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  • Erdogan criticizes Obama for silence over slain Muslims

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reproached U.S. President Barack Obama and other senior officials for not speaking out against the killings of three young Muslims in North Carolina this week. Erdogan said during a news conference in Mexico...
  • 2 injured in blast in Turkish town near Syria; terror blamed

    A bomb exploded Friday near a police checkpoint at a Turkish town near the border with Syria, injuring two people, officials said. Turkish Labor Minister Faruk Celik said the bomb inside a garbage container was left beside a parked car 15 meters (yards)...
  • Syrians are deeply split after years of warfare, survey finds

    ISTANBUL As the United Nations' special envoy for Syria is reporting progress toward a cease-fire in embattled Aleppo, a new survey suggests that divisions in the country have deepened and few civilians on either side see much hope in a negotiated...
  • Turkish students, teachers protest govt religious education

    Hundreds of students and teachers across Turkey have boycotted school to protest the government's moves to increase Islamic teachings in education. Thousands more marched Friday in several Turkish cities holding up banners demanding a secular and...
  • Turkey rolls back secular education for 'pious generation'

    Pastor Ahmet Guvener managed to get his daughter, a Christian, an exemption from mandatory religious classes in her Turkish school. But he soon found that the 17-year-old wasn't really off the hook. As an alternative to the classes at her school in...
  • Syrian townspeople insist US airstrike killed civilians

    NIZIP, Turkey Mohammad Na'us was one of the most respected men in al Bab. He was the undertaker who washed the bodies of the dead prior to burial, a pious Quranic scholar who issued the sundown call to prayer in the Syrian town near the Turkish border,...
  • American woman held by Islamic State militants told friends she was determined to help Syrians

    Friends say the American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestine territories,...
  • List of winners of the World Press Photo awards

    Winners of the World Press Photo awards. WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2014: Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures. Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia. SPOT NEWS SINGLES: 1. Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence...
  • Turkey's Erdogan proposes building Istanbul-style mosque in Cuba

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proposed building a mosque in Cuba during a visit to the country. Erdogan said he had suggested building a mosque similar to a 19th-century waterside mosque in Istanbul's Ortakoy district, during talks with...
  • Erdogan steps up foreign battlefront in war on his nemesis

    ANKARA, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reinforcing the foreign front in his global war against his former ally and now biggest rival, the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. In a victory against Gulen last week, the country's...
  • After Kobani victory over Islamic State group, Syrian Kurds seek alliance with moderate rebels

    For Kurdish fighters, last month's victory over Islamic State militants in the town of Kobani in northern Syria was only the beginning. Their ambition is to build on an alliance with moderate rebels in Syria and become the chief force fighting the...