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  • Istanbul, the city of thrilling flavors

    ISTANBUL, Turkey At a cramped little shop on the edges of the Grand Bazaar, I balance a small white plate and fork in my hand. Rain pours outside while people keep pushing in the front door, a mass of humid, damp bodies all waiting for caramel custard...
  • See splendid Turkey on a budget: take the bus

    See splendid Turkey on a budget: take the bus
    If all of Turkish history were on this bus, I'd be sitting next to sultans, whirling dervishes, Silk Road caravanners, Greek shopkeepers, apostles and olive growers. Instead, I'm sitting next to a guy from New York and a couple from Toronto. We're coming...
  • Pope Francis prays in Istanbul's Blue Mosque

    Pope Francis prays in Istanbul's Blue Mosque
    Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul's Blue Mosque on Saturday, in a gesture of inter-religious harmony in a country bordering the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Francis took off his shoes as he entered the huge...
  • Islamic State, rival Al Nusra Front each strengthen grip on Syria

    Islamic State, rival Al Nusra Front each strengthen grip on Syria
    A group with ties to Al Qaeda has gained significant ground across Syria in recent weeks, creating the possibility that the war-ravaged nation will be divided among two opposing militant Islamic groups and the government of President Bashar Assad —...
  • Pope Francis, in Turkey, appeals for dialogue to counter extremists

    Pope Francis arrived in the Turkish capital Friday at the start of a three-day trip widely seen as an effort to build inter-religious dialogue with Muslims and focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-ravaged Middle...
  • Alleged killer of Serbian fan arrested - media

    Turkish police have arrested the alleged killer of a Serbian basketball fan, stabbed to death in Istanbul last week before the start of the Euroleague match between Galatasaray and Serbia's Red Star Belgrade, media reports said. Among seven people...
  • Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano

     Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano
    If only we could introduce the Turkish president to Kristin Pagano. Pagano is the 27-year-old attorney from the northwest suburbs who is studying for the Illinois bar exam (she's already licensed in California). She's expecting a baby a few weeks before...
  • How a French truck driver became a target of the US air war in Syria

    PARIS To hear French officials tell it, David Drugeon is a 24-year-old former truck driver from the Brittany region of France who occasionally worked out with French soldiers before slipping off to Pakistan to join al-Qaida. He is, at such a tender age,...
  • Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

    Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants
    At least 24 refugees died in chilly, choppy waters off the Turkish coast after a smuggling vessel transporting them sank at the confluence of the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea, Turkish media reports said. Rescue teams said the overloaded boat was...
  • Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'

    Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women's role in society as motherhood. In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his...
  • Turkish government, Kurdish authorities argue over Yazidi refugees

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey In a picnic grove nestled in wheat and cotton fields just south of Diyarbakir, municipal officials have set up a refugee camp for more than 4,000 Yazidis who fled the threat of genocide when Islamic State extremists captured their...