Museum or mosque? Turkey debates iconic Hagia Sofia's status

ISTANBUL (AP) — In its more than 1,400-year existence, the majestic domed structure of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has served as the Byzantine Empire’s main cathedral, a mosque under the Ottoman Empire a...

Turkey charts less restrictive virus path to protect economy

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police across Turkey are conducting routine ID checks on the streets, stopping anyone who looks under 20 or over 65 as they enforce a coronavirus curfew for the young and the elderly. ...

Turkey's opposition worries as Istanbul votes go to recount

ISTANBUL (AP) — The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry — fear that their win in Istanbul's mayoral race could be overturned in a recount taki...

Turkey, Russia deepen ties amid troubled relations with West

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Ties between Russia and Turkey are growing closer than ever, as Russia runs into widespread diplomatic fallout from the poisoned spy scandal and Turkey's relations with its Weste...