- Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks over migrants Updated: Feb-08-16 3:39 am
ANKARA, Turkey - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and other Turkish officials for talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe.
- Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces Updated: Feb-08-16 12:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.
- Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees Updated: Feb-07-16 4:34 pm
KILIS, Turkey - Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.
- Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkey, 3 police wounded Updated: Feb-07-16 8:22 am
IRBIL, Iraq - Protests against Turkey in Iraq's northern Kurdish region have turned violent, with three police officers wounded.
- Pope pleas for help for Syrians fleeing war so they survive Updated: Feb-07-16 6:53 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has made a public plea for help for Syrians fleeing civil war so that their survival and dignity are assured.
- The Latest: Attackers torch refugee center in Prague Updated: Feb-06-16 3:17 pm
AMSTERDAM - The Latest on the flow of thousands of would-be refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):
- The Latest: Iran holds funeral for troops killed in Syria Updated: Feb-06-16 9:02 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. (all times local):
- Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes Updated: Feb-06-16 4:06 am
PRESEVO, Serbia - Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.
- Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm
BEIRUT - Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.
- AP EXPLAINS: A look at the Syrian city of Aleppo Updated: Feb-05-16 4:22 pm
Government forces have been on the offensive in northern Syria, almost encircling rebel-held parts of Aleppo and forcing thousands of people to flee toward Turkey. If the government succeeds in recapturing the northern city, it would mark one of the biggest defeats for the opposition since the conflict began in 2011.
- The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN Updated: Feb-05-16 4:22 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):
- Turkish PM: no talks with PKK before it lays down arms Updated: Feb-05-16 5:53 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has vowed not to negotiate peace with Kurdish rebels until the group lays down its arms.
- Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria Updated: Feb-04-16 2:34 pm
CAIRO - A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.
- Analysis: Pause in Syrian talks shows peace remains elusive Updated: Feb-04-16 2:05 pm
BEIRUT - It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva would break off in recrimination.
- Russia accuses Turkey of preparing to invade Syria Updated: Feb-04-16 12:58 pm
MOSCOW - The Russian military said Thursday that it has "reasonable grounds" to suspect that Turkey is making intensive preparations for a military invasion of neighboring Syria.
- Turkish parties hold first meeting to draft new constitution Updated: Feb-04-16 4:26 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish parliamentary commission is meeting in a fresh push to draft a new constitution that would replace the current charter which is a legacy of the 1980 military coup.
- Cleric's lawyers want US suit backed by Turkey tossed Updated: Feb-03-16 10:50 pm
Attorneys for a reclusive Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania asked a federal judge late Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit that claims he orchestrated human rights abuses in his native Turkey, denouncing it as "pure political theater" by the Turkish government.
- Turkey bans Russian observation flight near Syria border Updated: Feb-03-16 11:26 am
MOSCOW - The Russian military says Turkey has violated an international treaty by barring a planned Russian surveillance flight.
- Turkish media say drone crashes near air base Updated: Feb-03-16 9:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A U.S. Predator drone crashed in southern Turkey on Wednesday, apparently because of a mechanical failure, an Air Force spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported.
- Knitters support Syrian refugees Updated: Feb-03-16 2:06 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Working in shades of pink, blue, cream and purple - their fingers twirling, their needles tapping softly - a dozen or so knitters met on a Saturday afternoon in January to turn skeins of yarn into colorful gifts for people a world away from downtown Laramie.
- Turkey detain leftist militants suspected of planning attack Updated: Feb-02-16 11:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish police say they have detained two members of a banned far-left group who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks in the country.
- Source: Cyprus blocks 18 Syria-bound foreigners, 15 succeed Updated: Feb-02-16 4:51 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Authorities in Cyprus have in the last two years prevented 18 foreign nationals from heading to Syria and possibly joining the Islamic State Group through the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north, an official said Tuesday.
- As children die reaching for Europe's shores, empathy fades Updated: Feb-01-16 4:40 pm
PARIS - Five months ago, a 3-year-old Syrian boy's corpse on a Turkish beach galvanized public action for refugees. Now, strikingly similar images are generating little more than a collective shrug.
- Cyprus president warns UN chief no rush to reach peace deal Updated: Feb-01-16 4:21 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' president has warned U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that time is needed to negotiate a deal reunifying the ethnically-split island without "deficiencies, gaps and ambiguities" that may lead Greek and Turkish Cypriots to reject it in referendums.
- Turkey's historic Grand Bazaar set for restoration Updated: Feb-01-16 1:58 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities say Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets, will undergo restoration work.