Turkey

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants

ISTANBUL - At least one Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants in eastern Turkey as tensions escalated, local media reported, potentially undermining government efforts toward direct peace talks.

Kurd shot dead in clash over statue with Turkish forces

DIYARBAKIR Turkey - A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others were wounded in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday as they clashed with security forces dismantling a newly erected statue of a prominent Kurdish militant.

World, 19 Aug 2014

German spying report angers Turkey, embarrasses Berlin

BERLIN/ANKARA - The German government faced an angry reaction from Turkey and accusations of hypocrisy from its own opposition on Monday after media reports that its intelligence agency spied on its NATO ally.

World, 18 Aug 2014

Turkish energy minister says Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports continue

ANKARA - Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday 6.5 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil had been shipped to world markets via Turkey's Ceyhan port since exports began and that a seventh tanker was being loaded at the terminal.

World, Iraq 18 Aug 2014

Jailed Kurdish leader says war with Turkey nearing end: Firatnews

ISTANBUL - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said his movement's 30-year war with Turkey's government was nearing its end through democratic negotiations, Firatnews agency reported.

World, 17 Aug 2014

Turkish exporters see profit from Russian ban on Western foods

ISTANBUL - Turkish companies are enjoying a rise in orders from Russia as their government eyes a lucrative long-term opportunity from Moscow's ban on imported Western foods.

World, Russia, Kyrgyzstan 12 Aug 2014

Erdogan's presidential win starts race for new Turkish government

ANKARA - Turkey's ruling party began deliberations on the shape of the next government on Monday after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history by winning the nation's first direct presidential election.

World, 10 Aug 2014

Turkey's Erdogan takes initial lead in presidential race

ISTANBUL - Tayyip Erdogan was set to be Turkey's next president after local media credited the veteran prime minister with more than half the vote with nearly all the ballots counted.

World, Tech 10 Aug 2014

'Kurdish Obama' challenges perceptions with Turkish presidential bid

ISTANBUL - Unthinkable just a few years ago, Selahattin Demirtas' bid for Turkey's highest office underscores how Kurdish politics has entered the mainstream even as Kurds in neighboring Syria and Iraq push for more autonomy.

World, Syria, Iraq 09 Aug 2014

Erdogan poised to win Turkey's first popular presidential vote

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey's first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarized the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism. | Video

World, 08 Aug 2014
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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. | Video