Turkey

Hesitant Turkey seeks mandate for military action against Islamic State

ISTANBUL - Turkey is likely to gain parliamentary approval for cross-border military operations in Syria and Iraq this week as Islamic State insurgents threaten its territory, but it will be hesitant to send in troops without an internationally-enforced no-fly zone.

Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance

KARACA Turkey/BAGHDAD - Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday despite U.S.-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support. | Video

World, United Nations, Syria, Iraq 26 Sep 2014

Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance

KARACA Turkey/BAGHDAD - Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday despite U.S.-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support. | Video

Syria, Iraq, World, United Nations 26 Sep 2014

Islamic State tightens grip on Syrian border town; shells hit Turkey

KARACA Turkey - Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday, pushing back Kurdish forces and sending shells into Turkish territory, witnesses said. | Video

World, Syria 26 Sep 2014

Shells land in Turkey as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

KARACA Turkey - Islamic State fighters edged towards a strategic town on northern Syria's border with Turkey on Friday, battling Kurdish forces and sending at least two shells into Turkish territory, witnesses said. | Video

Syria, World 26 Sep 2014

Islamic State siege of Syrian town threatens Turkey's Kurdish peace

MURSITPINAR Turkey - The siege by Islamic State militants of a largely Kurdish Syrian border town has become a rallying point for Turkey's Kurds, not just against the Sunni insurgents but against the Turkish state, endangering a fragile peace process with Ankara.

World, Syria 26 Sep 2014

U.S., France warn citizens of risk of attacks in Turkey

ISTANBUL/PARIS - The United States and France warned their citizens in Turkey to be extra vigilant over the risk of attacks by foreign or domestic militants after the air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq.

World, France, Syria 25 Sep 2014

Turkey may do more against Islamic State, but how much uncertain

UNITED NATIONS - Turkey appears to be inching towards a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State after the group freed 46 Turkish hostages, but it remains unclear how far it will go to combat the militants.

World, United Nations, 25 Sep 2014

Obama forges anti-ISIL coalition, but will it hang together?

WASHINGTON - The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help - if someone would tell it how.

World, Greece, Iraq 23 Sep 2014

Confusion over returning French 'jihadis' suspected of Syria links

PARIS - High confusion surrounded the fate of three men suspected of joining militants in Syria, after a plan to detain them on their return to France on Tuesday collapsed because security forces waited for them at the wrong airport.

World, Syria, France, 23 Sep 2014
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Lightning, rain fail to deter resolute Hong Kong protesters

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the rain-soaked streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations. | Video