Kurdish rebels have kidnapped Turkish lawmaker Huseyin Aygun, his party said Sunday.
More than 200 Syrians who have fled their country gathered in a Turkish cemetery on a hot afternoon, awaiting the bodies of five people killed for a cause they all shared.
Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey killed more than a dozen people over the weekend, according to the semi-official Anatolia news agency.
Syria's besieged leader says he regrets his soldiers shot down a Turkish jet last month but insisted they reasoned the plane belonged to Israel.
Turkey scrambles jets as Syrian choppers neared the border. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Turkey scrambled fighter jets three separate times Saturday as Syrian helicopters neared the border between the two countries, Turkey's military said Sunday.
Movements of troops and armored vehicles along Turkey's border with Syria are linked to rising tension following Syria's downing of a Turkish jet last week, a Turkish government official said Thursday.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on NATO and Turkey condemning Syria's actions after shooting down a Turkish military jet.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military may have more cracks in its armor as dozens more soldiers, including a general and two colonels, have defected across the border, Turkish media reported Monday.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, on Syria, Egypt, the eurozone crisis & relations with Israel.
Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey left more than two dozen dead Tuesday, according to reports from officials and a news agency.
CNN's Jenny Harrison reports on severe weather that set a boat on fire and wreaked havoc on a "James Bond" movie set.
Howling winds ripped through Turkey's largest city Wednesday afternoon, tearing flags from their poles, destroying the set of a blockbuster Hollywood film, and injuring at least 31 people, Turkish authorities said.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports record numbers of Syrian refugees escaping what they describe as a massacre.
The Turkish government reported a record number of refugees fleeing Syrian military offensives across the border, just days before the Syrian government pledged to withdraw military forces from population centers.
Four journalists accused of being involved in an alleged plot to overthrow the Turkish government were released on Monday pending the outcome of their trial in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in Turkey.
A new French law making it a crime to publicly deny the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians a century ago was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by France's Constitutional Council.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Turkey's former intelligence chief, his deputy and two other intelligence agents, the semi-official Anatolian Agency reported Friday.
Turkish authorities have scrambled divers, helicopters and coast guard ships in an effort to find and rescue eight crew members missing after a cargo ship sank in a storm off Turkey's Black Sea coast Tuesday night.
Turkey is reacting angrily Tuesday to the French Senate's approval of a law criminalizing the denial of genocide, including that of the Armenians at the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Turkey's fraught relationship with France is set to erode further after the French Senate passed controversial legislation criminalizing any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 -- a description Turkey has rejected.
CNN's Ivan Watson explains why the French bill on what it calls Armenian genocide causes such controversy.
The French Senate voted late Monday to criminalize any public denial of what new legislation calls the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians, triggering fresh condemnation from modern Turkey.
An early warning radar station that is part of NATO's controversial missile defense system in Europe is now operational in Turkey, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.
CNN's Nic Robertson checks to see if authorities in Homs are complying with calls to abstain from violence.
Iran's embassy in Turkey has issued a statement denying reports Tehran was shipping weapons through Turkey to Syria.
In colloquial Turkish, the word zenne means male belly dancer. It is also the title of a new film that explores sexual identity while also highlighting a deadly case of homophobia in modern-day Turkey.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek about Turkey's thriving economy and growth.
The European Union is "shooting itself in the foot" by keeping Turkey at bay, the country's Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek says.
Turkey's peripatetic Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spent last Thursday in Tehran in negotiations with leading Iranian officials. Davutoglu's visit comes at a very critical juncture in U.S.-Iran relations, as saber-rattling dangerously escalates over the United States' ever-more stringent sanctions and Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz.
Turkey moved one step closer to prosecuting the senior commanders behind a military coup in 1980 when a Turkish court approved on Tuesday a prosecutor's indictment of retired army general and former president Kenan Evren, semi-official Anatolian Agency reported.
Turkey's former military chief was behind bars Friday pending trial for his alleged role in a plot to overthrow the government.
Turkey says it will compensate the families of 35 civilians killed last week in a military airstrike in a Kurdish area on the border with Iraq.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on an airstrike that killed 31 Kurdish villagers in southeast Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he regrets the deaths of 35 civilians in a military airstrike in a Kurdish area on the border with Iraq.
In a move that could further erode already soured relations with Turkey, Israeli lawmakers on Monday debated whether to establish an official day marking what Armenia describes as a genocide 96 years ago.
Turkey is fuming over French legislation that would criminalize any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide last century in Ottoman Turkey.
The former U.S. ambassador to Turkey responds to a French bill that makes it illegal to deny the Armenian "genocide."
Turkish police detained dozens of people in a wave of raids targeting suspected members of the "press and propaganda wing" of a banned Kurdish separatist group accused of committing acts of terrorism, the semi-official Anatolian Agency reported Tuesday.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived Thursday in Ankara, Turkey, the first stop on a four-day visit to Turkey and Greece, where he is to meet with leaders to discuss what his office called "the full range of bilateral, regional, and international issues."
Iraq and Turkey have agreed to allow flights between their countries, ending a mutual ban that began with a dispute about how an Iraqi government oil company owed millions of dollars to Turkey, Iraqi officials said Thursday.
Iraq has banned all Turkish flights from landing in the country in response to a dispute over millions of dollars owed by an Iraqi government oil company to Turkey.
The death toll from Wednesday's 5.6-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 40, the government said Sunday.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports from a town in eastern Turkey devastated by back-to-back earthquakes.
Emergency officials said Saturday that 38 people have died and 26 have been rescued as a result of Wednesday's 5.6 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey.
Twelve people have died and 28 have been rescued since an earthquake shook eastern Turkey late Wednesday, the government said Friday.
Turkey's judicial system faced an uproar this week after one of the country's highest courts upheld a decision to reduce sentences against 26 men convicted of having sex with a 13-year old girl. Public outrage stemmed from a court ruling that the 13-year old girl had willingly engaged in "consensual" sexual relations with the 26 men.
The death toll from an earthquake that struck eastern Turkey a week ago was at 601 as of Sunday, the Turkish state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
The number killed in a huge earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey last weekend climbed to 582 Saturday, Turkish state-run Anatolia news agency said, as the government drew up a new law that would move homes from high-risk areas.
Journalist Andrew Finkel talks about the rescue efforts in Turkey after a man was rescued 100 hours after the quake.
The Obama administration may transfer combat helicopters from existing Marine inventory to Turkey, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.
In a dramatic rescue that gave hope to those praying for the survival of their loved ones, rescuers in eastern Turkey pulled a baby, her mother and her grandmother alive from the rubble Tuesday, two days after a devastating earthquake.
Using shovels, heavy machinery and their bare hands, rescue workers scrambled through piles of rubble to find survivors Monday after a deadly 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated parts of eastern Turkey.
Kurdish militants launch a deadly attack in southeastern Turkey, killing dozens.
Twenty-four soldiers were killed and 18 injured during an attack early Wednesday morning in southeastern Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
CNN's Ivan Watson finds Syrians hiding in Turkey from the violent crackdown against anti-government protesters at home.
It didn't take long for Ali Jadour to explain why he fled his homeland.
As relations continue to deteriorate between neighbors Turkey and Syria, the Turkish armed forces announced Tuesday it will conduct a weeklong series of military exercises in a province along the Syrian border.
Activists claim Turkey handed an army deserter over to Syria. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Syrian activists are denouncing the Turkish government in the wake of the Syrian regime's announcement that it has a deserted army officer in custody.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on how Turkey's prime minister is trying to exploit the Arab Spring.
Wedding guests scramble for cover as police and suspected Kurdish militants exchange gunfire in southeastern Turkey.
Tensions between Turkey and Israel worsened Thursday when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would follow aid ships to Gaza trying to break the Israeli blockade.
Turkey's prime minister says the country will follow aid ships to Gaza in an effort to stop incidents like last year's raid by Israeli commandos that killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American.
Turkey's government is calling on the United Kingdom to return the head of an ancient marble statue taken more than a century ago.
In a further escalation of tensions between Israel and Turkey, at least three Israeli diplomats are being expelled from the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Israeli officials said Wednesday.
Tensions continue to escalate as Turkey expels three diplomats from the Israeli embassy in Ankara.
A deadly hail of bullets struck Syrian refugees, as they tried to flee across the border to Turkey on Monday, killing one man and wounding another, the Turkish government said Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday refused to give ground in an increasingly harsh diplomatic confrontation with Turkey, once his country's strongest ally in the region.
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal discusses the breakdown in relations between Turkey and Israel.
An Israeli official Saturday dismissed as "strange" Turkey's actions, including its decision to expel Israel's ambassador, offering seemingly unwavering remarks on the same day a top Turkish official threatened to soon bring Israel before the International Court of Justice.
Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats over its failure to apologize over a raid on a Gaza-bound ship with humanitarian aid.
Turkey ordered the expulsion of Israel's ambassador and other senior diplomats stationed there on Friday, a dramatic slap against its one-time close ally over its failure to apologize for a deadly raid last year on a Gaza-bound ship in a flotilla loaded with humanitarian aid.
Mounting tensions between the government and members of Turkey's Kurdish ethnic minority erupted on the streets of the country's largest city Thursday, after Kurdish activists clashed with riot police at a protest organized by the main Kurdish nationalist political party.
Syria's ferocious crackdown against demonstrators persisted on Monday, but its tough actions against civilians are shattering its once-close relations with neighboring Turkey.
The cash-starved Libyan rebel government received emergency money in the final weeks before their advance into Tripoli -- a $100 million cash donation from the government of Turkey.
Turkey appointed its new military chiefs at the end of four-day Supreme Military Council meeting on Thursday, filling the vacant positions after the country's top four commanding officers left their jobs en masse last Friday.
The Turkish government moved Friday to resolve a crisis that erupted earlier in the day when the country's top four military officers left their jobs en masse in the latest power play between the government and the Turkish military.
The special police unit "Organized Crime" swooped at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning two weeks ago. Around 40 players, managers and officials from nine Turkish football clubs as well as three Turkish FA leaders were arrested in connection with an eight-month-long investigation into organized match-fixing. Among them was Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim, one of the most powerful and richest men in Turkey. In a second wave of arrests, another 20 men were apprehended. The police allege match rigging on an industrial scale; politicians, media and the supporters are shocked. "If only five percent of the allegations are true, it would be terrible for sport in Turkey," said Huseyin Celik, the deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party.
Thirteen soldiers were killed Thursday when soldiers clashed with Kurdish fighters during an operation in the town of Silvan in Diyarbakir province, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.
Opposition boycotts marred the swearing-in ceremony of Turkey's newly elected parliament on Tuesday.
The Turkish prime minister huddled Wednesday with a special Syrian envoy in an effort to help stem the growing tide of refugees racing into Turkey from conflict-wracked Syria.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Sunday's parliamentary elections in Turkey and the controversies overshadowing them.
The party of Turkey's ruling prime minister sailed to an easy victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday, winning a third term in office with 49.9% of the vote with 99.9% of the votes counted.
Analysts, politicians, pollsters and citizens of all stripes are in agreement about this Sunday's parliamentary election in Turkey.
About 100 Syrian refugees clustered Wednesday, chanting and holding a Syrian flag, next to a border fence with Turkey, watched closely by several Turkish soldiers pacing in front of them.
Turkey is no stranger to name-calling and over-heated rhetoric, especially in the final days before a national election.
At least one demonstrator died and a bodyguard protecting Turkey's prime minister was hospitalized after clashes erupted around a campaign rally Tuesday, less than two weeks before Turks go to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the battle in Turkey to silence reporters by putting them in jail.
The four-year investigation into an alleged plot to overthrow Turkey's government just keeps getting bigger. But as police arrest more and more journalists accused of aiding the coup plot, press freedoms groups are expressing alarm.
About 250 people raced across the Syrian border into Turkey, government officials said Saturday, a flight that reflects the fear and violence gripping the Arab nation.
Syria rejects calls for an independent investigation as the military siege continues in Daraa. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Turkish officials engaged in last-minute shuttle diplomacy with their restive neighbor Syria and repeated calls for restraint ahead of what is expected to be another violent day of protests across the Arab nation on Friday.
Hundreds of Turkish journalists and activists staged an angry march in Istanbul in support of jailed reporters, snatched by police during the ongoing and controversial probe of an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
Turkish authorities on Friday announced the formal arrest of three journalists from a dissident website that is harshly critical of the Turkish government -- following several days of detention and interrogation.
The ousting of President Hosni Mubarak has raised an urgent question: What type of government will replace his dictatorship? There are hopeful signs that Egypt's ruling military is moving toward democracy, but there is much uncertainty amid the euphoria.
Iran and Turkey signed a trade pact Sunday, one which Tehran said could be worth $30 billion over five years and signaled even stronger ties between the two nations.
Despite overtures from Turkey, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday that his country will not apologize to Turkey over the deaths of nine Turkish activists aboard an aid flotilla headed for Gaza in May.
Turkey's foreign minister continued Saturday to press for an apology from Israel over its forces killing nine Turkish activists, a day before the boat that set off the row between the two countries is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul.