| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:43 AM
A group of Turkish ultra-nationalists attacked three U.S. sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting "Yankee go home" and trying to pull hoods over their heads in an assault condemned by the United States.
Video footage posted on...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:35 PM
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,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Iraqi Kurdish forces have blunted, but not broken, the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a week after arriving to great fanfare with heavy weapons and fighters in a bid to save it from Islamic State.
Kobani has become a test of the U.S.-led...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Turkish soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in Baghdad as part of the struggle against Islamic State, a senior Turkish official said on Saturday.
| Nov 22, 2014
| 3:05 PM
ISTANBUL Vice President Joe Biden assured Turkey Saturday that the U.S. plans to strengthen Syrian rebels and ensure a political transition "away from the Assad regime," but he stopped short of committing to the regime change in Damascus demanded by...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
About 20 years ago, a blip in the centuries of bad blood between them, NATO allies Greece and Turkey came to the brink of war over conflicting claims to an arid Aegean isle inhabited solely by goats, rabbits and sheep.
Now, after a sudden burst of...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Authorities in Paris said Monday that they had identified a French convert to Islam as one of the knife-wielding Islamic State extremists pictured in a grisly video showing a beheaded U.S. aid worker and slaughtered Syrian soldiers.
A French prosecutor,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:36 PM
With the dramatic aerial bombardment of militant positions in Syria on Tuesday, the Obama administration has expanded its offensive against Islamic State extremists to new but treacherous terrain.
The U.S.-led air assault across a wide swath of northern...