Turkey

Youth killed in clashes with police in southeast Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - A 17-year-old boy was shot dead during armed clashes between police and assailants in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey overnight and one police officer was wounded, security sources said on Wednesday.

Turkey's main opposition to challenge new police powers in top court

ANKARA - Turkey's main opposition party said on Tuesday will launch a legal challenge against a government-sponsored law expanding police search powers, saying it violates the rights of individuals.

World, 16 Dec 2014

Italy, Turkey to service F-35 jet, engine in Europe: Pentagon

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Thursday said Italy and Turkey would provide initial heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet and its engine in Europe from 2018, paving the way for billions of dollars in work by companies there.

Britain and Turkey vow closer cooperation on foreign fighters

ANKARA - Britain and Turkey will share more information on foreign fighters among the ranks of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq to try to prevent them posing a threat when they return home, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.

World, Syria, Iraq 09 Dec 2014

Turkey rebuffs EU criticism on waning foreign policy alignment

ANKARA - Turkey hit back on Tuesday at European Union accusations that it has drifted apart from the bloc on foreign policy, saying Ankara had been kept out of decision-making despite making major contributions to EU defense.

World, 09 Dec 2014

WFP restarts food aid for Syrian refugees after campaign

BEIRUT - The U.N. World Food Program is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted program.

EU, Turkey need greater alignment to face Islamic State: Mogherini

ANKARA - The European Union and Turkey have drifted apart on foreign policy and need greater "alignment" to tackle threats including Islamic State, the EU's foreign policy chief said on Monday.

World, 08 Dec 2014

U.N. Syria envoy pitches Aleppo truce plan to rebels in Turkey

ISTANBUL - The United Nations peace envoy to Syria is holding talks with the Syrian opposition in Turkey to promote a ceasefire proposal for the northern city of Aleppo, opposition sources said on Monday.

World, United Nations, Syria 08 Dec 2014

EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

BRUSSELS - The European Union will press Turkey to cooperate more closely in the fight against Islamic State and urge it not to undermine EU sanctions on Russia on a visit this week intended to give new impetus to often fraught EU-Turkish relations.

World, Russia, 07 Dec 2014

New group of Iraqi peshmergas enters Syrian Kurdish town

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - A second group of 150 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces has entered the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey to replace a first group helping Kurdish forces fight off a siege by Islamic State militants, peshmerga sources said on Thursday.

World, Syria, Iraq 04 Dec 2014
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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. | Video