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  • Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he is closely following an inquiry into a U.S.-based Islamic preacher and media outlets close to him and dismissed criticism that the case is politically motivated. Erdogan spoke a day after an...
  • Turkish court issues arrest warrant for cleric now in US

    ISTANBUL A Turkish criminal court issued an arrest warrant Friday for Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish religious scholar who lives in self-exile in Pennsylvania and has become public enemy No. 1 of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's increasingly autocratic...
  • Turkey keeps media executive in custody on terrorism charge

    A Turkish court kept a media executive and three other people in custody on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a terrorist group, in a case which President Tayyip Erdogan has defended as a response to "dirty operations" by his enemies....
  • In dealings with the West, Erdogan holds all the cards

    President Tayyip Erdogan's tightening grip on power is likely to meet little more than symbolic resistance from the West next year, as Turkey's G20 presidency and the fight against Islamic State trump concerns about a slide towards authoritarianism....
  • Turkey remains leery about presence of Kurdish refugees from Kobani

    SURUC, Turkey From a hilltop about half a mile from the besieged Kurdish-Syrian city of Kobani, the sounds of heavy weapons can be heard echoing from inside what was once a prosperous border town of about 250,000 people. Most of those people are now...
  • Amid silent press, Turkish journalists use social media to condemn editors' arrests

    ISTANBUL When police detained the editor in chief of Turkey's biggest newspaper Sunday along with two dozen others on bizarre charges of taking part in a terrorist organization, much of the Turkish media was silent, and many pro-government news outlets,...
  • Turkish police raid media with ties to cleric living in exile in Poconos

    Turkish police raid media with ties to cleric living in exile in Poconos
    ISTANBUL —Turkish police raided media outlets close to Muslim cleric living in exile in the Poconos on Sunday and detained 23 people nationwide in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan says is a network conspiring to topple him. The...
  • Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric

    Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric
    Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen. A Turkish judge...
  • Turkey arrests major media figures

    ISTANBUL Two days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to "overthrow" what he called a "network of treason," Turkey's counterterrorism police on Sunday arrested more than two dozen prominent media and government figures, including the editor of...
  • In stalemate at Kobani, Turks and Kurds carry on a propaganda battle

    SURUC, Turkey The four-month siege of the Syrian city of Kobani by the Islamic State has settled into a bloody stalemate, with its mostly Kurdish defenders, backed by U.S. air power, maintaining control over a several-square-mile area adjacent to the...
  • Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims

    Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims
    Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in Bolingbrook. When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly...