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  • Islamic State frees 49 Turks held since June; Turkey says it didn't pay ransom

    ISTANBUL Islamic State extremists Saturday released 49 diplomatic hostages to the Turkish government, ending a crisis that officials here said had blocked the NATO ally from fully joining the U.S.-led battle against the Islamic State. Turkish officials...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - 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...
  • 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...
  • Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

    DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into...
  • Islamic State opens major push to seize Kurdish-held town in northern Syria

    ISTANBUL Islamic State forces have mounted a major offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, occupying more than a dozen villages in an apparent attempt to capture another border crossing with Turkey, the local government said Thursday. The villages are...
  • Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's...
  • Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. Now, the 62-year old is making the rounds on hit Turkish TV shows, part of a ratings race increasingly driven by a...
  • Turkey urges more information sharing on foreign jihadists

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday called for a greater exchange of information with other states to prevent jihadists entering his country and traveling on to Iraq or Syria to join Islamic State militants. Thousands of foreign...
  • Kurds say Islamic State seizes Syrian villages near Turkish border

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major advance towards the city of Ayn al-Arab at the border with Turkey, a Kurdish military official and a group that tracks the civil war said on Thursday....
  • Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation

    Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation
    Pope Francis will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of November, his first trip to a predominantly Muslim nation, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the exact dates and the program for the trip,...
  • Erdogan approves law tightening Turkey's Internet controls

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan approved a law tightening government control of the Internet and expanding the powers of the telecoms authority late on Thursday, part of the first legislative package he has effected as head of state....