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  • Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'

    Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be...
  • S. Korean spy chief says teenager joined Islamic State group

    A teenager who went missing in Turkey last month is probably the first known South Korean to join the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. The director of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Lee Byung-kee, told legislators in a closed-...
  • UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

    UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria
    Police investigating the disappearance of three British teenage girls say they believe they are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria. Authorities believe the girls could be on their way to join the Islamic State group. British police...
  • Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate troops, tomb

    Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the remains amid fears the shrine was threatened by Islamic State militants....
  • With Islamic State threatening, Turkey abandons historic tomb in Syria

    ANKARA, Turkey After months of siege by Islamic State extremists, Turkey early Sunday sent an armored column into Syria to evacuate troops that had been guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The...
  • Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb

    Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb
    Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the remains amid fears the shrine was threatened by Islamic State militants....
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Turkey's border with Syria

    This is in response to “In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway” (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations...
  • Protesters march near university of murdered Turkish woman

    About 15,000 people marched in a southern Turkish city Wednesday in remembrance of a student whose murder after an attempted rape last week has galvanized public outrage about violence against women. Twenty-year-old Ozgecan Aslan's body was found...
  • Brawl in Turkey parliament puts focus on Erdogan power plays

    Chairs flew and lawmakers traded punches. A brawl in Parliament over a new security bill has forced the spotlight on mounting suspicions that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's real goal is to hand himself more tools to crush dissent. Five lawmakers were...
  • Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey

    Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey
    The slaying of a young Turkish woman during an alleged attempted rape has prompted angry street protests across Turkey and demands that the government do more to combat violence against women. Police on Friday discovered the charred corpse of Ozgecan...