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  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:31 pm

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

  • Al-Qaida abducts US-backed rebels in northern Syria 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 2:24 pm

    BEIRUT - The leader of a U.S.-backed rebel group and several of his men have been abducted in northern Syria by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, the rebel group and opposition activists said Thursday.

  • Kurdish rebels attack Turkish security forces, killing 5 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:46 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kurdish rebels have attacked Turkish security forces in two separate assaults in southeast Turkey, killing five people, officials said. One rebel was also killed.

  • Feds: New York man tried to support Islamic State group story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:17 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - A western New York man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the group on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization.

  • Turkish attacks on Kurds muddle Obama's Islamic State fight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:31 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - President Barack Obama's stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he's counting on for help in the same conflict: the Kurds.

  • Turkish deputy PM in new sexist gaffe 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:46 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Women legislators are demanding that Turkey's deputy prime minister offers an apology for telling a legislator that she should be quiet because she is a woman.

  • Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:05 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.

  • Image of Asia: Welcoming Turkey's president to Beijing 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:10 am

    In this photo by Ng Han Guan, a child plays with Chinese and Turkish national flags before a welcome ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. About two dozen children waved the flags and hoisted flowers when Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping passed them after inspecting an honor guard. Following the formal welcoming ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and marching band, the two leaders met for more than two hours. Erdogan's visit comes amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:01 am

    BEIJING - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

  • AP News Guide: Turkish-US deal may have far-reaching effects 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:46 am

    BEIRUT - In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the extremists from a stretch of Syrian territory along the Turkish border.

  • The Latest: Saudi King voices support for Turkey's actions story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:36 am

    BRUSSELS - The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):

  • EU moves to protect cheese from both sides of divided Cyprus 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:14 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union on Tuesday moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauded it as a symbolic step toward further reunification.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:38 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.

  • Explosion shuts down Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:32 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's energy minister says an explosion on a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey caused a large fire and shut down the flow of gas.

  • US, Turkey seek to establish Islamic State-free zone 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:28 am

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Syrian border, deepening efforts to halt the extremists' advances.

  • Turkish troops target Kurdish fighters in northern Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:34 am

    BEIRUT - Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State group with the aid of U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria's main Kurdish militia and an activist group said Monday.

  • 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.

  • White House says Turkey has right to defend against Kurds 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 9:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House says Turkey has the right to defend itself against terrorist attacks by Kurdish rebels.

  • Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure attacks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-25-15 6:28 pm

    BAGHDAD - Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013.

  • 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.

  • Turkey allows US to use key air base to strike Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 12:04 am

    WASHINGTON - Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military launch airstrikes against the Islamic State from a key air base near the Syrian border, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition while drawing Turkey deeper into the conflict.

  • 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.

  • Policeman killed in attack in southeast Turkey 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:02 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says unknown attackers have fired at traffic police in Turkey's mainly-Kurdish southeast, killing one officer and seriously wounding a second.

  • Turkish journalist fired over anti-Erdogan tweet 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 6:55 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A prominent Turkish journalist has been fired by his newspaper over a tweet which suggested that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was responsible for a suicide bombing this week that killed 32 people.