After big win, new Istanbul mayor hopes to mend party fences

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul delivered a stunning victory to Turkey's secular opposition in a repeat election for mayor Sunday. The opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, finished way ahead, brea...

Turkey: Key facts in Istanbul's rerun election

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of an election for mayor of the city. After weeks of uncertainty, Turkey's top electoral body cancelled the March 31 vote that...

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria's push into Idlib

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ankara and Moscow are again facing an escalation of violence in Syria's last rebel-held territory, a development that puts their cooperation to the test even as they support opposing s...

Erdogan shows New Zealand attack video in weekend rallies

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president showed parts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand to comment on what he called rising Islamophobia. ...

US hopes Turkey buys Patriot, drops Russian missile pledge

ISTANBUL (AP) — A senior U.S. official says Washington hopes Turkey will choose the Patriot air defense system over a Russian system that has raised NATO concerns. Turkey has pledged...

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...

Can one man do it all? Turkey is about to find out

ISTANBUL (AP) — Days before his victory in last weekend's elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled his plans for a revamped state structure of administrative offices, policy councils...

Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his hold on power in Turkey if he emerges victorious from Sunday's landmark pre...

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament. The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitution...

US pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pa...

Child sex abuse in Turkey sparks debate on best prevention

ISTANBUL (AP) — A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the go...

AP Explains: Turkey's 'Operation Olive Branch' in Afrin

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has launched an air and ground campaign into Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwestern Syria. Codenamed "Operation Olive Branch," it's the latest chapter in a decades-...

Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

ISTANBUL (AP) — Students in Turkey are returning to school where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, evolution and Charles Darwin will be scrapped from...

Trump speaks with Turkey's leader, backs regional stability

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Donald J. Trump has spoken with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. The White House says Trump in the call on Saturday emphasized the common commitmen...

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...