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  • Turkish official says TNT used in Kurdish rally blasts

    Turkish police have determined that at least one of the lethal explosions at a Kurdish party rally this week was from TNT, and that both explosions involved "cellphone mechanisms," a government minister said Saturday. Two people were killed. The blasts...
  • As election nears in Turkey, calm after bombing

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Calls for calm appeared to be working in southeeastern Turkey Saturday, a day after a bombing at a rally killed three people, and a day before an election that could result in a Kurdish party entering parliament for the first time....
  • Erdogan cites cockroaches for move to lavish palace

    Turkey's president has defended the controversial construction of a grandiose new presidential palace, saying his old office was infested with cockroaches. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been accused of squandering state resources when he was prime minister by...
  • AP Interview: Turkish Cypriot leader optimistic about talks

    The Turkish Cypriot president says he's optimistic that an agreement can be reached, possibly within months, to end the 41-year-old conflict that divided the Mediterranean island. Mustafa Akinci said a key lesson from the last attempt to reach a peace...
  • Turkey's election could set its path: stronger democracy or autocracy

    Turkey's election could set its path: stronger democracy or autocracy
    Turkish voters go to the polls Sunday in the culmination of an acrimonious election campaign pitting a fractious opposition against the long-dominant ruling party and the country's most divisive figure: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The...
  • With Sunday's election in Turkey, Erdogan hopes to expand his autocratic rule

    RIZE, Turkey Beaming down from a three-story-high red banner over a main shopping street, the local boy who rose to the heights of power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urges the residents of this Black Sea town to "come on, lay claim to your president." For more...
  • 2 killed in explosions at Kurdish rally in Turkey

    Two people died and more than 100 were injured after two explosions rocked a large Kurdish party election rally in southeast Turkey on Friday, the country's Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker said. The blasts occurred five minutes apart at the rally of...
  • Parliamentary elections high stakes for Turkey _ and Erdogan

    Turkey holds parliamentary elections Sunday in which there's little doubt about the overall outcome: victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. Still, the elections may turn out to be the most important since Erdogan's Justice and...
  • Russian student detained trying to enter Syria

    A Russian university student whose disappearance prompted concerns that she aimed to go to Syria and join ISIS has been detained in a Turkish border town, Russian police said Friday. An Interior Ministry statement said 19-year-old Varvara Karaulova was...
  • Turkey detains French former jihadi bride

    A Turkish government official says police have detained a 22-year-old French woman after she crossed into Turkey from Syria where she had joined the Islamic State militant group and married a fighter. The official said Friday that Sonia Belayati was...
  • Turkey: 1 killed in attack on Kurdish party campaign vehicle

    Assailants fired on a campaign vehicle belonging to Turkey's pro-Kurdish party and killed its driver, officials said Thursday, in the latest violence against politicians or political parties ahead of Sunday's general election. The governor's office for...