- Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants Updated: May-28-15 3:42 pm
BEIRUT - In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.
- Cyprus leaders look to open 2 more crossings across divide Updated: May-28-15 9:35 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Thursday agreed to open two more crossing points across the island's north-south divide as reunification negotiations ramped up.
- No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey Updated: May-28-15 7:31 am
PARIS - When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return.
- Turkey revokes journalist's honor over Erdogan criticism Updated: May-28-15 5:58 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State Updated: May-27-15 5:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.
- Greece: Nearly 12,000 immigrants entered illegally in April Updated: May-27-15 3:32 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's coast guard says nearly 12,000 immigrants were arrested entering the country illegally last month - an almost seven-fold increase from the previous year.
- Erdogan promises private jet for top Muslim cleric Updated: May-27-15 4:01 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will ask the government to provide a private jet to the country's top Muslim cleric, ignoring criticism caused by his earlier promise to give the cleric a Mercedes.
- Syria says air support to rebels would be 'aggression' Updated: May-26-15 1:37 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's deputy foreign minister says air support provided by any country to rebels fighting against Islamic State extremists would be considered an "aggression."
- Group says Turkish court rules against president's palace Updated: May-26-15 1:21 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A pressure group says Turkey's top administrative court has confirmed in a ruling that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 1,150-room mega-palace was illegally constructed on protected land.
- High court won't hear child custody dispute Updated: May-26-15 10:20 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is staying out of an international child custody dispute between a New Hampshire woman and her former husband in Turkey.
- Turkish opposition candidate shot in knee while campaigning Updated: May-26-15 5:01 am
ANKARA, Turkey - An official says an opposition party candidate has been hospitalized after being shot in the knee while campaigning for Turkey's general elections on June 7.
- Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels Updated: May-25-15 10:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said.
- Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack military base; no casualties Updated: May-25-15 9:28 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's military says suspected Kurdish militants have fired two mortar rounds at a military base in the country's southeast region, prompting the military to fire back in retaliation.
- Explosion at Turkish cement factory kills 3 near Ankara Updated: May-25-15 5:35 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish officials say an explosion at a cement factory in a town near Ankara has killed three employees.
- Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars as 'peanuts' Updated: May-25-15 4:46 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts."
- 2 men charged in California in terrorism probe Updated: May-22-15 7:28 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Two California men arrested by the FBI aspired to join the Islamic State group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr, federal prosecutors said Friday.
- Turkey: 2 trapped in landslide at dam construction site Updated: May-22-15 7:29 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey.
- Turkey: businessmen, police detained in new raids Updated: May-22-15 5:53 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Officials say police have detained dozens of businessmen and police officers in a new wave of raids against people suspected of links to a movement led U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which the government accuses of attempting to topple the government.
- Turkey: Leftist militant suspected in Kurdish party attacks Updated: May-21-15 9:52 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has claimed that a person linked to a leftist extremist group is behind two attacks this week against Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party, which injured six people.
- A Georgian region is fertile ground for Islamic State Updated: May-20-15 9:11 pm
BIRKIANI, Georgia - In the summer of 2012, a former Georgian Army corporal who had served prison time for illegal possession of ammunition burned his photo albums and quit his native village.
- Melissa Reid wins Turkish Airlines Ladies Open Updated: May-20-15 5:09 pm
BELEK, Turkey - England's Melissa Reid won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open on Wednesday, leading wire-to-wire for her fifth career Ladies European Tour victory.
- The boat people crises in Europe and Asia - a comparison Updated: May-20-15 1:58 pm
BRUSSELS - They may be separated by thousands of miles and vast expanses of sea but those people risking their lives in the Mediterranean and the Andaman Sea in southeast Asia seem to come from the same script.
- Turkey to donate $1 million to help Asia migrant crisis Updated: May-20-15 1:03 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey says it is donating $1 million to the International Organization for Migration and the U.N. refugee agency to help ease Southeast Asia's migrant crisis and is exploring ways of organizing a humanitarian aid operation to reach Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis stranded at sea.
- Turkish adviser has 'guns and bullets' to protect Erdogan Updated: May-20-15 12:17 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - An economics adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has two guns and hundreds of bullets and is prepared to use them to protect his boss.
- Turkish student choir takes shot at government Updated: May-20-15 6:22 am
ANKARA, Turkey - In a daring shot at the government, a student choir has sneaked in a reference to Turkey's 2013 anti-government protests during a live performance on a television station considered by many to be pro-government.