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Stories with place: Istanbul
  • Turkish bombing of Kurds carries risk of instability story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:26 pm

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending a period of relative calm and stability for the country that has been a boon for the economy.

  • Tsurenko beats Radwanska to win Istanbul Cup 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 7:03 pm

    ISTANBUL - Lesia Tsurenko won her first WTA Tour title on Sunday after beating Urszula Radwanska in the final of the Istanbul Cup.

  • In shift, Turkish jets strike Islamic State targets in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:52 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - In a major tactical shift, Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost. A Syrian rights group said the airstrikes killed nine IS fighters.

  • Turkish bombing of Islamic State marks end of tacit truce 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:34 pm

    ISTANBUL - Last month, the first edition of the Islamic State group's Turkish-language magazine contained not a word of criticism of the Turkish government. This week, the second edition calls Istanbul occupied territory and blasts President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a tyrant.

  • IS militants kill Turkish soldier near Syria border story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:53 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from Syrian territory on Thursday, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding two others, Turkish officials said. Turkish troops retaliated, killing at least one IS militant.

  • Turkey briefly blocks access to Twitter over bombing images 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:38 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter on Wednesday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government, which they blamed for not doing enough to prevent the attack, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

  • Fenerbahce signs Robin van Persie from Man United 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 12:21 pm

    ISTANBUL - Fenerbahce completed the signing of Netherlands striker Robin van Persie from Manchester United on Tuesday, with the forward being welcomed to the club by thousands of supporters.

  • UN expresses concern over LGBT rights in Turkey 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 12:01 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - The U.N. has expressed concern over a spate of violent and discriminatory acts against Turkey's LGBT community and called on the country to combat homophobic acts and uphold gay rights.

  • Thailand condemned for repatriation of 109 Uighurs to China story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 4:43 pm

    BANGKOK - Thailand faced a blizzard of international criticism Thursday, and its consulate in Istanbul was ransacked, after it deported 109 ethnic Uighur refugees to China despite fears that they would face persecution there.

  • Uighurs protesters assault Thai Consulate in Istanbul 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 4:46 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Protesters stormed the Thai Consulate in Istanbul early Thursday to denounce Thailand's decision to deport 109 ethnic Uighur migrants back to China, destroying furniture and hurling files and documents out into the yard, according to reports and video footage. Nine people were detained.

  • Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:52 am

    ISTANBUL - Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community.

  • 173 Uighur refugees arrive in Turkey from Thailand 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:14 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said Thursday.

  • As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:35 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border - a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.

  • Lady Gaga, European official slam Turkish gay pride violence 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:11 am

    ISTANBUL - Pop singer Lady Gaga and a European rights official are condemning the attacks on Istanbul's gay pride rally after security forces doused demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas.

  • Supreme Court ruling makes pride parades historic, jubilant story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-28-15 7:55 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.