A look at Sunday's local elections in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is holding local elections on Sunday that are seen as a test of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn. Erdogan, who has not lost a vot...

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured hi...

French tourist arrested for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

Myanmar authorities arrested a French tourist for flying a drone over the country's parliament in the capital of Naypyidaw, the French embassy in Myanmar confirmed Monday. The embassy said it was...

Turkish TRT video report 'Why there are Two Chinas' angers people on both sides of Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The English language Turkish news channel, TRT World, released a short clip highlighting cross-strait relations and the dilemma facing Taiwan and China on Jan. 13. The ...

Video shows suspects in Saudi writer's disappearance

ISTANBUL (AP) — Surveillance footage aired by Turkish media on Wednesday purports to show a team of Saudis arriving in Istanbul the day Jamal Khashoggi went missing, a black van leaving the Saudi Cons...

Myanmar trial set to begin for 2 Reuters journalists

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar is set to put two reporters from the Reuters news agency on trial this week after they were charged under a colonial-era state secrets act, in a case that highlights growing con...

Myanmar drops illegal drone charges against journalists

BANGKOK (AP) — A Myanmar court has dropped additional charges against two foreign journalists and their local staff who were arrested in October for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament. ...

Myanmar court extends detention for 2 Reuters reporters

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar extended the detention of two Reuters journalists on Wednesday and set their trial date for Jan. 14 on charges of violating state secrets. Wa Lone a...

Legislator sued for calling Turkey leader 'fascist dictator'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish state television says a lawyer for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against an opposition legislator for calling Turkey's leader a "fascist d...

Turkey warns Kurdish referendum can lead to 'civil war'

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey says Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region should reverse its decision to hold a referendum on independence, warning that the vote could lead to a civil war. T...

How Turkey's failed coup unfolded, hour by hour

ISTANBUL (AP) — A year ago Saturday, a group of Turkish soldiers using tanks, warplanes and helicopters launched a plot to overthrow Turkey's president and government. The coup attempt failed, but the...

How Turkey's failed coup unfolded, hour by hour

ISTANBUL (AP) — A year ago Saturday, a group of Turkish soldiers using tanks, warplanes and helicopters launched a plot to overthrow Turkey's president and government. The coup attempt failed, but the...

The Latest: Turkey says it may strike Syrian Kurds

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Turkey says it may launch a cross-border operation into the Kurdish-controlled encla...

Amid crisis with Arab states, Qatar minister to visit Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state television says Qatar's defense minister will arrive in Turkey for talks amid the Gulf Arab states' feud with their tiny neighbor. TRT television...

Bouchard: 'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life

ISTANBUL (AP) — If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, who has been ranked as high as ...