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Turkey: 22 suspects detained after prosecutor dies in courthouse siege

A senior prosecutor and his leftist captors were killed in a courthouse siege in Antalya.

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Islamic State militants launch attack on Kurdish border

Islamic State militants have launched an attack against a predominantly Kurdish town on the Turkish frontier, say officials.

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US Turkey pact to train and arm Syrian rebels

Turkey and the United States signed an agreementto train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the US Embassy in Ankara.

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Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

The ambassador and other embassy staff had returned to Turkey, a Foreign Ministry official told Reuters.

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Official: 2 injured in blast in Turkish town near Syria

Turkish media say several people have been injured in an explosion at a Turkish town near the border with Syria.

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Pope’s Turkey trip ends seeking unity with Orthodox

The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054 over differences on the primacy of the papacy.

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Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

Iraq’s prime minister said his country and Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation.

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Boat sinks off Bosphorus; 24 dead, 7 rescued

Coast guard vessels, divers and passing fishing boats were scanning the waters for more survivors.

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Istanbul rattled by signs of Islamic State support

Pins bearing the militants’ black-and-white flag are on sale at a jihad-themed bookstore near the Istanbul University campus.

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Kurds thwart Islamic State in Kobani; Turkey boosts involvement

IS poured in reinforcements and fired at least 11 rocket-propelled grenades into the town centre, said the Britain-based monitoring group.

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Syrian border town of Kobani poised to fall to militants, warns Turkish president

The outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend Kobani got a small boost from a series of U.S.-led airstrikes against the militants.

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Turks leave for “family-friendly” Islamic State; cite rampant sex, crime, drugs in Turkey as reasons

Ummi Abdullah’s experience illustrates the pull of the self-styled caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria.

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Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

On Sunday, heavy clashes broke out between the IS militants and Kurdish fighters only miles from the Syrian border town of Kobani,

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Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

Militants of the extremist Islamic State group have been barreling through the area for the past three days.

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ISIS frees 49 Turkish hostages

The freed hostages were later to be flown to Ankara to be reunited with their families. They were advised not to immediately talk to the news media.