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  • A Syrian child who fled her home in Aleppo with her family because of fighting between the rebels and the Syrian army, rests Wednesday at a school where she and her family took refuge, in Suran, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Turkey, Egypt hit Assad for 'terrorism'

    Regional calls for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad reached new heights Wednesday, with Turkey describing the Assad regime as "one of state terrorism" and Egypt asserting that Mr. Assad should learn from the "recent history" of deposed Arab dictators and step down.


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A Turkish soldier helps young Syrian refugees clear the barbed wire fence at a border crossing near Reyhanli, Turkey, earlier this year. The number of Syrian refugees living in border camps in Turkey is now estimated at 80,000, and Turkey says that is close to its maximum capability for providing them shelter.

    Military key to Syria planning

    In 2003, Turkey barred U.S. forces from opening a northern front in the war against Iraq, a stunning rebuff to Washington that raised questions about whether the politically powerful Turkish military had undercut a civilian-led initiative to help the Americans.


  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the lawmakers of his Justice and Development Party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. "Any Syrian military element that approaches Turkish border will be regarded as threat " Erdogan said four days after a Turkish warplane was shot down by Syria. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkey warns Syria away from its border

    Turkey warned Syria on Tuesday to keep its forces away from the countries' troubled border or risk an armed response — a furious reply to the downing of a Turkish military plane last week by the Damascus regime.


  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AP Photo)

    13 inmates killed in Turkish prison fire

    Inmates in a prison in southeast Turkey set mattresses and blankets alight, starting a fire that killed 13 prisoners, authorities said Sunday.


  • Turkey arts under pressure from conservative gov't

    In a recent play in Turkey, two actors wore trench coats in their role as assassins posing as perverts planning to flash girls near a school.


  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Istanbul on Sunday, April 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Yasin Bulbul, Turkish Prime Minister's Press Service)

    Clinton gets Iran update from Turkish leader

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conferred with Turkey's prime minister about his nuclear discussions with Iran as the United States began intensively preparing for a round of negotiations between Tehran and world powers to take place within two weeks.


  • **FILE** President Obama (right) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Seoul on March 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Obama, Turkish leader agree to up 'nonlethal' aid to Syrian activists

    President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed during a nearly two-hour meeting Sunday to beef up "nonlethal" aid to Syrian opponents of the regime of dictator Bashar Assad.


  • Turkey's Erdogan criticizes American writer

    Turkey's prime minister has hit back at American writer Paul Auster who was quoted as saying that he would not visit the country to protest its jailing of journalists and writers.


  • **FILE** In this photo from Sept. 6, 2011, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey. (Associated Press)

    Turkey's foreign policy in free fall

    Turkey's foreign policy vision is best captured by its foreign minister's motto: "Zero problems with neighbors."


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