Armenian Christians celebrate rare Mass in Turkey
Turkey: nation on a dual course
ISTANBUL — Turks took a step closer to Europe by voting for constitutional changes aimed at bringing the country into line with European standards of democracy. Yet it was also a massive show of confidence in an Islamic-rooted government whose closer ties with Iran and hostility toward Israel have caused dismay in the West.
1001 Inventions: Science in Muslim lands
ISTANBUL — For generations, the lore of “One Thousand and One Nights” helped shape Western notions about Muslim culture. The collection of tales described an exotic world of harems and flying carpets, Sinbad and monsters, Aladdin and the jinn, Ali Baba and the 40 thieves.
Cat culture thrives in Istanbul
ISTANBUL — When President Obama visited Turkey last year, he paused to stroke a tabby cat at the former Byzantine church of Haghia Sophia while Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looked on with a smile. The cat, one of half a dozen living at the ancient site, seemed unfazed by the VIP attention.
Turkey’s Erdogan: emerging leader in Muslim world
Israeli PM: Gaza blockade prevents attacks
Israel deports all activists from Gaza-bound ships
Turkish lawmakers urge govt to review Israel ties
Turkey: Israel to release all Turks from aid ships
Report: 18 more Turkish officers detained
ANKARA, Turkey — Television reports say Turkish police have detained 18 more military officers over an alleged 2003 coup plot.
Turkish PM: All linked to coup plot will be tried
31 Turkish officers charged in coup plot
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday charged 11 more military officers for allegedly plotting a 2003 coup against the Islamic-based government, increasing the number of officers jailed to 31 — including seven admirals and four generals.
31 Turkish officers charged over coup plot
Turkish court frees ex-Navy, Air Force chiefs
ISTANBUL - The assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in St Peter’s Square may have taken place almost 30 years ago, but the event remains seared in the minds of many around the world.