2 killed in blast near US embassy in Turkey
Feb 1, 2013
World News | Reuters | Monday August 10, 2015
The United States sent six F-16 jets and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Sunday, the US military said, after Ankara agreed last month to allow American planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from there.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 5, 2015
A US armed drone today bombed a target in Islamic State-controlled northern Syria, in the first such air strike by a US aircraft after taking off from Turkish territory, a Turkish official told AFP.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 5, 2015
Turkey will soon start combating Islamic State group militants inside northern Syria, its foreign minister vowed Wednesday as he met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Malaysia.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 1, 2015
Turkish strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq killed at least six people on Saturday, officials said, as Ankara's bombardment of the Kurdish rebel group entered its second week.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 30, 2015
Syria's foreign ministry said today it was sceptical about Turkish efforts to fight the Islamic State group, in its first official reaction since Ankara began air strikes against the jihadists.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China today having secured NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, but facing tensions with Beijing over China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 28, 2015
NATO vowed strong support for Turkey's fight against "terrorism" at an emergency meeting Tuesday called to discuss Ankara's strikes against Islamic State fighters and Kurdish rebels.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday July 28, 2015
Turkey sought moral support for its campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting today with its North Atlantic allies, with both NATO and Ankara playing down any idea of a call for military help from the alliance.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
Turkish fighter jets early today bombed positions of Islamic State jihadists inside Syria for the first time, in a dramatic escalation of fighting after the killing of a Turkish soldier in cross-border clashes, the prime minister's office said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will chair a cabinet meeting today on bolstering security along the country's porous border after a devastating bombing blamed on Islamic State jihadists.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 21, 2015
A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people Monday in an attack on a Turkish cultural centre where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane.
World News | Reuters | Monday July 20, 2015
At least 28 people, mostly young students, were killed in a Turkish town near the Syrian border on today in what officials said appeared to be a suicide bomb attack mounted by Islamic State militants.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 10, 2015
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed a quick start to coalition talks on Thursday, after President Tayyip Erdogan instructed him to form a new government more than a month after an election deprived their AK Party of a parliamentary majority.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 9, 2015
Thailand has sent nearly 100 Uighurs Muslims back to China, a move likely to anger Turkey and exacerbate Ankara's row with Beijing over its treatment of the Turkic language-speaking and largely Muslim minority.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 3, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today inaugurated a mosque inside his controversial presidential palace and opened it to public in an apparent bid to deflect criticism over his lavish spending on the complex.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 29, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a top security meeting today as media speculated that Ankara was planning a military intervention in Syria, following gains there by Kurds against the jihadists.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 26, 2015
Turkey's pro-Kurdish party described an Islamic State attack on the Syrian border town of Kobani as a massacre and blamed it on Turkish state support for the militants, comments that will fuel tension in Ankara amid attempts to form a government.
World News | Agece France-Presse | Thursday June 25, 2015
Already stung by accusations that his presidential palace in Ankara is a megalomaniac folly, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing new claims of wasteful extravagance.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 19, 2015
Turkey paid homage today to former President and Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel, with a state funeral for a national political giant who died this week aged 90.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 6, 2015
If cockroaches infest someone's house or office, they might put down some poison or maybe call in the pest-controllers.But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had a more radical solution. The presence of cockroaches in his old offices, he revealed in an interview, were the reason why he needed a vast new presidential palace outside Ankara.
World News | Reuters | Saturday June 6, 2015
A bomb made from a gas cylinder packed with ball bearings caused one of the deadly blasts at a Kurdish election rally, Turkish security sources said today, a day after the attack killed two and wounded more than 100.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 2, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday invited the opposition to inspect his gigantic presidential palace for gold-plated toilet seats, vowing to resign if they could prove their allegations of his bathroom bling.
Blog | Ajay Mankotia | Wednesday May 20, 2015
India's footprint around the world is matched by no other country, says Ajay Mankotia.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 20, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday that he will use a trip to Turkey for Anzac Day commemorations to push Ankara for increased security on its border with Syria and Iraq.