- Turkey president raps US, Russia, Iran for presence in Syria Updated: May-29-16 2:01 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkey's president has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad was contributing to Syrians' pain.
- Correction: Cyprus-Parliament-Elections story Updated: May-23-16 2:32 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus - In one version of a story May 22 about parliamentary elections in Cyprus, The Associated Press erroneously switched the descriptions of northern and southern Cyprus.
- German Parliament speaker criticizes Erdogan over immunity Updated: May-19-16 4:04 am
BERLIN - The speaker of Germany's Parliament is criticizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a push to strip legislators in Turkey of their immunity from prosecution.
- Turkey's top diplomat rules out reforming its terror laws Updated: May-17-16 5:47 am
ISTANBUL - Turkey's foreign minister insists his country will not revise its terrorism laws and says EU pressure on Turkey over the issue is tantamount to "support for terrorism."
- Erdogan to West: Care about Syrians as much as gay weddings Updated: May-13-16 2:23 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Western countries, saying they care more about gay and animal rights than the fate of conflict-stricken Syrians.
- EU, Germany: Ball in Turkey's court on visa waiver issue Updated: May-12-16 2:22 pm
BERLIN - Turkey and the European Union faced off Thursday over a proposed deal to let Turks travel to Europe without visas - a crucial carrot the bloc has been dangling in order to get Turkey to halt the torrent of migrants flowing from its shores to EU member Greece.
- Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain Updated: May-05-16 3:58 pm
ISTANBUL - Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey's grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn't lifted.
- Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats Updated: May-03-16 12:09 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.
- Turkey's Kurdish MP's closer to trial after parliament brawl Updated: May-03-16 10:07 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish parliamentary committee has approved a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution despite punches being thrown and water bottles hurled during the debate.
- Turkey: Islamic State behind attack that killed 2 policemen Updated: May-02-16 12:47 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's interior minister says a car bombing that killed two police officers and wounded 22 other people in the southern city of Gaziantep, near Syria, was carried out by militants linked to the Islamic State group.