In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.
A group of protesters who were attacked by Turkish security officials back in May 2017 are suing the Turkish government. Murat Yasa, a Kurdish activist who is among those suing, says the attack has left with him long-term physical and psychological issues.
Selahattin Demirtaş led the Kurdish political movement to a record finish in Turkish elections just three years ago. Now, the former human rights lawyer reaches voters from behind bars with Twitter posts and campaign rallies staged during his weekly 10-minute phone allowance to his wife.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won victory in landmark elections that could hand him near-unchecked power. Erdoğan has overseen a major crackdown on dissent and the press since a failed coup in July 2016 and many Turks told PRI they'd rather leave their country than continue living under a ruler they say has grown increasingly authoritarian.
Turkey has arrested about 150 journalists since last year's failed military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The country is now the world's leading jailer of journalists. But as trials begin, Erdogan is insisting that none of these editors and reporters are being tried for their professional work. They're all terrorists, he says.
Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood side by side at the White House on Tuesday and promised to work through strained ties despite the Turkish leader's stern warning about Washington's arming of a Kurdish militia.
Turkey detained more than 1,000 people and suspended over 9,100 police in a vast new crackdown against alleged supporters of the US-based preacher accused of orchestrating the coup bid against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Earlier, protests swept across Turkey. It's been called the most significant challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan's rule. But the protests, and the response from the ruling AKP party, are receiving a mixed response among Turkish moderates.
A new bill in France makes it a crime to deny genocide in France. The Turkish government is outraged because the law also makes it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Turks massacred millions of Armenians during World War I.
Turkey's been roiled by protests for days, with protesters and government supporters digging in their heels. But as the government has lashed out at protesters, the protesters have taken the criticism in stride, even turning the criticism into songs and motivation to carry on.
Ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey began as a way to protect a rare green patch in the nation's largest city. Though they later swelled to object to the government's treatment of their demonstrations, the movement's environmental roots could lead to greater awareness of increasing endangerment of the country's natural resources.
Turkey is finally starting to acknowledge and accept its large Kurdish minority. After decades of discrimination, the government is moving to include them. But in exchange for that recognition, the Kurds may well be asked to back an expansion of the powers of Turkey's president.
Turkey has been on the front lines since the beginning of Syria's civil war more than two years ago. Now, the country's government is urging the U.S. and other nations to get militarily involved -- though its having a tough time selling that message at home.