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  • Turkey snubs possible energy deals with Israel after Gaza offensive

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is unlikely to sign any energy deals with Israel for the construction of a gas pipeline to Turkey because of a deepening political rift over Israel's Gaza offensive, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday. Ties...
  • Why won't Turkey join the fight against Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON A U.S. official on Friday acknowledged that NATO ally Turkey had complicated efforts to build a moderate Syrian rebel force by coordinating with groups, including al-Qaida's Nusra Front, that were considered off limits by the Obama...
  • 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...
  • Russia allows dairy imports from Turkish firms after Western food ban

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has allowed dairy supplies from three Turkish firms, its veterinary and phytosanitary service (VPSS) said, boosting imports after Moscow banned most foods from the European Union and the United States. Shares in one of the...
  • Turkey's Erdogan seen softening style not substance as president

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan's caustic rhetoric has won him the devotion of Turkey's conservative Islamic heartlands, from his dismissal of political enemies as "worse than leeches" to his comparisons of Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler....
  • Turkey's incoming prime minister says country needs new constitution

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Incoming Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that the country needed a new constitution with a liberal character as he set out his vision for Turkey ahead of his expected appointment on Thursday. In a speech to the...
  • Three Chinese engineers kidnapped in southeast Turkey: sources

    DIYARBAKIR Turkey (Reuters) - Suspected Kurdish militants have kidnapped three Chinese engineers in southeast Turkey near the border with Iraq and Syria, security sources said on Monday. The workers were seized from a shop in the border town of Silopi...
  • Smugglers and Kurdish militants help Iraq's Yazidis flee to Turkey

    SILOPI Turkey (Reuters) - Sewra was terrified of being caught by Turkish soldiers as she, her children and grandchildren inched their way through Iraq's mountainous border region, fleeing an Islamist militant onslaught by cover of darkness. The 56-year-...
  • Turkey struggles as 'lone gatekeeper' against Islamic State recruitment

    ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...
  • Battle lines drawn in struggle for influence over Turkish judiciary

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - One of Turkey's most senior judges warned against government interference in the judiciary on Monday, signaling a looming struggle for influence over the courts as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues a drive against his...