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Japanese journalist heads home after 40 months held hostage by militants

Oct 24 2018

ANTAKYA, Turkey A Japanese journalist held hostage by Islamist militants for 40 months left for Japan from Turkey on Wednesday after being freed and said he was happy to be going home. | Video

Turkish chefs savor sweet success with world record baklava

Mar 23 2018

ANKARA A group of chefs in Turkey claimed a world record for the largest baklava on Thursday with a giant tray of the pastry dessert weighing over half a ton. | Video

Turkey expects swift campaign against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

Jan 22 2018

HASSA, Turkey Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in an air and ground offensive on the Afrin region beyond its border. | Video

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

Jan 21 2018

HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT Turkey opened a new front in Syria's nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington. | Video

Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun

Jan 20 2018

SUGEDIGI, Turkey Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area. | Video

Conspiracy theories flourish after Turkey's failed coup

Jul 27 2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey's failed coup was financed by the CIA and directed by a retired U.S. army general using a cell in Afghanistan, said one Turkish pro-government newspaper. CIA agents used an island hotel off Istanbul as a nerve centre for the plot, said another.

Conspiracy theories flourish after Turkey's failed coup

Jul 27 2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey's failed coup was financed by the CIA and directed by a retired U.S. army general using a cell in Afghanistan, said one Turkish pro-government newspaper. CIA agents used an island hotel off Istanbul as a nerve center for the plot, said another.

Turkish police seal off hotel to halt dissident opposition congress

May 15 2016

ANKARA Police sealed off a hotel in Ankara on Sunday, preventing dissidents in Turkey's nationalist opposition from holding a party congress that could jeopardize President Tayyip Erdogan's plans for more power. | Video

Turkish teacher given 508-year sentence for child abuse

Apr 20 2016

KARAMAN, Turkey A Turkish teacher accused of sexually abusing children in guest houses run by Islamic foundations was handed a 508-year jail sentence in a case that has stirred recrimination between a government with roots in political Islam and its opponents.

Turkey urges cooperation with Iran to fight terrorism, sectarian strife

Apr 16 2016

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday his country and neighboring Iran must work together to narrow their differences in order to tackle terrorism and sectarianism in the region.

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