Turkish scribes get two years jail for publishing Prophet cartoon

A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced two prominent Turkish journalists to two years behind bars for illustrating their columns with a controversial cartoon published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, their lawyer said.

Female suicide bomber wounds seven in Turkey's Bursa

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa on Wednesday, wounding seven people in the latest attack to strike the country, officials said.

US to deploy rocket launchers in Turkey to help fight Islamic State: Haberturk

The United States will deploy a rocket launcher system in Turkey near the border with Islamic State-held Syria as part of a strategy to seal off an area around the Syrian town of Manbij, Turkey`s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Turkey kills almost 900 IS members in Syria raids: report

Turkey kills almost 900 IS members in Syria raids: report

Turkey has killed almost 900 alleged members of the Islamic State (IS) group since January through artillery fire and air raids, the state-run Anatolia news agency said today, citing military sources.

Turkey kills almost 900 ISIS members in Syria raids: Report

Turkey has killed almost 900 alleged members of the Islamic State (ISIS) group since January through artillery fire and air raids, the state-run Anatolia news agency said Monday, citing military sources.

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Merkel is on a high-stakes visit to Turkey aimed at boosting a six-billion-euro ($6.7 billion) deal plagued by moral and legal concerns to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey.

Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Angela Merkel travels to Turkey on Saturday for a high-stakes visit which will require her to walk a diplomatic tightrope between keeping Ankara sweet over a crucial migrant deal and taking a stand on European values.

Syrian minister says Turkey and others still supplying terrorists: State media

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Thursday that states including Turkey continued to supply terrorists in Syria with advanced weapons, state media reported, as fighting raged across the country after peace talks halted.

NATO chief says Russia maintains `considerable military presence` in Syria

NATO chief says Russia maintains `considerable military presence` in Syria

A month ago Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the West by ordering the "main part" of his forces to pull out.

Turkish military kills 32 IS militants in northern Iraq

 Turkey`s military killed 32 Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq`s Mosul province on Tuesday in retaliation to their attack on a Turkish tank in the Bashiqa training camp.

Turkey detains 101 people linked to US-based Muslim cleric

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 101 people suspected of having financial links to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of attempting to overthrow the government.

Pope, on landmark Lesbos visit, `wants to take back refugees`

Pope, on landmark Lesbos visit, `wants to take back refugees`

Lesbos has been the first port of call in the EU for hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers fleeing war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Asia.

Pope Francis arrives on Greek island to meet with refugees

Pope Francis arrives on Greek island to meet with refugees

Pope Francis on Saturday arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos for a high-profile visit to put pressure on a controversial EU deal with Turkey to tackle an unprecedented refugee crisis.

Pope Francis heads to Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis left Rome on Saturday bound for the Greek island of Lesbos, on the frontline of Europe`s migrant crisis.

Germany accepts Turkish request to seek prosecution of German comedian

The request has put Merkel in a tricky position because she has spearheaded the effort to secure a deal between the EU and Turkey on migrants.

Patriarch tells EU to open doors to migrants: `Some may be angels`

Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I reiterated that Christians have a moral duty to show hospitality to strangers.

30,000 flee fighting between jihadists, rebels in north Syria: HRW

At least 30,000 people have fled fighting between jihadists and rebels in northern Syria in the past 48 hours, Human Rights Watch said, calling on Turkey to open its border to them.

Five jailed in Turkey for 'insulting' Erdogan: Report

Five jailed in Turkey for 'insulting' Erdogan: Report

Five men were jailed in Turkey for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports have said, one of several such cases that have intensified alarm over the country's slide towards authoritarianism.

Turkey submits draft proposal to strip MPs of immunity - AKP officials

The Turkish government submitted a draft proposal to parliament on Tuesday that would strip lawmakers of immunity from prosecution, ruling AK Party officials said, a move seen as largely targeting a pro-Kurdish party.

Erdogan hosts Saudi king to tighten alliance

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hosted Saudi King Salman at his presidential palace in Ankara, extending his guest a lavish welcome that underlined the growing importance of Ankara-Riyadh ties.Erdogan on Tuesday hosted Saudi King Salman at his presidential palace in Ankara, extending his guest a lavish welcome that underlined the growing importance of Ankara-Riyadh ties.