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  • Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano

     Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano
    If only we could introduce the Turkish president to Kristin Pagano. Pagano is the 27-year-old attorney from the northwest suburbs who is studying for the Illinois bar exam (she's already licensed in California). She's expecting a baby a few weeks before...
  • Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'

    Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women's role in society as motherhood. In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his...
  • Turkey to host training for 2,000 Syrian rebels: official

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against Islamic State insurgents, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Monday....
  • Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

    By Nick Tattersall and Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the talks heralded little in the...
  • Turkish government, Kurdish authorities argue over Yazidi refugees

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey In a picnic grove nestled in wheat and cotton fields just south of Diyarbakir, municipal officials have set up a refugee camp for more than 4,000 Yazidis who fled the threat of genocide when Islamic State extremists captured their...
  • Frenchman said to be among Islamic State militants in beheading video

    Authorities in Paris said Monday that they had identified a French convert to Islam as one of the knife-wielding Islamic State extremists pictured in a grisly video showing a beheaded U.S. aid worker and slaughtered Syrian soldiers. A French prosecutor,...
  • Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State

    Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State
    Turkish soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in Baghdad as part of the struggle against Islamic State, a senior Turkish official said on Saturday. Turkish...
  • Biden, fence-mending in Turkey, commits to 'transition' in Syria

    ISTANBUL Vice President Joe Biden assured Turkey Saturday that the U.S. plans to strengthen Syrian rebels and ensure a political transition "away from the Assad regime," but he stopped short of committing to the regime change in Damascus demanded by...
  • Serbian fan killed in Istanbul Euroleague violence: consul

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - A 25-year old Red Star Belgrade fan was stabbed to death in fan violence before the team's Euroleague basketball match at Galatasaray in Istanbul on Friday, the Serbian consul in the Turkish capital told Serbia's state television...
  • Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean

     Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean
    About 20 years ago, a blip in the centuries of bad blood between them, NATO allies Greece and Turkey came to the brink of war over conflicting claims to an arid Aegean isle inhabited solely by goats, rabbits and sheep. Now, after a sudden burst of...
  • Turkey to share intelligence on jihadists with Iraq as relations warm

    BAGHDAD Turkey is ready to share intelligence on Islamic State militants with Iraq, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday amid rapidly warming relations between the two countries. Davutoglu met his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi,...