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  • Turkey, US sign pact to train Syrians, but enemy still unstated

    ANKARA, Turkey Turkey and the United States signed an accord Thursday to jointly train and equip thousands of Syrians over the next three years in a rare sign of cooperation between the NATO allies. But the document, which wasn't made public,...
  • U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels

    U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels
    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...
  • Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey

    Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey
    The slaying of a young Turkish woman during an alleged attempted rape has prompted angry street protests across Turkey and demands that the government do more to combat violence against women. Police on Friday discovered the charred corpse of Ozgecan...
  • Erdogan criticizes Obama for silence over slain Muslims

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reproached U.S. President Barack Obama and other senior officials for not speaking out against the killings of three young Muslims in North Carolina this week. Erdogan said during a news conference in Mexico...
  • 2 injured in blast in Turkish town near Syria; terror blamed

    A bomb exploded Friday near a police checkpoint at a Turkish town near the border with Syria, injuring two people, officials said. Turkish Labor Minister Faruk Celik said the bomb inside a garbage container was left beside a parked car 15 meters (yards)...
  • Turkish students, teachers protest govt religious education

    Hundreds of students and teachers across Turkey have boycotted school to protest the government's moves to increase Islamic teachings in education. Thousands more marched Friday in several Turkish cities holding up banners demanding a secular and...
  • Turkey rolls back secular education for 'pious generation'

    Pastor Ahmet Guvener managed to get his daughter, a Christian, an exemption from mandatory religious classes in her Turkish school. But he soon found that the 17-year-old wasn't really off the hook. As an alternative to the classes at her school in...
  • Syrian townspeople insist US airstrike killed civilians

    NIZIP, Turkey Mohammad Na'us was one of the most respected men in al Bab. He was the undertaker who washed the bodies of the dead prior to burial, a pious Quranic scholar who issued the sundown call to prayer in the Syrian town near the Turkish border,...
  • American woman held by Islamic State militants told friends she was determined to help Syrians

    Friends say the American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestine territories,...
  • List of winners of the World Press Photo awards

    Winners of the World Press Photo awards. WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2014: Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures. Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia. SPOT NEWS SINGLES: 1. Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence...
  • Turkey's Erdogan proposes building Istanbul-style mosque in Cuba

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proposed building a mosque in Cuba during a visit to the country. Erdogan said he had suggested building a mosque similar to a 19th-century waterside mosque in Istanbul's Ortakoy district, during talks with...