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  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

    French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State
    French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. President ...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Will NATO end with a whimper?

    ISTANBUL -- April marked the 65th birthday of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, formed at the height of the Cold War to stop the huge postwar Red Army from overrunning Western Europe. NATO in 1949 had only 12 members, comprising Western Europe,...
  • Saudi survey: 'Flirtatious' women to blame for sexual harassment

    It seems in male-dominated Muslim powerhouses, women may not be entitled to mirth. First, a top Turkish official last month reproached women for laughing in public, deeming such expressions immodest and a sign of the country's moral erosion. Now a...
  • Divisive Erdogan likely to win Turkey's first direct presidential vote

    In spite of scandal, protest and controversy that have dogged his dozen years as Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to win the nation's first direct presidential election on Sunday. And the 60-year-old Islamist has made no secret...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be Turkey's first directly elected president

    When Turkey holds direct presidential elections for the first time on Aug. 10, the people will speak. Turks are eager to be heard following a wave of protests in the last year against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and...