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  • Turkey to play role in fight against Islamic State

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is seeking specific roles in a U.S.-led coalition to battle Islamic State fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said after talks with Turkish leaders on Monday, without revealing details. Turkey was the only Muslim nation...
  • West widens contacts with Syria's Kurds but suspicion remains

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The fight against Islamic State could at last win Syria's Kurds the Western help they have sought, but they must first clarify their relationship to President Bashar al-Assad and reassure Turkey that they won't cause trouble on its...
  • Analysis:Obama strategy to beat Islamic State likely to draw US into years of conflict

    WASHINGTON The U.S.-led international strategy to combat the Islamic State that President Barack Obama sketched out Friday is likely to require years of thorny diplomacy and deeper U.S. military involvement in conflicts that he's struggled to avoid....
  • Turkey in missile talks with France after China disagreements: Erdogan

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was in talks with France on the purchase of a long-range missile defense system after disagreements with China, which was originally awarded the tender. U.S. and NATO officials have said...
  • Obama outlines strategy to 'ultimately destroy' Islamic State

    Obama outlines strategy to 'ultimately destroy' Islamic State
    The United States and its allies aim to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the militant group Islamic State, President Obama said Friday as he began to outline a U.S. strategy focused on gathering partners from Sunni Arab states and aiding...
  • Turkey may play quiet role in U.S. coalition against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey may find it hard to play a public role in the coalition the United States is building to strike at Islamic State targets in Iraq and possibly Syria for fear the militant group might retaliate against dozens of Turks held...
  • U.S., Turkey cooperating on Islamist foreign fighters: Obama

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey are cooperating on the threat posed by foreign Islamist fighters returning to their home countries from Iraq and Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said at a meeting with Turkey President Tayyip...
  • New Turkish cabinet spells little policy shift, Erdogan stays dominant

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kept key members of Turkey's economic management team in place and named Ankara's point man on Europe as foreign minister in a new cabinet on Friday, moves signalling President Tayyip Erdogan's continued...
  • Turkish President casts self as heir to reformer who died on gallows

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Whether stirring crowds with fiery election speeches or, as on Thursday, swearing an oath as Turkey's first popularly elected president, Tayyip Erdogan casts himself as the heir of one man above all others - a man whose life ended...
  • Battle lines drawn in struggle for influence over Turkish judiciary

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - One of Turkey's most senior judges warned against government interference in the judiciary on Monday, signaling a looming struggle for influence over the courts as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues a drive against his...
  • Turkish President Erdogan appoints Davutoglu acting prime minister

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan appointed outgoing foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu as acting prime minister on Thursday, according to an announcement in the official gazette, moments after being sworn in as Turkey's 12th head of...