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  • As fighting rages in Syrian border town, Turkey braces for new flood of refugees

    Kurdish fighters claimed to be closing in on Islamic State extremists holed up in a strategic Syrian frontier town Monday as Turkey was hit with a new influx of terrified civilians fleeing the fighting. The developments came one day after thousands of...
  • Romanian leader slams PM's attendance at European Games

    Romania's president says he didn't know the Romanian prime minister would attend the European Games, which most European Union leaders have avoided because of concerns about host Azerbaijan's human rights record. Premier Victor Ponta traveled to Baku,...
  • Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State

    Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State
    Kurdish fighters closed in Sunday on the Islamic State-controlled border town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, cutting roads and supply lines that lead to the extremists’ de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The advance follows a...
  • Turkey's main opposition: Erdogan must stop 'meddling'

    Turkey's opposition parties should form the next government, the largest of them said Monday, and also laid out terms for joining any coalition government, including forcing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to exceed his constitutional powers. The...
  • Putin, Erdogan meet, discuss gas pipeline

    The presidents of Russia and Turkey have met and discussed a proposal for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saturday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on the sidelines of the...
  • 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...
  • Romania wants ally Turkey to join the European Union

    Romania's foreign minister says his country supports Turkey's future membership in the 28-nation European Union. Bogdan Aurescu met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Bucharest on Wednesday and says he told him that "new negotiations" with...
  • Turkish legislator: Erdogan open to all coalition options

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "is open to" all possible coalition options for a new government, including a partnership which would exclude the ruling party that he founded, a senior opposition legislator said Wednesday. Deniz Baykal, a former...
  • Turkey's Erdogan urges parties to put differences aside

    Making his first televised appearance since the ruling party he founded lost its parliamentary majority, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked all political parties to put aside their "egos" Thursday and rapidly form Turkey's next government. Ignoring a...
  • Azerbaijan criticized over rights as European Games begin

    Just over a mile from the gleaming white facade of Baku's new Olympic Stadium, an oil refinery tower lights up the sky. Its flame fits neatly with Azerbaijan's marketing line to would-be tourists — "the land of fire" — but it's also a powerful...
  • Voters to Turkey's president: Back off

     Voters to Turkey's president: Back off
    Imagine you're Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rattling around in your newly built palace of more than a thousand rooms. You control your lavish digs, but you don't control your people. They just told you that, with emphasis, at the polls....