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Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

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ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video

Turkey's Erdogan says 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to enter Kobani

RIGA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday agreement had been reached on sending 200 Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq through Turkey to help defend the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

World, Syria, Iraq 23 Oct 2014

Power workers seized in southeast Turkey released

DIYARBAKIR Turkey - Ten power company workers seized by suspected Kurdish militants on Wednesday in southeastern Turkey have been released, a security source said.

World, 22 Oct 2014

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament votes to send forces to Kobani

ARBIL Iraq - Lawmakers in Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Wednesday they voted in favor of sending Kurdish forces to the besieged Syrian town of Kobani via Turkey.

World, Syria, Iraq 22 Oct 2014

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.

U.S., Germany, 21 Oct 2014

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
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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. | Video