Turkey

Seven killed in Turkey in clashes with militants

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Seven people, including at least four civilians, were killed on Thursday in clashes between Turkey's armed forces and militants in the mainly Kurdish southeast, security sources and the army said.

Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border

BEIRUT - Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group in coordination with insurgents on the ground.

World, Syria, 1:06pm EDT

Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast

BANGKOK - Thai police said on Thursday they were looking at arrivals of Turkish nationals in the days before a Bangkok bomb attack that killed 20 people, but authorities in Turkey said they had received no request for assistance with the investigation. | Video

World, Thailand, 11:15am EDT

Syrian FSA commander dies in attack in southern Turkey

ANKARA - A commander from the rebel Free Syrian Army died in a bomb attack on his car in the southern Turkish province of Hatay on Wednesday, a news agency and two insurgent sources said.

World, Syria 26 Aug 2015

Poll shows Turkey's AK Party short of votes needed to form government alone

ANKARA - Turkey's ruling AK Party is seen falling short of the votes needed to form a single-party government in a snap election on Nov. 1 with 41.7 percent of votes, up from 40.9 percent in the June election, pollster Metropoll found in its latest survey.

World, 26 Aug 2015

As violence in Turkey spirals, PKK commander urges restraint

ISTANBUL - A senior commander in the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Tuesday called on armed followers to refrain from unprovoked attacks on security forces as violence escalates in southeastern Turkey following the collapse of a ceasefire.

World, 25 Aug 2015

Death boats, cuts, tear gas mark path for migrants to Europe

ROSZKE, Hungary - Hassan, a 30-year old IT engineer from Syria, was still shaken from having been forced by smugglers to drive an overloaded boat full of fellow migrants to Greece from Turkey.

World, Greece, Syria 25 Aug 2015

France's Hollande: Turkey needs to ramp up Islamic State fight

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday Turkey must do more to tackle Islamic State in Syria and urged it to restore dialogue with Kurdish groups after launching strikes against them more than a month ago.

World, Syria 25 Aug 2015

Shah Deniz gas pipeline flow halted by explosion in Turkey: officials

ANKARA - Gas flow on the Shah Deniz pipeline carrying natural gas from Azerbaijan was halted by an explosion in Turkey on Monday evening, energy sector officials said, with one saying it was thought Kurdish militants had sabotaged the pipeline.

World, 25 Aug 2015

U.S., Turkey to launch 'comprehensive' anti-Islamic State operation

ANKARA - Turkey and the United States will soon launch "comprehensive" air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria bordering Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Monday.

World, Syria 24 Aug 2015
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Truck of migrant corpses, new boat sinking intensify Europe's crisis

PARNDORF, Austria - As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in Austria on Thursday, and another migrant ship sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day.