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Stories with place: Istanbul
  • 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.

  • Muslim scholars call for climate action 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:13 am

    ISTANBUL - Muslim scholars and environmental advocates from about 20 countries on Tuesday called for a global phase-out of greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, joining a chorus of religious leaders urging the world to take strong action against global warming.

  • Day of violence in Turkey leaves at least 9 dead story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-10-15 3:49 pm

    ISTANBUL - Two female assailants opened fire at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul on Monday and at least six Turkish security forces were killed elsewhere in a day of heavy violence in Turkey, where a government crackdown has targeted Islamic State militants, Kurdish rebels and far-left extremists.

  • Report: 7 hurt in bomb attack at Istanbul police station 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 9:59 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - A bomb attack at a police station in Istanbul injured five police officers and two civilians, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.