Turkey

In migration lull, Greece bolsters border arsenal

As the sun dips into the wetlands of northeastern Evros, Greece's river border with Turkey, two Greek guards climb into a boat to begin their...

Iraqi Kurds in border zone flee Turkey’s hunt for PKK

One fine day in May, Yohanna Khushfa gathered his 200 sheep and took off, along with 120 other villagers in Iraqi Kurdistan, fearful of the Turkish...

Turkey snatches nephew of Erdogan foe in Kenya

Turkish spies snatched a nephew of a longtime foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Kenya and brought him back to Turkey, media and family...

Erdogan inaugurates mosque in Istanbul’s Taksim Square

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated the first mosque in Istanbul's Taksim Square, transforming the landscape of the...

Crime boss’s wild claims shake Turkish government

Millions of Turks have been glued to their screens, watching a crime boss tell wild stories about international drug smuggling, murders and the...

Activists call for new probe into killings of Turkish journalists

Media rights groups on Sunday urged Turkish authorities to investigate explosive allegations by a mafia boss about the high-profile killings...

Egypt and Turkey draw closer as regional interests align

Turkey and Egypt have begun slowly warming ties as they vie for regional primacy a decade after the Arab Spring, but analysts say deep-seated...

Istanbul police detain over 200 defying May Day protest ban

Turkish police detained more than 200 people who were trying to hold a May Day rally in Istanbul on Saturday in defiance of a ban related to...

Erdogan riles critics, Russia with ‘crazy’ new canal

Not content with shaping Turkey's history, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about to change its geography, too, by building an alternative to...

US sees genocides against Uyghurs and Armenians but consistency elusive

In 1994, as 800,000 mostly Tutsi people were beaten, hacked to death or shot dead in a 100-day bloodbath in Rwanda, the United States hesitated...

Turkey’s Armenians keep heads down after genocide recognition

Members of Turkey's tiny Armenian community have kept a low profile since US President Joe Biden recognised the Armenian genocide, fearing retribution...

Erdogan says Biden’s genocide recognition ‘destructive’

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday denounced US President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide as "groundless" and harmful to...

Erdogan says Biden’s genocide recognition ‘destructive’

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday denounced US President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide as "groundless" and harmful to...

Biden recognizes Armenian genocide, defying Turkey in watershed

US President Joe Biden on Saturday recognized the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, a watershed moment for descendants...

Turkey probes second crypto exchange as market implodes

Turkey on Saturday detained the chief of one of the country's biggest cryptocurrency firms after launching a manhunt for the founder of another...

Armenians commemorate WWI-era massacres the US is set to designate as genocide

Thousands of Armenians flocked Saturday to a memorial of the World War I-era mass killings of their kin by Ottoman Turks, the bloodletting which...

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