| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Is the United States using NATO to protect its special friend in the Middle East: Israel? That's what Turkey suspects may be behind a U.S.-led push for an anti-missile defense system in Turkey, intended to ward off an Iranian attack.......
| May 31, 2010
| 1:44 PM
Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead.
Bloodied passengers sprawled on the...
| Jun 20, 2010
It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time: touring Turkey by train. Turkey was at the top of my list of countries I had yet to conquer, and trains have long been my favorite mode of transportation. Conjuring images of the old Orient Express, I...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 4:39 PM
On his first date with Lauren Winslow in 2009, Timur Taluy took her to an Oxnard dive bar. But by the time he proposed, he’d really upped his game.
Taluy, whose father is from Turkey, took Winslow abroad in 2010 to meet some of his relatives. In...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:37 AM
As it continues to grapple with the aftermath of a massive earthquake, Turkey has declined disaster assistance from Armenia and Israel, two nations with which Ankara has strained relationships, according to Reuters.
Ankara's rejection of most offers of...
| Jan 14, 2012
Reporting from Nicosia, Cyprus -- Rauf Denktash, the former Turkish Cypriot leader whose determined pursuit of a separate state for his people and strong opposition to the divided island's reunification defined a political career spanning six decades,...
| Mar 28, 2008
In his Blowback, "My party is good for Turkey," Egemen Bagis does what can only be described as a hatchet job on Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Bagis, who is a foreign policy...
| Dec 17, 2007
Turkish jets bombed several villages in northern Iraq early Sunday in the most aggressive action in years against Kurdish rebels who take sanctuary in the Kurdistan border region of Iraq.
Local officials said at least one civilian was killed and several...
| Mar 9, 2010
Homes in eastern areas of Turkey prone to earthquakes must be better built to withstand jolts like the magnitude 6 temblor that toppled village houses and killed 51 people this week, the Turkish government acknowledged Tuesday.
Hundreds of quake...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 8:35 AM
ANKARA, Turkey -- The Turk who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from prison on Monday after more than 29 years behind bars and proclaimed that he was a messenger of God and that the world will end in this century.
Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, waved to...
| Apr 4, 2009
"They say we are at war with Islam. This is the whispered line of the extremist who has nothing to offer in this battle of ideas but blame. ... We are not at war with Islam. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us. ... When I am...
| Mar 19, 2003
War ticked ever closer Tuesday as Saddam Hussein appeared on television in uniform and rejected with contempt President Bush's ultimatum to relinquish power and flee Iraq by tonight.
Instead, his foreign minister suggested that Bush and British Prime...