Iraq’s political gambits move to regional stage
Kurdish rebels extend cease-fire against Turkey
Report: Protest in Turkey over Quran desecration
Armenian Christians celebrate rare Mass in Turkey
Armenians celebrate rare Mass in Turkey
AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey — Hundreds of Armenian Christians are holding Mass at an island church in Turkey for the first time since the World War I killings of Armenians.
German book channels public’s immigrant angst
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: patriarch holds historic Mass
MACKA, Turkey — Orthodox Christians are holding a rare Mass at an ancient monastery in Turkey after the government allowed worship there once a year in a gradual loosening of restrictions on religious expression.
Turkey’s Erdogan: emerging leader in Muslim world
Funeral Mass held for bishop slain in Turkey
Vatican says world ignores Christians in Mideast
Pope meets Muslim leader in Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus — Pope Benedict XVI has met with a Muslim leader on his pilgrimage to Cyprus, part of efforts to talk to both sides of the decades-old conflict on the island divided between ethnic Greeks and Turks.
Pope urges support for Mideast Christians
NICOSIA, Cyprus — Pope Benedict XVI appealed Saturday for support for embattled Christian communities in the Middle East, calling them a vital force for peace in the region.
Pope on 3-day visit to Cyprus
PAPHOS, Cyprus — Greek Cypriot leaders made a blistering attack on Turkey for its occupation of northern Cyprus as Pope Benedict XVI began a pilgrimage to the divided island Friday bringing a message of peace to the region.
Pope: killing of bishop won’t cloud Cyprus trip
Pope departs on 3-day trip to Cyprus
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI departed Friday on a sensitive three-day trip to Cyprus, a visit likely to be overshadowed by shock over the killing in Turkey of a bishop who had been scheduled to meet with the pontiff.
Roman Catholic bishop helped suspected killer
Pope Benedict XVI makes sensitive trip to Cyprus
Pope makes sensitive trip to Cyprus
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI departs Friday on a sensitive three-day trip to Cyprus, a visit likely to be colored by shock over the killing in Turkey of a bishop who had been scheduled to meet with the pontiff.
Catholic bishop reportedly stabbed in Turkey
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
Cyprus trip a political minefield for the pope
Ancient sect hopes for boost from pope’s visit
Turkish lawmakers OK constitutional amendments
In Turkey, Pope gunman says Benedict should resign
Turkey indicts 33 in alleged coup plot
ANKARA, Turkey — Authorities have indicted 33 people in an alleged secularist plot to destabilize Turkey and overthrow the government.
Muslim fashion label conquers streets of Europe
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 charges 11 more officers
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday charged 11 more ranking officers for allegedly plotting several years ago to topple the Islamic-rooted government, increasing the number of officers jailed to 31 — including retired and active seven admirals and four generals.
Turkish court frees ex-Navy, Air Force chiefs
Turkish PM dismisses call for early elections
Turkey’s leaders, military try to calm tensions
Leaders discuss Turkey’s alleged coup plot
Meeting held to discuss Turkey’s alleged coup plot
More Turkish officers charged in alleged coup plot
Turkish court charges 20 officers in coup plot
Turkish court charges 7 officers in coup plot
Prosecutors interrogate 51 Turkish officers