Turks, Kurds push for peace breakthrough despite new surge in violence

A spate of killings, a looming general election and war next door in Syria are complicating efforts to end the 30-year Kurdish insurgency in Turkey just as a breakthrough in peace talks looks close.

Turkey allows girls as young as 10 to cover hair at schools

Turkey has lifted a ban on the Islamic-style headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith.

Erdogan `campaign speech` rouses Turks in Germany

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan roused cheering supporters Saturday at a speech in Germany, the country with the most overseas Turks, shrugging off street protests there labelling him a "dictator".

Barack Obama urges acknowledgement of massacre of Armenians

US President Barack Obama Thursday called for "a full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts" relating to the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks starting in 1915.

18 migrant dies in capsizing off Turks and Caicos

At least 18 migrants from Haiti died on Wednesday when their overloaded sailboat capsized as it was being towed to shore in the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials in the British territory said.

Afghan Taliban say foreign captives are ‘safe`

group of foreigners abducted by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan are well and have been moved to a "safe area" inside the country, a spokesman for the militants said Tuesday.

Hostage crisis: Taliban capture seven Turks, two Russians

The Taliban have seized up to nine foreigners which includes seven Turks and two Russians from a civilian helicopter which had to make an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan, as per BBC reports.

Turkish bus attacked in Syria, 2 wounded: Report

Turkey`s Foreign Ministry says a bus carrying Turks has come under armed attack in Syria.

Israel torn on apologising to Turks over Gaza ship

Israel is debating whether to say sorry for storming a Gaza-bound Turkish activist ship last year.

Turks back curbs on military, judiciary: Projections

Turks approved on Sunday divisive
constitutional changes that reshape the judiciary and curb the
military`s influence, media projections showed, handing the
Islamist-rooted government a major victory.