As Turkey and the U.S. work on plans to sweep Islamic State fighters from an area across the Turkish border with Syria, Istanbul has stepped up its air campaign against the extremist group, as well as on Kurdish insurgents. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Southern Turkey, where many residents are holding their breath for what comes next. Continue reading
An interesting turn of events in Turkey’s parliamentary election: The ruling party was favored to win big, but early results show it could end up losing its majority altogether. Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations joins Alison Stewart via Skype with analysis of the early results. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that a Syrian border town would likely fall to the Islamic State after a night of heavy fighting with Kurdish defenders. In Turkey, Paris and Brussels, Kurds protested the lack of Turkish military action against the Islamic State. Also, U.S. health officials considered new protocol for screening international travelers for Ebola. Continue reading
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey’s governing party said Monday it will select a new prime minister at the end of August to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who won the country’s first direct presidential election in a historic vote. Continue reading
A week after the Turkish government banned Twitter, authorities there moved to block online video-sharing site YouTube on Thursday. The Ankara, Turkey-based news organization Anadolu Agency reported that the national telecommunication authority had announced an “administrative block” on YouTube, though the website still appeared accessible after the announcement.
A woman protests a country-wide ban on Twitter in the country of Turkey by writing a “physical tweet” in the city of Ankara. Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned access to the social media site on Thursday in the midst … Continue reading
In a stunning move Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned microblogging site Twitter across his country, in an attempt to quiet critics of his administration as it prepares for crucial elections later this month. Erdogan and his political party, … Continue reading
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been defiantly beating off calls for his removal since a government corruption and bribery scandal began 10 days ago. After officials decreed that prosecutors would have to clear investigation efforts with their superiors, a court overturned that policy. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading