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  • 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.

  • EU's broken asylum system allows free movement for migrants 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 5:46 am

    The Associated Press has spent months tracking a group of West Africans as they migrated illegally across Europe, confronting officialdom many times along the way but never effectively stopped, only delayed. The group's members have reached France and Germany just as they wanted.

  • 18 tourists hurt in Turkish hot air balloon accident 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:55 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.

  • Old camera bag causes bomb scare on New York-bound plane 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:22 pm

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A New York-bound Turkish Airlines plane carrying 292 passengers made an emergency landing Thursday at Copenhagen's international airport after an old camera bag, possibly forgotten by a passenger, caused a bomb scare.

  • Greeks worry about impact of refugee crisis on tourism 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 10:24 am

    MOLYVOS, Greece - On the waterfront beneath this village of stone houses cascading down a castle-topped hill, two worlds collide. Tourists saunter along the pier, gazing at the fishing boats bobbing in the harbor. A group of Afghan children who risked their lives to get here on an overloaded dinghy play in the shallow water.

  • Turkey says 6 migrants drown off Greek island of Kos 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:25 am

    ISTANBUL - Authorities in the Turkish city of Izmir say six migrants drowned in waters off the nearby Greek island of Kos.

  • Greeks worry about impact of refugee crisis on tourism 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 7:17 am

    MOLYVOS, Greece - On the waterfront beneath this village of stone houses cascading down a castle-topped hill, two worlds collide. Tourists saunter along the pier, gazing at the fishing boats bobbing in the harbor. A group of Afghan children who risked their lives to get here on an overloaded dinghy play in the shallow water.

  • Rebel flag controversy 1 in long line of disputes worldwide 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:45 pm

    BERLIN - Around the world, countries have long struggled with questions about flags similar to those faced by South Carolina, which is under pressure to remove a Confederate flag from its statehouse in the wake of the shootings that killed nine people at a historic black church.

  • Turkish lawmakers sworn in as coalition questions loom 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 12:52 pm

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's lawmakers were sworn in to office during a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday, an early step in what could be a drawn-out coalition-building process.

  • WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm

    ISTANBUL - At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran's military aid to Sudan.