. It's the first time...
  • Turkey: 2 trapped in landslide at dam construction site

    Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey. Adil Sabanci, a regional hydraulic works official, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that two other workers were...
  • Erdogan to provide Mercedes to top cleric following uproar

    "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?" Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his office will provide a Mercedes to the country's top Muslim cleric, who returned one following an uproar over his extravagance. Mehmet Gormez, head of the...
  • Turkey: Leftist militant suspected in Kurdish party attacks

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has claimed that a person linked to a leftist extremist group is behind two attacks this week against Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party, which injured six people. Davutoglu said Thursday a suspect previously...
  • For one Dutchman, life morphed from discos to jihad

    The father says he did not raise his son as a Muslim — and he regrets his decision now. Maybe if Reda Nidalha, born and bred in the historic Dutch university city of Leiden, had learned about moderate Islam, it would have been harder for extremists...
  • From discos to jihad: Dad says son 'brainwashed'

    From discos to jihad: Dad says son 'brainwashed'
    The father says he did not raise his son as a Muslim — and he regrets his decision now. Maybe if Reda Nidalha, born and bred in the historic Dutch university city of Leiden, had learned about moderate Islam, it would have been harder for...
  • Turkey to donate $1 million to help Asia migrant crisis

    Turkey says it is donating $1 million to the International Organization for Migration and the U.N. refugee agency to help ease Southeast Asia's migrant crisis and is exploring ways of organizing a humanitarian aid operation to reach Rohingya Muslims and...
  • Turkish adviser has 'guns and bullets' to protect Erdogan

    An economics adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has two guns and hundreds of bullets and is prepared to use them to protect his boss. Yigit Bulut told state television TRT late Tuesday: "Nobody can touch the elected president of...