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.
Park life: Istanbul protesters take anti-government message to city's green spaces
Pushed out of Gezi Park, Turkey's demonstrators are fanning out to parks across Istanbul to keep their cause alive.
60 seconds on Earth: Escaping Syria, by boat (VIDEO)
Hundreds of Syrian refugees are traveling by boat to Lebanon every week. Here's a snapshot of the journey.
Iraq violence kills 7 in Baghdad-area attacks
Friday attacks part of a dramatic rise in violence in Iraq; pipeline to Turkey bombed, halting shipments to Mediterranean.
Two workers killed while dismantling the famous Love Boat
Two were killed and six injured as they prepared to dismantle the cruise ship made famous by ABC television show "The Love Boat."
Turkish Airlines pilots kidnapped in Lebanon, held for hostages
Armed men kidnapped two Turkish Airlines pilots on Friday morning from a bus carrying several other crew members and passengers between Beirut's airport and a hotel.
Death of protester in Turkey leads to 4 arrests, including police officer
Four people are detained in connection with a demonstrator's death in Turkey, a 19-year-old university student.
Turkey unrest erupts after 40 jailed for plotting 'coup'
A former army chief was among 40 jailed on Monday for plotting a 'coup' to overthrow Turkey's government in what is known as the "Ergenekon" case.
Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug among 40 jailed for plotting 'coup' (PHOTOS)
At least 40 people have been convicted of plotting to overthrow Turkey's government, as a court in Istanbul delivers the first verdicts in the long-running "Ergenekon" case.
Factbox: Turkey's 'Ergenekon' case
A look at the alleged "Ergenekon" conspiracy to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
Car bomb attack kills several at Turkish embassy residency in Somalia
Islamist Al Shabab militants claim a deadly attack in Mogadishu.
Turkey: bird suspected of spying for Israel is cleared
A bird tagged with a metallic ring recently captured in a Turkish village is not spying for Israel, officials have determined.
In Syria, journalists risk their lives to cover a story the public doesn’t care about
Commentary: On-the-ground reporting from combat zones is dangerous and rare.
What we're protesting today
Anti-gay protesters in Haiti, Filipinos burning an effigy of President Aquino and Bulgarians really have staying power.
Turkey ‘sabotaging’ peace process, Kurdish rebels say
The Turkish government is not implementing reforms for Kurds quickly enough, according to the PKK.
Kurdish fighters take Syrian border town and target oil fields
Kurdish militants entered the fray in Syria, deepening the conflict.
Things rich people do: build aquarium fences
In Turkey, a wealthy businessman has built an amazing fence for his luxury villa.
How Al Qaeda’s assassination of a Syrian rebel might actually help the opposition
Syrian rebel infighting could boost the opposition’s chances of receiving help from the west.
Lessons for Egypt and Turkey: democracy is more than winning elections
Commentary: Military coups do not advance the cause of democracy.
Bombing in Turkey wounds 6
Most of the victims were between 16 and 17 years old.
What we're protesting today
George Zimmerman, the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal and bad working conditions in Taiwan, to name a few.
Iran, Turkey call for cease fire in Syria during Ramadan
Despite differing views on the conflict in Syria, Turkey and Iran come together to call for a peaceful Ramadan.
GlobalPost interview: US policy in Syria is flawed, says ex-rebel premier
Following his resignation as prime minister of the Syrian National Council, Ghassan Hitto talks to GlobalPost about arms, US policy and his country's future.
Turkey's anti-government protesters break Ramadan fast together with big Istanbul street dinner
Thousands of anti-government sympathizers break bread together in the restive Turkish capital.
Turkish political party rejects their own bill after thinking it was the other side's idea
Proof that politics is the absolute worst, and that in power, people are nothing but hypocrites.
10 amazing McDonald's commercials that explain the world
The golden arches may fulfill a similar longing across the globe, but the way they do it is decidedly different from country to country.
Turkey condemns Cairo shooting, calls it "massacre"
The military blamed the bloodshed on a "terrorist group" that tried to storm the compound.
Morsi's ouster in Egypt sends chill through political Islam
The popular uprising and military power that brought Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to its knees is worrying political Islamist movements across the region.
Turkish military and PKK militants clash
Kurdistan Workers Party militants claim to have killed a soldier in southeast Turkey after a Kurdish protester was killed last week.
17 disturbing things Snowden has taught us (so far)
What is the extent of the information Edward Snowden has leaked? The consequences? We break it down.