| Feb 22, 2015
| 11:46 AM
Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb.
Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 2:12 PM
The slaying of a young Turkish woman during an alleged attempted rape has prompted angry street protests across Turkey and demands that the government do more to combat violence against women.
Police on Friday discovered the charred corpse of Ozgecan...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:20 PM
From war-ravaged backwaters to the world’s economic powerhouses, little progress was recorded over the last year in the fight against bribe-takers and backroom dealers, Transparency International reported in its annual corruption survey.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:12 PM
As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said Monday.
The disclosure came as France deployed 10,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons. They scampered into tents brimming...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:23 PM
The Obama administration lavished praise this week on a Kurdish group in Syria that helped score a victory over Islamic State militants in the border town of Kobani after four months of fighting.
But U.S. officials also made another gesture that...
| Jan 5, 2015
When I first appeared in court after last month's raid on my newspaper in Istanbul and 80 hours of detention, I asked the judge: "Two columns and a news report: Is that all the evidence against me?" The judge replied, "Yes." It surely was an "I rest my...
| 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...