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Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Jul 25, 2017 - 2:43 PM

(UPDATED) The move by the 4 Arab governments comes despite mounting international pressure to compromise in their weeks-old boycott of their fellow US ally

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Erdogan in Qatar for talks on Gulf crisis

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:47 PM

The visit focuses on 'developments in Syria and Iraq, the fight against terrorism... and the importance of protecting countries' sovereign rights,' Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says in Doha

Erdogan in Qatar for talks on Gulf crisis

Turkey journalists reject 'terror' claims as trial opens

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:42 PM

(UPDATED) The journalists are charged with supporting in the newspaper's coverage 3 groups considered by Turkey as terror outfits

Turkey journalists reject 'terror' claims as trial opens

Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Erdogan arrives in Jeddah to meet the Saudi leadership before heading to Qatar on Monday to speak with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Nearly 360 hurt in Turkey by earthquake – health minister

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Ahmet Demircan says 358 people were hurt, of whom 272 were taken to hospital in ambulances. The rest went on their own, he adds.

Nearly 360 hurt in Turkey by earthquake – health minister

2 tourists killed as earthquake hits Greek, Turkish resorts

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:53 AM

(4th UPDATE) The quake struck at 1:31 am with an epicenter approximately 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles) south of Bodrum, Turkey

2 tourists killed as earthquake hits Greek, Turkish resorts

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Ankara will continue to play a 'constructive and active' role to help solve what he described as a 'pointless' crisis

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his July 23-24 tour

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Turkey court rules to keep 6 rights activists in custody

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:34 PM

A Turkish court orders 6 human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director to remain in custody for aiding a terror group

Turkey court rules to keep 6 rights activists in custody

Turkey marks coup defeat with rallies, Erdogan warning to 'traitors'

Jul 16, 2017 - 7:14 AM

(UPDATED) The authorities have declared July 15 an annual national holiday of 'democracy and unity,' billing the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy

Turkey marks coup defeat with rallies, Erdogan warning to 'traitors'

Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Igler says they were surprised with the demand for the snack in Shanghai, reportedly averaging 4,000 pieces a day

Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand

Turkey marks failed coup that changed country

Jul 10, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The country is in the throes of the biggest purge in its history against alleged coup supporters while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has seen his grip on power tightened rather than weakened

Turkey marks failed coup that changed country

Turkish opposition holds mass 'justice' rally in challenge to Erdogan

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

The rally marks the culmination of a 450-kilometer 'justice march' from Ankara to Istanbul by Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Turkish opposition holds mass 'justice' rally in challenge to Erdogan

A crisis without end? Gulf states settle in for the long haul

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Hopes of a swift resolution seem as remote as a summer downpour in the desert

A crisis without end? Gulf states settle in for the long haul

Erdogan threatens not to ratify Paris climate accord

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Erdogan: 'After that step taken by America, the position that we adopt is in the direction of not passing it in parliament'

Erdogan threatens not to ratify Paris climate accord

Merkel says 'deep differences' with Erdogan remain

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Berlin-Ankara relations have been fraught, deteriorating sharply over Turkey's mass crackdown last year and a host of other civil rights controversies

Merkel says 'deep differences' with Erdogan remain

Russia says no final deal on Syria safe zones

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Russian delegation head Alexander Lavrentiev says documents outlining how the four safe zones should work 'need finalizing' despite being 'essentially agreed' between the 3 key powerbrokers.

Russia says no final deal on Syria safe zones

Outcry as Turkey removes evolution from curriculum

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Critics see it has a step back from scientific rigor towards creationism by the Islamic-rooted authorities under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Outcry as Turkey removes evolution from curriculum

Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from U.S. laptop ban

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:37 PM

They are the latest carriers after Abu Dhabi's Etihad to win a reprieve after Washington imposed new rules in March on direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa

Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from U.S. laptop ban

Turkey says U.S. to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Its removal would come after Turkey began using highly sophisticated tomography devices for X-ray and ultrasound at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport

Turkey says U.S. to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Turkey hopeful as Erdogan meets Qatar defense minister

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:56 PM

The meeting comes as Ankara resists pressure to shutter a Turkish military base on the emirate that Qatar's neighbors want to see closed

Turkey hopeful as Erdogan meets Qatar defense minister

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Qatari FM: 'This is contrary to the principles that govern international relations because you can't just present lists of demands and refuse to negotiate'

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Turkey police break up Gay Pride protest in Istanbul

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:35 AM

(UPDATED) It is the 3rd year in a row that the parade for LGBT rights has been banned by Turkish authorities

Turkey police break up Gay Pride protest in Istanbul

Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) 'What we are talking about here is an attack on the sovereign rights of a state,' says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Turkey detains catering boss after mass army food poisoning

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Not including the catering boss, whose name was not disclosed, 40 people are detained over the food poisoning and their cases are now being heard in court

Turkey detains catering boss after mass army food poisoning

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Where are these people coming from, where are they going, how many have died, and how many will be allowed to stay?

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Saudi says it does not need Turkish military base

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The statement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly offered to build a military base in Saudi Arabia, shortly after work began on Turkey's facility in Qatar

Saudi says it does not need Turkish military base

Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:25 AM

The United Nations' secretary general urges the Gulf countries to find a peaceful solution to the row

Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis

'Plankton explosion' turns Istanbul's Bosphorus turquoise

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:43 PM

A sudden change in the color of the Bosphorus Strait surprises Istanbul residents, with scientists putting it down to a surge in a species of plankton across the Black Sea

'Plankton explosion' turns Istanbul's Bosphorus turquoise

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:04 AM

The crisis has put Turkey in a delicate position as Ankara regards Qatar as its chief ally in the Gulf but is also keen to maintain its improving relations with the key regional power Saudi Arabia

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:27 AM

The tremor, felt as far as Athens and Izmir in Turkey, damaged at least 3 churches and shops in south Lesbos, local owners say, while rock slides blocked some roads

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's warning overshadows an earlier declaration from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who encouraged Saudi Arabia and its allies to ease their land and sea 'blockade' of Qatar

Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

Turkey's Erdogan speaks to leaders in Qatar-Gulf row

Jun 06, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Spokesman: Erdogan 'has initiated diplomatic efforts to resolve this dispute between friends and brothers in line with the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan'

Turkey's Erdogan speaks to leaders in Qatar-Gulf row

The week in photos: May 27-June 2, 2017

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:43 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: May 27-June 2, 2017

Turkey seeks arrest of NBA player Enes Kanter on terror accusations

May 27, 2017 - 11:59 AM

A judge issues an arrest warrant to Thunders' Enes Kanter after an Istanbul prosecutor opened an investigation into Kanter's alleged 'membership of an armed terrorist organization'

Turkey seeks arrest of NBA player Enes Kanter on terror accusations

EU stresses human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan

May 25, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Donald Tusk, who heads the European Council of 28 EU member state leaders, and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker meet Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels

EU stresses human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan

German MPs call off Turkey visit amid high tensions

May 24, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A foreign ministry spokesman says Berlin 'regrets and laments' the fact the trip wouldn't go ahead, calling it 'another missed opportunity' for dialogue

German MPs call off Turkey visit amid high tensions

Enes Kanter reveals death threats, to seek US passport

May 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM

OKC's Enes Kanter says his next move is to become an American citizen amid death threats he says he received for comparing Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Adolf Hitler

Enes Kanter reveals death threats, to seek US passport

OKC’s Enes Kanter detained in Romania

May 21, 2017 - 12:08 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Basketball star Enes Kanter blames Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom he calls the 'Hitler of our century,' for his hours-long detention in Bucharest

OKC’s Enes Kanter detained in Romania

US expresses concern over Erdogan guards' attack on protesters

May 18, 2017 - 9:53 AM

Turkish bodyguards of visiting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan push past a Washington police cordon outside the Turkish ambassador's residence and set about the protesters with their fists and feet

US expresses concern over Erdogan guards' attack on protesters

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

May 17, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Both leaders try to put a brave face on their differences and to renew a key alliance between NATO's leading power and its biggest Muslim member, partners in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

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May 16, 2017 - 7:28 PM

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Trump, Erdogan seek to mend strained ties in meeting

May 16, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Turkish officials had hoped for a 'new page' after the bickering with former US president Barack Obama over support for Kurdish fighters in Syria

Trump, Erdogan seek to mend strained ties in meeting

Duterte on Turkey, Mongolia joining ASEAN: 'Yes, why not?'

May 16, 2017 - 3:54 PM

'They wanted me to sponsor that entry,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, recalling his conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdeneba

Duterte on Turkey, Mongolia joining ASEAN: 'Yes, why not?'

Duterte meets Turkey's Erdogan in Beijing

May 16, 2017 - 9:18 AM

The Philippine leader has a pull-aside meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, another leader known for his charisma and strongman leadership

Duterte meets Turkey's Erdogan in Beijing

At least 20 killed in Turkey bus crash

May 13, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The bus was carrying about 40 people, many of whom were women

At least 20 killed in Turkey bus crash

UN in talks over control of Syria safe zones

May 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has rejected any UN role in monitoring the designated areas

UN in talks over control of Syria safe zones

Turkey angered by U.S. move to arm Syrian Kurds

May 10, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The issue risks further stoking tensions between Ankara and Washington less than a week before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Washington to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump

Turkey angered by U.S. move to arm Syrian Kurds

Merkel rules out Turkish vote in Germany on death penalty

May 09, 2017 - 9:08 PM

'We will not give permission for something we are not obligated to do, and whose content we absolutely reject, for example, the death penalty,' says Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel rules out Turkish vote in Germany on death penalty