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  • Firefighters prepare to extinguish fire after an explosion in Ankara, Turkey February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ihlas News Agency TURKEY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN TURKEY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX27ECH
    February 17, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a car bomb killed at least 28 people and wounded 61, hitting a number of military buses in Turkey’s capital of Ankara. Also, convoys carrying humanitarian aid made their way to besieged parts of Syria, part of an agreement between the Assad government and the U.N. Continue reading

  • ALEPPO, SYRIA - FEBRUARY 5: A civil defense team member stands on the debris of a building after the war crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the residential areas in the opposition controlled Meshed district of Aleppo, Syria on February 5, 2016.

 (Photo by Firas Taki/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
    February 9, 2016  

    As Syrian government forces close in on Aleppo, U.N. officials warn that 300,000 people might become trapped in the remains of Syria’s largest city, while tens of thousands of refugees try to flee towards the Turkish border. Russian airstrikes, bolstering the campaign, have drawn harsh criticism for targeting civilians, and could jeopardize peace talks in Geneva. William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • Internally displaced Syrians fleeing advancing pro-government Syrian forces wait near the Syrian-Turkish border after they were given permission by the Turkish authorities to enter Turkey, in Khirbet Al-Joz, Latakia countryside February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah   - RTX2553R
    February 6, 2016  

    Government forces in Syria have intensified their offensive on the city of Aleppo, causing tens of thousands of refugees to flee toward the Turkish border, and leading the disbanding of United Nations-brokered peace talks in Switzerland this week. Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation joins William Brangham to discuss. Continue reading

  • A boat that carried migrants sanks into the sea off Turkey's western coast of Ayvacik,on January 30, 2016. Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency. The Turkish coast guard was continuing search and rescue efforts where the 17-metre boat carrying at least 120 people sank off the coast of Ayvacik, a town across from the Greek island of Lesvos, the Dogan news agency reported.   Photo By Reuters TV
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    At least 35 people, including five children, died on Saturday as they attempted crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey into Greece, adding to already staggering totals of migrants and refugees who drowned or were killed in recent years, many of whom took the voyage using over-packed rafts to escape Syria’s civil war. Continue reading

  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Istanbul, Turkey January 23, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Presidential Palace. REUTERS/Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THE PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.   - RTX23NXD
    January 23, 2016  

    Vice President Joe Biden says the United States and Turkey are prepared for a military solution in Syria if a political settlement is not possible. On Saturday, 45 opposition groups issued a statement saying they support a political process but the biggest players are still at odds. New York Times reporter Anne Barnard joins Alison Stewart via Skype from Beirut. Continue reading

  • HATAY, TURKEY - OCTOBER 28:  Children are seen in a Syrian family's makeshift tent in Reyhanli district of Hatay Province in southern Turkey on October 28, 2015. Syrian families who fled the war in their country and took shelter in Turkey live in rental houses, tents set up by the volunteers or derelict buildings in Hatay's districts. The number of Syrians in Hatay's Reyhanli has reached 95,000 as the Syrian civil war continues in its 5th year. (Photo by Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
    January 17, 2016  

    More than 2.5 million refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war, currently live in Turkey. Nearly 90 percent of those refugees are now living outside of traditional refugee camps, presenting a whole new set of challenges for international relief agencies. NewsHour special correspondent Mike Cerre reports. Continue reading

  • People walk at the explosion site in Sultanahmet square in Istanbul, Turkey, late January 12, 2016. A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people, most of them German tourists, at Sultanahmet square in Istanbul's historic heart on Tuesday, in an attack Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed on Islamic State. REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan  - RTX224BW
    January 12, 2016  

    An explosion ripped throughout the historic heart of Istanbul on Tuesday, scattering bodies at a major tourist destination. The suicide blast killed 10, most of whom were German visitors. Turkey’s prime minister declared the Islamic State was responsible. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • Emergency services attend the scene after an explosion near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on Jan. 12, 2016. Ten people were killed and fifteen others were wounded after a suicide bombing rocked a historic square in Istanbul on Tuesday. Photo by Osman Orsal/Reuters
    January 12, 2016   BY  

    The Islamic State group was responsible for a suicide blast that hit Istanbul’s main tourist district Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, not including the bomber, and wounding another 15, Turkey’s prime minister said. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of his visit to Paris, France on Dec. 1, 2015. Obama was in Paris to attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21). Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
    December 1, 2015   BY  

    PARIS — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country’s long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight. Continue reading

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey in this December 1, 2014 file photo. Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files - RTX1W9MQ
    November 28, 2015  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane on Tuesday. Turkey says the Syria-bound Russian plane had entered the country’s airspace without permission. Now, Russia will restrict the import of certain Turkish goods and prohibit travel agencies from selling tours to Turkey. Kimberly Marten, professor at Barnard College, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more analysis. Continue reading