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    August 25, 2015  

    New parliamentary elections will be held in Turkey later this fall. Since President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party lost its majority in June, efforts to produce a coalition government have failed. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss that country’s political uncertainty and the campaign against the Islamic State. Continue reading

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    August 19, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Thai authorities issued a warrant for a man in a yellow shirt suspected in a deadly bombing at a shrine. He is now believed to have acted as part of a network. Also, two more attacks added to a growing wave of violence in Turkey. In one case, at least eight soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing by Kurdish rebels. Continue reading

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    July 29, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Turkish jets launched new airstrikes on Kurdish rebel targets in Northern Iraq overnight. Turkey’s prime minister warned that it won’t end attacks until rebel fighters withdraw. Also, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., was indicted on federal racketeering and bribery charges for allegedly misusing charitable donations and campaign money. Continue reading

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    July 28, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, representatives from 28 nations convened an emergency NATO meeting to discuss the threat of the Islamic State in Turkey. Meanwhile, a Turkish soldier was shot by a Kurdish militant near the border with Iraq, causing Turkey to retaliate with airstrikes. Also, the Obama administration returned to Congress for another round of testimony on the Iran nuclear agreement. Continue reading

  • Turkish and U.S. soldiers, with a Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft in the background, conduct inspections inside Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015. Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX1LYWC
    July 27, 2015  

    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

  • September 26, 2012  

    Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdogan voiced his outrage over violence in Syria, accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of “state terrorism.” Margaret Warner talks to Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu for more on Turkish concerns over the Syria’s civil war and why this is also a matter of internal security for Turkey. Continue reading

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    Turkey’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to extend by another year military operations against Kurdish rebels in Iraq. The move followed a weekend attack on Turkish soldiers that killed 17. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2007  

    Crude oil prices hit new a new high Friday, closing at more than $91 per barrel amid news of more Middle East tensions, including expanded U.S. sanctions against Iran. An energy analyst and a government professor assess the reasons for and impact of the price jump. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2007  

    The Turkish Parliament Wednesday approved a possible cross-border offensive into Northern Iraq in response to tensions between Turkey and Kurdish rebels in the region. International policy experts discuss the likelihood of armed conflict in the border region and the impact of Turkey’s vote. Continue reading