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  • 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...
  • Turkish nationalists assault U.S. sailors in Istanbul

    Turkish nationalists assault U.S. sailors in Istanbul
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani

    Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani
    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...
  • Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State

    Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State
    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. Turkish...
  • Biden, fence-mending in Turkey, commits to 'transition' in Syria

    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...
  • Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean

     Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean
    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...
  • Frenchman said to be among Islamic State militants in beheading video

    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,...
  • Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.

    Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.
    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...