| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Twitter is playing an unprecedented role in Turkey's Taksim Square protests. While social media has been crucial in recent uprisings, especially Arab Spring, it's taken on a much bigger role in the Turkish protests, according to NYU's Social Media &...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:24 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued what he said was a final warning: The protesters in Gezi Park would be removed within 24 hours, he told a meeting of his Justice and Development Party in the capital,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:42 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:00 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- As night fell in the Turkish capital Sunday, thousands of protesters continued to march in protest against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, beating drums and rattling the shutters pulled down tight on storefronts...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:57 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The first fatality was reported Monday in four days of protests and a police crackdown that have spread throughout Turkey, rocking the long-stable nation.
Mehmet Ayvalitas, a 20-year-old member of a computer hacking group, was hit by...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials have “serious concerns” about reports of excessive force by Turkish police against protesters, the White House said Monday, as a country lauded as a model for democracy in the Muslim world faces its most violent...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The violence racking Turkey over the last five days hasn't been about saving a few trees in densely developed Istanbul.
By the hundreds of thousands, Turks have been venting a decadelong accumulation of resentments over what they regard as Prime...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish authorities detained 29 people overnight for “inciting riots” using social networking sites such as Twitter, local media reported on Wednesday.
The detentions came in the coastal city of Izmir, where police...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
ISTANBUL (AP) — Long before al-Qaida, when the Cold War gripped the world, leftist terrorists staged spectacular attacks in a doomed campaign to overthrow governments and impose their vision of a socialist utopia. The bulk of these extremist...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON--President Obama on Thursday ruled out any unilateral U.S action in response to the alleged Syrian use of chemical weapons, further reducing the chance of any forceful response to the crossing of what Obama had described as a “red line.&...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Marcos dynasty enhancing its political comeback in the Philippines
Monday, May 13 -- Unrepentant over her role as treasure-squandering first lady, the widow of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos is poised for victory in Monday’s...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the trading nexus of three continents -- Asia, Europe and Africa -- and vibrant birthplace to three of the world's great religions.
Middle Eastern influence rose again in the 19th century when the Suez Canal...