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  • Sunnis sending their sons abroad as fears of sectarian killings escalate in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Abu Saleh already sent one son to Turkey, and he prays that another makes it out before the inevitable knock on the door from the Shiite Muslim militiamen who stalk the neighborhood alongside Iraqi security forces, menacing the few Sunni...
  • Accounting of confiscated Turkish churches sought

    Armenian community leaders in Glendale and Burbank are cheering this week as a congressional bill that calls for an accounting of confiscated Christian churches, monasteries, and other religious properties in Turkey and their eventual return to their...
  • Islamic militants release 32 Turkish drivers kidnapped in Iraq

    Islamic militants release 32 Turkish drivers kidnapped in Iraq
    A group of 32 Turkish truck drivers kidnapped three weeks ago by Islamic militants in northern Iraq have been released and are en route home, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists in Ankara on Thursday. There was no immediate word,...
  • Karlovy Vary Jury Prexy Ahmet Boyacioglu on Turkey's Blossoming Film Scene

    Prominent Turkish film industry multi-hyphenate (fest programmer, producer, director, promoter) Ahmet Boyacioglu is this year's chairman of the East of the West jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which recently added Turkey and Greece to its core...
  • Turkey's Erdogan asks Parliament to approve talks with Kurds

    ISTANBUL Turkey's powerful prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, launched parliamentary debate this week on a new law that would open formal negotiations with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party to end a 30-year armed rebellion. He tied the move to...
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to run for president

    To the surprise of almost no one, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday, with his ruling Justice and Development Party announcing that he would be its candidate. Erdogan is widely expected to win...
  • Militants declare caliphate in Iraq and Syria

    Militants declare caliphate in Iraq and Syria
    Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria. Alarming regional and world powers,...
  • Militant coalition's goal: A Syria under Islamic law

    In case there is any doubt about who is in charge, guards patrolling the stretch of Syria around the Turkish border crossing here wear blue T-shirts stitched with "Islamic Front" patches. Since opposition fighters first seized border crossings in 2012,...
  • Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered

    Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered
    As the Obama administration seeks $500 million in additional aid for Syrian rebels, a leading figure of the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has ordered the disbanding and complete restructuring of the group's military wing. The shake-up is...
  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • Turkey evacuates diplomats from Basra, says Iraqi capital still safe

    Turkey evacuates diplomats from Basra, says Iraqi capital still safe
    The Turkish government on Tuesday evacuated its consulate in Basra, Iraq, and slapped a ban on media reporting about the 80 Turks seized by Islamic militants from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul nearly a week ago. In announcing the precautionary...