Furkan Dogan – one of the activists killed in an Israeli raid on the Gaza 'Freedom Flotilla' and buried in Turkey today – was a US citizen. A friend, who had been on board the same ship, said Dogan was shot by five bullets.
The Freedom Flotilla boat targeted by an Israeli raid Monday held many activists from the IHH. The Turkish aid group has been accused of having jihadi links in the mid-1990s.
The raid on the Turkish-led Gaza Freedom Flotilla has dealt a harsh blow to Turkey-Israel relations. Ankara's sharp response is strongest signal yet that Turkey may abandon its bid to be regional mediator.
The resignation of Deniz Baykal, a major figure in Turkish politics, over a purported sex video has sharpened debate about whether Turkey's surveillance systems have been misused as smear weapons.
While the US has continued to press for UN Security Council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Turkey's high-profile role in brokering a nuclear deal with Tehran is just the latest sign of an emerging diplomatic power.
A day after Turkey and Brazil announced an Iran nuclear fuel swap, the US says it has secured the support of all five permanent UN Security Council members – including Russia and China – for Iran sanctions.
Turkey moved closer to becoming a nuclear energy nation after inking a deal with visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to build a nuclear power plant on the Mediterranean coast.
The Hong Kong-based team rebutted skepticism over their claims of finding Noah's Ark in Turkey, though they said further research is needed to prove beyond doubt that they have located the fabled biblical boat.
A group of Chinese and Turkish explorers announced this week they are '99.9 percent' sure of their discovery on Mt. Ararat. While Noah's ark found in Turkey would bolster Bible literalists, an American ark-hunter says the latest discovery could be a hoax.
After politicians in the US and Sweden recently labeled the deaths of up to 1.5 million in 1915 an Armenian genocide, Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan responded by threatening to expel about 100,000 Armenians living in Turkey.
In addition to the Armenian genocide resolutions roiling Turkey in recent days, the country has also been shaken up over the arrests of top military officials in an alleged Turkey coup plot. How the turmoil affects Turkey's EU bid and its regional ambitions.
A week after a US congressional committee passed an Armenian genocide resolution, Sweden has followed suit. Swedish trade with Turkey has increased significantly in recent years.
The Turkey earthquake of magnitude-6.0 killed 51 people Monday, on the heels of deadly quakes in Taiwan, Chile, and Haiti. But scientists say earthquakes aren't becoming more frequent.
Turkey's deep emotional reaction to the 'Armenian genocide' resolution passed by a US congressional committee yesterday could have far-ranging implications for US policy in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Washington after a US congressional committee passed a resolution that would require President Obama to use the term "Armenian genocide" to refer to the World War I mass killings of Armenians.
Turkish leaders met to dispel coup plot tensions after the country increased the number of senior military officers charged with planning a coup in 2003 to 20.
In an alleged Turkey coup plot, 12 senior officers have been charged with plotting a coup against the country's Islam-leaning civilian government. It appears to be an attempt to weaken the influence of the secular military, say analysts.
Istanbul is the 2010 European Capital of Culture, which will help Turkey beef up its candidacy for the European Union while highlighting its emergence as a regional power.
Turkey today accepted Israel's second, stronger apology. But changes in both countries' leadership – and in regional politics – are straining a long-standing and relatively close relationship.
Turkey reacted with fury this week after what it termed "humiliating" treatment of its ambassador to Israel by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Mr. Ayalon issued a second apology to head off a Turkish threat to recall its ambassador.
After Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon was seen as deliberately snubbing the Turkish ambassador earlier this week, Turkey is demanding a full apology by Wednesday night and threatening to pull its ambassador out of Israel.
When Israeli officials summoned the Turkish ambassador over an anti-Israel TV show, they seated him in a lower chair and conspicuously failed to place Turkey's flag on the table. But at issue was much more than TV.
Turkey's closing of the largest Kurdish party, the Democratic Society Party (DTP), has sparked deadly riots and could stall these reform efforts. Turkey had recently introduced a reform package friendly to its restive Kurdish minority.
As Obama mulls sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, he meets Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House today. Ankara's rising economic ties with Tehran could undercut sanctions.
Turkey's government has inked new accords with Armenia and Syria, evidence of its bid to establish itself as a regional soft-power broker.