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Turkey's main opposition accuses Erdogan of blocking coalition efforts

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ISTANBUL - Turkey's main opposition leader has accused President Tayyip Erdogan of blocking efforts to form a coalition government and warned him against taking the country to new elections through "blood politics" by reopening conflict with Kurdish militants.

Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of 'provocative' attacks

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile. | Video

World, Syria 01 Aug 2015

Iraq's Barzani condemns Turkish bombing he says killed civilians

BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region on Saturday condemned Turkey's bombardment of a village there which he said had killed civilians, and called for a return to the peace process.

World, Iraq 01 Aug 2015

Iraq's Kurdistan laments caught in middle of Turkey-PKK fight

WASHINGTON - Iraq's Kurdistan region is suffering the fallout as Turkey launches strikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq, the region's top diplomat said on Friday, calling for both sides to return to a ceasefire.

World, Iraq 31 Jul 2015

Early poll prospects grow as Turkish air strikes muddy coalition talks

ANKARA - Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Islamic State in Syria stir nationalist sentiment and coalition talks make little apparent progress.

World, Syria, Iraq 31 Jul 2015

Erdogan taking Turkey to war to avenge Kurdish gains: opposition

ANKARA - The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition accused President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday of launching air strikes in Syria and Iraq to prevent Kurdish territorial and political gains, and of using the war against Islamic State as a cover.

World, Syria, Iraq 30 Jul 2015

New York state man charged with supporting Islamic State

WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities arrested a man in western New York and charged him with supporting Islamic State by traveling to Turkey to help the militant group, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

U.S., 29 Jul 2015

China says to fight terror, people smuggling with Turkey

BEIJING - The leaders of China and Turkey agreed on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation in fighting terror and people smuggling, a senior Chinese diplomat said, following friction between the two over Uighurs from China's Xinjiang who have fled to Turkey.

World, China, 29 Jul 2015

U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

WASHINGTON - The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border, officials said on Tuesday, underscoring uncertainty surrounding the campaign plan.

World, Syria 29 Jul 2015

U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

WASHINGTON - The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian opposition fighters they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border, officials said on Tuesday, underscoring uncertainty surrounding the campaign plan.

World, Syria 28 Jul 2015
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Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

WASHINGTON - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse. | Video