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  • Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process

    Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process
    Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish insurgent hideaways in the country’s remote eastern regions Tuesday, threatening the delicate peace process between Ankara and the nation’s ethnic Kurdish minority. The strikes are the first of their kind...
  • Turkey has not reached new deal to let U.S. use base: officials

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has not reached a new agreement to let the United States use its Incirlik air base in the fight against Islamic State militants, and talks are continuing on the subject, Turkish officials said on Monday. Turkey had reached an...
  • Turkey denies it's agreed to let US use Incirlik base to strike Islamic State

    ISTANBUL In the latest sign of discord between two key NATO allies, Turkey on Monday formally denied news reports that it had agreed to open a major air base to U.S. and other coalition combat aircraft fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq....
  • Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria

    Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria
    Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for missions in Syria, as well as provide rebels there with light arms and train them with infantry tactics for the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Sunday....
  • Government-backed candidates win in Turkish judicial vote

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Government-backed candidates won most seats in a top Turkish judicial body, election results showed on Monday, tightening President Tayyip Erdogan's control over the judiciary in a victory over his rival Fethullah Gulen. Eight out of...
  • Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq

    Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq
    Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west. The...
  • Three suicide attacks hit Kurdish town on Syria-Turkey border

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Three Islamic State fighters blew themselves up on Monday in Kobani near the Turkish border with Syria, a monitoring group said, with the hardline militants making slight advances inside the besieged Kurdish town. In one of the...
  • Turkey's Antalya Film Festival Opens Smoothly Despite Turbulence

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ANTALYA - The 51st Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in Turkey kicked off on a high note over the weekend despite political turbulence that put the country's oldest film event at risk of regularly taking place. The Turkish...
  • U.S. concerned over Kobani, will take time to confront Islamic State: Kerry

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States was deeply concerned about what he called the "tragedy" in the Syrian town of Kobani, where Islamic State fighters have been tightening their grip. Speaking at a...
  • Kurds describe intense combat in Kobani, Syria, but vow to fight on

    Simko Karamogh sits smoking a cigarette and recounts a close-quarters gun battle with an Islamic State fighter in the besieged city of Kobani. “We shot him three times but he must have had some kind of drugs,” recalled Karamogh, a 35-year-...
  • Hagel says U.S. close to enlisting Turkey in Islamic State fight

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. was getting closer to reaching a deal with Turkey about training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels inside Turkey's borders for the ongoing campaign against Islamic State militants. Rebel training is already...