| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.
A Turkish judge...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women's role in society as motherhood.
In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Pope Francis arrived in the Turkish capital Friday at the start of a three-day trip widely seen as an effort to build inter-religious dialogue with Muslims and focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-ravaged Middle...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10-billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to bring natural gas to Southern Europe.
Putin blamed European...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Mahmoud Imam draws smoke from a cigarette, squints and points to his village in the farmlands of Syria just east of the besieged Kurdish city of Kobani.
He laments that he cannot reach his home and beloved tractor, clearly visible about 500 yards away...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The battle for the Syrian city of Kobani took a grim new twist with the release of a video depicting a British journalist held captive by the militant group Islamic State delivering a "news report" from the border town, predicting imminent defeat for...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Lawmakers in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday approved the deployment of fighters known as peshmerga to aid fellow Kurds battling Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani.
The Kurdistan Parliament in Irbil,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:23 PM
For weeks, Washington has been nudging a reluctant Turkey to assume a more forceful role in President Obama's anti-militant coalition and come to the aid of Kurdish forces battling to push Islamic State fighters out of the besieged Syrian city of Kobani....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists.
"I thought that if they...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Turkish-American relations reached their nadir last week. Turkey's failure to take a definitive stance on Islamic State has unleashed a torrent of criticism in Western media of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. Vice President Joe Biden...
| Oct 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw.
No one can...