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  • Turkey’s leader vies for role of strongman

    Turkey's Islamist prime minister, barred from seeking a fourth term, is exploring ways to create a strongman presidency and run for the powerful new office next year, but critics fear his political engineering could undermine the country's secular democratic tradition.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Erdogan’s Turkey no U.S. ally

    Iran has found a willing accomplice to surreptitiously work at skirting the sanctions imposed by our rightfully agitated and fed-up world community -- Turkey.


  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AP Photo)

    Reports: Blanks fired near Turkish prime minister's office

    Police detained a man who fired three blanks outside Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office on Monday, news reports said.


  • Police can’t deter marchers supporting a secular Turkey

    Police used tear gas and water cannons against a demonstration by tens of thousands of pro-secular protesters, but Monday's march to mark the founding of the Turkish republic went on in defiance of a government ban.


  • Turkish premier slams Security Council over Syria

    Turkey's prime minister sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council on Saturday for its failure to agree on decisive steps to end Syria's civil war, as NATO ally Germany backed the Turkish interception of a Damascus-bound passenger jet earlier in the week.


  • People gather atop the aircraft steps outside a Syrian passenger plane that was forced by Turkish jets to land at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkey: Syrian plane was carrying ammunition

    A plane intercepted by Turkish fighter jets on its way from Moscow to Damascus, Syria, was carrying equipment and ammunition destined for the Syrian Defense Ministry, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.


  • Turkey vows to protect its people after Syrian shelling

    Turkey's prime minister insisted Thursday that his country does not want to go to war with Syria, after the Turkish parliament authorized military action against Syria's regime and Turkish forces lobbed mortars into Syria for the second consecutive day.


  • ** FILE ** In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, photo, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and his deputies Bulent Arinc, right, and Besir Atalay seen at Turkey's parliament in Ankara, Turkey. (AP Photo)

    Turkish PM doesn't want war with Syria

    Turkey doesn't want war with Syria but it's determined to protect its borders and its people, the country's prime minister declared Thursday.


  • Turkey to block access to anti-Islam film

    A Turkish court issued an order on Wednesday allowing authorities in the country to block Internet access to the anti-Islam movie that has sparked violent protests across the Muslim world, an official said.


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