Turkey discusses disarmament with jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan
Turkey is discussing disarmament with the jailed leader of the PKK Kurdish militant group, Abdullah Ocalan.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
How to survive the end of the world
Just spend Dec. 21 in the Turkish town of Sirince, where "positive energies" are sure to keep you safe.
Iran army chief: US-Turkey patriot missile move threatens 'world war'
Iran sounds the alarm over US military movement in Turkey.
Forensic expert undercover in Bahrain finds evidence of government torture: Report
Secret forensic work in Bahrain reportedly reveals government abuse.
US to send troops, Patriot missiles to Turkey over Syria conflict
The announcement comes just days after Syria allegedly launched Scud missiles from Damascus at rebels in the north.
Social media blasphemy cases went up four-fold in 2012: rights group
Is social media getting more blasphemous or authorities more watchful?
Chatter: Iran says it captured a US drone, again
Iran claims to have nabbed another US spy plane, NATO prepares to send Turkey its Patriot defense system, and everyone needs to calm down about the royal baby.
One of King Croesus's lost treasures found in Germany
An ancient golden brooch that once belonged to King Croesus has been found in Germany, seven years after it was stolen from a museum in Turkey.
Gaza: The conflict heard round the world
The world weighs in on the explosion of hostilities between Israel and Hamas.
Turkey requests NATO defense missile system
Turkey requested from NATO the Patriot defense missile shield to defend against Syria.
Abdullah Ocalan urges Kurds to end 68-day hunger strike
Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, has been in talks with Turkish officials to end the ongoing conflict.
Turkey: 17 soldiers die in helicopter crash
Weather-related crash takes the lives of 17 Turkish soldiers.
Syrian refugees in record numbers flood Turkey; 9,000 in 24 hours
United Nations estimates 408,000 Syrian refugees have fled the fighting.
Turkey: Semdinli car bomb attack kills 11-year-old child
Violence hits Semdinli, town near Turkey's Iraq-Iran border.
Turkish PM Erdogan to visit Gaza to reconcile Hamas, Palestinian Authority
In an interview with the Turkish daily Zaman, he said that his visit would try to help reconcile Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, which have been at odds in recent years.
Turkey: America's new key ally in the Middle East?
Relations between US and Turkey have soared under US President Barack Obama.
Turkey police clash with Kurdish protesters
Kurdish protesters clashed with police on Tuesday near a prison in southeastern Turkey where some inmates are on a hunger strike.
How Syria's conflict stretches beyond its borders
As civilian casualties mount and refugees flood adjacent nations — and more actors enter the fray — the Syrian conflict threatens to engulf the entire region.
Syrian shell hits Turkish health center as hopes for Eid truce dim
A Syrian shell hit a Turkish health center and violence raged in northern Syria as hopes for an Eid ceasefire dimmed.
Torture and abuse rampant in Turkish prisons, despite attempts at reform
While Turkey continues attempts to enter the European Union, the country's penal system is still culpable for massive rights abuses, according to a new report.
Iran, Turkey back call for Syria ceasefire from UN-Arab League envoy
Agreement between countries supporting opposing sides of the conflict comes as violence in Syria enters its nineteenth month amid increasing bloodshed.
Syrian refugees in Turkey tops 100,000
According to a new statement by the Turkish Disaster Management Agency, or AFAD, the number of Syrian refugees now in Turkey has topped 100,000.
UN peace envoy Brahimi calls for Syria ceasefire during Muslim holiday
UN peace envoy invokes Islamic holiday in ceasefire bid.
Turkey closes airspace to Syrian passenger flights
The closure adds to escalating tensions between the two countries, with Syria angered over Turkey's grounding of a Syrian Air flight last week, which Ankara claims had Russian munitions inside.
Turkey's prime minister rebukes UN, says another Bosnian massacre possible
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says UN might have another Bosnian massacre on its hands in Syria.
Turkey and Russia spar over Syria
Two regional powers are butting heads amid fears of a regional conflict.
Syria: Conflict continues to spill over into Turkey
A group of Syrian Army soldiers, fleeing rebels in Syria, darted across the border with Turkey Friday.
Turkey deploys military planes to Syria border, rebels claim Aleppo airbase capture (VIDEO)
Fighter jets sent to the Turkish-Syrian border.
Russia plays old game over Syria
Moscow’s outrage over Turkey’s interception of a plane bound for Syria fans flames at an especially dangerous time.
Syrian jet was carrying Russian-made ammunition, says Turkey's PM
Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says a Syrian Air passenger jet grounded by Turkish warplanes was illegally carrying Russian-made defense supplies.