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  • new story2nd-seeded Dimitrov, Karlovic in semis of Istanbul Open 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:18 pm

    ISTANBUL - Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov rebounded from a slow start on Friday to defeat sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely 7-6 (1), 6-1 and advance to the semifinals of the Istanbul Open.

  • Turkish journalists sentenced over Charlie Hebdo cover 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:22 am

    ISTANBUL - A court in Istanbul on Thursday sentenced two journalists from a pro-opposition newspaper to two years in prison for publishing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's controversial cover featuring a Prophet Muhammad cartoon, amid rising concerns about freedom of expression in Turkey.

  • The Latest: Officials: Turkish city blast was suicide attack 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 12:03 pm

    ISTANBUL - The Latest on the explosion that rocked the Turkish city of Bursa (all times local):

  • US journalist says he was denied entry into Turkey 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 3:22 pm

    ISTANBUL - A Turkey-based American journalist says he was denied re-entry at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Monday and is returning to the United States.

  • Clooney joins Armenians to mark anniversary of massacre story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-16 2:32 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Actor George Clooney presented a $1.1 million award on the 101st anniversary of a massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks to a Burundi woman who offered sanctuary to thousands of orphans in the middle of a civil war there.

  • German paper: Photographer turned back at Istanbul airport 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 10:17 am

    BERLIN - A German newspaper says a Greek photographer who was working for it has been turned back by Turkish authorities at Istanbul's main airport.

  • Israel says Istanbul bomber did not target Israelis 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 8:11 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's counterterrorism bureau says the suicide bomber who killed three Israeli tourists in Istanbul last month did not specifically target Israelis but was taking aim at tourism in Turkey in general.

  • 4 Turkish academics charged with terror propaganda released 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 1:15 pm

    ISTANBUL - A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of four academics accused of spreading "terrorist" propaganda at the opening hearing of one of several trials that have raised concern over Turkey's continuing crackdown on dissenting voices.

  • Turkey denies entry to Russian news agency official 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 6:24 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A Russian news agency says its general manager for Turkey has been barred from entering the country, days after Turkish authorities blocked access to its website.

  • German reported denied entry to Turkey back in Egypt story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 5:47 pm

    ISTANBUL - A German reporter was prevented from entering Turkey on Tuesday and was held in a deportation room at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport before he was sent back to Cairo, according to a Turkish official and a German broadcaster.

  • Turkey detains 101 people linked to US-based Muslim cleric 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 4:44 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 101 people suspected of having financial links to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of attempting to overthrow the government.

  • Turkey and Iran seek closer economic cooperation story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-16 1:15 pm

    ISTANBUL - Turkey and Iran agreed Saturday to boost economic cooperation between their neighboring nations, aiming to triple their trade to reach $30 billion annually, Turkey's president said.

  • Islamic leaders pledge to combat terrorism, sectarianism story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 3:32 pm

    ISTANBUL - A two-day summit bringing together leaders of the Islamic world concluded in the Turkish city of Istanbul with a pledge to combat terrorism and overcome sectarian divide.

  • Liverpool evokes spirit of Istanbul '05 to stun Dortmund 4-3 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 11:23 pm

    LIVERPOOL, England - The Europa League quarterfinal had just entered stoppage time and fans at Anfield's famous Kop end were frantically yelling, willing a fourth goal to send Liverpool through.

  • Cyprus soccer chief scolded for wearing Turkish flag jersey 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 11:48 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - The president of the Cyprus Football Association has been urged to use better judgment after he wore a soccer jersey emblazoned with the Turkish flag in a friendly match during a regional UEFA meeting in Istanbul.

  • US warns citizens of 'credible threats' in Turkey 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 9:41 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - The United States is warning its citizens about "credible threats" to touristic areas in Turkey, especially around public squares and docks in Istanbul and the Mediterranean city of Antalya.

  • Turkish columnist put on trial for insulting Erdogan 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 3:56 am

    Istanbul - The trial of a Turkish journalist accused of insulting President Tayyip Recep Erdogan has opened and been immediately adjourned in Istanbul.

  • Correction: Turkey-Data Leak story 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 11:56 am

    ISTANBUL - In a story April 4 about a leak of personal information in Turkey, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a breach of sensitive personal information of U.S. federal employees and others in 2015 included classified documents. It did not. The article also incorrectly stated the month that the U.S. government revealed that leak. It was June, not April, 2015.

  • In Istanbul, an Arabic bookstore anchors Syrian refugees story has photos
    Updated: Apr-03-16 9:13 am

    Istanbul - A rustic, three story-Arabic bookstore in old Istanbul has become an anchor for many Syrians who have stayed put in Turkey but crave a taste of home.

  • Foreign fighters are evading Europe's security net 
    Updated: Apr-02-16 9:05 am

    BRUSSELS - When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travelers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded through an airport terminal in recent months.

  • Turkish journalists facing life in prison back in court story has photos
    Updated: Apr-01-16 2:43 pm

    ISTANBUL - The closed-door trial of two Turkish journalists accused of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization resumed Friday amid tight security, in a case that has heightened concerns over press freedoms in Turkey.

  • IS threat growing as Turkey focuses on Kurds 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 12:43 pm

    ISTANBUL - As Turkey pushes its campaign against Kurdish militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party another deadly foe is gaining momentum - the Islamic State group.

  • Australia warns against travel to Ankara and Istanbul 
    Updated: Mar-31-16 12:05 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian government on Thursday warned its citizens against traveling to the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul because of the terrorist threat.