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  • 2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-02-15 4:22 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw' 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:32 pm

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.

  • Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:20 am

    BEIRUT - Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left their headquarters, activists said Saturday.

  • Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.

  • NATO agrees on support package for Iraq story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 12:37 pm

    BRUSSELS - NATO allies agreed Friday on a package of measures to help strengthen Iraqi security and defense forces, including in the fields of military training, demining and countering improvised explosive devices.

  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:31 pm

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

  • Turkish attacks on Kurds muddle Obama's Islamic State fight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:31 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - President Barack Obama's stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he's counting on for help in the same conflict: the Kurds.

  • Turkish deputy PM in new sexist gaffe 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:46 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Women legislators are demanding that Turkey's deputy prime minister offers an apology for telling a legislator that she should be quiet because she is a woman.

  • Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:05 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.

  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:01 am

    BEIJING - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

  • AP News Guide: Turkish-US deal may have far-reaching effects 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:46 am

    BEIRUT - In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the extremists from a stretch of Syrian territory along the Turkish border.

  • The Latest: Saudi King voices support for Turkey's actions story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:36 am

    BRUSSELS - The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):

  • EU moves to protect cheese from both sides of divided Cyprus 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:14 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union on Tuesday moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauded it as a symbolic step toward further reunification.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:38 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.

  • Explosion shuts down Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:32 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's energy minister says an explosion on a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey caused a large fire and shut down the flow of gas.

  • US, Turkey seek to establish Islamic State-free zone 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:28 am

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Syrian border, deepening efforts to halt the extremists' advances.

  • Turkish troops target Kurdish fighters in northern Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:34 am

    BEIRUT - Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State group with the aid of U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria's main Kurdish militia and an activist group said Monday.

  • Tsurenko beats Radwanska to win Istanbul Cup 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 7:03 pm

    ISTANBUL - Lesia Tsurenko won her first WTA Tour title on Sunday after beating Urszula Radwanska in the final of the Istanbul Cup.

  • White House says Turkey has right to defend against Kurds 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 9:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House says Turkey has the right to defend itself against terrorist attacks by Kurdish rebels.

  • Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure attacks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-25-15 6:28 pm

    BAGHDAD - Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013.

  • In shift, Turkish jets strike Islamic State targets in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:52 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - In a major tactical shift, Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost. A Syrian rights group said the airstrikes killed nine IS fighters.

  • Turkish bombing of Islamic State marks end of tacit truce 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:34 pm

    ISTANBUL - Last month, the first edition of the Islamic State group's Turkish-language magazine contained not a word of criticism of the Turkish government. This week, the second edition calls Istanbul occupied territory and blasts President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a tyrant.

  • Turkey allows US to use key air base to strike Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 12:04 am

    WASHINGTON - Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military launch airstrikes against the Islamic State from a key air base near the Syrian border, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition while drawing Turkey deeper into the conflict.

  • IS militants kill Turkish soldier near Syria border story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:53 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from Syrian territory on Thursday, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding two others, Turkish officials said. Turkish troops retaliated, killing at least one IS militant.

  • Policeman killed in attack in southeast Turkey 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:02 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says unknown attackers have fired at traffic police in Turkey's mainly-Kurdish southeast, killing one officer and seriously wounding a second.