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  • As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:35 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border - a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.

  • Election board confirms Turkish party's loss of majority 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:20 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's election body has confirmed the ruling party's loss of its parliamentary majority after 13 years of single-party rule, setting the ball rolling for tortuous coalition-building talks.

  • Kurdish fighters seize large parts of IS border stronghold story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:04 pm

    BEIRUT - U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters captured large sections of a strategic town on the Syria-Turkish border on Monday, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Islamic State group, which lost a key supply line for their nearby self-proclaimed capital.

  • Romanian leader slams PM's attendance at European Games 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 2:56 pm

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's president says he didn't know the Romanian prime minister would attend the European Games, which most European Union leaders have avoided because of concerns about host Azerbaijan's human rights record.

  • Turkey's main opposition: Erdogan must stop 'meddling' 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 9:22 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's opposition parties should form the next government, the largest of them said Monday, and also laid out terms for joining any coalition government, including forcing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to exceed his constitutional powers.

  • Correction: European Games-Opening Ceremony story 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 12:02 pm

    BAKU, Azerbaijan - In a story June 12 about the opening ceremony of the European Games, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev entered the stadium carrying a torch. The torchbearer was Ilham Zakiyev, a two-time Paralympic gold medal-winning judo athlete.

  • Putin, Erdogan meet, discuss gas pipeline 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 11:54 am

    MOSCOW - The presidents of Russia and Turkey have met and discussed a proposal for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey.

  • Azerbaijan criticized over rights as European Games begin 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 11:29 am

    BAKU, Azerbaijan - Just over a mile from the gleaming white facade of Baku's new Olympic Stadium, an oil refinery tower lights up the sky. Its flame fits neatly with Azerbaijan's marketing line to would-be tourists - "the land of fire" - but it's also a powerful reminder of the oil wealth that made it possible to build the 68,000-seat arena.

  • Romania wants ally Turkey to join the European Union 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 9:14 am

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's foreign minister says his country supports Turkey's future membership in the 28-nation European Union.

  • Turkey's new parliament features 4 key parties 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:03 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Four parties will dominate Turkey's 550-seat parliament following Sunday's elections. Here is a sketch of each political force.