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  • 9 UK citizens headed to Syria arrested, Turkey military says

    Turkey's military says that nine British citizens have been arrested trying to cross into Syria. They were taken into custody in Hatay province, the military said in a statement Wednesday. The group of three men, two women and four children, was...
  • Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

    Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition
    While the alternative rock band System of a Down plans to use the concert stage this month as a platform to push for formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States and Turkey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), is using his influence as a...
  • PM: Prosecutor wounded in Istanbul hostage standoff has died

    Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hostage takers and police, officials said. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok said police had...
  • Syrian refugee crisis outstrips international aid

    The United Nations food agency has announced that it is being forced to cut off aid to thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey because of a lack of funds. For now, the Turkish government will have to fill the funding gap left by the United Nation's...
  • Turkey: Training, arming Syrian rebels could start in May

    Turkey's defense minister says a joint Turkish-U.S. program to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group could begin in May. Ismet Yilmaz, however, told reporters Tuesday that the sides were still holding talks on the soldiers to be...
  • Turkish Cypriot soccer president: No going back on deal

    In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association said Monday he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association. Hasan Sertoglu said he has already...
  • Turkish Cypriots halt gas search for peace talks restart

    Hopes of a restart to talks to reunify the small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus swelled Monday after breakaway Turkish Cypriots said they will halt their own search for gas off Cyprus' coast. Ozdil Nami, Turkish Cypriot foreign minister, told...
  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed...
  • Pentagon says it has selected first 400 Syrians to be trained to fight Islamic State group

    WASHINGTON U.S. military and intelligence agencies are doing background checks on the first 400 Syrians to be trained to combat Islamic State forces in their country, with a target date set as early as September for them to join the war, the Pentagon said...
  • Nearly 70 migrants found on berm on Greek-Turkish border

    Greek border police said Friday they had rescued 68 people, most of them Syrians, trying to cross illegally into Greece after they became stranded on a berm on the Greek-Turkish border. The migrants, including 14 children aged between 3 and 12 and...
  • Iran calls on Turkey to help find peace in embattled Yemen

    ISLAMABAD A Turkey-led diplomatic initiative to prevent the conflict in Yemen from spreading in the Middle East showed signs of progress Tuesday at talks in Tehran, where Iran's leadership agreed to work with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip...