Turkish president says coup attempt has failed

Jul 16, 2016

Turkish president says coup attempt has failed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead and at least 150 people wounded. Government officials said ...

Jul 5, 2016

Erdogan reverses course

Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan's foreign policy switch positions him and his country to play a larger role in the region.

Jun 24, 2016

Pope heads to Armenia, world's first Christian country

Pope Francis embarks on a three-day visit to Armenia Friday, just over a year after he enraged Turkey by using the term genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its ...

Istanbul riot cops break up Trans Pride event

Jun 20, 2016

Istanbul riot cops break up Trans Pride event

Turkish police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a rally by the LGBT community in Istanbul on Sunday, in the second crackdown in as many days on protests by secular Turks. Several hundred riot police surrounded the main Taksim Square — ...