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.
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.