Turkey

Second poll shows Turkish ruling party may lose majority in election

ANKARA - Turkey's ruling AK Party is seen losing its parliamentary majority in a June 7 election and may have to form a coalition government, according to the results of a survey by pollster SONAR seen by Reuters on Monday.

Stalling economy hurts Turkey's AK Party ahead of election

ISTANBUL - Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around.

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Turkey says agrees deal with U.S. on air support for Syrian rebels

ISTANBUL - The United States and Turkey have agreed "in principle" to give air support to some forces from Syria's mainstream opposition, Turkey's foreign minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict.

World, Syria 3:20am EDT

Exclusive: Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas

ADANA, Turkey - Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.

World, Syria 21 May 2015

Sweden asks Turkey for help finding Islamic State-bound nationals

ANKARA - Sweden has asked Turkey for help finding three Swedish nationals it believes are trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria despite twice being intercepted and deported from Turkey, senior Turkish officials said on Tuesday.

World, Syria 19 May 2015

Bomb blasts hit pro-Kurdish HDP party in south Turkey, six wounded

ANKARA - Simultaneous bomb blasts hit the offices of a pro-Kurdish party in two cities in southern Turkey on Monday, three weeks before a parliamentary election, attacks which a party leader blamed on President Tayyip Erdogan.

World, 18 May 2015

Egypt death sentences worry U.S., U.N., Turkey

ANKARA - The United States and United Nations expressed deep concern on Monday about the death sentences handed down in Egypt for President Mohamed Mursi and other Islamists, while Turkey warned of Middle East turmoil if they are carried out.

World, Egypt, United Nations 18 May 2015

Turkey says shot down helicopter, while Syrian TV says it was drone

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - Turkey said it shot down a Syrian helicopter on Saturday that had violated its airspace, while Syrian state media said it was a remotely controlled surveillance drone. | Video

World, Syria 17 May 2015

Turkey says shot down helicopter, while Syrian TV says it was drone

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - Turkey said it shot down a Syrian helicopter on Saturday that had violated its airspace, while Syrian state media said it was a remotely controlled surveillance drone. | Video

World, Syria 16 May 2015

Turkey election board rejects complaints against Erdogan, two members dissent

ANKARA - Turkey's election board on Friday rejected accusations that President Tayyip Erdogan violated the constitution by publicly backing the ruling AK party ahead of June polls, though two members opposed the ruling in a rare sign of dissent.

World, 15 May 2015
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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.