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  • Biden continues to apologize; first Turkey, now UAE

    ISTANBUL Vice President Joe Biden apologized to the United Arab Emirates Sunday for charging that the oil-rich ally had supported al-Qaida and other jihadi groups in Syria's internal war, his second apology in two days to a key participant in the U.S.-led...
  • Kobane Kurds say Turkey hasn't responded to appeal for help against Islamic State

    SANLIURFA, Turkey Leaders of the besieged Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane held talks this week with the Turkish government to press their plea for arms to counter Islamic State militants surrounding the town, but Turkey has not responded to the request, a...
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action in Syria and Iraq, but no sign it'll come soon

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey Turkish lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly approved a possible deployment of Turkish ground forces in Syria and opened the door to basing foreign troops in Turkey. But when and if Turkey will act to join the U.S.-led war against the...
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action, but no sign of movement at Syrian border

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey The Turkish Parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of ground troops into Syria or Iraq to fight Islamic extremists or separatist fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The new war powers act also opens the way for...
  • Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border

    Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border
    The crowd scanned the opposite side of the valley, looking for signs of movement across the border in the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish inhabitants. "I've been coming here every day," a 40-year-old man who goes by the...
  • Turkey sends tanks to border as Islamic State closes on Kurdish city

    ISTANBUL Turkey deployed 35 armored vehicles, including at least a dozen tanks, to the border with Syria on Monday as Islamist extremists closed in on the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane, raining shells from two directions. At least two mortar...
  • Why won't Turkey join the fight against Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON A U.S. official on Friday acknowledged that NATO ally Turkey had complicated efforts to build a moderate Syrian rebel force by coordinating with groups, including al-Qaida's Nusra Front, that were considered off limits by the Obama...
  • US combat role in Iraq not off table, Gen. Dempsey says

    WASHINGTON The nation's top military commander refused Friday to back off his controversial stance in Senate testimony that he would recommend committing U.S. troops to combat in Iraq if he believed they were needed to help defeat Islamic State militants....
  • Islamic State frees 49 Turks held since June; Turkey says it didn't pay ransom

    ISTANBUL Forty-nine hostages seized in June by Islamist militants from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, Iraq, were freed early Saturday in northern Syria and brought back to Turkey, the Turkish government said. Turkey's MIT national intelligence agency,...
  • Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages

    Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages
    Questions emerged Saturday over what, if anything, Turkey gave up in exchange for 49 mostly Turkish hostages who were released by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held for more than three months. The hostages, who were taken from a Turkish...
  • Obama to seek world help stopping Americans, others who go to join terrorists

    NEW YORK President Barack Obama will push other countries this week to join the United States in an unprecedented program to stop the often deadly activities of the thousands of so-called foreign fighters who travel abroad to join terrorist organizations,...