Turkey

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Germany, U.S. 21 Oct 2014

Pope to visit Turkey as region's Christians flee Islamic State persecution

ROME - Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria and in Iraq.

Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. | Video

World, Syria, Iraq 20 Oct 2014

Iran state TV says death of journalist in Turkey is 'suspect'

ANKARA - Iranian television pointed the finger at Turkey on Monday over the death of a Lebanese-American journalist killed in a car crash while working for Iran's Press TV in Turkey near the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani.

World, Syria, 20 Oct 2014

EU urges Turkey to open border to allow supplies to Kobani

LUXEMBOURG - The European Union urged Turkey on Monday to open its border to allow supplies to get through to residents of the Syrian border town of Kobani that is being besieged by Islamic State insurgents.

World, Syria, 20 Oct 2014

Turkey to help Kurdish 'peshmerga' fighters reach besieged Syrian town

ANKARA - Turkey is facilitating the passage of Kurdish "peshmerga" fighters to the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

World, Syria 20 Oct 2014

U.S.-led coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey. | Video

Syria, World, United Nations 18 Oct 2014

With Syria at war, can Turkey and Ocalan still bring Kurds peace?

ISTANBUL/SURUC Turkey - As southeast Turkey's Kurds rioted last week in fury at Ankara's refusal to rescue the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from advancing Islamists, it was to Abdullah Ocalan that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu turned for help.

World, Syria 16 Oct 2014

Denmark wants answers on wanted man missing in Turkish custody: foreign minister

COPENHAGEN - Danish officials will travel to Turkey to establish the fate of a wanted Danish man whose family says is missing from Turkish custody, the foreign minister said, before criticising the Turkish authorities for being unresponsive on the case.

World, 16 Oct 2014