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  • Islamic State group loses key town on Turkish border

    For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border provided a lifeline for the Islamic State group, allowing it to ferry foreign fighters to its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa and sell oil on the black market. The loss of the town...
  • A slice of Turkish history: 'The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East' by Eugene Rogan

    "The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East" by Eugene Rogan; Basic Books (512 pages, $32) Given the critical role that Turkey plays and will play in the strategic Middle East, where the United States appears to be inextricably stuck in...
  • Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel dead at 90

    Suleyman Demirel was a master pragmatist whose remarkable talent for staying on top of Turkish politics saw him survive two coups, serve seven terms as Turkey's prime minister and cap his career with the presidency. Unusually in Turkey's polarized...
  • Former Turkish president Suleyman Demirel dies at 90

    ISTANBUL Suleyman Demirel, the former Turkish president and seven-time prime minister who was overthrown twice in military coups, has died of a respiratory tract infection and heart failure. He was 90. The center-right politician died Tuesday night at...
  • Turkey: Journalists detained, reportedly for asking about IS

    Turkish authorities briefly detained three journalists at the border with Syria for angering the local governor with questions about possible infiltrators from the Islamic State group, one of the journalists said in comments published Wednesday. In...
  • Election board confirms Turkish party's loss of majority

    Turkey's election body has confirmed the ruling party's loss of its parliamentary majority after 13 years of single-party rule, setting the ball rolling for tortuous coalition-building talks. The High Election Board released the certified results of...
  • Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90

    Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90
    Suleyman Demirel, one of the dominant figures in Turkey's politics for the past half-century, died early Wednesday, hospital officials said. He was 90. Demirel died at Ankara's Guven Hospital of heart failure and a respiratory tract infection, doctors...
  • Turkey recalls ambassador to Brazil over genocide dispute

    Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the ambassador to Brazil has been recalled after that country's senate passed a resolution recognizing the massacres of Armenians a century ago as genocide. The ministry said late Monday that Ambassador Huseyin Dirioz was...
  • Turkey's long-dominant ruling party loses majority

    Turkey's long-dominant ruling party loses majority
    In normal times, you can't escape President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. His voice booms from television screens, his hands wave at campaign rallies and his face smiles from billboards. Yet as Turkey digested the surprise sinking of support for his...
  • Kurds rejoice after robbing Turkish president of his parliamentary clout

    ISTANBUL Turkey celebrated a major political milestone Monday the peaceful ousting of the Justice and Development party after 13 years of controlling the government. The giant killer was mainly a Kurdish party that captured enough votes in Sunday's...
  • Turkey's new parliament features 4 key parties

    Four parties will dominate Turkey's 550-seat parliament following Sunday's elections. Here is a sketch of each political force. ___ JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY Conservative and Islamic. Has governed Turkey since 2002. Founded the previous year by...