- 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.
- Erdogan to provide Mercedes to top cleric following uproar Updated: May-22-15 4:40 am
ISTANBUL - "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?"
- 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.
- Turkish singer shot in latest high-profile attack on a woman Updated: May-19-15 2:44 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities have charged an ex-boyfriend in the shooting of a young female talent show singer in southeast Turkey - the latest high-profile attack on a woman in Turkey, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.
- UEFA picks Turkish referee Cakir for Champions League final Updated: May-18-15 12:30 pm
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA has picked Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey to referee the Champions League final.
- Blasts at Kurdish party offices in Turkey injure 6 Updated: May-18-15 8:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Less than three weeks before Turkey's general election, two separate explosions in buildings housing the local headquarters of a pro-Kurdish political party injured at least six people, the party said.
- Turkish soccer club rejects match-fixing accusations Updated: May-18-15 8:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey - The president of a Turkish soccer club has denied accusations that his team's goalkeeper purposely gave away a decisive goal in a league game against Galatasaray.
- Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter Updated: May-16-15 2:28 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkish forces shot down a Syrian helicopter after it crossed into Turkish airspace, the country's defense minister said Saturday. Syrian state-run television denied the report, saying that a small drone was shot down.
- Traffickers swindle migrants, sending them back to Greece Updated: May-15-15 11:46 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece - After a seven-month quest to escape war in Syria, Dia Kasam thought she and her two sons were finally on their way, headed by train into Serbia and from there on to Germany to reunite with her sick husband and their three other children.
- Russia urges EU to support gas pipeline crossing Turkey Updated: May-15-15 8:49 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Russia's foreign minister has urged the European Union to support the idea of a Moscow-backed pipeline that would bring natural gas across the Black Sea to Turkey and the rest of Europe.
- Cyprus' rival leaders restart peace talks after hiatus Updated: May-15-15 8:39 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' rival leaders on Friday vowed to "work tirelessly" for a swift peace accord, a United Nations envoy said, after relaunching talks aimed at ending the small Mediterranean island nation's four decades of division.
- FBI accuses North Texas man of lying about Islamic State Updated: May-14-15 5:52 pm
DALLAS - A suburban Dallas man was arrested Thursday after FBI agents accused him of lying to them about whether he supported the leader of the Islamic State group.
- European officials sing "We Are the World" at NATO meeting Updated: May-14-15 9:35 am
ANTALYA, Turkey - In a distinctly different note for a military alliance meeting, European officials ended a NATO meeting with a spirited rendition of "We Are The World."
- WADA lifts suspension of doping lab for 2016 Rio Olympics Updated: May-13-15 7:38 pm
MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency has lifted the suspension of the drug-testing lab in Rio de Janeiro, clearing the way for its use at next year's Olympics.
- Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting Updated: May-13-15 10:34 am
ANTALYA, Turkey - A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya.
- Turkey's Erdogan calls on Europe to welcome more migrants Updated: May-13-15 9:51 am
TIRANA, Albania - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Europe Wednesday to take in more migrants and refugees from Syria and Iraq, saying his own country has borne the brunt of the refugee crisis and has been sheltering about 2 million people.
- Turkey: 7 migrants freeze to death while crossing from Iran Updated: May-13-15 6:58 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says six children and a woman have frozen to death while trying to cross illegally into Turkey from Iran.
- Turkey: military members' links to US-based cleric probed Updated: May-13-15 6:35 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's defense minister says prosecutors are investigating possible ties between members of the military and a U.S.-based Muslim cleric.