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  • AP Interview: UN envoy says Cyprus peace talks to resume

    Halted negotiations to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus will resume next month after a clash over rights to the island's potential offshore gas riches that triggered the talks break has subsided, a United Nations envoy said Tuesday. Espen Barth Eide...
  • Turkey restores access to Twitter, YouTube

    Turkey blocked access to social networking sites Twitter and YouTube for several hours on Monday over photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a failed hostage rescue operation. Turkey also threatened to ban Google...
  • Shuttle diplomacy: Pakistan, Turkey take lead in seeking to contain Yemen fighting

    ISLAMABAD Turkey and Pakistan, two of the biggest military powers in the Muslim world, have launched a diplomatic initiative in an effort to prevent the conflict in Yemen from exploding into a regional one. The initiative began Friday in Turkey's...
  • Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ

    In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin also said that a second person escaped and that a policeman was...
  • Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

    Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition
    While the alternative rock band System of a Down plans to use the concert stage this month as a platform to push for formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States and Turkey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), is using his influence as a...
  • Pope Francis' Armenian genocide remarks prompt strong response

    Pope Francis' Armenian genocide remarks prompt strong response
    It wasn’t so much what he said as how he said it. When Pope Francis used the term “genocide” on Sunday to describe the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, he was not breaking new ground. Pope John Paul II had written...
  • U.S. should call Armenian genocide by its name

     U.S. should call Armenian genocide by its name
    On Sunday, Pope Francis took the audacious step of celebrating a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians, and then calling those killings by their name: genocide. For that, the Turkish...
  • How long can Pakistan stay out of Yemen fight in face of Saudi pressure?

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under heavy pressure from Saudi Arabia and its allies to reverse Parliament's vote last week to remain neutral in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, on Monday once again pledged to deploy Pakistan's...
  • Turkish Cannes winner joins fight against domestic censorship

    ISTANBUL In a year when Turkey's film industry is winning unprecedented plaudits abroad, it's also battling censorship at home, prompting dozens of the nation's most prominent directors to boycott its main festival. More than 100 filmmakers, including...
  • Turkey: Dutch journalist acquitted of 'terror' propaganda

    A Turkish court has acquitted a Dutch journalist of charges of engaging in propaganda on behalf of the banned Kurdish rebel group. Freelance journalist Frederike Geerdink was briefly detained in January and then accused of making "propaganda for a...
  • Turkey recalls ambassador over pope's Armenia genocide words

    Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling the massacre by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognize it as such. Turkey immediately...