- Lawyer: Turkey arrested journalists to deter foreign media Updated: Sep-01-15 3:13 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Tuesday denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels.
- Turkish President Erdogan approves interim government Updated: Aug-28-15 3:19 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved an interim government that will lead Turkey into a new election in November, paving the way for two legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party to take up ministerial posts for the first time.
- Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace; officer hurt Updated: Aug-19-15 11:34 am
ISTANBUL - Turkish police arrested two people Wednesday after a hand grenade was hurled and shots were fired at officers guarding Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, an Ottoman-era palace that is a major tourist attraction, the Istanbul governor's office said. One police officer was slightly injured, according to the country's state-run news agency.
- Turkey's Erdogan takes a gamble, eyes a new election Updated: Aug-18-15 3:14 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared a shadow of his former self after his party suffered major losses in the June election - embattled and no longer in control of his political fate. His once-dominant movement was forced into the humiliating position of seeking a coalition with opposition parties intent on reining him in.