- US envoy deflects insult by Turkish mayor with humor Updated: May-01-15 8:15 am
ISTANBUL - The U.S. ambassador to Turkey is fighting back with humor after Ankara's mayor called a U.S. state department spokeswoman a "stupid blonde."
- Study: Obama most followed on Twitter, pope most influential Updated: Apr-28-15 10:15 am
BERLIN - A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted.
- Centenary of 1.5 million Armenian deaths marked in NYC Updated: Apr-26-15 6:49 pm
NEW YORK - Thousands of people packed Times Square on Sunday to demand that the U.S. government recognize the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide.
- Turkey's Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide Updated: Apr-25-15 9:34 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres.
- Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million Updated: Apr-24-15 4:44 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia - The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.
- Families stream to battlefields for 100th year of Gallipoli Updated: Apr-24-15 10:09 am
GALLIPOLI, Turkey - Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the British-led invasion.
- Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide Updated: Apr-23-15 9:13 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president said Thursday his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.
- Erdogan slams European plans to destroy traffickers' vessels Updated: Apr-22-15 1:16 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday condemned what he said were suggestions in Europe to sink human traffickers' vessels, insisting the plans would leave migrants "to their deaths."
- Israel grapples with whether to recognize Armenian genocide Updated: Apr-22-15 8:16 am
JERUSALEM - The Nazi genocide of European Jews is widely commemorated in Israel and etched deeply into the psyche of a country founded in the Holocaust's aftermath. But when it comes to the 1915 Armenian genocide, Israel has largely stayed silent.
- Erdogan 'condemns' pope over Armenian genocide comment Updated: Apr-14-15 10:53 am
- Erdogan slams brakes on Kurdish peace process ahead of polls Updated: Apr-08-15 6:46 am
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - The peace process to end decades of violent strife between Turkey and Kurdish rebels has been one of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan's signature achievements.
- Turkish president visits Iran despite tensions over Yemen Updated: Apr-07-15 2:07 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran Tuesday amid deep differences between the two nations over the conflicts in Yemen and Syria.
- Turkey restores access to Twitter, YouTube Updated: Apr-06-15 6:25 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkey blocked access to social networking sites Twitter and YouTube for several hours on Monday over photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a failed hostage rescue operation. Turkey also threatened to ban Google over the images.