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  • Turkey fails to elect new speaker in initial voting

    Turkey's parliament has failed to elect its new speaker after two rounds of voting that were being watched for an early indication of the Turkish parties' strength in the coalition-building process. Ismet Yilmaz, the ruling party's candidate and the...
  • 173 Uighur refugees arrive in Turkey from Thailand

    A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said Thursday. Recep Akyol of the East Turkestan Migrants...
  • Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily

    Syria's main Kurdish party warned Turkey on Wednesday that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country's main Kurdish militia is ready to face any "aggression." Meanwhile, a Syrian rebel group released a video...
  • Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post

    Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks....
  • As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action

    As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank...
  • State of fear: Survivors tell of life under IS rule

    Inside the Islamic State's realm, the paper testifying that you have "repented" from your heretical past must be carried at all times. Many people laminate it just to be safe. It can mean the difference between life and death. Bilal Abdullah learned that...
  • A short chronology of the Islamic State group

    April 18, 2010 — U.S. and Iraqi forces kill two top leaders of al-Qaida's branch in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi becomes the terror group's new leader. March 2011 — Syrian conflict erupts following an uprising against President Bashar Assad...
  • Turkish police use water cannons to clear gay pride rally

    Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away. Two people were injured, according to the Dogan news...
  • Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city

    Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday they had expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces. The Sunni extremists blasted...
  • Amid new IS offensive, scores die in Syrian town

    Fighting raged into the night Friday between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, as reports mounted that at least 120 civilians, including women and children, have been killed by the extremist group since it...
  • Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town

     Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town
    Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday. Kurdish activist...