Ground operation possible in Iraq, Turkish foreign minister says

Turkey would consider sending ground troops into Iraq, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

HRW: Turkish government tolerating torture under state of emergency

Turkey is turning a blind eye to torture practices under the country's current state of emergency, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Tuesday.

Turkey reports more than 35,000 in detention after coup attempt

There are more than 35,000 people in detention in Turkey more than three months after this year's attempted coup, says Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, noting that a further 4,000 remain under...

Turkish strikes against Syrian Kurds leaves dozens of casualties

Turkey launched 18 airstrikes against Syrian Kurds in northern Syria Thursday, the state-run Anadolu news agency and Kurdish sources reported. However, there were conflicting numbers regarding...

Council of Europe rebukes Turkey for removing lawmakers' immunity

Turkey must restore the legal immunity of lawmakers, a key body of the Council of Europe said in a report issued Monday, challenging the process of removing their inviolability and warning that...

Islamic State claims Baghdad attack on Shiite funeral killing 34

A suicide bomber targeted a funeral on Saturday in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood of northern Baghdad, killing at least 34 people and injuring more than 35, al-Sumaria television reported.

Turkey seeks arrest of 189 judges and prosecutors

Nearly 200 judges and prosecutors are the targets of the latest round of Turkish arrest warrants, as a crackdown continues three months after a failed coup.

Rockets fired near Turkish resort town on day of multiple attacks

Two rockets were fired Friday and struck a road near the Turkish tourist resort area of Antalya, the Dogan news agency reported, on a day that saw multiple bombings and attacks.

Erdogan slams Clinton's "political dilettantism" for Kurd comments

Turkey's president has criticized US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "political inexperience" for her comments on arming Kurdish rebels in the fight against Islamic State.

Extension of Turkish state of emergency gets legislative backing

An extension of Turkey's state of emergency - set in place after an attempted coup in July - has received parliamentary approval, the Anadolu news agency reported Wednesday.

Second day of raids puts 49 Kurdish politicians behind bars in Turkey

Nearly 50 members of Turkey's opposition Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) were taken into custody Wednesday in the second round of police raids against the party in two days, according to a...

Erdogan tells Iraqi premier to "know his limits" over troops row

Turkey's president has told Iraq's prime minister to "know his limits," warning that Ankara will not take instructions from Baghdad on its troop presence near Mosul and escalating a row between...

Kurdish rebels claim killing of Turkish ruling party official

Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the killing of a local politician from the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party in the restive south-...

More than 30 Kurdish politicians nabbed in Turkish raids

More than 30 members of the opposition Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) are under arrest in south-eastern Turkey after a series of police raids, a spokesman for an affiliated group said...

Russia, Turkey agree to build Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed an agreement on Monday to build the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline to carry Russian gas to south-...