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Stories with place: Istanbul
  • France IDs top Paris attacks figure, seeks unity to bomb IS 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 10:29 pm

    PARIS - France identified a 27-year-old Belgian who once boasted about killing "infidels" and fought for the Islamic State group in Syria as the mastermind of the Paris attacks, and President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to forge a united coalition capable of defeating the jihadists at home and abroad.

  • Suspects arrested in Turkey linked to Paris attackers 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 10:41 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Suspected Islamic State militants who were detained in raids in Istanbul last week were in contact with the militants in Paris who conducted deadly attacks across the city, a senior Turkish security official said Monday.

  • Turkey: Soldiers kill 4 suspected militants day before G-20 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 12:36 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish soldiers killed four suspected Islamic State militants Saturday and authorities detained 11 demonstrators a day before leaders of the G-20 group of economic powerhouses meet for a summit overshadowed by the slaughter in Paris.

  • Analysis: Erdogan buoyed by election, faces challenges 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 2:45 pm

    ISTANBUL - The surprising margin of victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party in parliamentary elections marks a remarkable turnaround and puts him firmly in control of Turkish politics.

  • The Latest: Turkey's nationalist party head stays after vote story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 4:56 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - The latest as tens of millions of Turkish voters cast ballots in a contest that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it had enjoyed for over a decade. All times are local.

  • In divided Turkey, election unlikely to resolve uncertainty story has photos
    Updated: Oct-29-15 10:01 am

    ISTANBUL - As extremist violence and political uncertainty cast a shadow over Turkey, voters are looking for Sunday's parliamentary election to usher in stability. But in a deeply polarized country, the most likely result is more confusion.

  • Turkish police raid media company tied to US-based cleric story has photos
    Updated: Oct-28-15 11:49 am

    ISTANBUL - Istanbul police used tear gas in a dawn raid Wednesday on the headquarters of a major media company linked to a government critic, enforcing a court order to seize the business just days before Turkey holds a national election.

  • AP Interview: Aid agency head says most refugees in cities 
    Updated: Oct-26-15 10:46 pm

    NEW YORK - Nearly 60 percent of refugees are living in cities today and there are currently more Syrian refugees in Istanbul than in all the rest of Europe, the head of the International Rescue Committee said Monday.