Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be part of Friday’s meeting in Istanbul, held by the so-called contact group of countries. Turkey says it will propose a 'road map' for ending the Libya crisis.
07/14/2011 05:58 pm
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The ancient Turkish city of Hasankeyf fights for survival as a new damn is planned.
06/17/2011 01:00 pm
Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.
06/16/2011 06:15 pm
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was swept into office for a third term Sunday when his Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 50 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections. He has been credited with presiding over an economic growth spurt and strengthening Turkey’s role on the world stage. But some Turks say the AKP has become increasingly authoritarian, compromising civil liberties. Who is Erdogan, and what are his policies?
06/13/2011 03:19 pm
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP party have made Turkey wealthier and more powerful on the world stage. But some Turks are concerned about a loss of civil liberties.
06/12/2011 10:32 am
Another Gaza flotilla will set sail next month with the Mavi Marmara flagship, which Israeli navy commandos raided last year, killing nine activists in violent clashes.
05/31/2011 01:45 pm
What makes a top-notch food blog? Check out Saveur's top picks for 2011.
05/24/2011 06:57 pm
While those involved in Arab uprisings welcomed Obama's support, others were disappointed with his failure to apologize for US support for Middle East dictators.
05/19/2011 08:12 pm
In contrast with Obama's major speech two years ago in Cairo, today's address on the Middle East has generated little interest in Egypt. But Libyans and Syrians have higher hopes.
05/19/2011 10:13 am