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Ukraine wins approval for historic split from Russian church

Oct 15 2018

KIEV/ISTANBUL Ukraine secured approval on Thursday to establish an independent church in what Kiev says is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs, but the Russian clergy fiercely opposes as the biggest split in Christianity for a thousand years. | Video

U.S. pastor's lawyer says new Turkish prosecution witnesses irrelevant to case

Oct 11 2018

ISTANBUL New prosecution witnesses expected to testify on Friday in the Turkish trial of a U.S. Christian pastor on terrorism charges lack relevance as their testimony will focus on incidents after Andrew Brunson's arrest, his lawyer said.

Turkish police detain hundreds of protesting airport workers

Sep 15 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish police have detained hundreds of workers protesting over labor conditions at Istanbul's new airport, a giant project championed by President Tayyip Erdogan and due to open next month, a union leader said on Saturday.

Syrian refugees in spotlight in Turkey's election in June

Jun 04 2018

BURSA, Turkey Millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey have no vote in elections on June 24, but if a young Syrian-born businessman running for parliament wins a seat, they will at least have a voice.

Bus convoy of 2,000 women heads to Syria for women's rights

Mar 06 2018

ISTANBUL An international group of 2,000 women set off from Istanbul on Tuesday for Turkey's border with Syria, part of a "conscience convoy" to raise awareness of the plight of Syrian women after seven years of civil war.

A year after failed coup, crackdown shakes pillar of Turkish state

Jul 14 2017

ISTANBUL Late one night in early February, Ibrahim Kaboglu learned that he had been targeted in the sweeping crackdown that followed Turkey's failed coup a year ago. | Video

Turkish police fire tear gas at May Day demonstrators in Istanbul

May 01 2017

ISTANBUL Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a group of May Day demonstrators on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as authorities detained 165 people at protests around the city. | Video

Turkish police fire tear gas at May Day demonstrators in Istanbul

May 01 2017

ISTANBUL Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a group of May Day demonstrators on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as authorities detained more than 200 people at protests around the city. | Video

For White Helmets leader, Oscar win a victory for Syrian people

Feb 27 2017

GAZIANTEP, Turkey/BEIRUT For Raed Saleh, the leader of the White Helmets civil defense group, Sunday night's Oscar win symbolized a victory for Syrian people ravaged by six years of war - and kindled some hope that the world had not forgotten them.

Dozens barred from flying out of Istanbul airport after Trump ban

Jan 29 2017

ISTANBUL Dozens of people were stopped from flying to the United States from Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Sunday, Turkish airport officials said, after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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