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Stories with place: Istanbul
  • 173 Uighur refugees arrive in Turkey from Thailand 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:14 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Lady Gaga, European official slam Turkish gay pride violence 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:11 am

    ISTANBUL - Pop singer Lady Gaga and a European rights official are condemning the attacks on Istanbul's gay pride rally after security forces doused demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas.

  • Supreme Court ruling makes pride parades historic, jubilant story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-28-15 7:55 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.

  • UN: Global refugee numbers reach alarming levels story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 6:56 am

    BERLIN - Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world's biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday.

  • Turkish officer ordered to plant trees for gassing protester 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 10:29 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Media reports say a court has ordered a policeman who was photographed spraying tear gas from close range at a woman wearing a red dress during Turkey's 2013 anti-government protests to plant 600 trees as punishment.

  • In Turkish parliamentary campaign, Erdogan is everywhere story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 6:21 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - As Turkey's president, Tayyip Recep Erdogan is supposed to be the invisible man in the upcoming general election, constitutionally bound to remain above the fray. Instead, it's been all about him.