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  • Three Turkish Cabinet ministers resign amid corruption investigation

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Three senior ministers in Turkey's Cabinet resigned Wednesday as a secret 14-month corruption investigation of bid rigging and bribery intensified, threatening to topple the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP. The...
  • Turkish prosecutor decries his removal from corruption investigation

    Turkish prosecutor decries his removal from corruption investigation
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — An Istanbul prosecutor said Thursday that he had been removed from the investigation of corruption involving the families of high-ranking officials of the ruling Justice and Development Party. The complaint by prosecutor...
  • Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia

    Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service. The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
  • Syria rebels free Lebanese hostages; Turkish pilots freed in Lebanon

    BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages freed after being held by Syrian rebels for more than a year arrived to a tumultuous welcome in Beirut late Saturday, capping a complex deal that also resulted in the release of two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon...
  • Egypt's deposed leader Morsi tells family: 'I will stand my ground'

    CAIRO -- Deposed President Mohamed Morsi has had his first conversations with his family since the coup that overthrew him and defiantly declared that he is still Egypt’s legitimate leader, according to a Turkish news report. The 62-year-old...
  • Rachel Marsden: The deal that America and Russia must make following Chavez's death

    PARIS -- A chess piece has fallen in Latin America. The road to prosperity and peace for the citizens of many countries -- probably even yours -- runs through the recent death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and a counterintuitive deal between two...
  • Rachel Marsden: Who are Turkey's agents provocateurs?

    PARIS -- To believe the media narrative, the "Arab Spring" has arrived in yet another Islamic nation -- Turkey this time -- snowballing at record speed from a single protest over the fate of trees under an urban-development plan. This simplistic...
  • Turkey lifts ban on Islamic head scarves, veils in civil service jobs

    The Turkish government decreed Tuesday an end to a nearly 90-year-old ban on wearing Islamic head scarves and veils in civil service jobs, threatening to rekindle the secular vs. religious showdown that ignited weeks of unrest in late spring. The ban,...
  • Meryem Uzerli: International Star You Should Know

    CLAIM TO FAME German/Turkish actress Meryem Uzerli is among the Arab world's best-known young stars, thanks to hit Turkish soap "Magnificent Century," in which she played Hurrem Sultan, a seductive former slave who becomes the powerful wife of 16th...
  • Turkish Soaps Slip by Middle East Censors

    In the West, attitudes toward sexual themes on TV are relaxed, but in the conservative Middle East, such themes are taboo -- except when they come disguised as a Turkish soap opera. Earlier this month, Pakistan's media regulator banned a TV condom ad...
  • The Israeli Spring

    Israel could be forgiven for having a siege mentality -- given that at any moment, old frontline enemies Syria and Egypt might spill their violence over common borders. The Arab Spring has turned Israel's once-predictable adversaries into the chaotic...