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  • Turkish police raid media with ties to cleric living in exile in Poconos

    Turkish police raid media with ties to cleric living in exile in Poconos
    ISTANBUL —Turkish police raided media outlets close to Muslim cleric living in exile in the Poconos on Sunday and detained 23 people nationwide in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan says is a network conspiring to topple him. The...
  • Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric

    Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric
    Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen. A Turkish judge...
  • Pope Francis, in Turkey, appeals for dialogue to counter extremists

    Pope Francis arrived in the Turkish capital Friday at the start of a three-day trip widely seen as an effort to build inter-religious dialogue with Muslims and focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-ravaged Middle...
  • In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive

     In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive
    From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives

    Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives
    The main al-Qaida affiliate in Syria is extending its control over a swath of territory that was until recently held by the collapsing moderate opposition, jeopardizing U.S. plans to form a new rebel force to fight extremists. Since routing two of the...
  • Enlist Turkey in plan to remove Assad and defeat Islamic State: New Voices

    In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria. First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria. Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
  • Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims

    Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims
    Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in Bolingbrook. When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Pope Francis' visit to Turkey puts spotlight on region's Christians

    Pope Francis' visit to Turkey puts spotlight on region's Christians
    Dressed in a neatly pressed dark suit, Bedri Diril, 41, stood patiently Saturday among a crowd of hundreds in front of St. Esprit Cathedral in Istanbul awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis. “We Christians do have problems here, but they are not...
  • Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

    Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants
    At least 24 refugees died in chilly, choppy waters off the Turkish coast after a smuggling vessel transporting them sank at the confluence of the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea, Turkish media reports said. Rescue teams said the overloaded boat was...