- EU chief says Turkey should meet visa terms, ignores threats Updated: May-26-16 4:06 am
BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU expects Turkey to respect all conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens and has rejected what he called threats from Ankara.
- Russia accuses Turkey of supplying Islamic State extremists Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for improvised explosive devices.
- Seeking greater powers, Erdogan chairs Cabinet's 1st meeting Updated: May-25-16 8:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is presiding over the first meeting of Turkey's new Cabinet led by a trusted ally, in a clear sign that he intends to maintain influence on the running of government.
- Merkel expresses concern about situation of Kurds in Turkey Updated: May-22-16 12:44 pm
BERLIN - Ahead of her visit to Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "some developments in Turkey fill us with big worries."
- 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.
- International Modest Fashion Week takes off in Turkey Updated: May-13-16 12:43 pm
ISTANBUL - Spring colors, breezy fabrics, high necklines and long hemlines: The International Modest Fashion Week opened Friday in Istanbul as Turkey sought to be seen as a creative hotspot for conservative wear around the world.
- 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.
- Migrant deal in question as Turkey refuses terror law change Updated: May-11-16 12:36 pm
BRUSSELS - Turkey has officially refused to change its anti-terror laws to satisfy European Union demands as part of its efforts to secure visa-free travel to Europe for Turkish citizens, raising questions about the future of the EU's migrant deal with Ankara.
- The Latest: Erdogan seeks fast switch to presidential system Updated: May-06-16 9:15 am
ANKARA, Turkey - The Latest on developments in Turkey after the prime minister announced his resignation (all times local):
- 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.
- Turkish columnist on trial on World Press Freedom Day Updated: May-03-16 8:09 am
ISTANBUL - A Turkish columnist has appeared in court on World Press Freedom Day, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.