Nov 14, 2016

Turkey expels French reporter

A French reporter was expelled from Turkey on Sunday after being detained near the Syrian border in the country’s southeast, his employers said. “Our journalist, Olivier Bertrand, is free, he is on the plane for Paris,” the online news media Les Jours announced on ...

Erdogan derailing Turkey's promising future

Nov 8, 2016

Erdogan derailing Turkey's promising future

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“In Turkey, we are progressively putting behind bars all people who take the liberty of voicing even the slightest criticism of the government,” wrote author Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s first Nobel Prize winner. “Freedom of thought no longer exists. We are distancing ourselves at high ...

In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

Oct 31, 2016

In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

Iraqi special forces advanced on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul from the east on Monday, taking heavy fire but inching closer to the city’s limits. Car bombers are trying to stop the advance, but the troops, just 3 km from Mosul’s eastern outskirts, ...

Oct 8, 2016

Two suspects blow themselves up during Ankara police operation

Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives during a police operation in the Turkish capital of Ankara after officers called on them to surrender, state media reported Saturday. They set off the car bombs they had prepared, the official Anadolu news agency said, adding that ...

EU launches tough border force to curb migrant crisis

Oct 6, 2016

EU launches tough border force to curb migrant crisis

The EU’s beefed-up version of its struggling border force goes into operation Thursday, as the squabbling bloc struggles to find a unified strategy to tackle its worst migration crisis since World War II. European Union officials were due to inaugurate the new task force ...