Turkey

New Greek nationalist defence minister prompts Turkey to scramble jets

ATHENS - Greece's new nationalist defence minister prompted Greece's perennial rival Turkey to scramble jets on Friday, just days after he took office, by flying over uninhabited islets off the Turkish coast that nearly triggered a war in 1996.

Woman fires machinegun at Istanbul police post, no casualties - TV 30 Jan 2015

ISTANBUL - A woman opened fire with a machinegun on a police post in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Friday, Turkey's NTV television reported.

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Airlines suspend Baghdad flights after airplane shooting 27 Jan 2015

BAGHDAD - Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon

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Erdogan settles in as Turkey's strongman, constitutional change or not 27 Jan 2015

ANKARA - A grand new palace, toothless opposition and fawning ruling party have helped Tayyip Erdogan craft a powerful role as Turkey's head of state; but elections may yet deny him his goal of a full executive presidency and sow political uncertainty.

UPDATE 3-Turkish central bank signals early policy meeting, possible rate cut 27 Jan 2015

* Central bank lowers end-2015 inflation forecast (Adds Erdogan comments)

California turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected 26 Jan 2015

CHICAGO - A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of the first case of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain in the Pacific Northwest and in a commercial flock, the U.S. government said.

California turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected 26 Jan 2015

CHICAGO, Jan 26 - A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of the first case of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain in the Pacific Northwest and in a commercial flock, the U.S. government said.

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Returning Drogba showing his worth, says Cech 26 Jan 2015

LONDON - Didier Drogba is part of the furniture at Chelsea and it is great to have him back at the club this season following his short stints in China and Turkey, said goalkeeper Petr Cech.

INTERVIEW-Soccer-Returning Drogba showing his worth, says Cech 26 Jan 2015

LONDON, Jan 26 - Didier Drogba is part of the furniture at Chelsea and it is great to have him back at the club this season following his short stints in China and Turkey, said goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani 26 Jan 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp on Sunday to house 35,000 people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants in Syria's Kobani, national disaster management agency AFAD said.

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Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

TOKYO - Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group's opponents in the Middle East and help bring his killers to justice.