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  • Migrant boat sinks near Greek islands, more than 15 missing 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 10:50 am

    ATHENS, Greece - The Greek and Turkish coast guards rescued 21 people and recovered at least one body after a migrant boat sank Tuesday near two small Greek islands close to the Turkish coast. At least 15 people were believed to be missing.

  • Turkish Airlines plane diverted to New Delhi over bomb scare 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 7:01 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Airlines says an Istanbul-bound plane carrying 134 passengers made an emergency landing at New Delhi after note with the word "bomb" was found in a toilet, the latest in a series of such incidents.

  • German court convicts Turkish man of terrorism charges 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:23 am

    BERLIN - A Berlin court has convicted a 28-year-old Turkish man of supporting a terrorist organization fighting in Syria and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison.

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 9:47 am

    BONN, Germany - The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.

  • Fenerbahce signs Nani from Manchester United story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 8:47 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Fenerbahce says it has reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign Portugal winger Luis Nani on a three-year contract.

  • 15 farm workers killed in truck accident in Turkey 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:13 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - An official says a truck transporting milk has slammed into a pickup truck carrying farm workers to a plantation in western Turkey, killing 15 people, most of them women.

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 3:24 pm

    BONN, Germany - The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Galatasaray signs Podolski from Arsenal 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:38 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Super League Champion Galatasaray has signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on a three-year contract.

  • China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:14 am

    BEIJING - Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China.

  • Turkey reappoints former defense minister to post 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:43 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed a 75-year-old former defense minister to the same post, to replace Ismet Yilmaz who was elected Turkey's new parliament speaker this week.

  • Turkey's Erdogan dedicates new mosque to the people 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:49 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated a mosque on the grounds of his gigantic palace complex and opened it to the public in an apparent effort to stave off more criticism over his spending.

  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.

  • 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.

  • Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:56 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks.

  • China says concerned over Turkish religious complaints 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:50 am

    BEIJING - China expressed its displeasure Wednesday with Turkey's complaints about restrictions on worship and fasting by minority Chinese Uighur Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:44 am

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Street protests in Armenia against a hike in electricity prices, which have been roiling the capital for nearly two weeks, are the most serious unrest the Caucasus nation has seen in years. The protests are continuing despite the president's decision to suspend the price rise.

  • Turkey concerned by reports of fasting bans on Uighurs 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:56 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey says it has conveyed "deep concerns" to China over reports that minority Chinese Uighur Muslims were being prevented from worship and fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan.

  • German prosecutors charge man with Islamic State membership 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:41 am

    BERLIN - German prosecutors say they've charged a 22-year-old German-Turkish dual national with murder and membership in a terrorist organization on allegations he fought with the radical Islamic State group in Syria.

  • 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.

  • Suicide car bombing kills 20 Syrian troops in Kurdish city story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 3:02 pm

    BEIRUT - Syria's official news agency and activists say a suicide bombing has targeted a security building at the northeastern, mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh.

  • 18 tourists hurt in Turkish hot air balloon accident 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:12 am

    ISTANBUL - A Turkish medical official says that 18 tourists were hospitalized after a hot air balloon accident in the Cappadocia area of central Turkey.

  • African migrants find uneasy EU shelter after rough journey story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-26-15 5:58 am

    CREIL, France - Against the odds, Hamed Kouyate has achieved his childhood dream of escaping African poverty and reaching the wealthy heart of Europe. But like many fellow migrants who endured a clandestine odyssey marked by toil and terror, the teenager now questions whether he's just gambled his life on a cruel illusion.