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Turkish President Approves Interim Government

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved an interim government that will lead Turkey into a new election in November,...

Turkey Launches Heaviest Strikes On Kurdish Rebel Targets Yet

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

ISTANBUL, July 29 (Reuters) - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes...

How to Fix Turkey's Fall From International Favor

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The world wants Turkey to be back on the international trade and regional diplomacy track, but that's only possible if corruption and crackdowns discontinue. The biggest obstacle, at this point, to a lasting and successful Erdogan presidency is Erdogan himself.

Jailed Kurdish Leader Asks Fighters To End Armed Struggle In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end ...

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

Kurdish Rebels Make 'Final Warning' To Turkey

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, July 19 (Reuters) - Kurdish militants issued what they said was a "final warning" to Turkey on Friday to take concrete steps to advance a ...

Kurdish Rebel Leader Calls For Ceasefire With Turkey

AP | MUCAHIT CEYLAN and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In a major step toward ending one of the world's longest, bloodiest insurgencies, the Kurds' jailed rebel leader called Thursda...

Turkey, Kurds Clash Over PKK Executions

AP | NICOLAS GARRIGA | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

PARIS -- Turkey's prime minister suggested Friday that a feud among Kurdish rebels was behind the shooting deaths of three Kurdish activists in Paris,...

Founder Of Kurdish Terrorist Group Among 3 Women Found Executed In Paris

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

PARIS — Three Kurdish activists, including reportedly one of the founding members of a militant separatist group, were shot dead in what authori...

Can Turkey's 'Soft' Power Work in Syria?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Neo-Ottomanism and Kemalism are competing ideologies that have driven Turkey's foreign policy for many years. Neo-Ottomanism is focused on promoting 'soft power'- ensuring Turkey is well-placed diplomatically, politically and economically to take on a larger role in the Middle East and beyond.

Kurdish Rebels Launch Deadly Attacks Against Turkish Military

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish rebels attacked Turkish military units with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades Tuesday in southeastern Turkey, spark...

Turkey Offers Compensation For Airstrike Victims

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey will compensate the families of 35 civilians mistakenly killed in an airstrike meant for Kurdish rebels, the deputy prime min...

Time to Lift Ban on Conflict Resolution Programs, Humanitarian Aid Operating in Hot Spots

Kay Guinane | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Kay Guinane

Like Batman's enemy Two-Face, the United States government has two sides when it comes to national security and the work of charities and other nonprofit groups.

PKK Kurdish Rebels: We Won't Stop Fighting In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Kurdish rebels on Tuesday rejected calls by Iraq's president to stop fighting against Turkey and leave Iraqi territory as the visiting...