- Russian orchestra plays in Palmyra ruins as strikes kill 28 Updated: May-05-16 7:08 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens wounded, including many children.
- The Latest: UN says Aleppo attack could be war crime Updated: May-05-16 5:20 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
- Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain Updated: May-05-16 3:58 pm
ISTANBUL - Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey's grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn't lifted.
- Turkish premier to step down, boosting president's position Updated: May-05-16 2:12 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him -a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal conflicts and external relations.
- The Latest: 78 refugees rescued off Greece in 2 incidents Updated: May-05-16 1:26 pm
ROME - The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):
- Turkish president says IS is in for heavy losses Updated: May-04-16 9:08 am
ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Islamic State group will suffer heavy losses if it continues attacking Turkey.
- Car bomb attack in southeast Turkey kills 1, wounds 6 Updated: May-04-16 4:03 am
ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says a soldier was killed and six others were wounded in a car bomb attack against their outpost in southeastern Turkey.
- German comedian bashes Merkel's response to his Erdogan poem Updated: May-03-16 12:35 pm
BERLIN - A German comedian has sharply criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel for "serving me up for tea" to the Turkish president in a heated dispute over a poem he read on German TV.
- Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats Updated: May-03-16 12:09 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.
- Turkey's Kurdish MP's closer to trial after parliament brawl Updated: May-03-16 10:07 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish parliamentary committee has approved a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution despite punches being thrown and water bottles hurled during the debate.
- EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens Updated: May-03-16 9:23 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is set to take a big step Wednesday toward ending visa requirements for Turkish citizens, as a widely criticized deal to get Turkey to stop migrants entering the EU gathers pace.
- Turkish columnist on trial on World Press Freedom Day Updated: May-03-16 8:09 am
ISTANBUL - A Turkish columnist has appeared in court on World Press Freedom Day, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Turkey war planes hit Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq Updated: May-03-16 7:33 am
ISTANBUL - The Turkish military says its warplanes have pounded Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, killing 18 militants.
- Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing Updated: May-02-16 3:55 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather.
- Turkey: Islamic State behind attack that killed 2 policemen Updated: May-02-16 12:47 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's interior minister says a car bombing that killed two police officers and wounded 22 other people in the southern city of Gaziantep, near Syria, was carried out by militants linked to the Islamic State group.
- Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers Updated: May-01-16 6:26 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests.
- Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes Updated: May-01-16 6:19 pm
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:
- Diego Schwartzman of Argentina rallies to win Istanbul Open Updated: May-01-16 3:10 pm
ISTANBUL - Unseeded Diego Schwartzman staged a stunning comeback Sunday to upset second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-0 and claim his maiden ATP Tour title at the Istanbul Open.
- Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration Updated: Apr-30-16 7:14 am
BERLIN - Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.
- Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight Updated: Apr-30-16 6:44 am
ISTANBUL - The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.
- $5,000 reward offered after 'Turkey Tracts' kiosk vandalism Updated: Apr-29-16 12:31 pm
ALLEGAN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction following vandalism that destroyed a new "Turkey Tracts" kiosk at Allegan State Game Area in western Michigan.
- Turkish journalists sentenced over Charlie Hebdo cover Updated: Apr-28-16 11:22 am
ISTANBUL - A court in Istanbul on Thursday sentenced two journalists from a pro-opposition newspaper to two years in prison for publishing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's controversial cover featuring a Prophet Muhammad cartoon, amid rising concerns about freedom of expression in Turkey.
- US warns citizens over possible terror threats in Turkey Updated: Apr-27-16 5:54 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - The United States has issued a new warning to its citizens about "credible indications" of terrorist threats at tourist areas in Turkey.
- Lawyer for Turkish businessman: US charges are 'defensible' Updated: Apr-27-16 5:45 pm
NEW YORK - A lawyer for a prominent Turkish businessman said Wednesday that U.S. charges that his client dealt illegally with Iran are "very defensible."
- The Latest: Officials: Turkish city blast was suicide attack Updated: Apr-27-16 12:03 pm
ISTANBUL - The Latest on the explosion that rocked the Turkish city of Bursa (all times local):