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  • Election board confirms Turkish party's loss of majority

    Turkey's election body has confirmed the ruling party's loss of its parliamentary majority after 13 years of single-party rule, setting the ball rolling for tortuous coalition-building talks. The High Election Board released the certified results of...
  • Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90

    Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90
    Suleyman Demirel, one of the dominant figures in Turkey's politics for the past half-century, died early Wednesday, hospital officials said. He was 90. Demirel died at Ankara's Guven Hospital of heart failure and a respiratory tract infection, doctors...
  • One year after shocking capture of Mosul, Islamic State remains formidable

    IRBIL, Iraq One year after the Islamic State stormed out of eastern Syria to take control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last June 10, it remains a formidable force, with few signs that a U.S.-led bombing campaign has significantly blunted its...
  • Lady Gaga helps open European Games open in Azerbaijan

    The first European Games opened in Azerbaijan on Friday with an extravagant opening ceremony featuring Lady Gaga, although even her star power failed to dispel some of the concerns hanging over the event. The games in the oil-rich nation's capital Baku...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee

     Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Correction: European Games-Opening Ceremony story

    In a story June 12 about the opening ceremony of the European Games, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev entered the stadium carrying a torch. The torchbearer was Ilham Zakiyev, a two-time Paralympic gold...
  • Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid intense fighting

    Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid intense fighting
    Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and jihadis. The flow of refugees came as Syrian Kurdish fighters closed in on the outskirts of a...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid fighting between Kurds and Muslim militants Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. REFUGEES FLEE INTENSE FIGHTING IN NORTHERN SYRIA Thousands of people cross into Turkey as Syrian Kurdish fighters close in on the outskirts of...