Turkey

Two killed in Turkey's southeast as rival Kurdish groups clash

DIYARBAKIR - Two people were killed in southeast Turkey in a fight between supporters of rival Kurdish parties a week before a parliamentary election, security sources and party officials said.

U.S. training of Syria rebel fighters expands to Turkey: source 28 May 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat Islamic State, an expected expansion of a program that first launched in Jordan weeks ago, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

U.S. training of Syria rebel fighters expands to Turkey - source 28 May 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat Islamic State, an expected expansion of a programme that first launched in Jordan weeks ago, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

Kurdish party committed to peace talks whatever Turkish poll outcome 27 May 2015

ANTALYA, Turkey - Turkey's Pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) said on Wednesday June elections would lack legitimacy if a threshold for parliamentary representation deprived it of representation, but it would remain a partner in peace talks with militants.

LPC-Turkey's Akbank to raise $250 mln three-year loan 27 May 2015

LONDON, May 27 - Turkey's Akbank is in the market for a $250 million three-year loan, making it the first Turkish bank to raise a loan with a maturity beyond 367 days since 2007, according to banking sources.

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Erdogan aims to turn Turkey into major defence industry power 27 May 2015

ANKARA - For years Turkey has boasted NATO's largest army, bar only the United States, and now President Tayyip Erdogan wants a defence industry to match.

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Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote 26 May 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.

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Insight - Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote 26 May 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.

INSIGHT-Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote 26 May 2015

ISTANBUL, May 26 - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.

Turkey says in deal with U.S. on air support for Syria rebels 25 May 2015

ISTANBUL - The United States and Turkey have agreed "in principle" to give air support to some forces from Syria's mainstream opposition, Turkey's foreign minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict.

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Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after the only other candidate conceded defeat after a first round of voting in an election overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world football. | Video