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  • new storyErdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 12:38 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.

  • Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 4:34 pm

    KILIS, Turkey - Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.

  • The Latest: Attackers torch refugee center in Prague story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 3:17 pm

    AMSTERDAM - The Latest on the flow of thousands of would-be refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):

  • Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm

    BEIRUT - Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.

  • The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:22 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

  • Turkish PM: no talks with PKK before it lays down arms 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:53 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has vowed not to negotiate peace with Kurdish rebels until the group lays down its arms.

  • Spain: Police arrest 9 suspected members of PKK armed group 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:49 am

    MADRID - Police arrested nine suspected members of the Kurdish armed group PKK-KCK that operates in Syria and Turkey in raids in three Spanish cities Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.

  • UN envoy lowers expectations ahead of Syria talks on Friday story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 3:43 pm

    GENEVA - Lowering expectations about his ability to help end Syria's civil war, the U.N. special envoy announced talks between government and opposition representatives will start on Friday to embark on a six-month process that he hopes will include civil society and women's groups.

  • Despite patrols, sealing Greek sea border is near impossible story has photos
    Updated: Jan-24-16 3:18 pm

    CHIOS, Greece - In the inky nighttime blackness, a small red dot appears on the radar screen, moving fast.

  • Biden: More support needed to repel IS from Turkish border story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 1:07 pm

    ISTANBUL - Turkey and the United States agree on the need to ramp up support for Sunni Arab forces in Syria to cut off the Islamic State group's access to the Turkish border and to prevent future terror attacks, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday.

  • Merkel and Davutoglu seek solutions to migrant crisis story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 12:33 pm

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pledged Friday to continue to work intensively together to solve Europe's migrant crisis - not only to stem the flow of people but to improve conditions in camps in Turkey and to try and bring about a peace deal in Syria.

  • Biden calls on Turkey to protect freedom of expression 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 11:47 am

    ISTANBUL - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday called on Turkey to protect freedom of expression at a time when social media websites are routinely shut down and hundreds of academics are facing legal proceedings over remarks criticizing security operations against Kurdish militants in the southeast.  

  • Iraqi PM wants Turkey to pull out troops story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 10:23 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - Iraq's prime minister appealed Friday to Turkey to pull its troops out of Iraqi territory and instead provide training and equipment to fight the Islamic State group, which he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted is losing ground.

  • Blast at Turkish school injures 5 students 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 8:01 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Suspected Kurdish militants hurled a hand-made explosive device at a middle school in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Friday, injuring five students, officials said.

  • 15 Turkish academics released after questioning story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 1:00 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says 15 academics who were detained for having signed a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels, have been released after questioning.

  • The Latest: Dutch FM calls for EU unity in migrants crisis story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 12:58 pm

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The latest on the continuing flow of people into and across Europe. All times local:

  • PM says Turkish artillery hit IS positions in Iraq, Syria story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-14-16 4:50 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish tanks and artillery attacked the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists, Turkey's prime minister said Thursday - the country's first significant strike against the Islamic extremists in months.

  • Istanbul suicide bomber registered as refugee before attack story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 5:01 pm

    ISTANBUL - The suicide attacker who detonated a bomb that killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul's historic district had registered as a refugee just a week earlier, Turkish officials said Wednesday, raising questions over whether extremists are posing as asylum-seekers to inflame anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe.

  • The Latest: Turkey detains 4 more in Istanbul blast probe story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 12:13 pm

    ISTANBUL - The latest on the investigation into the explosion in the historic center of Istanbul. All times local.

  • 10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-12-16 10:52 am

    ISTANBUL - A suicide bomber affiliated with the Islamic State group detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people - nine of them German tourists - and wounding 15 others, Turkish officials said.