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  • Turkey allows girls as young as 10 to cover hair at schools

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has lifted a ban on the Islamic-style headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith. The government,...
  • UNHCR preparing for 400,000 exodus from Syrian town into Turkey

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants. Some 138,000 Syrian...
  • Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee

    Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee
    Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. "Fierce clashes are still under way but the ISIS...
  • Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State

    Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State
    The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the United Nations said Monday. “In Turkey...
  • Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages

    Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages
    Questions emerged Saturday over what, if anything, Turkey gave up in exchange for 49 mostly Turkish hostages who were released by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held for more than three months. The hostages, who were taken from a Turkish...
  • More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State crossed into Turkey: Deputy PM

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants have crossed into Turkey in the past three days and the authorities are preparing for more, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday....
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • Kerry to visit Turkey to bolster campaign against Islamic State

    ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey on Friday as part of a tour of the Middle East to rally efforts to tackle the Islamic State militant group, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Turkey is...
  • No breakthrough as Kerry urges reluctant Turkey to help fight militants

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry visited Turkey on Friday, seeking to persuade a reluctant leadership in Ankara to participate in a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. But there appeared to be no breakthrough in...
  • Kerry says comfortable U.S. will form broad anti-ISIL coalition

    ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he was comfortable that the United States would form a broad-based coalition to fight Islamic State militants but said it would not be appropriate for Iran to be involved in the efforts....
  • Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. Now, the 62-year old is making the rounds on hit Turkish TV shows, part of a ratings race increasingly driven by a...