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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Turkish women to politican who warned against laughing: LOL

    Turkish women to politican who warned against laughing: LOL
    Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values". Melda Onur, a lawmaker from the...
  • 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...
  • Turkish women find official's rebuke of female laughter hilarious

    Turkish women find official's rebuke of female laughter hilarious
    It's rare for Turkey's dour Islamists of the ruling Justice and Development Party to provoke belly laughs, but Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has the country in stitches over his views on the ideal woman. "She will not laugh in front of everyone and...
  • 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...
  • Women having the last laugh at Turkish official

    Women having the last laugh at Turkish official
    Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values," according to the Reuters news agency....
  • 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...
  • As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

    As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar....