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Canadian arrested in Turkey for insulting president on Facebook

Kars - A 50-year-old woman, a dual citizen of Canada and Turkey, was arrested in Turkey after she allegedly insulted Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on social media. Friends of the woman are concerned for her health.

U.S. attempts to negotiate role for Turkey in Mosul offensive

Mosul - Ashton Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defence said that he was confident that Turkey would be able to play a role in the offensive designed to liberate the city of Mosul from the Islamic State.

Erdogan strenghtens grip on power as Prime Minister resigns

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Erdogan urged the country to make a rapid switch to a presidential system just a day after his prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced he was stepping down.

Op-Ed: World leaders behaving badly and the nations that spawned them

Sometimes it seems almost as if some of our leaders think that the world is their personal playground where they can play with all of their toys and take over anyone else's sandbox.

Op-Ed: We the people knew about the Turkish election all along

Istanbul - In the recent Turkish election, the Justice and Development Party won by a landslide. As usual, only political analysts missed it. Average people knew the result of the coming election, because they had the same concerns and hopes for their country.

Op-Ed: Traditional sex-ed replaced with dolphins and ducklings in Turkey

Sixth graders in Turkish schools will no longer learn about human genitalia anatomy and reproduction, sparking controversy over the censorship.

Recep Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round of voting

Ankara - Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 52 percent of the vote in the presidential election to win the presidency without the need for a runoff vote.

Op-Ed: Turkish prime minister Erdogan becomes more authoritarian

Ankara - Erdogan was until recently a close ally of the U.S. Powerful and a reliable NATO ally, Erdogan was often helpful in guiding the White House through the morass of Middle East politics and as a key partner in attempting to remove the Assad regime in Syria.

Exiled Turkish scholar: I will not make a Khomeini-like return

A self-exiled Turkish Islamic scholar named Fethullah Gülen has rejected insinuations made by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan that he will return to Turkey in a manner reminiscent to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's historic return to Iran in 1979.

Turkey-Israel relations at an all-time low

After a brief courtship last spring, the relationship between Israel and Turkey have fallen to an all new low, officials in both countries say, just as the two former allies are bracing for a potential U.S. military action in neighboring Syria.

Turkish Prime Minister vows to expel 'lawbreakers' from park

Ankara - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan has called on "lawbreakers" camped out at Gezi Park and Taksim Square to leave or "be removed."

Turkish opposition leader calls Erdogan 'Provocateur #1' Special

Istanbul - As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows revenge against freedom protesters, one opposition leader calls Erdogan "the Number One Provocateur."

Turkish protesters calling for dismissal of police chiefs

Protesters in Turkey are demanding for police chiefs in Istanbul and Ankara to be fired, citing the forces' use of violence to break up demonstrations.

Many injured in Istanbul protests against the government

Istanbul - Turkish authorities have detained at least 60 people as protests continue against the government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.

Turkey's PM Erdogan offers to build a mosque in Athens

Athens - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered to build a mosque in the Greek capital at Turkey's expense, during a surprise meeting with Greek Prime Minister Anthonis Samaras in Doha.

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