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  • Turkey's Antalya Film Festival Opens Smoothly Despite Turbulence

    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 government's unwillingness to...
  • 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...
  • Fight With Islamic State Requires Persistence

    What happens when an American plan for limited war against the Islamic State meets the savage reality of combat, as happened this week when the extremists pounded Kurdish fighters just inside Syria's border with Turkey? The cry rose in Washington and...
  • Fight in Syrian city hits home with Kurds across Turkish border

    Fight in Syrian city hits home with Kurds across Turkish border
    Medics hastened into a hospital here Friday bearing several stretchers holding bloodied Kurdish fighters, including an unconscious woman combatant and a man suffering head trauma, his mouth a pulpy mess. All arrived in an ambulance after fierce clashes...
  • U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks
    The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its...
  • Antalya Film Festival Nurtures Cinema's Young Turks

    Half a century ago, the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival was launched to boost production of quality Turkish pics by showcasing them alongside global standouts in an international movie industry milieu. That plan seems to be working. Local auteurs...
  • Turkey's Culture Ministry Aims To Broaden the Appeal of Turkish Films

    Turkish cinema is experiencing a burst of energy. A new generation of filmmakers is getting notice on the festival circuit, making for a lively, vibrant film scene. The most recent example is "Sivas," a potent first feature by director Kaan Mujdeci...
  • Turkey Playing Double Game With Kurds

    During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can match Stalin for...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

    Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes
    Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a...
  • U.S. calls on Turkey's military as Islamic State moves on border town

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants more participation from Turkey in the campaign against Islamic State militants, saying the country could help with a range of military issues that include allowing U.S. aircraft to use its bases and training and...
  • Feds: Bolingbrook man arrested at O'Hare on terrorism charges

    Feds: Bolingbrook man arrested at O'Hare on terrorism charges
    The Bolingbrook teen’s plan to join terrorists in the Middle East was carefully laid out, with plane tickets connecting through Austria, a contact to take him across the Syrian border to the Islamic State stronghold and even a letter left for his...