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Stories with person: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • Turkish prime minister to form interim govt before Nov. vote story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:28 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was appointed Tuesday to form an interim government that will lead the country to a new election on Nov. 1.

  • Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace; officer hurt story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.

  • Analysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamble story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:06 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria.

  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:31 pm

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

  • Turkish attacks on Kurds muddle Obama's Islamic State fight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:31 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - President Barack Obama's stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he's counting on for help in the same conflict: the Kurds.

  • Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:05 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.

  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:01 am

    BEIJING - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.