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  • Police officer dies after woman sets off suicide bomb in Istanbul

    Police officer dies after woman sets off suicide bomb in Istanbul
    A woman wearing a face veil carried out a suicide bombing near one of Istanbul's most famous tourist sites Tuesday, killing one police officer and wounding another. The bombing took place in a police station near the famed Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia...
  • Leftist group claims responsibility for Istanbul suicide bombing that killed policeman

    A Turkish leftist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an Istanbul police station on Tuesday that killed an officer and wounded another. Authorities say the female bomber entered the building in the tourist district of Sultan Ahmet...
  • Turkey's war on the press

    Turkey's war on the press
    When I first appeared in court after last month's raid on my newspaper in Istanbul and 80 hours of detention, I asked the judge: "Two columns and a news report: Is that all the evidence against me?" The judge replied, "Yes." It surely was an "I rest my...
  • The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid

    The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid
    The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a...
  • US, Turkey agree to train Syrian rebels, but not whom they'll fight

    ANKARA, Turkey The United States and Turkey have agreed tentatively to start joint training of Syrian rebel fighters in March but have put off the question of defining the enemy the government of President Bashar Assad or Islamist extremists, the...
  • Go Away With ... Carla Renata

    Go Away With ... Carla Renata
    For Carla Renata, like is pretty sweet right now. Besides her role on the CW's "Hart of Dixie," which is in its final season, she has recurring roles on "Shake It Up," "How to Live with Your Parents" and "Mr. Box Office." A graduate of Howard University,...
  • Islamic State leads the scourge of militant Islam

    Year after year, the acts of Islamic militants grow more terrifying. Witness the 2012 point-blank shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the random slayings a year later of 60-plus shoppers at an upscale mall in Kenya. The year 2014 was...
  • 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...
  • Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
    Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled Islamic State militants to take back the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's...
  • 2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville

    2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville
    It was a busy year in our neck of southwest Chicagoland. As this calendar year wraps up, here is a roundup of the prominent local stories we wrote about in Plainfield, Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Thanks for reading and send any news tips in 2015 to...