From breadseller to prime minister: The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Once a poster-boy for successful Middle Eastern democracy, the Turkish premier has recently attacked judicial power and civil liberties in the country. But to the residents of his teenage neighborhood, he can do no wrong.
Politicians trade punches during political debate in Turkey as 20,000 rally (VIDEO)
About 20,000 protesters gathered at Ankara's major Sihhiye Square, chanting "revolution will clean this filth" and "they are thieves."
Turkey's judiciary hits back at government's plans to curb its powers
The changes were slapped down by the judicial body itself as unconstitutional, while the United States and the European Union weighed in citing serious concerns.
Turkey's police purge reaches top ranks as Erdogan seeks tighter grip on judiciary
Erdogan's government sought to tighten its grip on the judiciary and continued to dismiss police officers amid a corruption scandal.
Turkish corruption scandal deepens with firing of 350 police officers
The move comes as the government is trying to contain the massive political fallout from the graft probe that has become the biggest threat to Erdogan's 11-year rule.
Turkey rules out amnesty for jailed military officers
Deputy prime minister says army officers convicted of plotting against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government will remain behind bars.
Protesters and police clash in Istanbul's Taksim Square
Protesters and police clashed in Istanbul's Taksim Square when protests against the government reignited in Turkey over a high-level bribery and corruption investigation involving close government allies.
Turkey corruption scandal sparks anti-government protests
Protesters called on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down, as the political turmoil caused by a corruption probe spread.
The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons is an impressive act of international cooperation
More than a dozen countries, not all of them friends, are working together to make this happen.
2013 was the second worst year for journalists in jail
More than 200 journalists have been imprisoned this year so far, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
There aren't always more fish in this sea
Aggressive development projects are threatening Turkey's natural resources and its iconic fishing trade.
Turkey signs EU migrant pact as relations thaw
The EU wants Turkey, a crossroads between Europe and Asia, to take back thousands of illegal migrants who have crossed its borders into Greece.
Snow threatens to destabilize Middle East
US president calls for regional talks on Snow emergency, says won’t rule out use of force.
Snow storm, low temperatures bring misery to Syrian refugees
The snow, which was greeted with surprise and playfulness in other parts of the Middle East, threaten Syrian refugees.
Fake bomber arrested near Turkish prime minister's office
A 'mentally unstable' man triggered a security scare in Ankara when he approached the office of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan carrying a fake bomb.
Turkey's 'Rockin' Imam'
Mystical Islam meets psychedelia. And, yes, the authorities are worried.
Turkey asks NATO to extend Patriot deployment near Syria border
Turkey turned to its NATO allies after a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory killed five Turkish civilians in a border town last October.
Turkish PM denies helping Al Qaeda in Syria, criticizes Russia
Turkey has advocated for more backing for Syria's fractious armed opposition, but the rise of Al Qaeda-linked groups has raised suspicions.
Turkish PM defends plan to do away with mixed-sex dorms
"Anything can happen when it is mixed."
Female lawmakers wear headscarves in Turkey’s parliament
The last time a female lawmaker wore a headscarf to parliament was 1999.
Turkey opens world's first transcontinental tunnel
Turkey links Europe and Asia with a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus.
EU set to renew negotiations for Turkish membership
Discussions between the EU and Turkey have been stalled for the last three years and will recommence Nov. 5.
Turkey's first online Islamic sex shop opens
The "Halal Sex Shop" website presents its products as being "entirely safe," and in compliance with Islamic norms.
Erdogan lifts Turkey's headscarf ban
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that female civil servants will be allowed to wear Islamic headscarves at work, amid a raft of other reforms.
Riot ends Turkish soccer game between Besiktas and Galatasaray
Fans stormed the field and chanted "everywhere is Taksim, everywhere is resistance," Gezi Park protest slogan.
Turkish soccer fans riot, end derby opener
Fans stormed the field late in the game and chanted "everywhere is Taksim, everywhere is resistance," a Gezi Park protest slogan.
Car bomb at Syria-Turkey border kills 7 as Syria accuses Turkey of escalating tensions
A bomb hit the Syria-Turkey crossing, killing at least seven people, a day after Turkey downed a Syrian helicopter.
Can Cavusoglu wants to be Turkey's first openly gay mayor
Can he do it?
Ahmet Atakan, Turkish protester, dies after being hit by tear gas canister
A 22-year-old protester, allegedly struck on the head by a tear gas canister, dies in southern Turkey.
Tokyo beats Madrid, Istanbul to host 2020 Summer Olympic Games
Tokyo was seen as the safest choice for the 2020 Olympic Games over economically fragile Spain and Turkey, which would need billions in investment.
Syria 'hemorrhaging' refugees as number of displaced tops 6 million (PHOTOS)
As the US heads for strikes against Syria, the country's refugee crisis hits massive proportions.