- Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces 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.
- The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN Updated: Feb-05-16 4:22 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):
- Turkish prosecutor seeks life term for 2 jailed journalists Updated: Jan-27-16 9:18 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish prosecutors are seeking life prison terms for two prominent journalists who have been jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syrian rebels, their newspaper said Wednesday amid growing concern for media freedom in Turkey.
- Biden: More support needed to repel IS from Turkish border 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.
- 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 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.
- 15 Turkish academics released after questioning 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.
- Turkish academics probed for criticizing military operations Updated: Jan-14-16 1:16 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says prosecutors have launched an investigation into more than 1,000 academics for insulting the state and engaging in "terrorist propaganda" by signing a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels in southeast Turkey.
- 10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion 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.