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.
More than 100,000 Syrians sought refugee status during August in what the United Nations describes as an eye-popping escalation in the pace of departures since the hostilities began.
More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war, as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria's largest city despite two weeks of withering counterattacks by President Bashar Assad's troops.
Turkey's security forces have killed as many as 115 Kurdish rebels during a major security offensive over the past two weeks, the country's interior minister said Sunday.
Syria's downing of a Turkish fighter-bomber has the feel of a turning point that could drag Western powers into a conflict that is spiraling out of control.
Dozens of Syrian soldiers defected overnight to Turkey, crossing the border with their families as tensions between the two countries soared three days after Syrian forces shot down a Turkish military plane.
Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters struck Kurdish rebel targets inside Iraq after a guerrilla attack killed eight Turkish soldiers, Turkey's military said Wednesday.
Since its invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Turkey has claimed that it was acting as a protector and guarantor of the island's security. But a closer examination of its actions on Cyprus indicates motivations of a very different character.
As a proud husband and father, I was shocked to read a recent Op-Ed in The Washington Times ("Fathering daughters the old-fashioned way," Web, March 27) that maligned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo, and used an unjustified attack on his beloved daughter to grossly mischaracterize the role of women in Turkey.