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  • 'Terrorists' help U.S. in battle against Islamic State in Iraq

    MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), condemned for its three-...
  • Kurds want US to drop water to refugees trapped by Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Desperate to reach tens of thousands of people who fled the Islamist militant takeover of the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar and are now trapped in rugged mountains outside the city, international aid officials and representatives of the...
  • German spying report angers Turkey, embarrasses Berlin

    BERLIN/ANKARA (Reuters) - The German government faced an angry reaction from Turkey and accusations of hypocrisy from its own opposition on Monday after media reports that its intelligence agency spied on its NATO ally. The reports also said the agency...
  • Turkish energy minister says Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports continue

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday 6.5 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil had been shipped to world markets via Turkey's Ceyhan port since exports began and that a seventh tanker was being loaded at the...
  • Common enemy Islamic State draws Kurdish factions together

    Common enemy Islamic State draws Kurdish factions together
    One unanticipated result of the military advances by Sunni Muslim extremists in northern Iraq has been the formation of a unified opposition front composed of oft-divided Kurdish factions in three nations: Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Last week, Massoud...
  • Cannes-Winner 'Winter Sleep' To Represent Turkey at Oscars

    HONG KONG - Turkey has selected Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film was the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes film festival in May. News of the selection was announced on Twitter by...
  • Kurds from Turkey, Syria enter Iraq to battle Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish forces pushed Tuesday to retake territory they lost over the weekend to the Islamic State in a major counteroffensive that will test the ability of the best-trained military force in Iraq to confront the radical Islamist group....
  • Iraq militants pull back from two towns after Kurdish counterattack

    Iraq militants pull back from two towns after Kurdish counterattack
    The town was largely abandoned, except for laid-back groups of Kurdish troops, and there was little sign of combat — a few burned-out storefronts, scattered cartridges on the streets, the bullet-riddled body of an Islamic militant drawing flies next...
  • Turkish economy minister sees lower rates as vital after Erdogan victory

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's government will maintain its calls for lower interest rates following Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's victory in the country's first direct presidential election, the economy minister said on Monday. Turkey has emerged as a...
  • Occupation of Cyprus underscores hypocrisy of Gaza outrage

    LIMASSOL, Cyprus -- Cyprus is a beautiful island. But it has never recovered from the Turkish invasion of 1974. Turkish troops still control nearly 40 percent of the island -- the most fertile and formerly the richest portion. Some 200,000 Greek refugees...
  • Erdogan wins Turkey's presidency, according to unofficial results

    Erdogan wins Turkey's presidency, according to unofficial results
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday won Turkey's presidency, according to unofficial results, consolidating a power base that could have far-reaching implications at a time of profound regional turmoil. Erdogan, who has been the principal...