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  • new storyTurkey: 4 detained for leaking exam questions 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 7:56 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency say police have detained four people suspected of cheating by leaking questions to military school entrance exams.

  • 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.

  • Media group to Turkey's Erdogan: Stop 'bullying' journalists 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:55 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday filed a legal complaint against a newspaper and its editor for publishing images of alleged arms-smuggling to Syria, despite criticism from a media freedom group who called on him to stop "bullying" journalists.

  • Turkey's Erdogan to sue opposition over golden toilet claim story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:04 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's president is suing the country's opposition leader for slander for allegedly claiming before a national election that bathrooms in his 1,150-room palace had gold-plated seats, his lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Erdogan denies lavish palace has gold-plated toilet seats story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 11:58 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's president has invited the country's main opposition leader to inspect the lavatories in his lavish palace, insisting he won't find any gold-plated toilet seats.

  • Turkey's Erdogan threatens editor over Syria truck pictures 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:49 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - In his latest attack on journalists, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to make a newspaper editor "pay a high price" after his paper published images of what it said were Turkish trucks loaded with ammunition destined for militant groups in Syria.

  • 3 killed in attack on Roma wedding party in Turkey 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:10 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish media say three assailants opened fire at a street party celebrating the wedding of a couple from Turkey's Roma community, killing three guests, including a child.

  • Police block entry to Istanbul park on protest anniversary 
    Updated: May-31-15 9:53 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities have deployed thousands of police to block entry into Istanbul's Gezi Park, barring access to a few hundred demonstrators trying to mark the second anniversary of the start of the nationwide anti-government protests in 2013.

  • Turkey seizes bank associated with US-based Muslim cleric 
    Updated: May-30-15 2:58 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize the government.

  • Zellous wins arbitration case against Turkish club 
    Updated: May-30-15 1:32 am

    Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous finally won her arbitration case against her former Turkish club, Galatasary.

  • Turkish paper probed over images of spy agency trucks 
    Updated: May-29-15 8:22 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - The Istanbul prosecutor's office has launched an investigation of newspaper editor following the publication of images of truckloads of ammunition, which the paper says proved that a convoy which was stopped on its way to Syria on a Turkish intelligence mission was carrying arms to rebels.

  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 3:42 pm

    BEIRUT - In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.

  • Cyprus leaders look to open 2 more crossings across divide 
    Updated: May-28-15 9:35 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Thursday agreed to open two more crossing points across the island's north-south divide as reunification negotiations ramped up.

  • No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey 
    Updated: May-28-15 7:31 am

    PARIS - When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return.

  • Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State 
    Updated: May-27-15 5:28 pm

    AUGUSTA, Georgia - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

  • Erdogan promises private jet for top Muslim cleric 
    Updated: May-27-15 4:01 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will ask the government to provide a private jet to the country's top Muslim cleric, ignoring criticism caused by his earlier promise to give the cleric a Mercedes.

  • Syria says air support to rebels would be 'aggression' 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:37 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's deputy foreign minister says air support provided by any country to rebels fighting against Islamic State extremists would be considered an "aggression."

  • Group says Turkish court rules against president's palace 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:21 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - A pressure group says Turkey's top administrative court has confirmed in a ruling that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 1,150-room mega-palace was illegally constructed on protected land.

  • High court won't hear child custody dispute 
    Updated: May-26-15 10:20 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is staying out of an international child custody dispute between a New Hampshire woman and her former husband in Turkey.

  • Turkish opposition candidate shot in knee while campaigning 
    Updated: May-26-15 5:01 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - An official says an opposition party candidate has been hospitalized after being shot in the knee while campaigning for Turkey's general elections on June 7.

  • Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels 
    Updated: May-25-15 10:38 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said.

  • Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack military base; no casualties 
    Updated: May-25-15 9:28 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's military says suspected Kurdish militants have fired two mortar rounds at a military base in the country's southeast region, prompting the military to fire back in retaliation.

  • Explosion at Turkish cement factory kills 3 near Ankara 
    Updated: May-25-15 5:35 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish officials say an explosion at a cement factory in a town near Ankara has killed three employees.

  • Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars as 'peanuts' 
    Updated: May-25-15 4:46 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts."

  • 2 men charged in California in terrorism probe 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:28 pm

    SANTA ANA, California - Two California men arrested by the FBI aspired to join the Islamic State group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr, federal prosecutors said Friday.