World Aug 21Europe fears Afghan refugee crisis after Taliban takeover
Haunted by a 2015 migration crisis fueled by the Syrian war, European leaders desperately want to avoid another large-scale influx of refugees and migrants from Afghanistan. Except for those who helped Western forces in the country's two-decade war, the message…
World Aug 04Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations
Authorities have said safety precautions have been taken at the Kemerkoy power plant and its hydrogen tanks had been emptied. Local reporters said late Wednesday the wildfires had also prompted the evacuation of the nearby seaside area of Oren.
World Aug 02Thousands evacuated as Turkey battles wildfires
For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters battled Monday to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey's beach destinations. Some 10,000 people have been evacuated in Mugla province alone.
World Nov 0170-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 71
But on the third day since the disaster, search-and-rescue teams appeared to be finding more bodies than survivors in Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city. They continued searching in eight toppled buildings, but work was paused at one when authorities determined the…
World Feb 28Turkey, Russia seek to defuse tensions in Syria as migrants push west
The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government, and a new wave of refugees…
World Feb 28Turkey threatens to let refugees into Europe as violence escalates in Syria
Scores of migrants began converging on Turkey's border with Greece seeking entry into Europe after Turkey said it was “no longer able to hold refugees.”…
World Nov 01Turkey and Russia begin joint patrols in northeast Syria
Turkey's defense ministry tweeted on Friday that the patrols started in al-Darbasiyah region, with Turkish and Russian troops, armored vehicles and drones.
World Oct 20Kurds begin evacuation from besieged Syrian border town
Kurdish fighters and civilians began evacuating from a besieged Syrian town on Sunday, the first pullback under the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal, opening the way to a broader withdrawal of the Kurdish-led forces from parts of the Turkish border.
World Oct 12Turkish forces capture center of key Syrian border town
Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism.
World Oct 11Civilians displaced as Turkey offensive in Syria enters 3rd day
The invasion came after President Donald Trump opened the way by pulling American troops from their positions near the border and abandoning U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters.